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    Ok, so I guess I need to get straight on...

    Ok, so I guess I need to get straight on terminology. If you have a 2-part procedure where they start with an anterior incision and finish with posterior, that is correctly abbreviated ALIF/PSF,...
  2. That's not much for pain!

    My husband who doesn't even have scoliosis had just an L3-S1 fusion and was discharged with way more than that. Granted, he was narcotic tolerant already, having been on OxyContin or something...
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    Surgical Approach factor?

    Do we know if pseudoarthrosis leading to broken rods is less likely with the combined ALIF/PLIF procedure than with PLIF only or TLIF approaches?
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    Outstanding!

    Thank you for this! I have just watched my non-Scoli husband go through a 3 level lumbar a/p fusion on January 22nd and he has had such a rough time that it has put me in mortal terror of the long...
  5. Really severe pain normal on days 1 and 2?

    I'm the one with the scoliosis but not the patient at this time. My husband is 25 hours post-op after a routine three level lumbar A/P fusion, not related to scoliosis. Top Scoli surgeon on the job...
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    Wow, lots of long and detailed responses, but I...

    Wow, lots of long and detailed responses, but I focused on what was asked: is it something to do for mostly cosmetic reasons. NO. This is huge, huge surgery to rebuild the entire architecture of your...
  7. Pam, thank you SO much for posting this, it is...

    Pam, thank you SO much for posting this, it is important!

    Sometimes I wonder if I am not being stupid to keep turning away from surgery, with my big curves, ugly rib hump, significant documented...
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    Yes, I had new stenosis built up after the...

    Yes, I had new stenosis built up after the laminectomies 2 years prior. So this was another decompression procedure to open up the neural foramen and get pressure off a pinched nerve. Didn't work, oh...
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    What I saw was in some threads from earlier this...

    What I saw was in some threads from earlier this year. I was searching a particular topic and found some very unpleasant exchanges with a lot of name calling and insults. I am glad that is not...
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    What has happened with this forum?

    I have been away from here for a couple of years or so, and it seems to me this forum used to have far more activity.

    I did notice, when I searched for a few topics, that there has been a very...
  11. I hear that a lot from people who have had...

    I hear that a lot from people who have had epidurals. My laminectomy killed the leg pain completely...for two years. But I did a lot with those two years, and it was worth it. But now pretty much out...
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    Ah, so this is why Dr. O'Brien never talks about...

    Ah, so this is why Dr. O'Brien never talks about or seems interested in my Cobb angles, but talks about my curve balance, pain level and level of function.
  13. Surgical Outcomes for those who had debilitating nerve pain

    I would like to hear from those of you who have been through long instrumented fusions, and who had debilitating nerve pain for an extended period prior to surgery. Specifically, what happened to the...
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    Thanks, Linda, this was very interesting, even...

    Thanks, Linda, this was very interesting, even though some of it is over my head. But overall, it is pretty clear what conclusions are drawn.
  15. I was feeding my guys this morning, got the food...

    I was feeding my guys this morning, got the food mixed up (I use a combination of wet and dry food), got one bowl in the jaws of the grabber, started walking towards where the dogs eat....and the...
  16. I had thought about the feeding stand, but didn't...

    I had thought about the feeding stand, but didn't suggest because they are expensive and she is just trying to get by for a few days.

    Ed, I want to see her Golden up on the kitchen counter!
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  17. Again, why does the dog bowl have to go to the...

    Again, why does the dog bowl have to go to the floor? Just hold it out to him while you sit and relax. That removes any need to get it on or off the floor. It goes from the kitchen counter to your...
  18. Why not just keep the food (just what you will...

    Why not just keep the food (just what you will need for the five days)and the bowl on the kitchen counter and sit down and hold it for him while he eats? That seems like the simplest thing to me.
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  19. First, get your husband to put the food up where...

    First, get your husband to put the food up where you can reach it. Then get your "grabber" and pick up the dog dish. Put the food in the dog dish and put it back down with the grabber. This is what I...
  20. I am very late to this thread but just wanted to...

    I am very late to this thread but just wanted to say thAt when I asked my surgeon's patient coordinator for patient referrals I got within two days a good long list of women with fusions that would...
  21. Thread: hair loss

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    My surgery only involved anesthesia for maybe two...

    My surgery only involved anesthesia for maybe two hours, maybe a bit more, but my hair is coming out pretty heavy on the comb after I wash it. At least twice normal. Anyone found any supplements that...
  22. Twisted I am in awe of you...we are all so...

    Twisted I am in awe of you...we are all so different! I am highly motivated to get off the Norco yet even with a smaller surgery by far I wonder if I can even come close to cutting back the way you...
  23. TwistedRN, I am stunned that you are on so little...

    TwistedRN, I am stunned that you are on so little for pain! I am not quite two weeks out from a much more minor procedure and have been taking way more Hydrocodone than you. What you are taking in...
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    Yes, but you don't read about the many people who...

    Yes, but you don't read about the many people who DON'T need revision surgery because they are off living their lives! Always important to remember that internet forums tend to show more of the bad...
  25. Jess, I meant to type OxyContin. I understand the...

    Jess, I meant to type OxyContin. I understand the difference...my husband uses OxyContin for baseline and Vicodin for breakthrough. I don't feel my pain requires the strength of either long or short...
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