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  1. Thread: Big News!

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    Thanks so much for all the kind words! It has...

    Thanks so much for all the kind words! It has been an amazing few weeks, and we are settling in very nicely together as a family of 3 humans and 1 dog =)

    I don't have much time to type, so please...
  2. Thread: Big News!

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    Big News!

    I don't have a lot of time to type, but just wanted to let you all in on my joy...we just adopted a little boy last Friday! It has all happened so fast, I am still spinning with joy and happiness!
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    -Wow Donna! Your kinds words brought tears to my...

    -Wow Donna! Your kinds words brought tears to my eyes...it really means a lot to me that my blog, and my sharing my ups and downs has been helpful to you. Thanks for letting me know that, it really...
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    Sticky: Best Decision I Ever Made

    Surgery facts:
    Age 28 at time of surgery
    Pre-op: Double major curves measuring 52 T&L in September 2010
    Fused T4-L4, all posterior December 27th 2010
    Surgeon: Dr. Joseph Flynn, Orlando FL
    gained...
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    over a year, and doing very well!

    Hey all,

    It has been a while since I've posted, but I am still around checking the forum from time to time. I had a very rough holiday season personally, and it has taken me a while to get back...
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    thanks for all the responses! Glad to know I...

    thanks for all the responses!

    Glad to know I am not the only one who sounds like bubble-wrap =)

    Yes, mine can be really loud. It is loud enough that my husband can hear it and it scares the...
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    thanks Linda! is there anything that we should be...

    thanks Linda! is there anything that we should be aware of that is NOT a good sound? the crunching/popping/cracking doesn't hurt, so how would we know if it's bad?
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    popping, cracking noises?

    I am almost a year post-op, and I've started to notice more popping and cracking noises in my back. They never hurt, and I don't actually feel anything move, but it can be pretty loud and disturbing....
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    thanks for all the well-wishes everyone, you all...

    thanks for all the well-wishes everyone, you all are the best!

    I can add to the dog lover question, as I am totally obsessed with my tiny 7 lb malte-poo rescue. Because I have had ongoing problems...
  10. My surgeon said to take them if I had a cleaning...

    My surgeon said to take them if I had a cleaning appointment during the first 3 months post-op. After that he said it was nothing to worry about. He said it used to be more of an issue with some of...
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    10 months post-op

    I am so sorry! I have been MIA on here for a long time, and I have missed all of you!

    We have been super busy. We moved last month into a new single story home (yay!) and we have been getting our...
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    where is your nerve pain? Mine was mostly in...

    where is your nerve pain?

    Mine was mostly in my legs, though I still get electrical shocks in my back at almost 9 months post op (which is normal from what I understand). My nerve pain in my leg...
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    What great news Doreen!!! So happy that you are...

    What great news Doreen!!! So happy that you are in such capable hands. It's so amazing how God can just lead us to a place we never would have gotten if things had gone smoothly. =)

    So excited for...
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    Yay!!! So happy for you! And thanks for helping...

    Yay!!! So happy for you! And thanks for helping me along my way, you were such an inspiration to me!
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    Blessings on your surgery!!! I will keep you...

    Blessings on your surgery!!!

    I will keep you in my prayers, it is such a scary time right before. But we all are here wishing you well and lifting you up!

    Will anyone be able to post for you to...
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    haha! that is too funny. I know exactly what you...

    haha! that is too funny. I know exactly what you mean =)

    Seeing as how no one else has replied, I don't think your asthma getting worse is anything to worry about. Like I said, I think it was a...
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    Asthma Post-op

    So, I posted a while back that I was having trouble breathing, and had a bad cough since I had the surgery.

    I already had asthma for years, but it was mainly activity induced, and I hadn't even...
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    I'd agree...the heavy duty drugs, plus extreme...

    I'd agree...the heavy duty drugs, plus extreme pain, plus little sleep will push the most emotionally ballanced person over the edge. I definitely felt major mood swings while on the heavier drugs...
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    Sounds to me like this surgeon really wants to be...

    Sounds to me like this surgeon really wants to be careful about setting your expectations. That was how mine is (was). After having 3 surgeries already, he was not in ANY hurry to do the full fusion...
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    I did the same thing the other day. It's crazy...

    I did the same thing the other day. It's crazy how you can be itchy and numb in the exact same spot.

    I've taken to slapping the skin to avoid scratches...but I look crazy slapping my back so I...
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    WOW!!! I am sooooo thankful for these amazing...

    WOW!!! I am sooooo thankful for these amazing surgeons! What an amazing transformation!

    Hope you are feeling better and better every day!
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    My surgeon was very stern about waiting at least...

    My surgeon was very stern about waiting at least a year. I've heard some surgeons say 2...but I bet it depends on how long the fusion/correction is.

    I'd just go with your gut. If you feel strong...
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    Congrats! Glad you're doing so well!!! =)

    Congrats! Glad you're doing so well!!! =)
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    First of all congrats on making your dates! And...

    First of all congrats on making your dates! And don't feel bad about those moments of doubt. I'd say we all have them, even those of us who HAD to have the surgery. I was certain I was making the...
  25. Thread: Tornadoes

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    Wow, that is so scary! Saying a prayer for you...

    Wow, that is so scary! Saying a prayer for you and your family!
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