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    Yes, I will pop in occasionally. I have a small...

    Yes, I will pop in occasionally. I have a small online business which keeps me busy, which I began 9 years ago. Recovery was a huge time of change for me. I hope you are doing well. Good to see a...
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    Congratulations Lynne. I have also been lucky. ...

    Congratulations Lynne. I have also been lucky. Like you, I had my surgery 10 years ago and my back is 100%. Now aged 68, no pain, and able to do anything I want. My 10 year anniversary was March...
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    Like Kathy, I slept only on my back for about a...

    Like Kathy, I slept only on my back for about a year after surgery. I was surprised at how easily I slept on my back because I'd always been a side or stomach sleeper. I can now sleep however I...
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    Hi Robbi, My single thoracic curve was 68 degrees...

    Hi Robbi, My single thoracic curve was 68 degrees when I had T4 - Sacrum surgery with iliac bolts. I was almost 58. That was 7.5 years ago. I have had no pain since, for which I'll be forever...
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    Hi Melissa, Glad to hear you're doing ok. I...

    Hi Melissa,

    Glad to hear you're doing ok. I haven't been to the forum for a while but I do think of you and hope things are ok for you. Ed's right, you are our Mohammed Ali, and I hope you'll...
  6. Thread: 3 Years

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    At six months my surgeon told me not to lift over...

    At six months my surgeon told me not to lift over 10kg. At my one year appt. the only restrictions I was given was no running (to protect the unfused portion at the top of my spine,) no trampolining...
  7. Thread: 3 Years

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    Great news, Irina! Congratulations on this...

    Great news, Irina! Congratulations on this special milestone.

    On this subject but not worth a new post, I just passed my 7 year anniversary and all's well. At almost 65, most of the time, I...
  8. Good luck Carol. Linda, you've been through...

    Good luck Carol.

    Linda, you've been through the mill but you're not yet crushed. Perhaps in a way it's good that there's no choice about this surgery, otherwise you'd be sleepless going...
  9. I could cry for you Rohrer. I can't offer you...

    I could cry for you Rohrer. I can't offer you any suggestions but I hope that writing it down was in some way cathartic. Let us know how you go. Good luck.
  10. It sounds like fun Karen. Let us know what Dr....

    It sounds like fun Karen. Let us know what Dr. Gupta says.
  11. Congratulations on your milestone, Karen! I'm...

    Congratulations on your milestone, Karen! I'm not sure what pickle ball is but my surgeon told me I shouldn't run as the unfused portion at the top of my spine cops all the impact. So I've stuck...
  12. I'm so sorry to hear this Peggy. Wishing you the...

    I'm so sorry to hear this Peggy. Wishing you the successful outcome you deserve, after going through spinal surgery so recently. Let us know how you go and we'll cheer you on. Good luck!
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    Congratulations Melissa!

    Congratulations Melissa!
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    Hi Ginger, Great to hear your outcome 7 years...

    Hi Ginger,

    Great to hear your outcome 7 years down the track. With your travel and hiking, your life sounds wonderful.

    You remind me how important it is for us long-termers to keep...
  15. Mom of 4. Please believe me when I say, we're...

    Mom of 4.

    Please believe me when I say, we're all scared. Some of us less than others, but we're all scared. I thought I was the biggest sook ever. I'd never had surgery in my life and, at...
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    Yes! We also eat lots of turmeric, as well. I...

    Yes! We also eat lots of turmeric, as well. I should add, as soon as my diet returned to normal, I've had no more soreness in the hips. Eating anti-inflammatory foods is definitely worth a try.
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    Yes, it happened to me. Along with other...

    Yes, it happened to me. Along with other symptoms. It was when I was cutting back on my Oxy. I became very tearful and I had bouts of dizziness and nausea as well. I remember ringing my surgeon...
  18. Thread: 1 year out!

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    Awesome one year update Green m&m! ...

    Awesome one year update Green m&m! Congratulations!
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    Hi George. Well, I've been back on chilli now...

    Hi George. Well, I've been back on chilli now for 2 weeks and the slight aching in the back of my hips has gone. I'm sold.
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    Totally agree with previous posters.

    My biggest anxiety was caused by not knowing... I wanted answers to my questions - the good, the bad and the ugly. I needed it all, so that I knew exactly...
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    Chilli as an anti inflammatory?

    I've been doing some research, and it seems chilli acts as an anti inflammatory in the body.

    My partner is the cook in our house and we rarely have a meal which doesn't include chilli and lots of...
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    Not long now. Best of luck and as others have...

    Not long now. Best of luck and as others have said, I hope it's the last!
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    Get well soon, Kara.

    Get well soon, Kara.
  24. So sorry to hear this latest, Back Out. Sending...

    So sorry to hear this latest, Back Out. Sending my very best wishes for a full recovery.
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    Does this mean she needs more time?

    Does this mean she needs more time?
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