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    Hi! I am having my revision surgery the next...

    Hi! I am having my revision surgery the next week on March 20th in Oregon. Let's hope that it is our last surgery!!!!
    Susan
  2. X-ray....

    STUDY: SPINE THORACIC 2 VIEWS 02/24/15 11:46:00

    HISTORY: Scoliosis

    COMPARISON: 12/30/14

    FINDINGS:
    Posterior spinal fixation rods, screws, and laminar wires are evident. The
    hardware is...
  3. #3 Surgery scheduled for March 20, 2015

    First, thanks everyone for your kind comments, prayers, and support. I am walking well with crutches, but time is limited due to thoracic pain. I use my wheelchair when I am tired.

    Dr. Hart's...
  4. Rod broken at T10?? I think.

    Rod broken at T10?? I think.
  5. Gas Bubbles, Fractured rods, Loose screws.....oh, my!

    I will make this short: Saw Dr. Hart today with new x-rays and more thoracic back pain. I am bummed about the pain and now have pain with movement and just sitting down/driving over bumps.

    X-rays...
  6. To Linda and others: Thanks for your kind notes....

    To Linda and others: Thanks for your kind notes.

    Re D&C: benign

    Re Inter-Stim: Decreases incontinence but not as much as I wanted. I am happy with the results. Rereading that.....sounds...
  7. Inspirational....this speaks to me

    "Everybody gets dealt a hand in life.
    Some get dealt better hands than other, but at the end of the day this is the hand of cards that is yours."
    Susan.....it is what it is
  8. The Inter-Stim is working out well as it has...

    The Inter-Stim is working out well as it has greatly decreased my incontinence. I am actually wearing my own undies and a poise pad. I still keep the Depends handy, but do not anticipate needing...
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    Congratulations on 4 years of healing! You have...

    Congratulations on 4 years of healing! You have been an inspiration to me and I appreciate all of your support.

    Susan
  10. Shame on your family doctor! Call me dumb with...

    Shame on your family doctor! Call me dumb with you! I did not know that I had burned myself until 2 days after it happened. I was dressing in my brother's bathroom and I looked in the mirror and...
  11. Cherry Red Wheelchair is so much easier to manage...

    Cherry Red Wheelchair is so much easier to manage than the older model that I was issued.

    I had the Inter-Stim procedure [trial] done last week and it really has worked! My incontinence has...
  12. Same thing happened to me, but in decreasing pain...

    Same thing happened to me, but in decreasing pain of the repair of hernia from the ALIF incision. Keep the area clean. My doctor put a patch over it and that decreased the pain.

    You will get...
  13. I ate lightly the day before. No problems with...

    I ate lightly the day before.
    No problems with constipation until weeks after surgery and then only once.

    Susan
  14. Thread: Update

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    Awesome!!!! Goodbye to those wheels!!!!!...

    Awesome!!!! Goodbye to those wheels!!!!!
    Susan......still a rollin' along
  15. Hi, Marianne: My suggestion may seem like an odd...

    Hi, Marianne: My suggestion may seem like an odd one, but I suggest that you write down just how much you hurt and what you cannot do right now. I say this because sometimes post-op when you are...
  16. Peg and Marianne: Cherry Red racing wheelchair...

    Peg and Marianne: Cherry Red racing wheelchair is due to be delivered and adjusted for me on Friday. I will try to post a picture.

    Thanks for your and everyone's support. I have a MOHS procedure...
  17. I have not read this entire thread....because I...

    I have not read this entire thread....because I am overwhelmed with just being ME and all of my problems....however, I will make a video of how to assemble my wiper and use it if this thread did not...
  18. The problem is that fecal matter contains E. Coli...

    The problem is that fecal matter contains E. Coli that can result in a bladder infection if you poo gets up the urethra [the tube whose opening is just above, North of the vagina] and into the...
  19. FIFA, you are so sweet! I appreciate your warm...

    FIFA, you are so sweet! I appreciate your warm thoughts and support.

    My cherry red crutches arrived a couple of days ago. Of course, like a kid with new toys, I played with them for quite a...
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    Fifa, Re: your husband not being great at...

    Fifa, Re: your husband not being great at cleaning and it is bugging you......do you have a good girlfriend that will come over and help? Don't be afraid to reach out for help. You would help your...
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    Do you have relaxation tapes? What would you...

    Do you have relaxation tapes?

    What would you tell a friend that felt like you do?

    I think that you are greatly underestimating your inner strength. Anyone that does not fear the surgery is not...
  22. Did UPS bring anyone my new crutches by mistake??????

    An angry, frustrated woman in a wheelchair is not someone to irritate with a delay in new crutches. Just when I have learned to walk with them, I got excited about ordering them. Where the F... is...
  23. Pillow for your back when you are in your car. I...

    Pillow for your back when you are in your car. I felt like the "Pea and the Princess", that I could feel every stitch in the upholstery in the back of the seat.

    Remember, all that you need the...
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    KSMOM: Isn't mommy guilt great? It is the gift...

    KSMOM: Isn't mommy guilt great? It is the gift that never stops giving! About 8 months ago, I was talking to my 41 year old daughter about my being in the military [Navy Nurse Reserve] and she...
  25. FIFA: Feel free to talk about pee and poo on my...

    FIFA: Feel free to talk about pee and poo on my thread. I'm knee deep sometimes in both....

    Susan

    No, unfortunately, my vacation had to end sometime. I am back in rainy Oregon/Washington.
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