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    Singing

    That was me..... singing loud and strong definitely helped with my breathing, but be aware of any sharp pain.

    Best of luck hope you are recovering well, I have a broken rod almost exactly in the...
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    Protein shake

    OMG after surgery I had no appetite either, so lived on Ensure.... but switched to premiere protein shakes, vanilla and strawberry. Tons of protein, low sugar and carbs. Costco. I still have them...
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    The thing is, Chet, people who have been through...

    The thing is, Chet, people who have been through it WANT to help. It's not grace or anything selfless. It's a strange dynamic... kind of like a bunch of women talking about the pain of childbirth...
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    You are not alone

    I live on Long Island about an hour away. If you really need something I can help.
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    Car Accident 😳

    In April I will have two years since fusion T3-sacrum. It's been great, pretty uneventful recovery, got a lot of flexibility back, not really very restricted compared to if I didn't have the surgery....
  6. Dr. Lonner

    I vote for Dr. Lonner, I also went to Neuwirth and Lonner seemed more at the top of his game. I'm over the top happy with my results! Merry 🎄 Christmas.
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    I see 3 surgeons in New York in 3 weeks and don't...

    I see 3 surgeons in New York in 3 weeks and don't know where to begin with all of the questions that should be asked.

    I hope Dr. Baron Lonner is one of the 3 doctors you'll see. He will answer...
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    Good luck and God bless!

    Wishing you smooth surgery and recovery.
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    No BEES!

    Linda this is awesome, funny and yet spot on thanks for the giggle!
  10. Thread: One year!

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    One year!

    April 8 was my one year mark. After nearly 40 years of waiting, knowing and fearing this surgery, making it to the year mark is quite emotional. I feel really pretty good. Still some numbness on my...
  11. Heating pads

    I started using heat about three weeks, on medium setting. It helped me a LOT I was still laying flat. Didn't sit for months. I use the heat and tilted the hospital bed up to watch Game of Thrones!
  12. Yay!

    I'm so glad to hear all this Nancy....minus the fall, I fell too once I think I told you. Scary!

    Hooray on the walking too, that'll get you feeling better so fast, I definitely did NOT walk that...
  13. Pain control

    I was on all that PLUS OxyContin every 6 hours. She needs a long lasting pain control. She has my cell number please call or text me. I am near the city had my surgery almost a year ago, I spoke to...
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    All is well, but lost a few years and gained a...

    All is well, but lost a few years and gained a few more gray hairs over this. Ugh.

    Thanks.
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    Aneurysm after surgery

    Ok, waiting on results from a sono my GP felt a strong pulse in abdomen. Has anybody heard of this happening? Of course I'm freaking out, and the interwebs isn't helping my anxiety when I read about...
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    Congrats Karine!

    Congrats Karine!
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    I'm trying to find it, so far just a generic site...

    I'm trying to find it, so far just a generic site please help. Thanks.
  18. Dr. Lonner was not a provider in my insurance...

    Dr. Lonner was not a provider in my insurance plan, but accepted what my plan paid, which was I believe 80%. I made sure the anesthesiologist and thoracic surgeon accepted my insurance too. The girls...
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    Toto

    Wow I thought I was crazy but I too was fixated on toilet issues prep, and I, too, got the Toto Washlet I love it, hubby and I installed it...I was totally independent the moment I got home. Thing...
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    Ha! Ed I'm pretty sure it was "Puppy Love" that...

    Ha! Ed I'm pretty sure it was "Puppy Love" that sent me to surgery..... By the way the evening went well, was pretty exhausted next day but soooo glad I'm back. Next show, next Friday at the beach!
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    I'm in Oakdale Melissa, where are you from?

    I'm in Oakdale Melissa, where are you from?
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    A POSITIVE post

    Hey everyone I have been reading all the posts and most lately have been not quite positive. It's sad to hear how much pain there is out there and unsuccessful surgeries and I pray that my successful...
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    I thank my lucky stars for Linda and Ed, and this...

    I thank my lucky stars for Linda and Ed, and this forum. If you don't like/agree with what you read, fine. Move on then.

    Linda, I wish you'd stop defending yourself <3 there are always going to...
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    Ugh what? I have this to look forward to? Ed,...

    Ugh what? I have this to look forward to? Ed, when does this usually start?
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    My PT is definitely not overdoing it with me, the...

    My PT is definitely not overdoing it with me, the cramps have diminished a LOT since I started. He was who originally recommended Dr. Lonner and is spine specialist. If anybody is overdoing it, it's...
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