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    Oh for heaven's sake this was about not getting...

    Oh for heaven's sake this was about not getting kids vaccinate. Why does it have to turn into a religious/politics free for all :mad::mad: :confused::eek:
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    Pooka1, I absolutly agree. I just don't get the...

    Pooka1,
    I absolutly agree. I just don't get the reasoning behind the decision not to vacinate (sp) a child. I have never had a parent explain to me the "science" of not doing so.

    I'm old enough...
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    I had my surgery, AP from T4-S1, at UC San...

    I had my surgery, AP from T4-S1, at UC San Franscisco and was very happy with the nursing care. I expected to be treated like one of a herd of cattle, because the hospital is huge with a great many...
  4. Mamamax Scary is an understatement. I would not...

    Mamamax
    Scary is an understatement. I would not leave a daughter alone in the same room with this guy :(
    SandyC
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    I find it interesting that he (Dr.Hey) has time...

    I find it interesting that he (Dr.Hey) has time to blog in between surgeries.I will admit to being a bit "jaded", he seems a bit to good to be true :rolleyes:
    SandyC
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    Nearly 4 months after my implants my incision...

    Nearly 4 months after my implants my incision opened up (about the size of a dime). Went from the docs office to surgery. After going in 4 times trying to get rid of the MRSA and months of IV...
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    jowilly, I had harringtons put in, in '83 and...

    jowilly,

    I had harringtons put in, in '83 and carried 2 pregnancys to term. One son was nearly 8 pounds the other just made 9lbs. Both were big health babies. As far as the pregnancy itself, I had...
  8. Thread: Aging Fusions

    by SandyC
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    Good morning MGH 1970, I also have Hep C that...

    Good morning MGH 1970,

    I also have Hep C that I recieved from a blood transfusion in 1983, when I had my Harrington done. Like you I have no symtoms. It was pure chance that I requested a test...
  9. Alistair, Frankly, I watched the video and it...

    Alistair,

    Frankly, I watched the video and it hurt just to watch it. The position that the spine is in during the "work out" looks very uncomfortable, even for a normal spine
    SandyC
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    This is just to good ROFLOL :D:D :D :D We all...

    This is just to good ROFLOL :D:D :D :D

    We all need a good laugh on occasion Qikdraw, the pretzel thing is great!! :p :p

    I'm in the middle of moving to a new house and to take a break and...
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    :D :D :D :D This was a great question....I needed...

    :D :D :D :D This was a great question....I needed a laugh for the day.

    However, I don't think anyone should be foolish enough to go stand out in a lightning storm :confused: :confused:
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    Mauxi, I'm fused from T4-S1. I had my surgery...

    Mauxi,

    I'm fused from T4-S1. I had my surgery back in '02. I'am now 60 years old. At this point I can now tie my shoes. I have learned how to get down on my knees to pull weeds in the yard and...
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    kimg, Though I'm an older adult and I had...

    kimg,

    Though I'm an older adult and I had complications due to MRSA, my total bill came to.......are you sitting?? 1/4 million dollars!!!! :eek::eek::eek: All I can say is thank God for...
  14. LaurieK, "Also wonder if there is an ethnic...

    LaurieK,

    "Also wonder if there is an ethnic component. Based on my limited observations, which includes me and some friends, Eastern European Jewish women seem to be disproportionately...
  15. Thread: MRSA Update

    by SandyC
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    Jess, Sorry to hear about your MRSA. I also had...

    Jess,
    Sorry to hear about your MRSA. I also had it and also a PICC line. I was given Vancomyacine and when that didn't work my doc added Ryphampin. After a couple of weeks it (MRSA) came back again...
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    Before you rush into surgery you need to be seen...

    Before you rush into surgery you need to be seen by an Ortho that deals with ADULT scoi patients. Having a laminy is like putting a bandaid on your back, and personally I think not the best way to go...
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    Susie Bee, I've had bursitis in my hips off and...

    Susie Bee,
    I've had bursitis in my hips off and on for years. The fastest way and I think most effective is just to have your regular doc inject prednisone into the hip (bursa sac). It isn't that...
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    Singer, From a purely non professional weather...

    Singer,

    From a purely non professional weather opinion I think it is the weather. :eek: Ithink it is the change in the barimetric pressure and not the cold per say that causes the stiffness and...
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    Tracyn, Linda is right. You need to see an...

    Tracyn,

    Linda is right. You need to see an Ortho that deals with adults that have had prior fusion for scoli. My guess is that you re-herniated because there was/is so much stress on the vert's...
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    Backtalk, Sorry to hear about the MRSA. I had a...

    Backtalk,
    Sorry to hear about the MRSA. I had a pic line in for 3 months and was on Vancomycin (iv) and Riphmpin during that time. I would hook my own IV up at home, which was nice. Hang in there...
  21. Thread: considering...

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    I agree, get a second opinion, Scoli is not a...

    I agree, get a second opinion, Scoli is not a medical emergency. Since you are in your 20's I would try to find an orthopedic doc that deals with adult scoli patients and that has LOTS of experience...
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your staph infection....

    I'm so sorry to hear about your staph infection. I also had MRSA and it was a bi**h :mad: to get rid of. I wish you the best of luck
    SandyC
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    Well, I feel like a "druggie":eek:!! I have been...

    Well, I feel like a "druggie":eek:!! I have been on Neurontin since '02 due to nerve pain across my ribs where the anterior incision was made. I "only" take a couple a day to stop the...
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    Wow...You go girl :D Get this quack and get...

    Wow...You go girl :D Get this quack and get him good :mad:
    SandyC
  25. Ginger, I was fused from T4-S1 at age 54. You...

    Ginger,

    I was fused from T4-S1 at age 54. You will need help with the shower. It was also weeks, months really, before I was strong enough to cook meals or do things like laundry. It was several...
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