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    1 year post-op today!

    Exactly one year ago now... I was still in the OR for my first anterior surgery. Today is a very special and emotional day for me... I feel great with some pains and aches sometimes, but in general,...
  2. Thread: 8 mo post-op

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    Thanks so much again Debbei! I cant take...

    Thanks so much again Debbei!
    I cant take ibuprofen yet, by I have Soma... It relaxes me at least. Yes, if this pain persists I' 'll contact my doc's office on Tuesday.
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    What do you mean by frozen shoulder?? I ve been...

    What do you mean by frozen shoulder?? I ve been having shoulder blade muscle and neck pain with itchiness for the last 2 days...
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    Hi, yes!! That's the spirit!! I went mentally...

    Hi, yes!! That's the spirit!! I went mentally prepared to my surgeries but I understimate The pain right after... It was tough, but you know what?? It didn't last long and i am certain that i would...
  5. Thread: 8 mo post-op

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    Thnx Debbei. At leas I don't feel crazy now....

    Thnx Debbei. At leas I don't feel crazy now. However, i woke up today with a horrible pain. I can barely move my head and it even hurts when i walk!! The muscle is so stiff and achy... I don't know...
  6. Thread: 8 mo post-op

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    8 mo post-op

    Hi everyone,
    I know Iknow I went AWOL for a while. I am so sorry. I do your posts here and there though. Ok here is my update: I am almost 8 months post op!!! can you believe that?? that was fast...
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    I think your aches and pains are still consider...

    I think your aches and pains are still consider somehow normal at 5 month post op. I am almost 6 month post op and all I can say is that after all I've been through, I feel accomplished. I still have...
  8. Yes, absolutely. I had pain on my chest as well...

    Yes, absolutely. I had pain on my chest as well due to the rotation of the ribs and that is gone. I am almost 5 months post op and the only pain I feel is due to the surgery.
    Pilar
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    Janet, Yes, my rib hump was measured and pre-op...

    Janet,
    Yes, my rib hump was measured and pre-op was 75 degrees, post-op is 37. I understand the logic of fusing and swelling, but I still se a bit more rib hump in my back now at almost 5 month...
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    Thanks for your replies! It's probably me being...

    Thanks for your replies!
    It's probably me being paranoid, or the swelling on my left side subsided and makes my right side, the rib hump side, to protude. However, I can see and feel my rib hump...
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    Out of curiosity...

    Can your rib hump come back after surgery? Is that suppouse to mean that you are not fused? or can you be fusing but still get a bit of the rib hump back?
    Can your rib hump get better months after...
  12. Thread: 2-Year Check

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    Congrats Janet!!! 2 post-op! I cannot wait!...

    Congrats Janet!!!
    2 post-op! I cannot wait! hahaha!
    2 degrees is nothing compare to what we used to have. Enjoy your accomplishment!.
    Pilar
  13. I am so sorry about all these!!! I can only tell...

    I am so sorry about all these!!!
    I can only tell you one thing... DO NOT GIVE UP!!
    Someone will care and listen. Some Doctors just simply don't know what you are going through or don't care......
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    Yeah... I will put a hold on the Accutane for...

    Yeah... I will put a hold on the Accutane for bit.

    MaryAnn: I got your PM, did you get my reply?

    Ed: That was fun... still is!
    Thanks for your support through it all!
    And I don't think I can...
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    This is such an amazing post!! Thank you thank...

    This is such an amazing post!!
    Thank you thank you! It gives all of us hope, especially for the ones who had to endure complications!
    keep it up!
    Pilar
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    Thank everyone for your kind words! My only...

    Thank everyone for your kind words!
    My only concern about Accutane is its side effects with bones. Since I am still fusing, I am not sure that I want to risk it. I actually did ask DR. Pashman about...
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    Thanks so much for all your responses, Yes, I've...

    Thanks so much for all your responses,
    Yes, I've come a long way... well, it has only been 4 month and I still have a lot of healing to do. Like I said before, I still have muscle pain and...
  18. Thread: broken rod

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    Melissa, I am so sorry about your rod and...

    Melissa,
    I am so sorry about your rod and non-fusion. I had my surgery with Dr. PASHMAN 4 months ago. He is a very good and skilled surgeron. He did an amazing job with me. You can look at my xrays....
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    4 month post-op!!!

    Hi everyone,
    I am so sorry that I disappeared for the last 2 months... but here is my update.
    Currently I am feeling so great! I have some pains here and there but nothing major. So, my surgeries...
  20. Thread: 8 weeks post op.

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    8 weeks post op.

    Hi everyone

    Yes, I AM 8 WEEKS post op and feeling ok. I am actually staring school next week, so we will see how I do. The driving kind of make me nervous... it is 30 minutes one way ad then 2...
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    I am amazed of your recovery!!! Keep it up! the...

    I am amazed of your recovery!!! Keep it up!
    the pics look very good!
  22. Thread: Ti-Ed 3 yrs

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    ED, you are my personal hero and truly an...

    ED,
    you are my personal hero and truly an inspiration... I can't wait to feel better and not be aware of my back all the time.
    Thanks so much for your words and constant support to all of us!!!...
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    Hi Debbie, I just had my surgery with Dr....

    Hi Debbie,
    I just had my surgery with Dr. Pashman 7 weeks ago. I had a T2 to sacrum fusion as well. My curves were 100T and about 60L. My stomach sticks out too much and the rib cage that was...
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    I got a Thoracoplasty (sp?) done in my surgery....

    I got a Thoracoplasty (sp?) done in my surgery.
    I think in my particulae case was absolutely needed cause i had a 100 degree curve and significant rotation. Now, you cn barely notice tell i had I...
  25. Thread: 6 weeks post-op!

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    6 weeks post-op!

    Hi everyone,
    This week was the turning point... I feel A LOT better than the last couple of weeks! yay! I still have pain but I have been reducing the pain meds as needed.
    My doctor wants me to go...
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