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  1. Thread: 5 years ago today

    by Suzy
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    5 years ago today

    Hello all,

    I haven't been on here for quite awhile but think it is important to check back in and let those of you facing your surgery or, recovering from one, know how a few years out might look...
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    Actually I do do it myself, Not only the SPF but...

    Actually I do do it myself, Not only the SPF but the Mederma too. I held a mirror, looking into it over my shoulder, at my back in the bathroom mirror. I then could see where to run the swab down my...
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    O.K. Rich~ That totally made me laugh out loud,...

    O.K. Rich~ That totally made me laugh out loud, gotta go try it now. :D
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    It doesn't take much

    I used Mederma for about 1 year. (That is how long 1 large tube lasted) Then kept sunscreen on my scar for the next 3 years. I used a product made by ocean potion. It is a spf 60 in a dab on tube. I...
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    Massage? OH HECK YEA!

    I L O V E getting a massage. I had my first one post op about 10 months out. (I pulled my lower back muscles lifting a tool set I was buying for my husband.) I loved it then and I still do. I...
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    Imho

    Hi Linda!

    I just looked back at my 9 month post and was getting ready to do Thanksgiving for 13 people!

    My theory is that by 8-9 months people are feeling better enough to start doing things...
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    No face?

    Hey Ed!!

    GREAT idea to take and post those pics! You really should have included one of your cute little face so everyone can see what the comedic genius on the forum looks like~

    Glad all is...
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    The record goes to..................J O H N!!!!!!

    Heh Heh, I TOLD you you were going to do well!!! I just know the rest of your recovery is going to go smooth. Keep on breaking all the time lines on each milestone and you will be better then your...
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    Hey John, I think you need to point out...

    Hey John,

    I think you need to point out to your Dr. It is they, not you, who pushed back your surgery date and you will have less time to recover before going back to school!! Tell them you...
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    Hey JDM, It was me who said it feels like...

    Hey JDM,

    It was me who said it feels like the rods are pounding my last 2 vertebrae. You need to know how low Job's fusion is to gauge accurately his running comfort/ability. I am betting it is...
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    I lost my height due to my curve, not degenerated...

    I lost my height due to my curve, not degenerated discs. I shrunk from 5' 7 3/4" down 1" (I mistyped the extra 1/2") I had my husband measure me prior to my Dr. measuring me and was SHOCKED when he...
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    Surgery @ 42

    I think I can help. I was 42 yrs. old and had a curve of 49* lumbar (Lower spine) and had a right rib hump. I was diagnosed at age 34 with a 23* curve. It advanced about 4* per year. I wasn't in pain...
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    No Debbei, Not in 5" heels anymore. I broke my...

    No Debbei,

    Not in 5" heels anymore. I broke my Fibula right above my ankle 7 1/2 yrs ago and couldn't go back to them. I am wearing my 4" ones with no problems.

    Tried to post a picture but it...
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    Hi Dee, I am fused T10 to L4 & was 42 at...

    Hi Dee,

    I am fused T10 to L4 & was 42 at surgery time. I could see Katie starting to do some school work by week 3 then going back to school by 4 weeks but she can't carry over 5lbs! Plus, she...
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    Dr.Mermer @ Kaiser Roseville was my Dr. He was @...

    Dr.Mermer @ Kaiser Roseville was my Dr. He was @ Mercy San Juan at the time of my surgery. Posterior only, yes. I got back what height I had lost about 1 1/2". Running feels like the rods are...
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    Hi Shelly, My Dr. told me he did surgery...

    Hi Shelly,

    My Dr. told me he did surgery on a 91 yr old Man. The first words out of my mouth were "WHY?" Not such a nice thing to say I know. It gave him such a better quality of life that my...
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    WOW 1 year already?!

    Hi Debbei!

    Congrats! I know the sentimental feelings you are having, I did too! Not just at 1 year but on each anniversary of my surgery date, my new birth date of sorts. I have to tell you I...
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    Previous lumbar curve

    Hi JDM!

    I haven't been on here in awhile and just finished reading this post and looking at your x-rays, they look like mine did! I hope this helps.

    I am fused from T10 to L4 I was...
  19. Thread: Returning to work

    by Suzy
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    Hi Rich, When you wrote you were a cop I...

    Hi Rich,

    When you wrote you were a cop I thought "Oh no." 1ST thought was you won't be able to run after anyone if they took to "foot bail." Being that your curve is Lumbar I expect you to be...
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    Lumbar only

    Hi Rich,
    I had a Lumbar only curve that was 49* when I decided to have surgery. (It was probably 51* by my surgery date as it was mooving fast.) I am fused T10 to L4 and doing great at over 3...
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    GROSS ED! As for cold going through your...

    GROSS ED!

    As for cold going through your rods.......I was at my 1st PT appt. with my new guy and he wanted to ice me down after my workout. Well he put the ice packs on my back, right where my...
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    Long time...

    Hi Monie!

    As I checked the recent posts I was so happy to see you popped back onto the forum. It HAS been awhile. It is too bad you deleted your blog, you had so many positive experiences to...
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    No anitbiotics needed.

    Wow,

    This subject keeps poping up and people are still confused...

    Dr's. are covering themselves by prescribing anitbiotics post-op for this surgery.

    I have posted about...
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    I had one and it wasn't bad at all. Mine was 1/06...

    I had one and it wasn't bad at all. Mine was 1/06 one of the many tests before surgery. They explained to me they were going to try to recreate the pain I was feeling to see if it was disc related or...
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    I am to L4

    Hi 52skeedoo,

    I asked my DR. if we should just go ahead and do L5 and S1 and he said NO! He did not want to do that because of the loss of flexibility I would experience. My lower 2 discs are...
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