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  1. Pain in the Winter- Would you move??

    Hi everyone!

    I'm in excruciating pain, and just had surgery July 2013, so I haven't got a good "feel" of cold weather pain yet. I've been having problems, so I don't know how much of my pain is...
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    June!

    Hi Linda!

    I see Dr. Lehman and I found out today. He is one of the doctor's going with Dr. Lenke- around June is what the nurse said. Have a great weekend!

    Lauren
  3. Thank you so much everyone. Yeah my local surgeon...

    Thank you so much everyone. Yeah my local surgeon i very experienced and Dr Lehman (who will be doing the next one whenever it is) is incredibly experienced.

    It's just so confusing when one says...
  4. Hi Peg, Thank you so much for reaching out. I...

    Hi Peg,

    Thank you so much for reaching out. I live in Michigan, and actually am seeing a doctor in St Louis at Washington University (he is the doctor that told me if I could walk, not to have the...
  5. Fusion to Pelvis/Sacrum- Advice Please

    Hi everyone!

    Sorry I haven't posted in a while- hope everyone is doing well. Need some advice if you have a moment...

    I'm fused T2-L4 right now (3 surgeries in 2013)- head on car accident after...
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    Hi Sally, Yes, I do currently get facet joint...

    Hi Sally,

    Yes, I do currently get facet joint injections. I've had two now. The first one seemed to work well for a couple of months, and this last one was on July 3rd. Worked really well for a...
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    Facet Joint Degeneration- Surgery?

    Hi everyone,

    I am fused T2-L4 and have had three surgeries in the past year. Two fusion surgeries in July and a revision in November for loose screws at L3, L4. I recently started having a lot of...
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    Thanks, everyone! I feel a lot better about it...

    Thanks, everyone! I feel a lot better about it now. You are all so knowledgeable! I have a lot to learn. Thanks for the info! Have a great weekend everyone!

    -Lauren
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    Thanks!! :)

    Thanks!! :)
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    CT Results.. Kinda Confused...

    Hi ladies,

    I got a copy of my CT report of my lumbar spine. Good news is that it says there is no evidence of the screws loosing. But it also says, "there is no evidence of solid fusions across...
  11. Hi dixiesmommie, Sorry to hear you are not...

    Hi dixiesmommie,

    Sorry to hear you are not doing well. Is it very painful when you sit or is it just uncomfortable? If you don't mind me asking- have you had multiple surgeries or just one? I hope...
  12. Hi Karen, Thank you for what you said :) I...

    Hi Karen,

    Thank you for what you said :) I watched your video and that is so encouraging! Nice golf swing by the way! My husband and I like to golf so I'm very happy that you are able to still...
  13. Thank you everyone for replying. It is very nice...

    Thank you everyone for replying. It is very nice to know that you don't have problems being fused to the sacrum. I really appreciate everyone's support :)

    Take care!

    -Lauren
  14. I did see Dr. Perra, actually a few years ago. He...

    I did see Dr. Perra, actually a few years ago. He is the one that said I should stay with Dr. Kasten. How long does it take to get into Dr. Lenke normally? I'm willing to travel- so San Francisco is...
  15. Hi, Susan! Thanks for answering :) and I...

    Hi, Susan!

    Thanks for answering :) and I appreciate what you said. I am thinking about getting a second opinion, just not really sure where to start. I got a second opinion before my first...
  16. Hi, Linda! Thanks for responding so quickly....

    Hi, Linda!

    Thanks for responding so quickly. Yeah, it took a little bit to get used to. I am located in Michigan, but willing to travel. I have read good things about Dr. Lenke. Any suggestions? ...
  17. 4th Surgery in 6 Months.. Advice Please! :)

    Hi everyone!

    This is my first post here. No one truly can understand what I am going through except those have been through it too, so I would appreciate any insight/advice you could give me....
  18. Wow, thanks so much for the information everyone!...

    Wow, thanks so much for the information everyone! Very helpful! Pooka1- The shooting pain is mainly by my fusion area.. it's in the middle of my back, and my whole back is fused. Called the doc and...
  19. Post Surgery EXTREME Pain.. What's "Normal"?? Help Please! :)

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Lauren (27)- and in July I underwent two fusions to correct my scoliosis (approximately 60 degree for both curves). Fusion was from T2-L4. I have been doing everything my...
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