Re: Marianne- my latest Drama
From: marianne bolding (email@example.com)
Thu Aug 16 23:48:33 2001
Jean...I should have guessed that you would have
scoliosis. It would be hard to imagine a perfect back
with a bad hip. Seems like they'd go hand in hand.
Do you have problems swallowing due to your neck
problems? Do you due to the hernia? You smoke, too,
don't you? How much do you smoke a day? I
smoke...getting worse with all the stress, too.
Everything I do I associate with a cigarette. I am
really trying to get to the bottom of this
chest/diaphragm problem, it's hard to ever catch a
whole breath...my breathing is so shallow...and now
the difficulties swallowing. Dr. Gerhart tells me I
should follow up with a ph level test to check the
acid and the damage done to the esophagus. I
forwarded you the letter. I always felt that my pcp
should check the esophagus...especially since the
hernia meds don't work with these two symptoms. Is it
my hernia the curve of my neck (if you could have seen
those horrid x-rays...I checked the name cause I
couldn't believe it was me). Is it the
hernia/esophagus probs? or is it something else? The
chiro I'm seeing is very good. Does kinesiology.
Helps the hernia alot...he rubs it a special way...it
hurts while its happening...but feels so much better
afterwards. He said it looked like I whiplashed my
neck and never treated it....years ago he said...not
recently. I've been in 5 accidents in 8 years. 2 were
my fault. I'll be seeing him three times a week for a
month so far...It's expensive, but, health is
important. I hope you are feeling well. Sorry about
the recipe...I have the spaghetti pie one still.
--- Jean Long <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Sorry to hear about all your problems. It is amazing
> how alike we are (other than age-LOL)....must be the
> I sure hope you don't need back surgery. I helped a
> friend who had a rod put in her back for severe
> scoliosis. I drove 1-1/2 hours 4 days a week for at
> least a month to help her get a bath, do her
> cooking, wash dishes, do laundry, clean her house,
> watch her kids, even had to shave her legs for her.
> She was in a body cast (not entire body, neck to
> pelvis). This was while I also still had 2
> school-aged kids and a husband to take care of
> myself after I was done with her. I was the only one
> who volunteered to help her besides her husband. She
> went to Philadelphia to have it done.
> Today (many years later) she is very happy she had
> it done.
> I also have scoliosis since I was a kid due to the
> Perthese Disease (never told a stage) and I have had
> degeneration in my neck and lower spine for most of
> my adult life.
> A chiropractor (if you get the right one) saved me
> from having my hip replaced for many years until he
> no longer could help me because it was bone on bone
> and I screamed in pain with the last adjustment. He
> also helped with the neck, shoulder & somewhat with
> the carpal tunnel. He also use to pull my hiatal
> hernia down for me which amazed me.
> Problem is you must keep going back.
> You have to find a good one though, I tried many and
> some made me worse so be careful.
> You will make it through everything.....look at me,
> made it to 52 and still kickin (sometimes too
> Eventually you learn to live with a wreck of a body
> after you get over the initial shock. Sometimes we
> just aren't given a choice on what we must endure,
> think we can't go on but we do somehow!
> Hope you feel better today!
> "A Friend is someone who knows all about you and
> still loves you!!!"
>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marianne bolding" <email@example.com>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 4:02 PM
> Subject: my latest Drama
> Well...I received bad news from my chiro yesterday.
> As a kid I had minor scoliosis...we did new x-rays
> see how I've progressed (especially after all these
> car accidents)...I am now in stage II of major
> scoliosis. The point of "no return". I have a
> of 80 degrees....when it hits 100 I will have to
> surgery and get pins and stuff in the back to
> straighten the spine. This is apparently what is
> causing my diaphragm pressure. The spine is pushing
> my lungs onto the rib cage. My neck is even worse.
> showing breakdown and deteriation. Possible reason
> why I have problems swallowing. I may have to check
> into a brace for now. The only thing I can do is
> to prevent it from hitting 100 so I can avoid
> With the pain I feel all over...I don't even care
> anymore. I never know if it's hernia, adhesions, or
> back-shoulder and neck probs. It's just a constant
> achy feeling everywhere. I was so sick last
> And feeling ill today, too. Pushed up my appt. with
> the PCP to try to get more tests done before my
> insurance runs out. Test for acid damage, and
> blockage in swallowing. Colette, you were talking
> about the chiro to me in an e-mail...my diagnosis
> should let you know that I completely encourage you
> go. Every little part plays an important factor in
> our over all well-being. Chiro's are not quacks.
> There is a legitimacy to their work. Kinesiology
> been known to help with some bowel problems. An
> incorrect spine can increase your difficulties to
> pass. Maybe it "could" help you. And yes, call the
> OBGYN doc. and try to push up GI...do everything you
> said. And get a pcp in it, too. The more docs you
> have the better chance you'll get of one person
> listening to you. If you deal with one doc at a
> and he is not attentive...it'll take longer for you
> find relief. Schedule them all. I find it
> how every thing is crossing over. Anorexia can
> your bones, your GI tract, and OBGYN factors.
> Scoliosis is a break down of tissue and muscles
> causing weakening of the spine...isn't an adhesion a
> tissue? Funny huh? Please take care of yourself.
> Love, Marianne
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