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    Does anyone know if you can see an infection on...

    Does anyone know if you can see an infection on an MRI?
    Was anyone diagnosed with an infection just based on pain symptoms?
    Has anyone had cortisone shots in their upper back and if so, did you get...
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    sue, How did you know you had an infection?...

    sue,

    How did you know you had an infection? What were your symptoms?
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    Infection, non-union??

    Hi all again,

    I saw my surgeon yesterday about my upper back pain. Again, I have very sharp pain around T7, T8 and have had it for a little over a month. It hurts everytime I move and the muscles...
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    Shell, I forgot to mention that yes, the whole...

    Shell,
    I forgot to mention that yes, the whole area of my upper back is very sore to the touch. It has been since surgery though.
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    Linda, What do you do for the pain? I'm starting...

    Linda,
    What do you do for the pain? I'm starting Lidocaine patches tomorrow, but am not thrilled about it, especially since I'm nursing. Shell - yes, I would like to hear more about the steroid...
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    upper back pain - won't go away

    Hi all,

    I thought that I might have some loose hardware because of my upper back pain, but the CT scan didn't show that. I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar symptoms to mine and has found...
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    I had a son 3 months ago and am fused from L3 to...

    I had a son 3 months ago and am fused from L3 to T4 - I was not allowed an epidural and I delivered naturally.
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    Thanks for your reply ldwest. I wonder how common...

    Thanks for your reply ldwest. I wonder how common it is for hardware to become loose after childbirth. Has anyone else had similar experiences?

    How did you know you had loose hardware (besides the...
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    hardware removal

    Hi all,

    I haven't posted for a while and never on the revision site before, but I may have to have a hardware removal surgery and have a few questions. I have been searching previous posts on this...
  10. Thread: baby

    by abhbarry
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    Thanks all! I had a baby boy. He was born on...

    Thanks all! I had a baby boy. He was born on Labor Day (ha ha) - 1 week early. He was 7 lbs 12 oz and 20 inches long. He has managed to gain over a pound in this last week - yay mommy milk! He is a...
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    baby

    Hi all,

    I have not been on here for a looooooong time and am over 2 years post-op, but wanted to write a quick message of encouragement for all of you who have had the surgery and are thinking...
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    Great to hear from you! Congrats on being 3 years...

    Great to hear from you! Congrats on being 3 years post-op! Wow, how time flies.
    All the best,
    Anya
  13. Congratulations on your anniversary and your...

    Congratulations on your anniversary and your grandson!! That is very exciting. Enjoy the little one (I'm having a boy in September - yay!)
    Best,
    Anya
  14. Hi, I echo what everyone has said. Here is...

    Hi,

    I echo what everyone has said. Here is another thing I found really helpful. My dad made a bar on the side of my bed that helped me get up and down. He basically took 3 pieces of wood - two as...
  15. Thread: I'm Back

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    Brandi, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I...

    Brandi,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about your experience - especially after all you've already been through. It will get better - you know it will! Take care of...
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    Always smiling, I want to reassure you that I...

    Always smiling,

    I want to reassure you that I have full faith in Dr. Tribus's surgical abilities. I had done a lot of research on him prior to surgery and feel comfortable with the choice that I...
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    Lynn, Your PCP is your Primary Care Physician...

    Lynn,

    Your PCP is your Primary Care Physician - so whatever doctor usually takes care of you through your health insurance. Talk to him/her and see what they can do for you - whatever it is, I'm...
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    Oh yes, Lynn - I couldn't agree more. I used to...

    Oh yes, Lynn - I couldn't agree more. I used to cry after talking to the nurses because I felt they treated me so badly and were so horrible about pain control. My PCP got really mad at how they...
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    Hi, I am 1 year 9 months post-op and am...

    Hi,

    I am 1 year 9 months post-op and am pregnant with my first child. So far so good - I think other people who have been through the whole pregnancy can give you better advice though. It seems...
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    Lynn, As said before, you are still REALLY early...

    Lynn,
    As said before, you are still REALLY early in your recovery and that is totally normal. I don't remember how long my stomach was like that, but it goes away - don't crash diet!!!! If you are...
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    Hi Lynn, I'm not sure if you were asking these...

    Hi Lynn,

    I'm not sure if you were asking these questions directed at me. I wrote this post a loooong time ago, but someone else brought it back to life with another question. No, I'm not...
  22. Good job Lynn! No one quite understands how big...

    Good job Lynn! No one quite understands how big those little victories are until you go through it yourself! Keep up the good attitude. You're doing great!

    Best,
    Anya
  23. Lynn, Everything you are feeling is TOTALLY...

    Lynn,

    Everything you are feeling is TOTALLY normal. I haven't read everyone's reply, so I am sorry if this is duplicate advice. You are only a week or so post-op. YOu will still feel deformed,...
  24. Thread: pregnant! :)

    by abhbarry
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    Thank you for all your well wishes and advice!...

    Thank you for all your well wishes and advice! I'm very excited, but suffering from morning sickness - blech. I hope everyone is well.

    Best,
    Anya
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    Wow Lynn - I'm very impressed that you are...

    Wow Lynn - I'm very impressed that you are already on email! I hope they are still treating you well. I'm glad everything went so well. Remember that you will keep getting better.

    Best,
    Anya
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