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    Jackie: Didn't you just have surgery and you are...

    Jackie: Didn't you just have surgery and you are already writing in full sentences? WOW! You are an amazing woman!
    Continue to heal and take care of yourself!
    Susan
  2. 3 month visit of Surgery #3

    I just had my 3 month visit of surgery #3 at OHSU. Xrays looked good....which was awesome as the xrays at my last surgery showed a problem at 6 weeks! Needless to say, that was a great relief!
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    Linda, Unsure what you mean by, "We take all...

    Linda, Unsure what you mean by, "We take all xrays from the back".
    When I had my surgery at UCSF I had xrays taken from the front.
    Susan
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    Thinking of you today and hoping that all goes...

    Thinking of you today and hoping that all goes well!
    Gentle hugs, Susan
  5. You are probably talking about people that have...

    You are probably talking about people that have curves that start early in life that are not associated with degenerative spinal problems.

    For those of us with degenerative scoliosis [adult onset...
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    Melissa, I hope that the spinal cord stimulator...

    Melissa, I hope that the spinal cord stimulator is your answer!

    With my current diagnosis of spinal instrumentation infection, and thus my radar scanner is always in the up position.....at your...
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    Jackie: Wow, you have been through the mill in...

    Jackie: Wow, you have been through the mill in trying to find a solution to your problem! I am glad that you sought that advice at Univ of Chicago and hope that this is your answer. I hope that...
  8. Thread: 8 wewks

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    Changing spelling of a title

    Cathy,

    I have edited and modified almost all of my posts since I am a fast, but inaccurate typist [guess that sleeping through typing class in high school wasn't such a good idea....].

    To EDIT...
  9. So glad that you found a non-surgical way to...

    So glad that you found a non-surgical way to relieve your pain. I hope that it continues to provide pain relief.
    Are there any stretching exercises that your PT suggested that might supplement the...
  10. Jennifer, your comments really touched me and I...

    Jennifer, your comments really touched me and I appreciate your perspective/sentiment.

    My surgeons are very supportive of me and that has made my situation less frustrating for me. I also have a...
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    Jackie: Glad that you found an answer! Let go...

    Jackie:
    Glad that you found an answer!
    Let go of your rude surgeons.
    Susan
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    Non-operative care is always an option. When...

    Non-operative care is always an option.

    When one's quality of life is so compromised by pain or curves compromise lung expansion,the surgical option becomes more appealing. But, not having...
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    Hi! You did not mention exactly where the pelvic...

    Hi! You did not mention exactly where the pelvic tumor is or what the recommendation was for follow up. As you are probably aware of, pelvic masses can be a cause of back pain....or in the case of...
  14. Lorz, I was recently diagnosed with P. Acnes...

    Lorz, I was recently diagnosed with P. Acnes infection of my hardware. My symptom was thoracic back pain and then on X-ray, lucency around some hardware and a broken rod at T10-11. Initially, it was...
  15. Pam, I wish that I had something helpful to...

    Pam, I wish that I had something helpful to suggest. I hope that maybe in the future that there is a doctor or treatment that would offer some relief. I added to one of my entries on one of the...
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    Jenne', I don't know if you have read my thread...

    Jenne', I don't know if you have read my thread recently, but I had a revision with Dr. Hart about 2 months ago. I had multiple loosened screws (actually all the thoracic) as well as a broken rod. ...
  17. Bummer, Linda. Hoping that the resolution comes...

    Bummer, Linda. Hoping that the resolution comes with PT. Us frequent flyers" to surgery deserve a break!
    Hugs, Susan
  18. Hi! I had 3 days between my anterior and...

    Hi! I had 3 days between my anterior and posterior surgeries. I had lots of drugs, so do not remember much pain. My favorite lyingosition is on my L side, so it was somewhat painful to do so, but...
  19. Many margaritas! Susan

    Many margaritas!

    Susan
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    Gardenia: I think that each hospital probably...

    Gardenia: I think that each hospital probably has a policy about return of body parts or hardware. In my experience as a practitioner and patient, body parts and hardware belong to the patient...
  21. Moved to Providence Hospital Acute Rehab. An...

    Moved to Providence Hospital Acute Rehab. An intensive rehab program. I will be here until Cinco de Mayo.
    Susan
  22. Thank you everyone for your support. I am...

    Thank you everyone for your support. I am currently in a Skilled Nursing Facility where at 68, I significantly lower the average age. Scary....all the white hairs.
    I am slowly regaining what I...
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    Jackie, I recently broke my titanium rod at T10. ...

    Jackie, I recently broke my titanium rod at T10. Unlike Gayle, I never heard or felt anything. I had many areas in my back that were not fused, probably due to an infection along the hardware by...
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    Cathy, Sending healing thoughts your way. Susan

    Cathy, Sending healing thoughts your way.
    Susan
  25. Rohrer, my grandchildren started to bling out my...

    Rohrer, my grandchildren started to bling out my brace. So far, I have Spider-Man stickers and a butterfly as ornaments.

    My crutches and Light weight wheelchair are shiny cherry red.

    Susan
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