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    I know they are going to use ketamine during the...

    I know they are going to use ketamine during the hospital stay. Pain management suggested it as I know the surgeon approved it. I guess it is a more expensive drug. But it is IV and only in a...
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    The orthopaedic reserved 3 days. We all know the...

    The orthopaedic reserved 3 days. We all know the insurance companies limit them. But, there is a real big chance of needing a chest tube. If that happens it will change things. They have to safely be...
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    [Well I found out the surgery date. It will be...

    [Well I found out the surgery date. It will be Oct 22 at Rush hospital. There is a lot to do before then.
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    Yes I can turn my neck but not well. I can look...

    Yes I can turn my neck but not well. I can look from side to side but I can't keep looking. It gets too sore yet.
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    Yes that happened with mine. In order to relieve...

    Yes that happened with mine. In order to relieve the problem I would get on the floor and do a plank on my forearms. Push up or down and something would move and feel better.
    Now because of my car...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DiCiV0qvr788 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DiCiV0qvr788
    here isDr. Adam Young taught us about the role of genetic in chronic pain
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    Good luck tomorrow

    Good luck tomorrow
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    So nice to hear that even with some problems you...

    So nice to hear that even with some problems you are doing well. Happy 10th anniversary
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    Thanks Linda. It has been rough. As you know this...

    Thanks Linda. It has been rough. As you know this posterior cervical fusion is one of the rough ones. I am sure it wouldn't have been except for the car accident.
    And Ed there is another video with...
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    The pain in the arm was nerve pain. Unbearable...

    The pain in the arm was nerve pain. Unbearable nerve pain. If I got up from laying down the pain shot down my arm in to my 2 fingers. I was told that a piece of the broken cervical partially severed...
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    Ed if you look at the X-Ray dated 10- 2-18 it is...

    Ed if you look at the X-Ray dated 10- 2-18 it is the X-Ray taken a few days after the car accident surgery it looks good. But by pushing myself up in bed ,I pulled the rod out of the collection to...
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    broken neck photos thw one with the side by side...

    broken neck photos thw one with the side by side photo shows the first surgery and then the rods pulledout
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    I do have copies of my xrays and will attempt to...

    I do have copies of my xrays and will attempt to put them here. At Rush, when they take xrays the Dr walks in and hands you a copy. Maybe later today. When I pulled the rod out that X-Ray is very...
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    Thanks Rita. I know the long spinal fusions are...

    Thanks Rita. I know the long spinal fusions are difficult my first was 14 hours and I made it. But then I had pain medication too.
    It has been determined that most of the regular used pain meds I...
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    The auto craft will be from my hip. A good thing...

    The auto craft will be from my hip. A good thing is in all of the other surgeries I never had that done. I can't tell you how hard it is to be fixed though the back of the cervical. The anterior...
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    Yes I am alone. I do have 5 adult children in the...

    Yes I am alone. I do have 5 adult children in the area and 1 grandchild old enough to help. I don't know how rehab skill work but I spoke to the Secretary to the shoulder doctor and she said it is...
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    Actually the brace Dr Garrigues said he would use...

    Actually the brace Dr Garrigues said he would use will hold the arm about waist high in front of me. He said for 6 weeks and then in a sling next to me for 6 weeks. Also he cautioned that I would...
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    Yes Ed a lot of scars for sure. Way too many. I...

    Yes Ed a lot of scars for sure. Way too many. I was to get a call today to set appointment for thoracic surgeon. But they didn't call. I guess I will have to try tomorrow. This appointment is at Rush...
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    No I haven't gotten a date yet. I still have to...

    No I haven't gotten a date yet. I still have to meet the thoracic surgeon. I have his name and location. They are to call tomorrow to set an appointment. Of course I'll ask more questions.
    There...
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    One more really big surgery

    I am being prepped for a really big surgery. The car accident or last September broke my neck. It also caused the muscle transfer that I had to my scapula to pull apart.
    The only solution is a...
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    Hi Susan, I'm not sure but I know women in...

    Hi Susan, I'm not sure but I know women in general seem to waddle when we walk. I think it comes from the fact our hips are wider to accommodate child birth. After having those sweet babies we get to...
  22. Yes Ed we do have to be careful of falls and...

    Yes Ed we do have to be careful of falls and accidents.I
    There is a lot to be said about the force created. I know the seat belt caught the pain pump and was moved further into me. It is also on an...
  23. Interesting thoughts on osteoporosis, so far that...

    Interesting thoughts on osteoporosis, so far that isn't one of my problems. I am actually amazed that in that car accident I had in September of last year all of the fusion held. All the rods, pins...
  24. Ed is spot on. Sometimes the orthopaedic doctors...

    Ed is spot on. Sometimes the orthopaedic doctors are looking at the structure situation not the big picture. Sure everything looks good on X-Ray but you know something is not good.
    I was fortunate...
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    That is really tough. It does seem if someone...

    That is really tough. It does seem if someone should return your call. Maybe it is time to move to a different doctor. Keep trying. It won't move quickly but try at a larger teaching hospital. Where...
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