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Shaking legs?

Started by upanddown on 11/26/2012 2:07pm

Anyone know why it is that I can climb stairs (though not without pain), but coming down stairs my legs are so shaky my knuckles are white from hanging on the rail?
L4-S1 a.l.i.f. with discectomy* (*sp?) in 2007.
C6,7 a.c.d.f. w/donor bone in 2012.

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Hi Janet!
Welcome home : ) your thigh muscles are affected during surgery and we use one part of muscle to go up stairs and another part to go down. I have issues both up and down. This is one of the reasons they place so much importance on walking. We make those muscles stronger when walking. I find I walk better with my 3 wheeled walker and also more evenly with it.. Hopefully giving a better workout to my legs. Long distance walking as in anything outside of the house ; )

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My legs shake at night and the electricity is awful....felt like my blankets are shaking....as far as steps..i go down them step step..not step by step because the last time I did that I started having muscle spasms... You need to build up strength in your legs...I always had strong legs because I stand for a living...So in some ways I am thankful for that but at the same time my job killed my back....remember..STRENGTHEN...!

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Than you for the advice, I will ( try) and go up and down the the basement a few times a day for a while and see if it works. 2 yrs ago I walked 5 miles a day, now I look like I have matchstick legs. Oh isn't getting old great. :)
Janet. :)

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If I end up with a walker, I'm putting big ass bells on it.

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You guys aint kiddin, between my legs shking and my hands,,I look like I have Terets syndrome,,uncontrolable musclejerks,,We walk and act like were 90yrs old,,actually I think a 90yr old could out walk me. N Janet,,I want a horn n tassles on mine too,,beep beep.,,comin through...lol Rene :)

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I love my walker!! Truly at this point it makes me feel safer when I am out and about, and damn yes pretty embarrassing when your 84 yr old mother doesn't need one and could out walk me any day of the week.... Maybe something is wrong that I need it? Now I'm a bit concerned, I'm almost 5 weeks out..... Seriously should I be concerned that I walk better and have better balance when I use it! I don't use it in the house but I do use it whenever I go out and know I need to walk...

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I don't think you should be concerned about needing the walker, Trish. If it make you feel safer when you're out. Better safe than sorry right? I know my balance was totally off after my lumbar surgery. You'll get there, one step at a time. I wish I had someone to motivate me to get out and walk, but they also know I hurt so bad afterwards, it's a catch 22. I know that's part of the reason my legs are weak. I really don't know what to do at this point. I will do my best to get an mri of my whole spine when I go in Dec. 3rd. Even if they can't do anything for me, at least I'll feel vindicated when they tell me why I'm hurting so bad. Because there IS something going on. (More than than the fusion pain I mean.)
Well, I think the hubby is itching to get out of the house, so I might have him pick up a Christmas prezzy or 2, or 3, or 4. :D
Janet. :)
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I put my left leg in,
I put my left leg out,
I put my left leg in,
And I shake it all about,

I do the hokey pokey
and I turn myself around
That what it's all about.

Oh the hokey pokey...

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We should start our own PM clinic:
The hokey pokey clinic!!

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Hokey pokey,,How bout the old Alley Cat dance,,now where really putting an age on ourselves,,our kids have no clue what they R.......Thats what its all about,clap,,and repeat,,,u guys R too funny,,Luv it..xoRene :)

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How about the twist..then we all would be in the hospital at the same time...lol,,,,

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Oh Dear Lord Lorine,,,The twist,,,just the thought of trying hurts,,,, I think I need another pill.,,How R things goin at home,,Hows hubby and ur son feeling? Did they catch the flu or something? If so start alcoholing the remote and those doorknobs and anything they touch,,thats all we need is U getting sick,coughing,,U might bust a stitch,,,lol,,,but really,,if u had a coughing fit, ud be messin w/those muscles and Ouch,,bad enough u bumped into side of counter (was that u or janet)? Hard to keep track of who did what and when,,,gonna have to start keeping a daily planner of all our statuses,,hell forget daily planner,,we would need an encyclopedia worth. Its freezing here, ive been up since 5am,,why is it when u can stay in bed u cant,, n when u can u cant get up? viscous cycle,,Me N Dana were chatting and offering to fly down to u guys,,dont U live near Trish or is it Janet? another reason why I need that journal. We need to start our own chat room so we can all meet up at certain time and 4 way chat,,either skype or face book..Anyone up for skyping,,would love to actually see my fellow sisters. all we need is eachothers email and phone numbers,,just tell me when and we'll email eachothers info.,, hope everyones morning goes well,,ill check in later,,Rene :)

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Good morning Renee..yea thats me..I am in the tampa area..only like an hour or so near Disney....Don't you live in Shirley?..I have family in Shirley and as a matter of fact..my cousins daugheter was on American Idol 2 seasons ago..she made top 40...she had moved down here from Shirley right before she was on there...And said on the show that she was originally from Shirley..ring a bell?

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Hey girls,
So Lorine you live directly across the state from me. I'm in Melbourne. 2 hours. I know this because I go to Hard rock casino every now and again; love this damn slots!! Can't do it now cause I'm so broke : (
I have cousins in Shirley too but haven't seen them in probably 20+ yrs. I grew up in sayville, moved here in 85. I go back now to see my kids.
Hope today is a good one and Rene I hope for you the meds will finally give you relief !
Xo

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Doesn't anyone live in Kansas??? I'm not from here, just ended up here. ( I know, of all the places in all the world...)

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Wto 18th ,what a small world lorine,,wasn is marissa,,shes like family to us,,The rizzitello family,,,Janet where gonna have to fly U from kansas,,hope its a possibility,,we can rent a villa/condo..no extra $ needed,we'll just hang out n drink n b merry,,Ill do the cookin,,Trish N Lorine its ur job to find a cheap rental,,hope its doable...the week of jan 14th to 18th ,I was surfin looked cheepest,it just the flight,if we pitch in for the food im sure 200.00 between all of us would B more than plenty,,,hope its doable for everyone,,my calander is open so it can be later,,whenever u can find a good deal which is usually when kids R not on vacation...start surfin Trish n Lorine, U know the area better. I would B flyin into tampa or westpalm,ill check fligts to see which is cheapest and Dana and Janet if U can do same maybe we can come up w/happy medium..OH Happy happy ,Joy Joy if it plans out,,Or whichever state is cheapest to visit,we dont need entertainment or pool or ocean,Just want to hang w/my fello spinette sisters,,Ive never been to kansas,is it cheap to fly their Janet since its nothin but tumbleweed..lol

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So Janet,,what was todays outcome w/ doc and meds/ ur leavin us hangin...Rene

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