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    First of all, we all heal and feel better/normal...

    First of all, we all heal and feel better/normal at vastly different rates. You're not yet a year out and there are many members here who were still wondering if life would ever go back to normal at...
  2. I also heard Ibuprofen is not to be used for at...

    I also heard Ibuprofen is not to be used for at least 6 months because it prevents the formation of new bone. Apparently we need inflammation to do that, and Ibuprofen reduces the inflammation. But...
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    Before my surgery, I was the one who did...

    Before my surgery, I was the one who did everything, took care of everyone, couldn't delegate etc. When I had my surgery I gave it all up. I lay back and let everyone do everything. I felt no...
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    Definitely a second opinion required! You do not...

    Definitely a second opinion required! You do not want a surgeon who feels he's not up to the job, because he probably isn't. Best of luck!
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    All the very best Melissa. I hope everything...

    All the very best Melissa. I hope everything works out well for you and your family and the very best of luck with your health. I look forward to hearing your progress in the future.
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    My face was very swollen. So much so, that I...

    My face was very swollen. So much so, that I couldn't open my eyes until the next morning. I'm glad there are no photos....
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    I was still in hospital at 12 days! This is very...

    I was still in hospital at 12 days! This is very early out and all I can say is "Patience." It WILL get better.

    Ed, I nearly lost my coffee when I saw that pic. Holy dooly! Hahaha! You said...
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    Thinking of you Melissa, at this terrible time...

    Thinking of you Melissa, at this terrible time that you and your family are going through.
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    I'm glad you can still fit in some of your own...

    I'm glad you can still fit in some of your own needs, Melissa. Good luck with everything.
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    I see my signature is out of date. Can someone...

    I see my signature is out of date. Can someone PM me and tell me how I change it please? It's not allowing me to update it in My Profile.
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    Great post Ed, as always. Hope life is treating...

    Great post Ed, as always. Hope life is treating you well.

    I was nearly 58 when I had my surgery and also didn't go to rehab. However, from years of reading this forum, many who did go to rehab,...
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    Oh no...Shocked at this latest development and...

    Oh no...Shocked at this latest development and thinking of you.
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    Oh no Melissa. Poor baby. Your poor family. ...

    Oh no Melissa. Poor baby. Your poor family. Please let us know how she is. Such awful news for you.
  14. Congratulations on setting your date. I had a...

    Congratulations on setting your date. I had a chuckle - I well remember my opening post here about 6 years ago, calling myself a woos. Everyone said, "What's a woos?" A woos is a terrible scaredy...
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    I'm so sorry that times continue to be so...

    I'm so sorry that times continue to be so difficult for you. I had a daughter who took off in her teens and it broke my heart. I thought life would never be the same again. When she came home...
  16. Good to hear things continue to improve for you...

    Good to hear things continue to improve for you Evelyn. And thanks for the laugh - driving like a gangster. Glad I didn't have a mouthful of coffee at the time. ;)
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    For some reason your posts have not been coming...

    For some reason your posts have not been coming up when I log on. Glad to see you've got another surgery over and done with. I hope the pain has eased. I hope life apart from medical stuff is...
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    I'm sorry to hear that Jess. I'll never stop...

    I'm sorry to hear that Jess. I'll never stop encouraging you towards surgery because I believe it will help you enormously. But I also respect your choice. When the time comes, if it comes, you'll...
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    One statement in this encouraging thread stood...

    One statement in this encouraging thread stood out to me: You will surprise yourself and find you're a lot stronger than you ever thought you could be.

    This is so true. You have more strength...
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    Great news! You're over one hurdle already. ...

    Great news! You're over one hurdle already. <smiley face>
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    Oh Jess, that's so sad and so awful for you. ...

    Oh Jess, that's so sad and so awful for you. It's Monday night here, I hope you've made that call. Thinking of you and hoping there's a solution for both your and Sparky's sake.
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    Hi Linda, what great news to hear, that you're...

    Hi Linda, what great news to hear, that you're doing so well at last. I think you're very sensible to expect a slightly longer recovery given all the surgeries you've been through - that's got to...
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    Similar to Irina. All up I had 6 litres of...

    Similar to Irina. All up I had 6 litres of blood. All donated. My surgeon was not keen for me to donate for myself. Most was given during surgery, I do remember one, perhaps 2 bags given to me on...
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    I'm so sorry to hear this, :(

    I'm so sorry to hear this, :(
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    I wonder why it's so hard to clamp down on puppy...

    I wonder why it's so hard to clamp down on puppy mills? We have the same problem here. All the best to Sparky.

    I can understand you wanting to take the risk with your cortisol. I can't imagine...
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