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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 26, 2006
  • 11:41 AM

Hello my name is Mandy and at the age of 21 I was rushed to the ER by my husband. He had to carry me because my right side of my body was in severe pain and made it very difficult to move at all. After seeing an ER doctor and requesting a x-ray or MRI I was denied for treatment. Told by ER doc. I was to young for anything that serious and did not need a x-ray and also told I was just overweight so go home and take a tylenol. Now I was *****d off and still in severe pain still crying and no clue what to do I then go home for the night unable to sleep and decide I am going back to the ER and getting another doctor and this time I was given a MRI and told I had a herniated disc after 4 hours waiting on x-ray tech. to look at my test results. At this point I am offer something for the pain and sent home. I talked to a friend who says she has a good chiropractorand so I go the same day and he asked for a MRI and so I go back to hospital and after I was old by staff to go to the wrong place twice 3 floors and 45 min. of walking with minimal mobility later I get the MRI film. Next Day I go back to chiropractor he looks at the film and tells me he can not help me and refers me to a neurologist who gives me a steriod epidural in his office and schedules another in a month. With little relief I am told I will need surgery and in June 2001 have a surgery to this day I don't even know what it was because in the middle of the surgery the doctor has to change the procedure because he says it was worse than he thought he told me snd my husband. The surgery took 7 hours and I was in the hospital bed for 8 days and still in pain.
I hoped when I woke up from surgery I would have no more pain I was wrong and even after checking myself out of the hospital I was not sure what to do. I was unemployed for 6 months and had to move in with family and after a year I when back to work and found out I could not do the things I used to do I tried telemarketing but I would start to cry because I could not sit for more than 20 min. and could not bend to reach he computer keyboard, I was also depressed and after people curse at you it makes it hard to do your job without getting emotional. I tried to work for more than 20 different jobs and never worked more than 8 months at any of them. I was told by my primary doctor to file for disability and after all the paper work and hearings I doctors reports missing and I was young so I would be fine, yeah right. HOW ARE YOU, (FINE) FEEL INTENSE NEGATIVE EMOTION. DON'T ASK ME I HAVE NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY.

CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME, HELP ME.

I am still looking for answers and have thought of suicide so my husband got me a pshycologist, counselor, whatever not alot they could due said I needed medical help I agreed of course. Now it is 4 years post surgery and need surgery again. I am still being treated with steriod epiduals and told I have the disc above the previous surgery disc herniated ( it's like the jelly in a donut and the center jelly has leaked out) ok. I have no other options or do I? What is a O2 O3 inhibitor will it replace steriod epidurals? No relief from steriod epiduals waste of time and money postpone the swelling and pain max for me was 1 month then just given another limited to 2 a year. I don't even know what happend to my lower back L3,L4,L5 DISCS and I was not in a car accident or anything so why me????????????????
I am still married unemployed and have no children I don't want any in my current health crisis would you?

I love kids and hope some day I do have them I am 26 years old and have a wonderful husband of 7 years. I am disabled without beniefits, without employment, and I have a computer program to type while I talk or you may not have read this part of my life.
My name is Mandy and this is my story.

