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    Thanks Jackie and Ed for your healing wishes. I...

    Thanks Jackie and Ed for your healing wishes. I continue to do well, probably more credit should be given to my experienced, fellowship trained ortho shoulder surgeon than anything that I have done....
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    [QUOTE=jackieg412;172556]I haven't heard from...

    [QUOTE=jackieg412;172556]I haven't heard from Susan yet. I do email her on her personal email. I just keep praying she is OK. And going through that major surgery and now this epidemic. Let's hope...
  3. I hope that your appointment went well. Have...

    I hope that your appointment went well. Have you thought about a second opinion? That might give you some confidence.
    Susan
  4. Thanks Jackie for your encouragement. Not so...

    Thanks Jackie for your encouragement. Not so sure that I am a trooper. I have some down times and discouraging times, especially when I am in pain [like now, I should go to bed]. I try to remain in...
  5. Glad that you are doing well. One foot in front...

    Glad that you are doing well. One foot in front of the next. I am on a forum for Spinal Cord Injury survivors and some folks there are really struggling. Whenever I get down about my SCI, I read...
  6. Great to see some healing finally! Susan

    Great to see some healing finally!
    Susan
  7. I am having a R shoulder replacement and my...

    I am having a R shoulder replacement and my surgeon will use a 3D image from my CT scan. I will ask her if I can see it during my preop visit.
    Susan
  8. Surgeons and surgical risk

    From Ed: I have never had any hint of dishonesty from any surgeon I have ever met.....If anything, I had more problems with them being too honest. Its impossible for them to cover all...
  9. Scared a la Nancy: I tried to send you a reply...

    Scared a la Nancy: I tried to send you a reply message and the "administrator" replied that your inbox could not receive any more messages until space is created.
    Susan
  10. Yikes, Jackie! Hope that you heal quickly! I...

    Yikes, Jackie! Hope that you heal quickly! I had a leg wound [not related to surgery] and finally had a culture, then antibiotics, and then loving treatment by a certified Wound Care Nurse. It was...
  11. Update: I had the shoulder arthroscopy, debris...

    Update: I had the shoulder arthroscopy, debris clean-out of joint, and inj of some slippery gel lube into the joint in early Dec. Rotator cuff is trashed. I have about 50-75% decrease in pain which...
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    Hello fellow rod buster, I broke 3 rods and had...

    Hello fellow rod buster,
    I broke 3 rods and had all of my hardware replaced in 3 surgeries. I now have 5 rods, shorter ones that take the pressure off just having 2 rods. That was Dr. Bob Hart's...
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    Hi there Nancy, my original surgery was in 2013....

    Hi there Nancy, my original surgery was in 2013. I held out to have surgery until I was really trashed with pain. I have had some revisions and postop complications. In fact, I think that I hold the...
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    Hi there fellow Washingtonian! I troll the forum...

    Hi there fellow Washingtonian! I troll the forum occasionally now having had my original surgery in 2013 and a few revisions since then. I am 73 and live in Yacolt, WA about 45 minutes north of...
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    Hi there Jackie, I am only occasionally on the...

    Hi there Jackie, I am only occasionally on the forum but wanted to wish you the best with your surgery.
    Susan
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    Thanks Ed. Aging [now 73] is not my friend. I ...

    Thanks Ed. Aging [now 73] is not my friend. I need a R shoulder replacement also due to severe arthritis (read no cartilage, bone-on-bone). The ortho MD suggested that I try an arthroscopy with...
  17. Thread: Car Accident

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    Irina, Glad that you are OK! I was a passenger...

    Irina,
    Glad that you are OK! I was a passenger in a car that was rear ended at a red light. Instant headache, but no long term problem. Take care of yourself.
    Susan
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    Hey everybody, I met with a neurosurgeon today...

    Hey everybody, I met with a neurosurgeon today about a spinal cord stimulator. My pain control MD said that due to scar tissue, I needed to see an expert on SCS. Dr. Raslan was optimistic that he...
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    Nancy, Just wanted to say hi. I hope that my...

    Nancy, Just wanted to say hi. I hope that my postings are not the ones that scared you. I had my first surgery at 66 for degenerative disc disease with a 24/36 curve and osteoporosis. While I am the...
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    Trying to figure out tight sacral pain

    I am fused T1 to sacrum with pelvic fixation x 6 years ago with a few revisions. Of recent, especially after a lot of walking [I use crutches as I am a partial paraplegic.....long story], my sacral...
  21. Thread: Broken neck

    by susancook
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    Jackie, Hoping that you find some peace with...

    Jackie,
    Hoping that you find some peace with your pain and disability. I think that both of us are the biggest nightmares of anyone considering spinal cord surgery. I continue to try to have a...
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    Thank you Jackie, Linda, and Ed. Unsure what I...

    Thank you Jackie, Linda, and Ed. Unsure what I will do. Bummed.
    Susan
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    Anyone have a spinal stimulator?

    Dr. Bob Hart suggested a spinal cord stimulator for my R leg chronic pain, recently diagnosed as CRPS. Anyone have an experience with a spinal stimulator?
    Susan
  24. Thanks Jackie, good advice. I am further...

    Thanks Jackie, good advice. I am further hampered by my Partial Paraplegia [I use Canadian crutches and wheelchair] , so I need both arms to get in and out of bed.
    When will this madness stop? I...
  25. Thread: Broken neck

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    Oh Jackie! Wow, what a survival story and all on...

    Oh Jackie! Wow, what a survival story and all on Tylenol!
    I hope that you can find an acceptable quality of life and that "fixes" do not add more problems.
    You are due Good Karma.
    Thinking of...
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