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  1. Thread: Lumbar Support

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    Lumbar Support

    Does anyone know of any good lumbar supports for like computer chairs or cars. I have been having a hard time with some chairs since my revision.
    Thanks Janet
  2. Thread: Freezing!!!

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    Freezing!!!

    Hello all. My first surgery was in June and now my revision is in Dec. It has been unseasonably cold and I find it much harder to tolerate this pain when I am cold. I walk around the house and...
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    My belly sticks out more after surgery too. I...

    My belly sticks out more after surgery too. I also gained 10 lbs , some which is hardware, I think the rest is in the stomach. I just had a revision and I am hoping this doesn't make matters worse....
  4. Thread: Cramping

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    Cramping

    Has anyone else after being fused have really bad cramping in their belly like, period cramps? Every time my pain gets severe I feel this pain as well. Any suggestions?
    Janet
  5. Thread: Surgery Monday

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    Came home yesterday and doing fantastic. I am...

    Came home yesterday and doing fantastic. I am walking much better and the pain from this surgery is not as bad as the last! My limitations are not much more than before. Can't wait to heal and get...
  6. Thread: Surgery Monday

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    Surgery Monday

    My revision was approved for Monday at 730. Here I go again. I have been feeling good accept the pain from trying to stand up straight in my lower back and scapula. I can't wait to finally be...
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    Mine is a revision December 20th. L5-S1 with...

    Mine is a revision December 20th. L5-S1 with pelvic fixation and osteotomy L3. At Tampa General Hospital by Dr Cronen.
    Janet
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    You are lucky Rich I tried to preserve S1 also...

    You are lucky Rich I tried to preserve S1 also and my Dr gave me the decision. I am afraid I made the wrong one. Only 6 months later I am going back but I am also getting a osteotomy at L3 to help...
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    nurseinpain, If you go to The Scoliosis Research...

    nurseinpain,
    If you go to The Scoliosis Research Society website it will show you Dr's in your area affiliated with SRS. Good Luck!
    Janet
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    Thanks everyone. I know now I will be in less...

    Thanks everyone. I know now I will be in less pain as the fused levels really do not hurt. I do know what to expect and my body does too. My Dr says the recovery will also be easier and faster. I...
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    Surgery December 20th

    Decided to go ahead with the surgery. I am continuing the fusion from L5-S1 with pelvic fixation and a wedge osteotomy at L3. I trust my Dr and know this will help my pain and balance problems. ...
  12. Thread: Very depressed

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    I don't do too much deep bending just forward...

    I don't do too much deep bending just forward bending. I always get help pulling, pushing and turning patients. For the most part I think I should wait.....except for the fact my pain very well may...
  13. Thread: Very depressed

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    I went to Universal Studios this weekend and...

    I went to Universal Studios this weekend and walked and stood in line for 3 days straight with very little pain. Then back at work yesterday after some light bending and lifting It starts again. I...
  14. Thread: Very depressed

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    We will have to see how it goes. The Dr thinks I...

    We will have to see how it goes. The Dr thinks I will recover even faster from this. I am, unfortunately the main provider for my family so I have no choice to return in about another 12 weeks or...
  15. Thread: Very depressed

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    I talked to my DR. He does think the pain is...

    I talked to my DR. He does think the pain is coming from the lowest non fused disc. He said I can try a injection with not much hope that it will work. I also could try switching jobs or just go...
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    The fusion in the thoracic area does not cause...

    The fusion in the thoracic area does not cause much flexibility problems. The lumbar does. Currently I have difficulty bending over to get things on the floor the most.
    Janet
  17. Thread: Very depressed

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    Very depressed

    Hi everyone. I am 5 months post today. I am still having a lot of pain in my lowest disc space. Most of the time it travels around my right hip and down my quad. I have been working full-time for...
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    Hi, I am 5 mo post tomorrow. I also have r...

    Hi, I am 5 mo post tomorrow. I also have r hip/back pain that goes down to my r thigh at times. I believe it is from the weight of the fusion on my lowest disc. I take 1-2 pain pils on days when...
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    My Dr told me 6 months. Janet

    My Dr told me 6 months.
    Janet
  20. Thread: Hip pain

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    The forward lean is improving. I only lean...

    The forward lean is improving. I only lean forward when my back is really tired and achy. I still have low back pain. Although, the last couple days it has not bothered me as my hip has now taken...
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    Jen, I have been having pain in my hip lately. ...

    Jen,
    I have been having pain in my hip lately. I too wonder if this will ever go away. I do notice some things getting better and then others seem to pop up and make you feel worse. It is very...
  22. Thread: Hip pain

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    That is true Ed. I am realizing more body parts...

    That is true Ed. I am realizing more body parts are shot. I also have a bunion in my right foot that is killing me. My Chiro suggested orthotics and now I think that is not a bad idea. Although,...
  23. Thread: Hip pain

    by jsully
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    Hip pain

    Hi everyone, i am about 4 1/2 months out now and for the last 3 days i have had horrible r hip pain. I have not had pain here at all till now. It is actually quite odd because today i have no low...
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    I agree with Ed and wish I had that advice with...

    I agree with Ed and wish I had that advice with my surgery. I do think only fusing to L-5 has made it harder for me to stand up straight as well as all the pain I still have in the non-fused disc. ...
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    Fashonista, I am the same age as you with the...

    Fashonista,
    I am the same age as you with the exact same fusion levels. My rods are titanium though. If you have any questions please ask. I am wishing I went ahead and got fused to the pelvis...
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