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    Well put, excellent advice Deb. You hit the nail...

    Well put, excellent advice Deb. You hit the nail right on the head. It is a decision only you can make. And do know that others probably will try to talk you out of surgery if that is the decision...
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    I don't support censorship...please don't try to...

    I don't support censorship...please don't try to speak for me. I thought I made that point clear when I stated that everyone has a right to post in whatever section they so choose. Also, don't say...
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    I haven't jumped into these "discussions" but...

    I haven't jumped into these "discussions" but have been following along for quite a while. I have to agree with Pam here...I notice a lot of fodder being thrown into the fire by people on both sides...
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    Heck I still nap when ever I need to...and as I...

    Heck I still nap when ever I need to...and as I try to get more done during the day the more naps I seem to need now. I am still trying to get through everything in my house and make decisions on...
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    I don't care if I am sneezeless...just tell how...

    I don't care if I am sneezeless...just tell how to make the allergies go away...please! LOL
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    Think your body could tell my body to tell the...

    Think your body could tell my body to tell the allergies to go away? That would be really awesome. :D
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    It's kind of like an arabesque in dancing! I use...

    It's kind of like an arabesque in dancing! I use that method all of the time, especially if I have to get something out of a chest cooler or chest freezer ( think beer cooler in a bar).
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    We are shipping 2 cars (maybe 3 if we can't sell...

    We are shipping 2 cars (maybe 3 if we can't sell the karmann ghia convertible) and a crate of furnishings. It is less to ship than to try and sell and replace the furnishings. Maui has always felt...
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    They glued me shut too. It's been a year and a...

    They glued me shut too. It's been a year and a half and there are still days it feels like the scar/incision is going to split open. It irrational on my part but that's how it feels to me. Just so...
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    Avis, It is really just a fresh start for me and...

    Avis,
    It is really just a fresh start for me and my girls (and the dog). We know no one on the island, haven't lined up jobs (I did apply for a transfer, but am going with or without it) and we are...
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    Oh it's no holiday...we are actually moving to...

    Oh it's no holiday...we are actually moving to Maui. Shoveling 4 feet of snow by myself just about did me in this last winter.
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    Off Topic...but wanted everyone to know.

    I just finished booking my air fare for my move to Maui. We (my girls, my dog and myself) leave on 9/9/09. No more snow! No more stacking firewood! Flip flops everyday. I am so excited. Now I just...
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    I actually plan on moving to Maui by the end of...

    I actually plan on moving to Maui by the end of this summer! We are on the 2 year plan and August 10th is 2 years since we made the decision to make the move. Looks like it will be early to mid...
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    Oh I hear you sister! I actually had a cross...

    Oh I hear you sister! I actually had a cross piece removed in November because the set screw stuck out and was constantly being rubbed by my bra strap. I know there are days I can feel my hardware...
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    I was so glad I drive a convertible! I think it...

    I was so glad I drive a convertible! I think it took about 6 weeks to figure out how to get in and out of the car without taking the top down!

    I have a 4 inch memory foam and it was too thick...
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    I can only speak to my experience. I was fused...

    I can only speak to my experience.
    I was fused from T4 to the Sacrum. I needed help with toileting for approx. 3 week when the home health nurse brought me a "tool" and freedom!

    I needed round...
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    My airfare is already booked! Just waiting until...

    My airfare is already booked! Just waiting until my departure date!
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    Hey Pam...Glad to see you still here! Yea! No...

    Hey Pam...Glad to see you still here! Yea!
    No offense taken at all. Hadn't even thought of it that way. And yes, Ganocy did take me by my case alone. He really was hoping to stop at L4 and I was...
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    I was told by my Surgeon that he was hoping to be...

    I was told by my Surgeon that he was hoping to be able to stop at L4 but he wouldn't really be able to tell until he got in there. Literally the morning of the surgery, just as they were ready to...
  20. Thread: Back Brace

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    I wore my brace anytime I wasn't lying down for...

    I wore my brace anytime I wasn't lying down for about 3 1/2 months. At that point I started weaning off of the brace and wore it when grocery shopping and traveling but not much else. I was...
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    I guess it would depend on which type of brace...

    I guess it would depend on which type of brace you are given. I wore mine over my clothes. Mine looked kind of like one of those contraptions for holding a bass drum! LOL To be honest I didn't wear a...
  22. Thread: driving

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    I drove at 5 weeks post op. I was terrified every...

    I drove at 5 weeks post op. I was terrified every single second that I was going to be hit by someone that didn't know how to drive on icy, snowy mountain roads. I made it through just fine but...
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    My surgeon removed the loose ones at my 2 week...

    My surgeon removed the loose ones at my 2 week check up. My daughters had been putting alcohol on them as instructed by the home health nurse. As they loosened up they removed them. I was allergic to...
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    Hey Ed! You can now do the quarantine before...

    Hey Ed!
    You can now do the quarantine before you leave. It just has to all be documented by your vet. Jeter got her second round of shots 2 weeks ago and gets her microchip in about a month. She...
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    It really does get better. Remember your body is...

    It really does get better. Remember your body is still healing from a very major surgery. That takes time and a lot of energy. Your legs will catch up. I promise. If you had surgery in November you...
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