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  1. Hi Tina! Putting on leggings is not a problem...

    Hi Tina! Putting on leggings is not a problem for me, and they are very similar to tights, just without the foot part. I think you would be able to do tights by yourself. Just start with the...
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    I remember!

    Hi Ed! I remember your post and that pic! Nice to hear from you and glad you are doing well!!

    -Ripley
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    Hi Nancy, I saw your post and your online name...

    Hi Nancy, I saw your post and your online name ďscaredĒ made me want to respond, but I posted under another thread, thinking I was posting to youÖ. Anyway, Iíve copied my response below over to your...
  4. T2 - Sacrum with pelvic fixation

    Sorry, I didn't realize this was under revision and not first time surgeries. I'll leave it for now, but feel free to move it......

    I havenít logged in for a few years now and I apologize for...
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    BLTs and Rod Breakage Questions...

    Hi all! Iím 5.5 months post op (t3-sacrum) and I feel great! Iím very happy with the outcome. Iím doing a lot more now so I am beginning to worry that I might damage something (always a new worry!)...
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    Thanks Linda

    Yes, I reported it and was told to try heat and massage and if it doesn't work then maybe they would start me on physical therapy sooner. I don't think the heat and massage will work, but I'll try...
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    Thank you Sheryl!

    Thank you for replying Sheryl. Iím sorry you are still having pain. It is a relief to me to know however, as well as the appointment timing - I kept thinking maybe I got lost in the shuffle. Iím...
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    Thanks Linda

    Dr. Lenkeís did not schedule a 6 week appointment, just a 3 month, which seems so long to me. Anyone else have that experience? Thanks for the advice, I think I will report it and see what they say.
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    2mo post-op, which pains are OK?

    Hi all. I am 2 months post-op (T3-Sacrum & other stuff) and feel fairly OK during most of the day. I have a few pains though, and Iím wondering if I should be concerned, or are they normal?
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    more stuff...

    Thanks Ed! Yes itís finally over and I couldnít be happier!! Iím so glad to have had everyoneís support here. I donít know what I would have done without it - Thank You!

    Jenson - Karenís...
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    Hi Jenson!

    Hi Jenson, Your post caught my eye because I just had surgery with Dr. Lenke only 3 weeks ago. Iím so sorry for what youíre going through. I just wanted to reassure you that it isnít as bad as...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for responding! We are actually going to Raymore and Flannigan tonight to look for recliners! I was going to order online, but thought I should probably try them out. It seems to me they...
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    Feel Better!!

    Hi Chet, Just thinking of you and hoping all went well on your surgery Monday! Can't wait to hear how it all went. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!
    -Ripley
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    Thank you!!

    Hi Janice! I'm relieved to know it wasn't bad. I had no idea what a central line was. I hope you are feeling well! I PM'd you a while back, don't know if you saw it. I'm pretty settled in now...
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    Central Line Placement: What to Expect?

    Hi everyone! I need to have a central line placed before surgery. This is new to me and Iím wondering what to expect. I would like to hear from anyone who has had this done. What does it feel...
  16. Thanks!

    Thank you all so much for responding! Youíre all so encouraging- I canít believe how much everyone is able to do so quickly after surgery! Iím relieved to know we wonít need some workaround for our...
  17. Climbing stairs 1 week after surgery.... Is it possible?

    Hi All, My surgery is in August ( t4-Sacrum.) The only way into our house is up a full flight of stairs. Will I be able to do this at about a week post-op, or do we need to look at some other...
  18. Thank you!!

    Hi Janice! Thank you so much for taking the time to reply and for the great info! You sound really upbeat and I canít believe youíre going to the grocery store already - thatís seems like fantastic...
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    Thank you!!

    Hi Ed, Susan and Linda! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond! I like the chair, Linda and was thinking something like that might work. Thank you all!
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    Fusion to sacrum - what type of chair??

    Hi all. I havenít been able to get on the forum for months due to the phishing warning and its been stressing me with surgery quickly approaching! Anyway, Iím scheduled for 8/14 with Dr. Lenke...
  21. Hope you are feeling better!! .... and some questions....

    Hi Janice,

    I havenít been able to get on the forum for months because of the phishing warning. I have surgery with Dr. Lenke on 8/14 (T4-Sacrum) and have a lot of questions. Iíd like to know...
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    Thanks and good luck to you!

    Hi Milisse, I'm wondering if we were actually in the waiting room together on the 21st? Anyway, the Hyatt Place hotel in Yonkers seems very nice. My husband and I stayed there and the mall...
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    Surgery scheduled in August - a few questions

    Hi everyone, I recently saw Dr. Lenke, we really liked him and I am now scheduled for surgery in August. My largest curve is 70 degrees lumber (not sure what the smaller is) It will be T4-Sacrum,...
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    Best wishes!

    Hi Chet, Just wanted to wish you well with your upcoming surgery. I am having surgery with Dr. Lenke too on 8/14 (70 degrees, T4-Sacrum, 5 osteomities, 2 TLIFs) I hope you are feeling up to posting...
  25. Wishing you well for your upcoming surgery!

    Hi Janice, Iím thinking of you and wishing you the best for your upcoming surgery. It must be so difficult as the date approaches. I am very interested in how everything goes as I am scheduled for...
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