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    Hi Rita, I have been having scans/xrays for...

    Hi Rita, I have been having scans/xrays for ongoing pain which could be my SI joint or something else and this showed up the loose screw.
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    Hi Lisa Thanks for sharing your experience....

    Hi Lisa

    Thanks for sharing your experience. This is encouraging to hear :)
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    Thank you for reply :)

    Thank you for reply :)
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    I'm fused T2 to sacrum plus my left SI joint is...

    I'm fused T2 to sacrum plus my left SI joint is fused but I have no movement in that area.

    However, I am suffering still and am currently considering the pros and cons of having my right SI joint...
  5. Hi, I was fused to the sacrum a few years ago,...

    Hi, I was fused to the sacrum a few years ago, then I had my left SI joint fused a year ago. However, I am still suffering with left hip pain, especially in bed at night. My spine consultant says my...
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    Yes, Robin Williams was unhappy too but you would...

    Yes, Robin Williams was unhappy too but you would never have known it as all we saw was a funny man on TV.

    The only things which relieve my pain for awhile is a long soak in a red hot bath and a...
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    Benny Hill..... That brings back memories! I...

    Benny Hill..... That brings back memories! I think he must have had a screw loose for sure!
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    Ah, ok. That's reassuring to know and yes, it is...

    Ah, ok. That's reassuring to know and yes, it is suspected the source of pain.
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    I have a screw loose ha ha

    Hi, I have a loose pelvic screw which may need to come out....has anyone had this procedure done? If so, what was your experience? Is it straight forward?
  10. Thread: SI Fusion

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    Hi, yes that was me! I am also fused from T2 to...

    Hi, yes that was me! I am also fused from T2 to sacrum with pelvic screws. Unfortunately I regret having my SI joint fused. After the first attempt in Oct 2017 I ended up with a sacral insufficiency...
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    I'm sorry that I can't help with this one as I am...

    I'm sorry that I can't help with this one as I am in the UK so my surgeries are covered by the NHS. Hopefully you will get a reply soon :)
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    Hi, I was off work for 5 months after my surgery...

    Hi, I was off work for 5 months after my surgery but I am working full time now. I could prepare meals after about 6 weeks and potter about the house. It was exhausting and I needed to lie down each...
  13. Ha ha, I can so relate to the butt wiping...

    Ha ha, I can so relate to the butt wiping comment and the difficulties getting socks on after beong fused to the sacrum 3 years ago then left SI joint fusion in December! Have to ger in some strange...
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    Ed You are certainly right about the knock on...

    Ed

    You are certainly right about the knock on effect to the neck. After my gradual fusion to sacrum then more recently my left SI joint I am also feeling it in my neck!

    Btw, my Harrington rod...
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    Hi Burdle I'm sorry you are struggling to get...

    Hi Burdle

    I'm sorry you are struggling to get anywhere with revision in the UK. I'm not sure where you are but I am in the Midlands and have had multiple surgeries at the Spinal Unit at...
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    Happy 10 year ALIF anniversary!!

    Happy 10 year ALIF anniversary!!
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    I've just watched the podcast and a lot of it...

    I've just watched the podcast and a lot of it does make sense as the brain is very powerful.

    However, it is difficult to work out if the pain is generated by a mechanical problem or not...
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    Hi, that's very good advice and for the majority...

    Hi, that's very good advice and for the majority of the time I think like this too. Just occasionally I will get a little reminder, like seeing a brace or when I have to have surgery again and it...
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    No, I didn't know about the Milwaukee inventor...

    No, I didn't know about the Milwaukee inventor thing!!!

    Yes, the brace certainly was gruelling to wear so you was lucky to dodge it! (although probably not lucky in other ways considering your...
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    Ha ha, can't believe I share my surname with the...

    Ha ha, can't believe I share my surname with the inventor of the awful Milwaukee brace!!!! Many bad memories of wearing this brace for 23 hours a day.
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    Thank you, I am more frustrated than anything as...

    Thank you, I am more frustrated than anything as it feels like the last 8 weeks of my life has been wasted trying to recover from an operation which failed!! I am now back to square one!!

    Oh...
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    Well, after seeing my surgeon at my 6 week review...

    Well, after seeing my surgeon at my 6 week review appointment the other week he decided it had not worked properly as the Si joint still had some movement. A bone densitometry scan showed up some...
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    Sounds like you are doing really well after only...

    Sounds like you are doing really well after only 7 weeks :)
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    Hopefully you will get some answers then!! Not...

    Hopefully you will get some answers then!! Not good relying on painkillers :(
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    Oh no, sorry to hear that.....what are you having...

    Oh no, sorry to hear that.....what are you having to do about it?
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