Feel free to drop me a line @ mandyharder@yahoo.com

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  • Sacral regionThe sacral region (sacrum) is at the bottom of the spine and lies between the fifth lumbar segment (L5) and the coccyx (tailbone). The sacrum is a triangular-shaped bone and consists of five segments (S1 – S5) that are fused together.Components of the Sacral RegionThe first three vertebrae in the sacral region have transverse processes which come together to form wide lateral wings called alae. These alae articulate with the blades of the pelvis (ilium). As part of the pelvic girdle, the sacrum forms the back wall of the pelvis and also forms joints at the hip bone called the sacroiliac joints.The sacrum contains a series of four openings on each side through which the sacral nerves and blood vessels run. The sacral canal runs down the center of the sacrum and represents the end of the vertebral canal. A healthy sacral region is rarely fractured except in instances of serious injury, such as a fall or trauma to the area. However, patients with osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis are inclined to develop stress fractures and fatigue fractures in the sacrum. Back pain or leg pain (sciatica) can typically arise due to injury where the lumbar spine and sacral region connect (at L5 - S1) because this section of the spine is subjected to a large amount of stress and twisting during certain activities, such as sports and sitting for long periods of time.Sacroiliac joint dysfunctionThe sacrum is wider and shorter in women than in men. Young and middle age women are more susceptible to developing sacroiliac joint dysfunction, a condition in which pain typically concentrates on one side of the low back and radiates down the leg to the knee or at times, to the ankle or foot. While the exact root of the pain is difficult to pinpoint, disruption of the normal joint motion between the sacrum and ilium is a likely source of pain arising from either:Hypermobility—too much movement in the sacroiliac joint, orHypomobility—too little movement in the sacroiliac joint.Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is also difficult to accurately diagnose since the pain symptoms resemble those associated with disc herniation and sciatica. CoccyxUnlike the individual vertebrae in other regions of the spine, the vertebrae in the sacral region as well as the coccyx are fused. The coccyx is located at the base of the spine (also called the tailbone) and is composed of four fused vertebrae. Ligaments attach the coccyx to the sacral hiatus at the synovial sacro-coccygeal joint.Coccydynia (coccyx pain)When sitting, the coccyx shifts forward and acts as a shock absorber. However, falling on the tailbone or events such as childbirth can lead to coccygeal pain, known as coccydynia. In most cases, the pain is caused by an unstable coccyx, which results in chronic inflammation of the sacro-coccygeal joint. Coccydynia can also be attributed to a malformed or dislocated coccyx and the growth of bony spurs on the coccyx. Women are more likely to experience coccydynia, since the coccyx is rotated and faces backward in women, which makes it more susceptible to trauma.Referance:By: Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MDSeptember 8, 1999 (Updated July 10, 2001 and August 24, 2004)The Sacral Centre - sometimes referred to as the Swadhisthana Chakra in Tantra, (although distinct from the true Swadhisthana), and called the Wei Lu in Taoism - is located a little above the tip of the coccyx, or in the sacrum above the coccyx. It functions to pump spinal fluid up to the brain, thus keeping the brain nourished and young . It is also related to the quantity of sexual energy a person has .In the Tantric tradition, this chakra is associated with the genitals and sexual energy. Indian teachings place a lot of emphasise on celibacy, in order to raise and transmute this powerful sexual energy to the brain (or, more correctly, the Upper T'ien Tan Centre), increasing higher consciousness. This is actually the basic principle behind celibacy in all religions, including Catholicism. In practice however, this noble ideal flounders, because the individual is not yet ready to renounce physical sex, and may become psychologically unbalanced, full of guilt, or turn to paedophilia or other unnatural forms of sex.According to Barbara Brennan, the Sacral centre is located to the quantity of sexual energy a person has. When it is open, a person has a lot of sexual energy and sexual power. When blocked, sexual sensations will be weak and dissapointing. People who have problems with guilt and sin, especially in the religious sense: the body is sinful, or sex is dirty; have problems with this chakra. They may be able to function very well on the practical Earth level (Coccygeal chakra functioning) but they see desires as being bad.Whereas Tantric teachings consider the Sacral and Coccygeal Centres as seperate and distinct, whereas Mantak Chia states that because they are closely linked, in the practise of the microcosmic orbit it is not necessary to focus on each one seperately. Either approach is fine, and it is upto the individual to choose whichever version he or she feels comfortable with.Open and Balanced: You have a lot of sexual energy and sexual power, and you are comfortable with sexuality . You are able to express your power easily; you have a lot of physical energy, a strong sex drive, a lot of healing energy, and a joy of life .Overactive: You have excessive or uncontrolled power or sexual energy . Nymphomania or Satyrus can result; you are obsessed with sex and find it difficult to think about anything else.Malfunctioning: There may be negative or perverse sexual energy . You may have problems with guilt and sin, especially in the religious sense: the body is sinful, or sex is dirty.Blocked: Your sexual sensations are weak and dissapointing. You probably have a low sex drive and tend to avoid sex and disclaim its importance .Further suggested Correspondences:Physical body: lower back; spinal fluid Psychological faculty: Sexual instincts Occult faculty: Connection with Original Ch'i Associated major chakraMuladhara major and minor Chakras | Notes on Psychological termsrear chakras ascending front chakras descending Crown Back of Head Upper Forehead Middle Forehead Lower Forehead Brow Mouth of God Talu/Lalana Back of Neck Throat Base of Neck Thymic Shoulder Blades Heart Diaphragmatic Solar Plexus Door of Life Navel / Sea of Ch'i Sacral Pubic Coccygeal Perineum Questions or comments on chakras or whatever mandyharder@yahoo.com
