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    If you're going to go the fruit juice route, warm...

    If you're going to go the fruit juice route, warm some prune juice and alternate warm prune with chilled pear. If you want to bring in the big guns (as I needed, after 9 days) try Nulax. It worked...
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    Best wishes for a successful surgery Kara and of...

    Best wishes for a successful surgery Kara and of course, a nice, smooth recovery!
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    Thanks for letting us know Melissa. I'll be...

    Thanks for letting us know Melissa. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you all the very best.
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    Fifa, it seems fairly normal in the US to have...

    Fifa, it seems fairly normal in the US to have the central line put in the day or so before surgery. But my dr. didn't require it, however I woke up with one.

    Just wanted to add my best wishes...
  5. Great advice from Susan. Walking really...

    Great advice from Susan.

    Walking really helps.

    You sound great! Keep up the good work.
  6. Yes, absolutely normal! I wanted to roll onto my...

    Yes, absolutely normal! I wanted to roll onto my side as well and asked the ICU nurse if I could. I was allowed but it was even more uncomfortable on my side, so I was rolled back! For a while, it...
  7. It's 8pm Monday night here so I'm thinking the...

    It's 8pm Monday night here so I'm thinking the time must be close now. Thinking of you Peggy! Best wishes from Australia.
  8. Good luck Peggy. I'm not on here as much as I...

    Good luck Peggy. I'm not on here as much as I used to be as it's 5.5 years since my surgery, however, I've been popping in and following your journey as I'm sure many others have as well.

    I'll...
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    Hi Liz, and welcome for the forum. This forum...

    Hi Liz, and welcome for the forum. This forum saved me from losing my mind when I was told I'd need T4 - Sacrum with pelvic fixation. I was the opposite of you, I needed to know every gory detail! ...
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    I was told I'd be having the wake up test as...

    I was told I'd be having the wake up test as well. I worried I would be in pain and paralysed. My surgeon told me I wouldn't remember it and I don't. Please don't worry about it. I'm not even...
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    Yes, he is beautiful, as are all dogs. I know...

    Yes, he is beautiful, as are all dogs. I know he'll be collecting on all his missed cuddles. Totally agree about puppy farms. I've been fighting against them for years. But animal welfare isn't a...
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    Did he say what the structures were Jess? I hope...

    Did he say what the structures were Jess? I hope Sparky's home with you again really soon.
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    Congrats Susie, three quarters of a decade and...

    Congrats Susie, three quarters of a decade and going well. That's great news, reassuring, about your lower back. Glad to hear you're feeling better and better.

    I'm 5.5 years out and haven't seen...
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    I hope this surgery corrects the problem and it...

    I hope this surgery corrects the problem and it is never a problem to you again. Good luck, Kara! So glad you don't have to stay in hospital overnight.
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    No access for the grandparents? I'm so very...

    No access for the grandparents? I'm so very sorry Melissa. I agree, life stinks at times.
  16. Hi Susan, Best wishes for your continued...

    Hi Susan,

    Best wishes for your continued recovery at home. You've come a long way since August 7th.
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    That's one amazing correction! Congrats on being...

    That's one amazing correction! Congrats on being on "the other side!" Even your sense of humour is intact. I hope your recovery continues smoothly.
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    Memories, Kara!

    Memories, Kara!
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    Be strong Melissa. I'm not a praying person...

    Be strong Melissa. I'm not a praying person however, I'm thinking of you and wishing the very best for you. The bad news must surely stop coming, soon. You've already had more than a life-time's...
  20. Good to hear things are improving Susan, albeit...

    Good to hear things are improving Susan, albeit slowly.

    We're "hanging in there" with you.
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    There's so much for you to digest at this moment...

    There's so much for you to digest at this moment but you're amazingly clear-headed about it all. I'm so glad to hear there are treatments that will improve your life.

    I don't blame you for your...
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    So sad about your father, not even getting a...

    So sad about your father, not even getting a diagnosis therefore not receiving any treatment. Do you know what the treatment is, and how effective it is? I have everything crossed that you're...
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    So you have your diagnosis at last. It must, in...

    So you have your diagnosis at last. It must, in some strange way, be gratifying. I don't know much about it, but you have your father's example. Has treatment advanced at all, since your father's...
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    It may never come to pass that you need that...

    It may never come to pass that you need that extension. But I wonder why a surgeon would leave an important decision like that to the patient. He would know better than anybody what your chances...
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    Not long now, and you will begin recovery and...

    Not long now, and you will begin recovery and this surgery will be behind you. Don't stress too much about being under-prepared - all will fall into place and people will be only too willing to help...
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