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    Just a suggestion but have someone make sure your...

    Just a suggestion but have someone make sure your scapula are moving correctly. My right scapula kept causing a snapping and locking pain. This went on for years. Finally the scapula locked on a set...
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    cool t-shirt

    I just have to tell everyone about my new shirt. For the past 4 years my PT group sponsors a charity walk honoring people with metal implants. This year the front of the shirt reads"GOT METAL". And...
  3. Susan I am glad that some progress is being made....

    Susan I am glad that some progress is being made. Slow but sure. I hope it continues for you. In Illinois summer has arrived.
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    how to complain to your spine doctor

    Has anyone had a complain visit with there doctors. My complaints stem from not listening and helping me get to the right solution for my problem. This trapped scapula started after the thoracic...
  5. At first maybe, but the more you walk the better...

    At first maybe, but the more you walk the better it gets. I meet people now that tell me they never would have guessed that my spine is fused.
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    I was given the answer when I asked----one said...

    I was given the answer when I asked----one said he did plenty and one said one adult a month. I just went through an unusual surgery to fix a stuck scapula. I discussed it here because the scapula...
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    Oh Melissa. There is someone out there who will...

    Oh Melissa. There is someone out there who will help you. Listen to your body and don't give up.
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    I also do not have any in my long fusion. One...

    I also do not have any in my long fusion. One surgeon said yes one said no. I wonder if I fractured at t-9 because of not doing it, but will probably never know. Go back and ask more questions.
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    I had my first after surgery follow-up yesterday....

    I had my first after surgery follow-up yesterday. My granddaughter took me and it was a nice day with her. The surgeon is pleased so far. He explained that he took about a quarter of the right...
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    Hi Melissa, I hope all works well.

    Hi Melissa, I hope all works well.
  11. Oh Susan not another problem. I wonder if it can...

    Oh Susan not another problem. I wonder if it can be left or just taken out ?
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    Doing well so far but I won't know if this...

    Doing well so far but I won't know if this surgery helped f or awhile yet. The doctor is hopeful but of course no guarantees. I only was in the hospital one day but came real close to having to go...
  13. It is a rough time before but I did find all the...

    It is a rough time before but I did find all the time to plan helpful. Get your legs strong as they will need to lift you. You will lose weight after, it seems that everyone does. Try to find your...
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    I hope it comes through soon.

    I hope it comes through soon.
  15. After 6years, I still go down on my knees to pick...

    After 6years, I still go down on my knees to pick up small things from the ground. Including dollar bills and car keys..
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    Thanks to all for the good wishes. I had a really...

    Thanks to all for the good wishes. I had a really rough day on day 3. It was the pain medication again. I had the 25 fentanyl patch. It worked ok last time, but not this time. After 12 plus hours of...
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    Also try one arm compared to the other. Sometimes...

    Also try one arm compared to the other. Sometimes I can resubmitted with my non dominate arm. And like Susan try changing position.
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    Hello to all I am on the road to another...

    Hello to all I am on the road to another recovery. As far as I know all went well . The surgeon removed the scapula across the ribs but we will not know if it worked for 6 weeks when I will start...
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    Thank you Peggy. I will know soon

    Thank you Peggy. I will know soon
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    Thanks Melissa. I pray all is well with you too

    Thanks Melissa. I pray all is well with you too
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    revision number 5 ,an unusual fix

    On Monday I will have my hopefully last revision surgery. It is an unusual fix to needing a thoracoplasty. Every doctor has decided that would be a very risky surgery. But my right scapula is trapped...
  22. Good news and I hope it helps. I ask for a brace...

    Good news and I hope it helps. I ask for a brace but was told it was not available in 2011. Glad it is now
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    I agree with ed as a part of. Addiction is within...

    I agree with ed as a part of. Addiction is within us. I grew up in the 60's with all of the freedoms of the time. I fortunately was able to bypass the drug culture of the time . However I am addicted...
  24. You may try an upper extremity specialist. I did...

    You may try an upper extremity specialist. I did not find the answer to the shoulder blade issue until that doctor looked at the fusion and the shoulder. Since you are also having shoulder pain that...
  25. I agree with the statement of feeling abandoned....

    I agree with the statement of feeling abandoned. I am feeling that from my spine team. I was not heard about the shoulder blade problem leading of of my thoracic fusion. 4 years of it. I did do PT...
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