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    Hi, One comment made me pause…your surgeon...

    Hi,

    One comment made me pause…your surgeon said you "should" have enough less that pain that you should be able to stand up straighter…If you have bad enough flatback you need a PSO so that you...
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    Hi Maria, That sounds very promising. Do you...

    Hi Maria,

    That sounds very promising. Do you know what they do to the area that had discectomies? Probably can't just leave them without a disc??? or it would seem likely to cause pain. Or...
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    I think feeling cold all the time is pretty...

    I think feeling cold all the time is pretty common. Many have mentioned it here. Do you have any fevers?

    I remember having sweats when I was weaning down my oxycodone doses.

    How are you...
  4. I flew to SF and back last spring…first time...

    I flew to SF and back last spring…first time since surgery. I set off the alarm in the phone-booth type scanner, and they briefly patted down my back. I offered to show my scar and they were quick...
  5. I tried this also, but didn't measure like Irina...

    I tried this also, but didn't measure like Irina did. If I'm sitting in a chair at my regular-height dining room table, I can raise my knee several inches above the top of the table. If I hold on...
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    Dear Fifa, I don't think your emotional state...

    Dear Fifa,

    I don't think your emotional state is out of the ordinary at all this early in recovery! I agree the drugs can mess with your head and moods a lot, which doesn't help things. Right...
  7. Moreno, I don't get it. How does my 12 y/o with...

    Moreno, I don't get it. How does my 12 y/o with an absolutely perfect bite and naturally, perfectly straight teeth suffer scoliosis, if you are proposing it all comes from the teeth being...
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    recovery with little kids at home

    Hi there,

    I had surgery 4 years ago at age 42, and my kids were 5 and 8 at the time. It is definitely more difficult with little kids, because you will not feel very good for …several weeks… at...
  9. Thread: Update

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    Hi Kara, I thought of you yesterday, so I am...

    Hi Kara,

    I thought of you yesterday, so I am really happy to see your post first thing this AM. I am glad surgery went well and that you are not in pain! How does your back feel in the...
  10. Thread: Update

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    Hi Kara, Thinking of you as you head in to...

    Hi Kara,

    Thinking of you as you head in to foot surgery tomorrow. You are going to do great!
  11. Thread: Update

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    Hi Kara, Good luck with your foot surgery. ...

    Hi Kara,

    Good luck with your foot surgery. I'm glad it's finally going to get fixed so you can get on to the road to recovery.

    Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? Any plans?

    Take...
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    how are you?

    Dear Fifa,

    I hope you are feeling a bit better and that your digestive issues are improving. I hope you will post when you feel up to it. Right now it's survival mode, day by day. Soon you...
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    please go to your local ER

    Dear Fifa,

    I am so sorry this is happening to you…something similar happened to me after my first surgery…I was discharged with uncontrolled 9/10 pain and was barely able to drink fluids. I could...
  14. Thread: Update

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    Hi Kara, Good luck with the 2nd opinion. It...

    Hi Kara,

    Good luck with the 2nd opinion. It is always nice to have a surgery done closer to home if possible.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Have you been doing anything fun lately?

    Take...
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    I love Dr Hart

    Dear Crystal,

    I have been a pt of Dr Hart's for about 6 years and I really like him. Here is a link to another thread asking about him, with my detailed comments. I am now 5 years out from the...
  16. FMLA leave

    Dear Fifa,

    I checked the Department of Labor website and this is what it says about continuation of group health insurance:

    Employers are also required to continue group health insurance...
  17. Thread: Anterior

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    I had a TLIF with my first surgery and XLIF's at...

    I had a TLIF with my first surgery and XLIF's at 2 levels during my broken rod revision. The XLIFS were done during the same surgery as the posterior revision - it was a "flipper" also. My XLIF...
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    Hi Becky, I am sorry to hear of your continued...

    Hi Becky,

    I am sorry to hear of your continued troubles and pain…I am confused about how a kyphoplasty can be done when you have pedicle screws in place…I thought they performed the procedure via...
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    PJF question for Linda

    Hi Linda,

    I did a little reading about PJF on PubMed…it mentions that PJF is due to either fracture or from soft tissues…the fracture part I get, but can you elaborate on how the soft tissues...
  20. FMLA leave

    I live in Oregon where we don't have state short-term disability, and I foolishly missed my opportunity to purchase it the year before during open enrollment. One of your comments caught my eye, the...
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    If there is a non-union eventually you will break...

    If there is a non-union eventually you will break a rod (or both). It can't heal the way it is because the area is never held still long enough to heal.

    When I suffered a broken rod my surgeon...
  22. Hi Cool, It sounds like you have left no stone...

    Hi Cool,

    It sounds like you have left no stone unturned in your daughter's care…I am sorry she will need surgery. I do think you have every right to ask any and all questions that you want...
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    Hi Jess, What a darling little sweet face! He...

    Hi Jess,

    What a darling little sweet face! He looks like a trooper. Best wishes to him, and hang in there as he recovers and as you wait for the tissue reports.

    I am glad he is doing so far...
  24. We're all entitled to our opinions. I do have to...

    We're all entitled to our opinions. I do have to wonder why you are protesting so when the original post doesn't involve you. I am done posting to this topic and now return this thread to Susan.
  25. Moonglow, I wasn't being unfriendly in any way,...

    Moonglow, I wasn't being unfriendly in any way, just pointing out the obvious. To openly state you haven't kept up with someone's thread and then ask for them to recap it for you, especially when...
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