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    That is so strange that we are having similar...

    That is so strange that we are having similar issues. It's nice to know that someone else out there is trying to find answers as well. I took the weeks worth of the Methylprednisolone pack and I...
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    So after having my MRI, it looks like everything...

    So after having my MRI, it looks like everything is normal. It's good to hear that, but is so frustrating that I am still in so much pain. All they recommended was physical therapy (which I'm already...
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    Disc Degeneration after Spinal Fusion

    Hi there all,

    I have seen past posts (which I am unable to locate now - figures!) about studies regarding disc degeneration below a fusion within 5 years of spinal fusion surgery.

    The reason I...
  4. Anyone have an Appt. with Dr. Lenke on Oct. 24th?

    Anyone else have an appointment with Dr. Lenke on October 24th? I go in for my 1 year post-op appt. 9 a.m.

    Glad to be 1 year post-op and can't even believe where I was last year at this time...
  5. It was a complete surprise to everyone when they...

    It was a complete surprise to everyone when they found out....And to make it worse, he has fatty liver disease (heredity-he never drank....), so they have to be careful with what kind of pain killers...
  6. Not going through with Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty for now....

    The doctor has determined that his bones are too porous from the osteoperosis to go through with the vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, so they will continue him on the forteo treatment and have him on a...
  7. Anyone have experience with osteoperosis? Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty?

    Hi there,

    I am actually posting on here for my friend's father. A few months ago, her father (in his 60's) had a sudden onset of severe back pain and went to the hospital to discover that he had a...
  8. Anyone have experience with osteoperosis? Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty?

    Hi there,

    I am actually posting on here for my friend's father. A few months ago, her father (in his 60's) had a sudden onset of severe back pain and went to the hospital to discover that he had a...
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    New numbness post-op

    Hi there,

    I am 8 months post-op, fused from T2-L3 to correct Scheuermann's kyphosis...I initially had low back pain after my surgery because I was sitting/standing with my butt "stuck out," so I...
  10. Thread: Help?

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    Hi Dora, I had spinal fusion surgery (T2-L3)...

    Hi Dora,

    I had spinal fusion surgery (T2-L3) on Sept. 28, 2012, which makes me ALMOST 8 months post-op. My job is also a desk job, which requires a lot of sitting, typing, etc...Pretty sedentary. ...
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    Thanks, Evelyn. I actually emailed Angie, Dr....

    Thanks, Evelyn. I actually emailed Angie, Dr. Lenke's nurse, this evening with my concerns, as I didn't want to waste her time if it's not something to be worried about. I've also noticed in my right...
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    Questions Post-Op 7 Months

    I just had a few questions.

    I returned from a 6 night cruise of the caribbean today. Lately I've been feeling a lot better than normal. While on my cruise, I had some numbness and tingling (like...
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    Hi Doreen, I hope you had a good appointment...

    Hi Doreen,

    I hope you had a good appointment with Dr. Lenke and hope you make it out of St. Louis before the "snow-ma-gedin" hits...Everyone is saying we're going to get a lot of snow/ice...
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    I am not sure the exact location of your pain,...

    I am not sure the exact location of your pain, but it sounds a lot like my SI joint pain that I get (but mine comes with sitting upright for too long, arching my back, and bending forward (when the...
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    Cortisone injection

    Has anyone had cortisone injections for pain post-op? Having an appt with a physiatrist on Wednesday, who will pinpoint where I need the shot(most definitely will be the SI joint or around there) and...
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    I will call the nurse tomorrow and see if it's a...

    I will call the nurse tomorrow and see if it's a good idea. If not, it was my fault for wanting to do things too soon. I'm sure I will be able to work something out with the company.
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    I'm fused T2-L3. January 28th will be my 4 month...

    I'm fused T2-L3. January 28th will be my 4 month post-op anniversary. The class is that next weekend.
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    Question about Guns Post-op

    Does anyone have experience with guns post-op? Pistols and semi-automatics? My husband and I were planning on going to a conceal and carry class in a few weeks (I'll be 4 months post-op) but they...
  19. Hi Gardenia, It took me a long time to figure...

    Hi Gardenia,

    It took me a long time to figure out what "worked" for me regarding sleep. My end solution was an egg crate mattress topper that we folded over at the top to make it more...
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    Questions about back muscles Post-op...

    I'm about 3 months post-op and just had a question regarding muscles...

    I've noticed that I have a lot more "strength" in my right side of my back, I really notice this when pushing a grocery cart...
  21. Been following your caringbridge and are glad to...

    Been following your caringbridge and are glad to see you are doing better!

    It'll surprise you how each week things will get easier and easier (compared to the initial after surgery part)
  22. Gardenia recovery

    Hi all,

    If you haven't been following Gardenia's caringbridge site about her surgery, she was released a little short of two weeks. She experienced a dural tear in surgery and was confined to...
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    Handling Babies Post-Op

    Has anyone dealt with handling babies under the age of one during the first year post-op?

    I am currently almost three months post-op. Just had my first post-op appointment last week and passed...
  24. Good luck, Gardenia on your upcoming surgery on Nov. 27th!!!!

    Hi Gardenia,

    I wanted to wish you luck on your upcoming surgery. I hope you've settled into St. Louis and are enjoying Turkey day with your daughters! Again, I'm local and you have my email...
  25. Magnesium citrate is the way to go. Bleh! even...

    Magnesium citrate is the way to go. Bleh! even the cherry flavor isnt appealing but much better than the lemon stuff but it definitely helps. You just have to drink it as fast as you can and chase it...
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