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  1. Thread: 4 Month Post Op

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    If you need a great surgeon here go see Dr John...

    If you need a great surgeon here go see Dr John Deitz he is part of Ortho Indy. I go to his northwest office. It is located right off 86th street off 465. He is actually on the list of recommended...
  2. Thread: 4 Month Post Op

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    4 Month Post Op

    Sorry it has been a long time since I have been out here. You all probably thought I fell off the face of the earth after my surgery. Wow cannot believe it has been four months already. I am...
  3. Thread: 1 month post op

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    The weeks before the surgery I was in a lot of...

    The weeks before the surgery I was in a lot of pain. I could not walk more than about 5 minutes or stand on my feet very long. I was taking hydrocodone before the surgery just to get comfortable...
  4. Thread: 1 month post op

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    1 month post op

    I saw the doctor this week for my one month post op. Can"t believe it has been 1 month already. Feeling really good. The doctor was very happy with the recovery at this point. I am down to taking...
  5. Thread: 10 days post op

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    Thank you everyone. I have been so amazed at my...

    Thank you everyone. I have been so amazed at my recovery. I had so expected the worst cases that I had read about on here leading up to my surgery, but it has not been anything like that. My...
  6. Thread: 10 days post op

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    10 days post op

    I am feeling much better today and sleeping a little better. My problem is more now that I just can't stay asleep all night. I am able to not take my pain meds every 5 hours. Sometimes I can go...
  7. Thread: 6 days post op

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    6 days post op

    I just wanted to give a little update on my surgery. I had a really hard time in the hospital. I could not keep anything down. everytime i took the pain meds my stomach would just be so sick. ...
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    Less then 24 hours

    Thanks everyone, and you are right I am now getting to that stage of not being quite so nervous (kind of wierd). I have everything packed and ready to go to the hospital at 6:30 tomorrow morning...
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    4 Days and counting

    Wow I can not believe that I am now only 4 days from my surgery. I am getting so nervous, but so ready to be on the other side of all that I have been going through the past two years. I am so...
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    Thank you all for the great suggestions. I see...

    Thank you all for the great suggestions. I see why she is out here all the time reading the post. Everyone is so helpful. I just want to help make her the most comfortable that I can. I do have...
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    husband needs advice

    I am Loris husband and i am looking for some advice on what she will need when she comes home. What are some things that i can do to make her more comfortable and help keep her spirits up during...
  12. Thread: Pre Op visit

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    Pre Op visit

    I just got a call today to schedule my pre op visit. Okay now I am really getting nervous. I have been waiting for this surgery for almost three months now,and now I am realizing that this is really...
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    Misasu, Welcome. This a great place to get all...

    Misasu,
    Welcome. This a great place to get all the answers you will have in the up coming months. I scheduled my surgery back in July I had to wait until November. I am now three weeks away from...
  14. Thread: Blood Donations

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    Thank you everyone for the advice. I finally got...

    Thank you everyone for the advice. I finally got a call back from his surgery coordinator and she said that it is not in my orders to donate prior to surgery. So i guess i can stop worrying about...
  15. Thread: Blood Donations

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    Blood Donations

    I am now six weeks out from having my surgery. My doctor receommended me donating some blood to myself in advance. Right now he is very difficult to get in touch with. He has a family illness out...
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    How long before your surgery do they usually do...

    How long before your surgery do they usually do these bending x-rays? I am seven weeks out before i have mine, and so far the only ones i have done have been from the standing position.
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    Valley Girl, Wow you are so amazing. To be able...

    Valley Girl,
    Wow you are so amazing. To be able to go home so soon and being able to post so soon. This gives me such hope. I am now only about a month and a half away from my surgery. I will...
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    Jen, My surgeon told me the same thing when I...

    Jen,
    My surgeon told me the same thing when I went in to see him the first time. I have a 55* thoratic curve and a 40* lumbar curve. I have been experiencing a lot of pain from the thoratic for...
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    Wow that is a really long time to wait and being...

    Wow that is a really long time to wait and being in that much pain. Is that the earliest your dr can get you in or are you waiting for other reason? I see my dr on friday so i am hoping i can get a...
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    Wow Sandy I can not believe how well you are...

    Wow Sandy I can not believe how well you are doing so soon. This is the recovery that I am hoping for. Thanks for all the good tips. Keep up the great progress.
    Lori
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    I tried one pill today and it also made me dizzy...

    I tried one pill today and it also made me dizzy and sick to my stomach. I can't see my doctor until Friday so I am just going to have to deal with the pain until then.
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    Scard of Pain Meds

    I am not scheduled to have my surgery until November, but my doctor just prescribed Norcor for me because my lower back is now hurting so bad I can hardly stand. My fusion was only supposed be for...
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    Lesley, I am also a thyroid cancer survivor. ...

    Lesley,
    I am also a thyroid cancer survivor. How long has it been for you? I just had my one year scan in June and it was clear.
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    Thank you all for the responses. I do find it...

    Thank you all for the responses. I do find it interesting that so many are on thyroid meds and have been told different things. I just recently switched from Synthroid to Levoxyl and my bottle even...
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    Odd Question for those who have had surgery

    Do any of you that have had surgery take any thyroid medications? I have always been told by my doctor that I should not take other medications or eat within 1 hour of taking my thyroid medicine. I...
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