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    I quit my pain meds on day 15 post op. The...

    I quit my pain meds on day 15 post op. The discomfort I had was very bearable. I was still able to sleep comfortably. As many people have said before, don't judge your recovery against others. People...
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    Best wishes

    John, I would like to wish you all the very best for your upcoming surgery and
    a smooth recovery.
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    Hi John, I haven't been posting for a while,...

    Hi John,
    I haven't been posting for a while, but just did a quick catch up of your situation. I am so sorry to read about your situation. I hope you can get things sorted out very soon. I noticed a...
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    Sorry Stephanie, I didn't mean to worry anyone,...

    Sorry Stephanie, I didn't mean to worry anyone, but as Linda said, if you have any concerns, please raise it with your surgeon. My surgeon warned me that I might be left with a little pot belly. I...
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    Thankyou Linda for your response. Sad to read it...

    Thankyou Linda for your response. Sad to read it didn't work for you. I have read that this may happen on another orthopaedic forum. I saw my surgeon for an opinion and without scans etc, she feels...
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    Correction surgery of 'pot belly'

    Hi Everyone, hope you are all doing well. I have noticed that there are still a lot of familiar names on here and that is fantastic. I haven't posted in a while, but try to keep up with what is...
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    Congratulations Jen. That's absolutely great news...

    Congratulations Jen. That's absolutely great news to read. Everytime I read about you kayaking etc, I imagine how happy you must be, having made excellent progress on your journey. May you continue...
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    Released from Surgeons Care

    Hi all, I had my 18 month checkup today. I should have been released from his care on June 1st this year, but as some of you may recall, i had bad hip/back pain and therefore he didn't release me at...
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    During my MRI, I also was found to have a...

    During my MRI, I also was found to have a haemangioma. I think it was at either level L2/3 or L4/5 (probably L4/5). Neither my Neuro or Scoli Surgeon seemed to be concerned with it. They were more...
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    [QUOTE=lapieper;112159]I do Viactiv chews, 2-3...

    [QUOTE=lapieper;112159]I do Viactiv chews, 2-3 daily, along with Vitamin D3, 1000 I.U. and Magnesium.

    This is a fantastic combination. I commenced taking this prior to my surgery - stopped for...
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    I ditto mammamax and jenniferG on this one. Well...

    I ditto mammamax and jenniferG on this one. Well said. With regards to your line about alcohol and smokes being bad for you as well, this may interest many ladies on this forum. In Australia,...
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    That's an awesome report Sandie. Best wishes of a...

    That's an awesome report Sandie. Best wishes of a continued smooth and uncomplicated recovery.
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    Sorry all, i got the days confused. To all...

    Sorry all, i got the days confused. To all members of the forum from the US, 'Happy Thanksgiving.
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    As I have said on a previous thread about cars -...

    As I have said on a previous thread about cars - pick me, pick me.............
    the 'Toyota RAV4':cool:
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    If it wasn't for the nerve pain down my leg, i...

    If it wasn't for the nerve pain down my leg, i could have gone home on day 4. Instead, i went home on day 8. I got to speak with the physio girls pre-op and then they were in two times a day, from...
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    Best wishes of a speedy recovery, so that you may...

    Best wishes of a speedy recovery, so that you may jump back onto that speedy bike of yours and just................cruise....................:cool:
  17. I admire your courage for going in so soon. Happy...

    I admire your courage for going in so soon. Happy to read that all is well. Best wishes for a continued smooth recovery.
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    I was on a pain pump for 24hrs post surgery, but...

    I was on a pain pump for 24hrs post surgery, but asked to have it removed as i wasn't using it. They put me on Oxycodone 5mg/6hourly. This dose eased my discomfort - no problem. When i came home, i...
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    Ohh i know that feeling very well. The one of...

    Ohh i know that feeling very well. The one of 'life is good again'. Wishing you best wishes on a continued good recovery.:)
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    I had accupuncture and remedial massage weekly...

    I had accupuncture and remedial massage weekly for the three months leading upto my surgery. I would not have been able to walk otherwise. The pain was so bad, that i broke out in a sweat like never...
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    Hi Rita, when i didn't see you post for a while,...

    Hi Rita, when i didn't see you post for a while, i was hoping that it was because you were doing well and moving on with life. So glad to see that everything is great. Best wishes for a continuing...
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    All the very best wishes of a safe and successful...

    All the very best wishes of a safe and successful surgery and of a smooth and speedy recovery.
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    Jeepers Melissa, my heart stopped when i read...

    Jeepers Melissa, my heart stopped when i read that first post. Great to read a couple of posts later, that all is good. Hope everyone is OK. Best wishes to you and your family.
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    Yes indeed, those 'facet joints' are the ones I...

    Yes indeed, those 'facet joints' are the ones I kept getting injected for pain relief, from L2/3 - L5/S1.

    Ti-Ed, sounds like this textbook is a good read.
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    Sorry i missed you going into surgery, but so...

    Sorry i missed you going into surgery, but so very glad to read that your surgery went well. All the very best of a smooth and uncomplicated recovery.
    Best wishes.:)
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