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    Yes it a year recovery but you can do many things...

    Yes it a year recovery but you can do many things before the year. So you could return to work with certain restrictions for the first 6 months or so. I returned at 7 weeks but it was too soon.
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    I can relate. I was freezing and the in a minute...

    I can relate. I was freezing and the in a minute sweating. One minute later freezing again. No fever though. I have low blood count and low thyroid. It is a lot for the body to recover from.
  3. Hi Susan bee, that is a great description about...

    Hi Susan bee, that is a great description about fishtailing. I never thought about it like that but it is hard to correct your balance when you are off. Yesterday,even though I have been fused for...
  4. I do not think there is a disability card.I do...

    I do not think there is a disability card.I do think you can get a fast pass through the TSA. I think you pay a fee and they take an application. Anything the Dr can give you will not be hooked at as...
  5. Peggy be real careful with the PT. Most ortho...

    Peggy be real careful with the PT. Most ortho doctors will not allow it this early and few PT's understand the long fusions. A person with these long fusions just can't be treated the same as a...
  6. Documentation is not needed or used as the agents...

    Documentation is not needed or used as the agents say it can be falsified. Body scanner if available and then they still wand you or do a pat down. Just allow extra time for this.
  7. It is great to hear from Linda about talking to...

    It is great to hear from Linda about talking to her clinic's patients. While the surgeons know the medical, we know the result of the surgery. I even find parts of the medical community really don't...
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    Best wishes for your journey and a successful...

    Best wishes for your journey and a successful surgery. Jackie
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    I agree with Gayle, there is a lot of trauma with...

    I agree with Gayle, there is a lot of trauma with this surgery and recovery is long and hard. We're in an instant society. We expect more from ourselves than we can manage. Also, as good as family...
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    Happy Birthday to my spine!

    Well today is the sixth anniversary of my fused spine. It has had 5 other surgeries since but today six years ago was the big one. Coming along and not sorry I did it. I do wish that I could have...
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    Hi Linda, with the upper shoulder pain have the...

    Hi Linda, with the upper shoulder pain have the Dr check your cervical. It seems as if these high fusions bother the cervical also. It is funny how neck problems effect the shoulders and arms. I have...
  12. Since my first surgery was to s-1 and pelvis I...

    Since my first surgery was to s-1 and pelvis I cannot compare being fused to l-4 or l-5,but being fused to s-1 does indeed compromise your movement. I don't sit on the floor. If I would try to sit...
  13. Thread: BMP Mishaps

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    Hi, so glad that you are doing so well. I found...

    Hi, so glad that you are doing so well. I found revision surgery much easier. Maybe it is because it is more localized? Mine went well and I was amazed at how quickly I felt better.
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    Hi. Fifa, as rough as that all sounds to me it is...

    Hi. Fifa, as rough as that all sounds to me it is like the same journey. I remember just being able to eat a single bit of food at a time.like one grape or a single potato. I was thirsty all of the...
  15. Oh Susan, what a year you have had! I hope the...

    Oh Susan, what a year you have had! I hope the pain lessens and your trip goes well. My experience with revision is that it is not as hard as the original surgery. They caught my PJK before the...
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    The upper back pain has gotten much better. The...

    The upper back pain has gotten much better. The ability to swallow has not improved much. Liquid is the hardest , as all I do is choke on it. Does any one with a cervical fusion remember how long...
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    Good luck Kara. Hope all goes well

    Good luck Kara. Hope all goes well
  18. As you continue on in the healing process it gets...

    As you continue on in the healing process it gets easier(but not easy) to tie shoes. I put my foot on my knee to tie the shoe but the bows are on the side not the top of the shoe. You have to be...
  19. We come home. I had winter surgery and it is...

    We come home. I had winter surgery and it is hard. Sometimes a local park district or school will have a tract.
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    Thank you for the wishes. It helps me to talk to...

    Thank you for the wishes. It helps me to talk to people who understand . This morning is a little rough. My neck
    isn't too bad but the upper back is in a fit. It is also hard to swallow. I will...
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    Hi friends, I am here at the hospital waiting for...

    Hi friends, I am here at the hospital waiting for my cervical surgery it should be in around an hour. This is number 5 and hopefully the last
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    She is a hero for all of us

    She is a hero for all of us
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    Fifa the first weeks are really tough. Maybe the...

    Fifa the first weeks are really tough. Maybe the Dr can change your meds to something easier on you. Those meds can make you sick. I was only in the hospital 5 days. But I went to rehab because I...
  24. Susan we are your friends. And friends take care...

    Susan we are your friends. And friends take care of each other. You have had an unbelievable journey. We are along to listen and give encouragement where we can. Sometimes family can't listen as much...
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    Good luck Melissa I hope all goes well. I have my...

    Good luck Melissa I hope all goes well. I have my next(and I hope last) surgery on November 19th.
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