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    Osteo Drugs

    Hi ,
    I actually took Boniva before my fusion for 5 years, but haven't taken it for about another five. They don't like to give these drugs longterm. I still feel it is important to treat the...
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    Drugs

    Thanks Susan. To my understanding Forteo is the only drug that builds bone. I know that that it targets a specific spot, but the goal is to have a strong spine. Prolia stops the breakdown of bone....
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    Forteo Post Surgery

    Thanks Susie Bee and Kara. I Googled Forteo and what I find is more about before surgery and also about taking it if fusion didn't occur, which isn't my problem. So I'm still interested in the...
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    Osteoperosis Post Fusion

    Hi all,
    I am two years out and doing well after a fusion from T9 to the sacrum. I just found out that my osteopenia has progressed to osteoperosis. The rheumatologist wants me to take Prolia...
  5. Pedometer

    And Doreen I wanted to thank you for getting me started using a pedometer. It's a little silly that I still use it, but I find it motivates me to keep my walking up. You were the person who...
  6. About Exercise

    Hi Doreen,
    Thanks for your answer. I have been trying aqua yoga and just doing poses within my range. I'm still figuring it out. I agree that what's important is exercise on a regular basis. ...
  7. Recommended Yoga Poses Post Fusion to Sacrum

    Hi,
    I have seen other posts on yoga pre-surgery or yoga post, but I don't think there are any that address yoga for those of us fused to the sacrum. I'm 60 and had the surgery a little over a year...
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    Interested in Hearing More About Myofascial Release

    Hi,
    I'm 10 and 1/2 months out and doing pretty well. My fusion was from T10 to the sacrum. I'm much more active than I was before surgery and enjoying, but I still have some nerve-pain issues with...
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    All Bran Cereal

    Or try All Bran cereal for breakfast, recommended to me by a GI doctor. It's 51% fiber and really effective.
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    Weights

    Hi Evelyn,
    I don't have any weight loss secrets, but I wanted to mention that I didn't use weights before surgery and do now. My PT introduced the weights. I just started at a wimpy one pound, but...
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    Philadelphia-area doctors

    Hi,
    I live in Philadelphia and had the surgery done 7 months ago. I didn't really feel that anyone in Philadelphia was experienced enough with adults so I had my surgery done at NYU with Dr. Baron...
  12. Thanks--what not lifting means wasn't explained...

    Thanks--what not lifting means wasn't explained to me yet.
  13. Glad to hear it can work

    Thanks Golfnut and Marina. I sound like a commercial, but the Kindle Fire HD is same idea as the Ipad and even lighter. I was just concerned because I know you cannot carry anything, but good to...
  14. more specifics

    Hi Marina,
    So now I know you could carry it, but how did you use it? Put it on your body or a table?
    Thanks!
    Lisa
  15. Sounds Good

    Thanks Pam for clarifying.
    And Marina good to know you can carry it after and I was going to get a Kindle Fire HD, which is much lighter. I want to use it for more than reading.
    Lisa
  16. Your Ipad approach

    Why are you not recommending it? Because everyone is different or because you think it caused you some problems. Thanks. And if I do this it would be with an Amazon Kindle HD Fire, which is only...
  17. How do you use an Ipad or Amazon Kindle HD in the Immediate Post Surgery Period?

    Hi,
    I know I have seen people make posts from their IPad in the first three months after surgery? A Kindle Fire HD weighs less than an IPad (13 ounces), but how can you use it post surgery if you...
  18. Thread: For Lisazena:

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    Emptied My Folder

    Thanks Rohrer I emptied my folder.
    Lisa
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    A Little-Off Topic

    Ed,
    I saw in another posting last night, but I don't rememeber which one that you were urging someone if they couldn't do anything else to do pool therapy. What exercises did you do in the pool...
  20. Who's done the most surgeries in NY?

    Hi all,
    Evelyn makes a good point. Other than Boachie (he doesn't take my insurance), does anyone know who does the most adults in NY? And how closely behind the other NY surgeons would rank? ...
  21. Depends on the surgeon

    Hi,
    I haven't had surgery yet, but I talked to two surgeons about it and it not only depends on the insurance company; it depends on the surgeon and if he is willing to take the insurance company's...
  22. Mixed Feelings about Yoga and Elise Miller

    I did yoga for many years and found it very helpful. I liked Iyengar yoga, which pays attention to alignment. My preference was always gentle or beginner classes, not because I couldn't do more...
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    Trunk Shift

    Sharon,
    You've cited it before (and this isn't the essence of what Dr. Hey's post is about), but since I have a significant trunk shift I'm wondering about the implications of trunk shift in...
  24. Thread: Swimming

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    More on Swimming

    Linda,
    Thanks for explaining your technique. I want to keep it as easy and stress free as possible so no walking in shallow water.

    Sally,
    And thanks for your thoughts. I realize swimming is by...
  25. Thread: Swimming

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    Benefits of Swimming

    Thanks Linda--the dreaded Athlete's Foot--something I definitely want to avoid.

    By thw way, obviously water walking is a little easier than walking on land, but did you find the benefits greater...
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