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Since my last post, I have been through the ringer as most probably have. I finally got a NS specializing in chiari, I had to outsource with my personal ins.despite it being related to a work injury. I had so many symptoms before surgery in Jan 16. The surgery quickly esculated to 5 surgeries and j am just now in wk six of recover from the last. I filed for temp disability...they are continuing it due to my health being so touch and go and claim they are waiting to get word from drs. From what I have read I can't lift anything more than a gallon of milk for the rest of my life... idk if that is true or not, I'll have to ask my NS. Do any of you know?

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    Hi there, that is not ture, after surgery you should not lift anything more then a bag of sugar (PAUND)  but as you feel better (depend on individual) and feel OK, you should start walking , moveing gently then of course can carry anything no more than 2 kgs...you will never be the same (MY NS TOLD ME)  but there you go..you just have to look after yourself, your condition is different now..have to accept it..but after 2 - 3 years some become 99% normal..it takes time...
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      Thank you for your response. I hope the 99% does happen. I meet with my NS on Tuesday and I'll have a list of questions, we were kind of catapulted into this.

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      Please believe me, I have been going true hell, the decompression help me a lot, I am still working on it..sometime, my spine is killing me, but I still feel that I am much better than prior surgery..I was housebound and could not even walked properly..now I can walk - each day I increase the lenght..supplement (nature things) helped me as well, try to reduce medicaion if you can..prolong the use of medication provide side effect  as well
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      I am only taking flexeril occasionally because the insurance company won't pay for more than one script of 30 a month. I am suppose to take them 3 times a day. I have Migraine medicine, anxiety meds, and clariton. I'm glad you're getting better, it has been tough...even sitting in the car is hard. But overall the migraines are not as severe as before, they just come more frequently. Nausea is everyday along with various other symptoms. The most improved is I now can walk with out a cane as my strength is better on my right side.

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      yOU HAVE TO BE PERSISTENT TO TELL YOUR HEALTH PROF. TOHELP YOU..YOU INCHARGE ON YOUR OWN HEALTH..BE ASSERTIVE ..WRITE IT DOWN, SHOW THEM EVEN TRY TO PRINT SOME OF THIS INFORMATION THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR YOU...AND ALSO PHOTOCOPY ALL YOUR LETTERS COPY IT SEND IT TO BACK UP YOUR BENEFIT..I THINK YOU SUFFER LIKE I DID 2 YEARS AGO...BUT BE POSITIVE..I AM POST DECOMP. 9 MONTHS AGO, I STILL NOT DRIVE YET, I AM NOT ALLOWED
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    I am able to pick up a gallon of milk. I don't push myself passed that limit. I'm post dx 2014. I hope you can get your benefits worked out. That sounded a little difficult. Take care.

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      I hope so too, I have no other training past physically strenuous positions. A gallon tbh is hard to lift for me. Tc too
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