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    I had surgery 4 months ago. I was very concerned...

    I had surgery 4 months ago. I was very concerned about weight loss because I only weighed 110 before surgery. My surgeon was also concerned so in between my three surgeries (in one week) I was given...
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    Dear Judy, I am 50 years old and 4 months...

    Dear Judy,
    I am 50 years old and 4 months post-op. I have been wearing a brace when I'm up and about since surgery. I have always been able to get up and use the bathroom, etc. for short periods...
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    bulging abdomen after surgery

    Has anyone experienced a bulging abdomen as a result of the anterior part of scoliosis surgery? I'm not referring to a hernia. I had a very tight, flat abdomen as a result of breast reconstruction...
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    post-op pain

    Having just recently gone through surgery I can tell you it is far and above childbirth pain. I have three children, each of whom were born "natural" with no pain intervention except local for an...
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    Kathleensrose, I was fused from T4-Sacrum. The...

    Kathleensrose,
    I was fused from T4-Sacrum. The doctor put in the common steel rod, screws, wires from both the anterior spine and posterior spine. I do not have an infection in the hardware. I...
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    Spincon58, I developed a fever about 2 1/2 weeks...

    Spincon58,
    I developed a fever about 2 1/2 weeks after surgery when I was still in the hospital. They thought pneumonia was the cause since I had a lot of fluid in my lungs due to receiving 7 units...
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    Recovering from surgery

    Hi everyone,
    Well I'm finally back to being able to do a few of the "normal" things of life. I had surgery on June 21st. Actually I had three surgeries in a week's time. I had 28 hours (total) of...
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    Recovering from 3 stage surgery

    Hi to all,
    My husband may have written while I was in the hospital, I'm not sure. I have been home for three weeks. I had three surgeries in the week of June 21st, 24th and 28th. I was in the...
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    Lily, Thank you. Everyone's prayers are so...

    Lily,
    Thank you. Everyone's prayers are so appreciated. I will ask my husband to keep everyone updated on my progress.
    Susan;) ;)
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    Connie, I too am having surgery on June 28th in...

    Connie,
    I too am having surgery on June 28th in California. Actually, I will be having my third surgery on that day. Mine is a 3-stage surgery (complicated). On the 28th I will be having the...
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    Theresa, Thank you for responding so quickly and...

    Theresa,
    Thank you for responding so quickly and giving me all that info. I sure appreciate it. I have thought of a few more questions if you don't mind. How much weight did you loose? The...
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    Dear Theresa, Thank you for your post. I have...

    Dear Theresa,
    Thank you for your post. I have been hoping to hear from someone near my age who has had a staged surgery. I am going to be 50 in June and I'm having anerior/posterior surgery on June...
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    staged surgery

    Has anyone out there had a staged surgery? My surgery will be done in three parts. Surgery #1 will be an open anterior for the lumbar area. Surgery #2 will be thorascopic for the thoracic area...
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    Linda, I am 49 years old. I will turn 50 the...

    Linda,
    I am 49 years old. I will turn 50 the day before my surgery.
    Susan
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    upcoming surgery:what to expect?

    I have surgery scheduled for June 21st,24th and 28th. Open anterior surgery June21st, thorascopic surgery, June 24th and posterior surgery, June 28th. Has anyone had this type of surgery and can...
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    surgery at UCDavis

    I am looking to hear from anyone who has had surgery at UCDavis in Sacramento, CA. Who was your surgeon and what was your hospital experience like? I am considering having surgery there in June. My...
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    Surgery at UCDavis?

    I'm wanting to find someone to correspond with who has had a recent surgery at UCDavis in Sacramento, CA. I have questions about your hospital experience and who your doctor was.
    Susan
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    weight loss with surgery

    My current weight is 110 lbs. When I saw my surgeon he said I needed to gain some weight because you loose so much weight with this surgery. Any comments out there on how much weight I could expect...
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    Thanks for sharing your story with me. It's nice...

    Thanks for sharing your story with me. It's nice to hear you got such good results and that you are feeling so much better. I don't have any lung problems yet. My main discomfort is in the lumbar...
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    Dear Linda, Thanks for your reply. Your words...

    Dear Linda,
    Thanks for your reply. Your words were an encouragement to me. I feel that this is the year I'm ready to go through surgery. I need to hear about the success stories. I feel that my...
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    when to have surgery

    Dear Heidi,
    I read your post from Oct. 2003. I am considering surgery this year also. I recently saw Dr. Roberto at UC Davis in Cal. He said I would need a two phase surgery (anterior &...
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