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    I had a very similar experience last summer and I...

    I had a very similar experience last summer and I was positive the rod had either broken or had moved or something very scary. People on here and elsewhere told me it was probably something else (i...
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    t6 to sacrum however many that is. but I also...

    t6 to sacrum however many that is. but I also have two artificial hips and that must count for something right?
    avis
  3. Thread: My Turn

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    swelling

    Hi Linda,

    A friend had surgery at the same place with dr. hu and was put on neurontin for pain. Anyway, long story short, the neurontin caused her so much swelling she was unable to walk. They...
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    I am another vote for Dr. Rand. I traveled from...

    I am another vote for Dr. Rand. I traveled from Philadelphia to Boston to see him. i am also not pain free but I with all the other things that I have I guess I won't ever be pain free. Some of...
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    Another voice and vote for Dr. Rand. I had a...

    Another voice and vote for Dr. Rand. I had a total of 5 consultations and decided on Dr. Rand. He has a great bedside manner and a terrific dry sense of humor and he's not a bad surgeon either. ...
  6. Thread: rant (mini)

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    I sent the cd of my x-rays to Dr. Rand last week...

    I sent the cd of my x-rays to Dr. Rand last week and have not heard a peep. I hate to be a nag but I am thinking I should email him on Friday if I have not heard from them. The back has not gotten...
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    Oh my God what an adorable dog. Good thing you...

    Oh my God what an adorable dog. Good thing you saved him. he's too cute.
    avis:D
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    I for one think diving for a dog or especially a...

    I for one think diving for a dog or especially a cat is what you're supposed to do. You sure as hell can't let a poor dog get hit by a car. Congratulations to you. In my book, you are without a...
  9. Thread: rant (mini)

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    I was thinking that perhaps he likes the staff...

    I was thinking that perhaps he likes the staff the way they are because they keep the hordes away from him. If his staff let us all through he wouldn't get any surgery done. Well maybe that's the...
  10. Thread: rant (mini)

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    I am getting my xrays this morning. sally, i...

    I am getting my xrays this morning. sally, i email dr. rand directly with any questions i have. i don't abuse the email privilege and he always answers me himself. I don't say anything about his...
  11. Thread: rant (mini)

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    rant (mini)

    All I want is to get my back x-rayed to see if it is inflamed or if some hardware is misbehaving. Dr. Rand told me I should go ahead and get x-rays for the problem that I am having. I call my gp...
  12. Thread: xray & screw

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    Dr. Rand wants me to get an x-ray and have the...

    Dr. Rand wants me to get an x-ray and have the disk sent to him for his review. He said it could possibly be inflammation, which I wouldn't have thought of before reading what some of you guys had...
  13. I started at 5 weeks because I needed to get...

    I started at 5 weeks because I needed to get somewhere for an interview and could not find anyone to take me and there are no taxis or public trans anywhere near where I live. I never asked nor told...
  14. Thread: xray & screw

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    Linda you are the absolute cat's meow. Thank you...

    Linda you are the absolute cat's meow. Thank you for your offer but I think it will be ok. I emailed Dr. Rand last night and not that the pain and feeling has gone, but I feel some improvement this...
  15. Thread: xray & screw

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    Hi, Yes Linda I have been thinking of the ER...

    Hi,
    Yes Linda I have been thinking of the ER because I thought maybe it's a lung or something else. It's not getting any better at all and is probably a little worse. It's times like these I...
  16. Thread: xray & screw

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    xray & screw

    Hi everyone,
    I think that something has happened with a screw or rod on my right side in the thoracic region. It's been about 4 days and to say it's painful would be an understatement. certain...
  17. After my surgery i had torn rotator cuffs in both...

    After my surgery i had torn rotator cuffs in both shoulders as a result of using my shoulders to haul myself up from bed or a chair. They were brutal but I am pleased to say the pain went away as I...
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    I took my issue of aching pain in my calves when...

    I took my issue of aching pain in my calves when going up stairs and now just walking anywhere to my gp. My calves ache terribly as do my hips on occasion. I told my gp all my symptoms because I...
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    laying on a flat hard surface

    I tried to lay on my back on the floor last night to see if I was ready for mat pilates. I do pilates on the reformer, which doesn't bother my back. It was very uncomfortable and certainly not...
  20. I was not screened as a child in England and did...

    I was not screened as a child in England and did not know I had scoli until in my 40's. I had a laminectomy when I was 37 and the surgeon said nothing about having scoli. Perhaps it grew after age...
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    I am totally jealous. I need an extra 4 inches. ...

    I am totally jealous. I need an extra 4 inches. I went from 5'2 1/2" to 5 foot nothing. I guess if my scoli curve had been straightened I would have gained height but he didn't do that. He just...
  22. I did not get any cosmetic results. I was...

    I did not get any cosmetic results. I was 5'21/2" and gained an inch from my first fusion and lost it and went into this fusion at 5' and did not gain any height. About 6 months after my surgery I...
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    I totally missed this post about your surgery. I...

    I totally missed this post about your surgery. I hope this does the trick for you and you are finally pain free or at least have less pain. I can't believe you were back to skating in 2 weeks. You...
  24. Originally I was going to say to have the knee...

    Originally I was going to say to have the knee done first but it depends on the recovery from your knee. I have both hips replaced and had the last one done the year before spinal surgery. I have a...
  25. i don't lose weight or lose my appetite with...

    i don't lose weight or lose my appetite with surgery. Each time I have had surgery I have gained weight and never take it off. This time was no different. It doesn't matter that I don't eat the...
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