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    Lizard: I looked at your X-rays....where is...

    Lizard: I looked at your X-rays....where is your L pelvic anchor fixed?
    Susan
  2. Linda: "It's not over...till" Dr. Hart has not...

    Linda: "It's not over...till"
    Dr. Hart has not confirmed anything. I suppose that he is waiting for the results of the CT of the pelvis that I had last week before he lets me know what he thinks....
  3. I continue in PT, usually 2x/week. Doing home...

    I continue in PT, usually 2x/week. Doing home exercises and walking with Canadian crutches. I have a lot of pelvic tightness with walking and wonder if it is related to my broken pelvic screw or if...
  4. Linda: I hope that you can view the broken screw...

    Linda: I hope that you can view the broken screw above. I just had a CT of the pelvis and will see the results this week.
    Susan
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    Gardenia: I cannot speak for any surgeons except...

    Gardenia: I cannot speak for any surgeons except the 2 that I contacted: Drs. Hart and Hu. Both said that they are specialists in "adult degenerative scoliosis". So, there are orthopedic surgeons...
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    Hope that it works for you! One less hassle. ...

    Hope that it works for you! One less hassle. Things are turning around for you.
    Susan
  7. Love the "overdoing it in an effort to force...

    Love the "overdoing it in an effort to force recovery". Love your recovery ethic!

    Dropping your undies in the dressing room can certainly poise a challenge! Have you thought about going...
  8. Peggy: Why did we think that recovery would be...

    Peggy: Why did we think that recovery would be progressively easier? I think that we were just hoping that it would be!

    Congratulations on your walk! I am impressed!

    Susan
  9. Why would the screw break at a non-stress...

    Why would the screw break at a non-stress point?.....especially if the fusion is solid [which it appeared to be at my surgery on 3/20/2015].

    Susan

    Thanks everyone for your kind words of...
  10. Broken sacral fixation screw....what happens next?

    I am about 2 1/3 years out from my initial surgery when I had a T3 to Sacrum fusion with pelvic fixation. A recent xrays shows a broken left screw in my pelvis. The break does not appear to be at a...
  11. Linda, I do not believe that I ever had a central...

    Linda, I do not believe that I ever had a central line in my neck (jugular).
    I believe that all of mine were subclavian.
    Susan
  12. Mark: Call me when you are going on your walks...

    Mark: Call me when you are going on your walks in NW Portland and I will follow you in my wheelchair/crutches and pick up your unwanted bills or Susan B Anthony dollars.

    Susan.....retirement...
  13. Hi! First of all, your fear of pain is very...

    Hi! First of all, your fear of pain is very normal. I do not remember anything right after any of my 3 surgeries as I was well sedated and the drugs provided an amnesia. Everyone has some amount...
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    I still use the wipe assist for butt wipes and I...

    I still use the wipe assist for butt wipes and I am over 2 years out from my original surgery. I can reach the front OK.
    Over time, I did find that there seemed to be a little bit of loosening of...
  15. Thank you everyone for your healing thoughts and...

    Thank you everyone for your healing thoughts and good wishes and thanks Ed for fixing my xrays.

    I belong to another support group, an Oregon spinal cord injury [SCI] group. We meet at a local...
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    Dr. Hu moved from UCSF to Stanford in 2014. Of...

    Dr. Hu moved from UCSF to Stanford in 2014. Of course, UCSF did not want to lose "business", that is $. I received a letter from UCSF that said that Dr. Hu "was moving to a practice down the...
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    Jackie: Didn't you just have surgery and you are...

    Jackie: Didn't you just have surgery and you are already writing in full sentences? WOW! You are an amazing woman!
    Continue to heal and take care of yourself!
    Susan
  18. 3 month visit of Surgery #3

    I just had my 3 month visit of surgery #3 at OHSU. Xrays looked good....which was awesome as the xrays at my last surgery showed a problem at 6 weeks! Needless to say, that was a great relief!
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    Linda, Unsure what you mean by, "We take all...

    Linda, Unsure what you mean by, "We take all xrays from the back".
    When I had my surgery at UCSF I had xrays taken from the front.
    Susan
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    Thinking of you today and hoping that all goes...

    Thinking of you today and hoping that all goes well!
    Gentle hugs, Susan
  21. You are probably talking about people that have...

    You are probably talking about people that have curves that start early in life that are not associated with degenerative spinal problems.

    For those of us with degenerative scoliosis [adult onset...
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    Melissa, I hope that the spinal cord stimulator...

    Melissa, I hope that the spinal cord stimulator is your answer!

    With my current diagnosis of spinal instrumentation infection, and thus my radar scanner is always in the up position.....at your...
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    Jackie: Wow, you have been through the mill in...

    Jackie: Wow, you have been through the mill in trying to find a solution to your problem! I am glad that you sought that advice at Univ of Chicago and hope that this is your answer. I hope that...
  24. Thread: 8 wewks

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    Changing spelling of a title

    Cathy,

    I have edited and modified almost all of my posts since I am a fast, but inaccurate typist [guess that sleeping through typing class in high school wasn't such a good idea....].

    To EDIT...
  25. So glad that you found a non-surgical way to...

    So glad that you found a non-surgical way to relieve your pain. I hope that it continues to provide pain relief.
    Are there any stretching exercises that your PT suggested that might supplement the...
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