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  1. I have Masters degree in social work/minor psy....

    I have Masters degree in social work/minor psy. Did about everything from social work, therapist to mgt leading to the Joint Commission for Behavioral healthcare. Probably not appropriate to get...
  2. Actually thereís only 1 company that provides...

    Actually thereís only 1 company that provides in-home health aides where I live & $22/hr is expensive living on disability. Ií had 4 major surgeries already so kinda of know the drill -HATE the NP...
  3. Cna?

    Ed- I am assuming CNA is like in-home health aide? Not familiar w/term. How did you find a CNA & do you recall the charge? The charge for in-Home health aide where I live is $22/hr. Thanks Nancy
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    Sorry for the delay-Just wanted to say thanks for...

    Sorry for the delay-Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your experience as it brings hope. Iíl be fused T4-pelvic. Still having to jump thru some hoops to get pre-surgery appt. Iím at same place...
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    Thanks so much for finding this thread-greatly...

    Thanks so much for finding this thread-greatly appreciated-Nancy
  6. Evelyn, the shampoo kit sounds wonderful but I...

    Evelyn, the shampoo kit sounds wonderful but I havenít seen these in anywhere- do you happen to remember where you purchased them at? Thanks Nancy
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    Tina, have a friend whoís planning to be w/ me...

    Tina, have a friend whoís planning to be w/ me day of surgery but wonít stay entire hospital stay + Ií suppose to go straight into on-campus rehab. Was trying to figure out what to do w/ my...
  8. Ed, Initial appt was 12/17. This was Return appt....

    Ed, Initial appt was 12/17. This was Return appt. IF I decide to go w/ Dr G next appt will be Pre-Surgery. Itís not likely Ií have opportunity to build relationship given Ií 4 states away. I want to...
  9. Ed I thought you had posted or responded to an...

    Ed I thought you had posted or responded to an earlier thread about the benefits of Ketamine for surgery? You had provided the YouTube re: Dr Joshi which I thought would be great for anesthesia? Am I...
  10. For clarification purchases, Dr G told me that I...

    For clarification purchases, Dr G told me that I would be fused T4-pelvic (A/P), 60-70 % reduction of pain. I had concerns re: My Cervical problems which he said didnít require surgery. He did say I...
  11. Due to the on-going deterioration of my spine...

    Due to the on-going deterioration of my spine this increased pain, resulted in inability to do social activities. I used to have several friends but after awhile they disappeared. I live in a...
  12. Older Adults who are Single Having Surgery Prolonged Due To Age

    I recently had my return appt w/ Dr Gupta. Although there was a couple of other issues he discussed which stunned me, I was prepared to discuss having a support system in place. He kept questioning...
  13. I will be fused T-4 - Pelvic. Can you lift up...

    I will be fused T-4 - Pelvic. Can you lift up your arms to pull sweaters/nightgowns over head?
  14. Can you get your hair cut/colored in hair salon?...

    Can you get your hair cut/colored in hair salon? (Leaning backward in chair )? Can you Dust mop hardwood floors? ( I have to get down on all 4s to get...
  15. Much Appreciation

    Thank you so much for asking the basic questions-Nancy
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    Autograft

    Ed from what I have read they take autograft from your hip bone. But can also take bone from cadaver. Iím interested in this subject because I already have titanium hips. If you have donít have bone...
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    Disagree

    [QUOTE=LindaRacine;172242]Hi Rita...

    I thoroughly understand your frustration. It's awful to be in chronic pain. And, I get that you think that Dr. Gupta did something wrong. I'd like you to...
  18. Thread: Surgery

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    Dr Gupta

    Hi Rita, I am soo sorry to hear about your problems trying to get help & living with so much pain. I can definitely relate as my pain level is constant 8/10. I have my return appt w/ Dr G 1/15 to get...
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    Apologies

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    Ed-Ií sorry that I forgot about your earlier response to my thread re: lab work/blood. I have been so anxious/depressed about things that I overlooked the 3 websites you posted. Feel bad about...
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    Pretty Profound

    Nicely framed Ed.It is like closing your eyes & jumping off the highest cliff into the unknown -A leap of faith. I am 1 who not only remembers the Beatles but especially the White album- sure do miss...
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    Pre-Surgery Testing

    I am thinking it would be what you went through. Kinda of the standard work up. I was just going on what was in the book. Thanks for sharing.
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    Lab Work pre-surgery

    Tina yes I posted on this w/ no response- I had read in the Scoliosis book David Wilberís was that some docs require you to come in for lab work, etc 1 week? or day? before surgery. I was trying to...
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    Zanaflex/Tizanidine

    Presently my concern w/ trying to do a major decrease of Zanaflex is serious side effects. Just google patient reviews on it. FINALLY found 1medical article about this Med & researcher only found 2...
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    Titrating

    Since I have tried 4x to titration off muscle relaxer w/o success, am now titrating off 1 of insomnia meds - Iím well aware that the anesthesiologist will have concerns regarding muscle relaxer...
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    Good Question

    Yes I posted about this. From what I read about it appears that you have to get lab work, etc at least 1 day prior to surgery? So donít know if that can be arranged where I live or at Barnes Jewish...
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