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  1. Susan, I suspect that many of us are wondering...

    Susan,

    I suspect that many of us are wondering (and hoping for some good news). How are you and Mark doing?

    mark
  2. The answer appears to be: elapsed time. 14 months...

    The answer appears to be: elapsed time. 14 months post-op and residual pain now is minor. My situation seems to be still improving. I'm still AMAZED that it takes so long to heal; perhaps because I'm...
  3. Just and update: Thanks, all who responded....

    Just and update:

    Thanks, all who responded. There did occur a very gradual diminution in pain severity. I am pleased with the outcome of the procedure and have benefited functionally and...
  4. men "dangle" when "going commando". Witness the...

    men "dangle" when "going commando". Witness the frowns on some male participants faces when participating in Portland's nude bike rides.
  5. With respect to a short "grabber" that is...

    With respect to a short "grabber" that is convenient to carry in a shoulder bag, for a while I was using a "9.5 inch Forester Sponge Forceps", available through Amazon, or (later, when I could bend...
  6. "SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE?" Nooo!! Hell, no! I am not...

    "SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE?" Nooo!! Hell, no! I am not ready for that.
  7. What a nice array of suggestions; I appreciate...

    What a nice array of suggestions; I appreciate them all. I will try each one. Thank you!

    At the moment I'm a bit discouraged because of an increase in pain severity and somewhat diminished...
  8. I guess that means I should invest in a pair of...

    I guess that means I should invest in a pair of stylish, fashionable, comfortable knee pads... oh, well.
  9. "I dropped it"... how long after surgery were you (finally) able to pick it up?

    If I drop a coin, I leave it. (What can one buy with a coin these days?) If I drop a dollar bill I'm likely to consider leaving it as a donation to whoever follows in my footsteps. A $20 bill will...
  10. I was thinking of Belize next. I'm going to wait...

    I was thinking of Belize next. I'm going to wait until I've advanced a bit more in my recovery... then "refresh" in a local dive shop's pool... then proceed.

    Thanks, Ed and Gayle, for your advice...
  11. Thanks, much, for the thoughtful advice and...

    Thanks, much, for the thoughtful advice and support!
  12. water sports after fusion: swimming, snorkeling and scuba?

    I'm 10 months post-op (T4-S1 with pelvic fixation) and am really starting to feel much better! Pain has diminished dramatically. I'm swimming 2-3 times /week (breast stroke with snorkel and flutter...
  13. I think you've "hit the nail on the head"...or,...

    I think you've "hit the nail on the head"...or, at least, that's what it feels like. My PT suggested that paraspinal muscles (running vertically) tend to spasm when not allowed to stretch and...
  14. Sometimes, I think, the "gasping" makes me sound...

    Sometimes, I think, the "gasping" makes me sound like I have a case of Tourette's... funny at times, but unpleasant. The muscle relaxant idea is interesting.
  15. Pain at 8 months post-surgery: thoughts as to probable cause and/or probable progress

    At 8 months post-surgery (T4-S1 with pelvic fixation, posterior and anterior approaches, three rods placed for (for the price of two :-) )) I'm experiencing an acute, severe "stabbing" pain in the...
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    Battery powered heated vests: do a google search....

    Battery powered heated vests: do a google search. I've found mine to be helpful. Battery placed in the vest's pocket provides "juice" for 2-4 hours, depending on heat level setting. The vest that I...
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    lingering discomfort 6 months out...

    I'm curious/concerned: I'm 6 months post T4-S1 with pelvic fixation, anterior and posterior access. I can walk miles... climb stairs... exercise aggressively and regularly (generally paying attention...
  18. Vacation in mexico... where it is warm... that is...

    Vacation in mexico... where it is warm... that is smart! I'm Jealous.

    Seriously, I'm impressed with your patience given all the "crap" you've been going through.

    A red racing wheelchair......
  19. I just wish you did not need it.

    I just wish you did not need it.
  20. also, for underwear (for your lower half)... use...

    also, for underwear (for your lower half)... use a "grabber". I found, and still find, this one to be very helpful: Ettore 49016 Grip 'n Grab Reach Tool, 16-Inch, purchased through amazon.com. Also...
  21. So, you're advising me to wait another 3 1/2...

    So, you're advising me to wait another 3 1/2 months and then deliberately fall? :) Sounds like a good idea (?) that would measurably Improve my confidence... if I were able to get up and hike home...
  22. Ed, Thank you!! pictures were very helpful. Note...

    Ed, Thank you!! pictures were very helpful. Note that I am jealous of your flexibility :).

    With respect to having patience, that is great advice but is difficult for me to implement. The key...
  23. Good explanation! I wonder if I could locate...

    Good explanation! I wonder if I could locate hiking boots that are designed to be tightened/adjusted with laces and the opened/closed with a side zipper? Gotta do an online search. One of my friends...
  24. Interesting: You are able to reach your toenails...

    Interesting: You are able to reach your toenails using a clipper but are not able to reach the lower part of your ankle? I was thinking that tying higher ("mid" hikers, for example) would be easier...
  25. Mark, Can't get past the image thing? Have it...

    Mark, Can't get past the image thing? Have it done in Hillsboro where nobody knows you. Or you can come with me and I promise not to point and laugh at you too often. ;@ )...
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