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    • December 26, 2006
    • 11:56 AM
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  • Hello my name is Mandy and at the age of 21 I was rushed to the ER by my husband. He had to carry me because my right side of my body was in severe pain and made it very difficult to move at all. After seeing an ER doctor and requesting a x-ray or MRI I was denied for treatment. Told by ER doc. I was to young for anything that serious and did not need a x-ray and also told I was just overweight so go home and take a tylenol. Now I was *****d off and still in severe pain still crying and no clue what to do I then go home for the night unable to sleep and decide I am going back to the ER and getting another doctor and this time I was given a MRI and told I had a herniated disc after 4 hours waiting on x-ray tech. to look at my test results. At this point I am offer something for the pain and sent home. I talked to a friend who says she has a good chiropractorand so I go the same day and he asked for a MRI and so I go back to hospital and after I was old by staff to go to the wrong place twice 3 floors and 45 min. of walking with minimal mobility later I get the MRI film. Next Day I go back to chiropractor he looks at the film and tells me he can not help me and refers me to a neurologist who gives me a steriod epidural in his office and schedules another in a month. With little relief I am told I will need surgery and in June 2001 have a surgery to this day I don't even know what it was because in the middle of the surgery the doctor has to change the procedure because he says it was worse than he thought he told me snd my husband. The surgery took 7 hours and I was in the hospital bed for 8 days and still in pain.I hoped when I woke up from surgery I would have no more pain I was wrong and even after checking myself out of the hospital I was not sure what to do. I was unemployed for 6 months and had to move in with family and after a year I when back to work and found out I could not do the things I used to do I tried telemarketing but I would start to cry because I could not sit for more than 20 min. and could not bend to reach he computer keyboard, I was also depressed and after people curse at you it makes it hard to do your job without getting emotional. I tried to work for more than 20 different jobs and never worked more than 8 months at any of them. I was told by my primary doctor to file for disability and after all the paper work and hearings I doctors reports missing and I was young so I would be fine, yeah right. HOW ARE YOU, (FINE) FEEL INTENSE NEGATIVE EMOTION. DON'T ASK ME I HAVE NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY. CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME, HELP ME. I am still looking for answers and have thought of suicide so my husband got me a pshycologist, counselor, whatever not alot they could due said I needed medical help I agreed of course. Now it is 4 years post surgery and need surgery again. I am still being treated with steriod epiduals and told I have the disc above the previous surgery disc herniated ( it's like the jelly in a donut and the center jelly has leaked out) ok. I have no other options or do I? What is a O2 O3 inhibitor will it replace steriod epidurals? No relief from steriod epiduals waste of time and money postpone the swelling and pain max for me was 1 month then just given another limited to 2 a year. I don't even know what happend to my lower back L3,L4,L5 DISCS and I was not in a car accident or anything so why me????????????????I am still married unemployed and have no children I don't want any in my current health crisis would you? I love kids and hope some day I do have them I am 26 years old and have a wonderful husband of 7 years. I am disabled without beniefits, without employment, and I have a computer program to type while I talk or you may not have read this part of my life. My name is Mandy and this is my story. Feel free to drop me a line @ mandyharder@yahoo.comI'm so sorry to hear you are going through this. Its so awful when the people who went to med school and are suppose to help you, ignore you, pass you off, or just, don't have an answer and you have already gone through so much. I could only imagine how that must make you feel. But, don't give up! I think if I were you I would seek a "Diagnostician" some one that is committed to finding the answers for your relief.Good Luck to you,Deb
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  • I am very sorry for what had happened to you.. I know that this is very hard for a mother like you.. I will soon be a mother of my first son and I know what you are dealing with right now.. I will always say a little prayer for you.. you knnow God will always be here with us.
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  • I'm 11 and i have spent much of my life in the hospital because of my ashtma. Everytime I get a little cold or strep throat I wind up in the hospital. I don't let my ashtma stop me from doing what I love. (Which is figure skating) Never give up hope! Don't think your going to die! I used to think that when my ashtma got bad but I don't now!:) :) :) :)
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  • Mandy, I am deeply sorry to hear about what happened to you.. I understand that you are in the depressive state right now, but suicide is never a solution to your problem.. Right now, there may be possibilities that you are even feeling bad about yourself.. But, you should not be.. You see, God has a purpose for everything that has been happening to us.. Perhaps he has something in store for you - all that you need to do is to have faith in him, and of course, to look at the brighter side.. At one point in life, you are still blessed because you have your loving husband with you.. Look at things in a good perspective rather than a bad one.. This will help you a lot..
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  • I don't know how to explain and suggest things to you but have you considered the possibility of a mild stroke?.. it could be a possibility... try asking it to your doctor and by the way I will share my prayers to you and your family.
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