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maggie6
03-14-2013, 12:22 PM
I'm going to try to post my before and after pictures. Also wanted to ask if any of you had problems sitting straight up in a chair. I feel a lot of pain on my side but when I lay down I don't have the pain any more.

tae_tap
03-14-2013, 01:49 PM
Maggie,
How far are you fused?

Tamena

maggie6
03-14-2013, 02:58 PM
Maggie,
How far are you fused?

Tamena
I'm fused from t4 or t5 to sacrum

maggie6
03-14-2013, 03:02 PM
I'm going to try to post my before and after pictures. Also wanted to ask if any of you had problems sitting straight up in a chair. I feel a lot of pain on my side but when I lay down I don't have the pain any more.

I can't figure out how to post pictures.

maggie6
03-14-2013, 03:05 PM
Maggie,
How far are you fused?

Tamena

How are you doing by now. If I'm remembering right you had surgery in October.

tae_tap
03-14-2013, 03:55 PM
How are you doing by now. If I'm remembering right you had surgery in October.

For me right now, everyday is a slight struggle with pain control. I opted to try SSBOB in order to retain my range of motion and at first thought it was great. But after returning to work and everyday life (other than laying around at home) the pain has returned. I have slowed down on activities other than work and kids, I have also decreased my patient load and hours at work but that has not helped much.

I am now using a tens unit and am hoping it will help with pain control, but so far no luck. My only other option is to do the original reccomendation of my doctor and fuse both curves. However; I want to wait till my body has a full year to recover. I knew going into it that it was a long shot that SSBOB would work for me due to my age and the degree of the curves, but I was persistant to give it a try. If I had not I think I would have always thought "what if it would work" in the back of my mind.

Thanks for asking. (smile)
Tamena

tae_tap
03-14-2013, 03:56 PM
I can't figure out how to post pictures.

You have to click on the attachment button and upload them through there. Hope it helps.

Tamena

maggie6
03-14-2013, 04:44 PM
For me right now, everyday is a slight struggle with pain control. I opted to try SSBOB in order to retain my range of motion and at first thought it was great. But after returning to work and everyday life (other than laying around at home) the pain has returned. I have slowed down on activities other than work and kids, I have also decreased my patient load and hours at work but that has not helped much.

I am now using a tens unit and am hoping it will help with pain control, but so far no luck. My only other option is to do the original reccomendation of my doctor and fuse both curves. However; I want to wait till my body has a full year to recover. I knew going into it that it was a long shot that SSBOB would work for me due to my age and the degree of the curves, but I was persistant to give it a try. If I had not I think I would have always thought "what if it would work" in the back of my mind.

Thanks for asking. (smile)
Tamena

Im sorry you're still feeling pain. Is there still a chance that with more time it can still improve? I hope so. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

JenniferG
03-14-2013, 05:28 PM
Maggie, sitting in a chair in those post op weeks can be difficult. For me, it was a soreness in my tailbone, but it gradually eased. Can't quite remember when, though I'm sure it had resolved by 2 months.

tae_tap
03-14-2013, 08:36 PM
Im sorry you're still feeling pain. Is there still a chance that with more time it can still improve? I hope so. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Thanks Maggie, all prayers are welcomed. As far as pain getting better, most SSBOB patients are fully released with no restrictions by four months so the outlook is not positive. But there is power in prayer, so only God knows what the outcome will be. Either way I know I am strong enough and have the support for whatever comes my way.

Tamena