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    Congratulations Karen

    I want to thank you Karen as you were my inspiration in preparation for my surgery in 2012. It will be 3 years for me in May T-9 to sacrum. Question, do you have any neck tightness since the...
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    Although I must say that my surgeon was the best,...

    Although I must say that my surgeon was the best, my hospital experience at HSS was good with the exception of post surgery on the 6th floor. Without getting into details I too would suggest a...
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    Rise, All I can say is that I too had surgery...

    Rise,

    All I can say is that I too had surgery with Dr. Boachie in 2012 and wouldn't do anything different. I must say that it took me many years to come to my decision as well and once decided I...
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    Hi All

    Thanks all for your continued inspiration. Had my appointment in April to find out that Dr. B felt it was a just a pulled muscle and the fusion is solid. Have been feeling great since but I have to...
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    I would ask the doctor

    I would ask the doctor
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    Thanks Chris, me too!

    Thanks Chris, me too!
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    Linda, Thanks for your response, I hope you...

    Linda,

    Thanks for your response, I hope you are right! Do you think an x-ray will pick it up or will I require an MRI, do you know?
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    Hi, I too received that same letter. Like you I...

    Hi, I too received that same letter. Like you I am not totally surprised but oh the security of not having him here is terrifying. I have an appointment on 4/10 for my 2 year follow-up and am a bit...
  9. Gayle, question -- I am 19 months post-op and...

    Gayle, question -- I am 19 months post-op and sorry to hear of your having to have a revision. Please educate me. I was under the impression from my PT that once we were fused we really don't need...
  10. Karen, First let me say how sorry I am for the...

    Karen,
    First let me say how sorry I am for the loss of your 16-year-old schnauzer. I have put down 2 dogs 14 years and 12 years and both were my babies. Unfortunately I did not have either in my...
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    Love all the humor - we all definitely need it. ...

    Love all the humor - we all definitely need it. I am fused from T9-S1, 15 months post-op and have to say that I can do almost anything. I do them differently but can still do. My toes however do...
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    Hi, I just wanted to tell you that I too had...

    Hi, I just wanted to tell you that I too had similar difficulties when I started driving. My head was pushed forward and I felt like I was going to hit the ceiling :) (murano) I didn't however have...
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    Hi All, So glad to respond to this thread. I...

    Hi All,

    So glad to respond to this thread. I have just passed my 1 year anniversary and so thankful I am where I am today. Surgery was T9-S1 and despite a numb right toe I can still give myself...
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    Had fusion from T9-S1 with Dr. Boachie 10 months...

    Had fusion from T9-S1 with Dr. Boachie 10 months ago. Today, no more low back pain. He is surely a gifted surgeon.

    Best of Luck to you!
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    All the best to you Maggie on a successful...

    All the best to you Maggie on a successful surgery and recovery. Prayers are with you.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Another question to all of you S1's

    As I continue to successfully recover I do have a weird feeling in my lower back that I hope will subside. Although there is only one screw in S1 it feels like there is a plate going across my lower...
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    Hi, I am 9 months post op T9-S1 and after...

    Hi, I am 9 months post op T9-S1 and after surgery had terrible leg pain that has since subsided but now have residual right toe numbness that goes up my foot a bit. After a neurological...
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    7 months post op today. Have to say I have no...

    7 months post op today. Have to say I have no regrets. I was so scared and yes, it did consume my every thought. You will eventually come to a point where you will make your decision and whatever...
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    First, let me tell you that your name is beautiful. Second, I am 6 months post op from T9-sacrum and can say that I am pain free. I have little "ehhs" as I call them as I move forward in doing more...
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    All the best to you!

    All the best to you!
  22. Hi Terri, First let me say that I feel for the...

    Hi Terri,

    First let me say that I feel for the torment you are experiencing. Making the decision is the hardest and once you finally make it whether to have or not to have the surgery the weight...
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    Physical therapy has addressed this issue and my...

    Physical therapy has addressed this issue and my leg has gotten so much stronger!!!
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    Hi Pam, I started PT after 6 weeks after fusion...

    Hi Pam, I started PT after 6 weeks after fusion T9-S1. I cannot stress what it has done and continues to do for me. Every month I see so much more improvement. I seriously would be lost without...
  25. Sorry, but what is BMP?

    Sorry, but what is BMP?
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