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  1. Thread: Reality

    by leahdragonfly
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    Hi, you have gotten so much great advice...

    Hi,

    you have gotten so much great advice above, I don't know what else to add. However, I do clearly remember being right where you are. I had to go back to work on seated duty in a busy...
  2. Hi Mark, It's great to hear you are feeling so...

    Hi Mark,

    It's great to hear you are feeling so much better…I haven't seen you post in a long time. As I recall you had surgery with Dr Hart, same as me?

    I was an avid lap swimmer before my...
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    Hi Masha, I was in a somewhat similar...

    Hi Masha,

    I was in a somewhat similar situation as yours prior to surgery, with a 35 degree lumbar curve at age 40 and severe spinal stenosis in the middle of it. I was having progressive back...
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    Hi Cathy, I'm so glad to hear of your...

    Hi Cathy,

    I'm so glad to hear of your improvement--you sound great! Your x-rays look beautiful, and you must be loving your new torso and waistline!

    Keep up the good work, and have a great...
  5. Hi, that is a very inspiring article! I enjoyed...

    Hi, that is a very inspiring article! I enjoyed reading it and it brought a smile to my face what the hospital community did to help him.

    Good luck with everything.
  6. This is who I was thinking of: ...

    This is who I was thinking of:

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?10956-Has-anyone-been-to-a-chiropractor-for-their-neck-after-their-back-surgery&highlight=
    ...
  7. Hi Linda, I remember there was a younger woman...

    Hi Linda,

    I remember there was a younger woman here about 5 years ago who had a similar problem as yours…she had surgery with Boachie as I recall, but I don't remember her name. She couldn't hold...
  8. How about Dr Bederman in So Cal? Melissa speaks...

    How about Dr Bederman in So Cal? Melissa speaks very highly of him and he did a very complex revision on her.
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    broken rods

    Great posts Ed, you said it all! My rods broke from psuedoarthrosis (failure to fuse) at two adjacent levels. One rod broke at the level of around L3, the other at L4, both at the same time. I...
  10. Hi Sandy, I am sorry to hear all you've been...

    Hi Sandy,

    I am sorry to hear all you've been through. Were the broken rods repaired already, or is that part of the equation?

    I was fused T8-sacrum/pelvis almost 5 years ago, at age 42. At 14...
  11. Hi Tableone, I don't remember ever hearing...

    Hi Tableone,

    I don't remember ever hearing mention of him…have you considered UCSF? They have plenty of experienced revision surgeons, which is where Linda Racine works. There is also Serena Hu...
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    Hi Kara, I liked reading your report and...

    Hi Kara,

    I liked reading your report and hearing all the details you remember about your experience with scoliosis and Dr Gupta. It's amazing that over 5 years have passed since then! It sounds...
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    Hi there, Have you been to see a doctor and...

    Hi there,

    Have you been to see a doctor and have spine x-rays to check how everything is looking? It is impossible to advise or know what you can try until you find out the condition of your...
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    Hi Irina, I am so happy to read your great...

    Hi Irina,

    I am so happy to read your great report…I know Susan is on all of our minds but she is tough and has a great attitude. I am sure reading your good news is helpful for those approaching...
  15. Thinking of you Susan

    Hi Susan,

    I have been thinking of you this week and wonder how your surgery went. I hope you are comfortable and starting baby steps on the road to recovery.

    Please let us know how you are...
  16. Hi, I had to return to work at 14 weeks...

    Hi,

    I had to return to work at 14 weeks post-op my original surgery, then at 12 weeks post major revision, due to financial and job concerns. I was also getting bored, lonely, and isolated at...
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    Melissa, I am really surprised that you are...

    Melissa,

    I am really surprised that you are dismissed from Dr Bederman when your broken rod surgery was just a few months ago. Doesn't he need to follow you up for that?

    I am glad you had such...
  18. Dr Hart will fix you

    Dear Susan,

    I was stunned to read your update, and feel so bad for you. I really do know how disappointing it is to suddenly be faced with broken rods and starting back to square one with...
  19. Hi, You can ask your surgeon to put you in...

    Hi,

    You can ask your surgeon to put you in touch with other patients who have had similar thoracoplasties done by him. Then get in touch with them and ask them for their experiences. I did this...
  20. I know you directed your question to Linda, but I...

    I know you directed your question to Linda, but I wanted to chime in. I am sure a sacral fracture is extremely painful, so I would consider that a big problem. They can require surgery to stabilize...
  21. Linda, I am kind of surprised to read the high...

    Linda,

    I am kind of surprised to read the high rates of reoperation, pseudoarthrosis, and infection: Forty-one percent (n = 19) of the unilateral cases and 50% (n = 13) of the bilateral cases...
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    Sharon, That is shocking. Do you know what...

    Sharon,

    That is shocking. Do you know what happened to her?
  23. Hi there, I am glad to hear how well you are...

    Hi there,

    I am glad to hear how well you are doing! And a very good 6-week report. I had a single side iliac screw. The purpose of the iliac fixation is mainly to prevent sacral fracture, and...
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    Do you know about their pediatric partner, Scott...

    Do you know about their pediatric partner, Scott Luhmann? That was Leah's surgeon.
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    Hi there, Great advice above, and I especially...

    Hi there,

    Great advice above, and I especially agree with PeggyS that maybe you should only plan on graduation at the end of the year. I also think you may be too tired and sore, not to mention...
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