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    Thanks so much for your great ideas and support. ...

    Thanks so much for your great ideas and support. My 6 month post-op appt is this week and I'll see if my doc can do any better with getting me in sooner at the anesthesiologist. The pain comes and...
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    hernaited disc post surgery

    Hi everyone,

    its been a while since I've been on the boards. I had my surgery last November and am about 5 1/2 post op now. My surgery was T3-L3 and seemed to go very well. I still feel like I...
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    Hi all, yes, I did gain back at inch. I was...

    Hi all,

    yes, I did gain back at inch. I was 5'3" a few years ago, then went down to 5'1" and now am 5'2". I'll take what I can get! :) I do have a waistline and believe it or not have lost...
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    4 weeks post op and feeling good!

    Hi everyone,

    its been 4 weeks since my surgery on 11/18. My surgery went very well and Im feeling pretty good. I was in the hospital for 9 days, longer than I had expected but I had what is...
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    Thanks everyone! Love the Velcro idea and I'm...

    Thanks everyone! Love the Velcro idea and I'm glad to get the reminder about chapstick. I really appreciate all of the good wishes and support. I'll post an update as soon as I can afterwards :)
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    Almost there...6 days to go

    Hi everyone,

    My surgery is on the 18th. I really appreciate all of the support and feedback from everyone here. Does anyone have any tips for what to pack/not pack for the hospital? I know...
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    Thank you all for your feedback. Since I haven't...

    Thank you all for your feedback. Since I haven't had surgery and certainly nothing like this, your feedback is incredibly helpful. We're starting to do some things around the house to get ready and...
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    Thank you everyone. This is really helpful. A...

    Thank you everyone. This is really helpful. A few more questions..


    - bringing kids to the hospital...OK on day 2 or 3, or not a good idea? I know my kids will want to stop by when I'm there...
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    I feel much better about it. I called my doctors...

    I feel much better about it. I called my doctors head nurse and she said he doesn't not recommend it either. I'll hope for the best that I wont need one. Thank you for all and best of luck.
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    I am going to discuss this with my doctor again. ...

    I am going to discuss this with my doctor again. Thank you for your feedback. Honestly, the thought of a blood transfusion didn't even cross my mind until I had my pre-op appt last week. I am...
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    4 weeks and counting...

    Hi everyone,

    I've been inactive for a little while, just doing a lot of reading and research for my upcoming surgery (T3-L3). My date is set and I've decided to stick with my doctor, after...
  12. Thank you all for your support, advice and...

    Thank you all for your support, advice and encouragement. My son is 6 and my daughter is 13 and is already like a little mommy so I think she will be very helpful. I am going to take everyone...
  13. Thank you for your feedback, that's very helpful....

    Thank you for your feedback, that's very helpful. Our children are 13 and 6 and I think will be helpful but I don't want to be a big burden on anyone. I'm a bit of a control freak and I know I'm...
  14. I have my surgery date, picked my doctor, now what?

    I have finally made a decision about my doctor and decided after seeing 2 others to stick with the doctor I have been with for 6 years. I feel the most comfortable with him and he treats his...
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    Thank you both for your suggestions. I am...

    Thank you both for your suggestions. I am sending over my records and X Rays to Dr Alrlet to get another opinion and have another follow up with Dr Hsu at Abington in a few weeks. Just hoping I...
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    Thank you Linda. This is for myself, not for a...

    Thank you Linda. This is for myself, not for a child. I checked our Rothman and did not like them at all. I will look into Dr Arlet at Penn. I do like Dr Hsu at Abington but wanted to get 3...
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    Thank you Lisa. I plan to get one or two other...

    Thank you Lisa. I plan to get one or two other opinions locally (Dr Alrlet at Penn) and make a decision. I really do not want to have to travel out of the area, if possible. It would be too much...
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    Doctor suggestions in the Philly area

    Hi,

    I wanted to get some feedback from anyone who has had the surgery done in the Philadelphia area and what doctors they were or were not happy with. Its such a big decision and I'd like to stay...
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    Doctor suggestions in the Philly area

    Hi,

    I wanted to get some feedback from anyone who has had the surgery done in the Philadelphia area and what doctors they were or were not happy with. Its such a big decision and I'd like to...
  20. thank you all for your input

    Its really comforting to hear from other moms who have gone through the surgery. I don't have all of my information yet as to what they are going to fuse but have an appt in July to get the details....
  21. Looking to connect with Moms (in their 30s and 40's)who have gone through the surgery

    Hi, I am planning on having surgery done in November and was hoping to connect with other busy Moms who have had the surgery. I'd like to find out how the recovery period was and how you and your...
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    I'm not sure what levels I'll have fused but will...

    I'm not sure what levels I'll have fused but will find out at my next appt. I'll message you with the details and any questions. Thanks for the offer.
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    Nervous mom who made the big decision

    Hi, I am new to this forum. I recently made the decision to have the surgery done in the fall of this year. I have an "S" curve and the top curve is now at about 56 degrees. I'm hoping that I made...
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