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  1. Thread: SI Joint

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    I had this too

    But mine was prior to surgery. It was while I was pregnant and I actually thought that it was sciatica. I just knew that I was in misery, ALWAYS!! I was saved by Physical Therapy staff and they...
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    thanks

    Thanks to all for the replies and yes Karen I feel very blessed to have Dr Lenke as my surgeon, what a great guy.
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    Yea! 1 year appt.!

    Well, I am officially released with "no restrictions" Yea! I also met with Doreen1 and her beautiful family and NanLo for breakfast prior to appt and visited with them in the waiting room. Its...
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    9 mos to 1 year

    This is what Dr. Lenke's staff told me. They said that they like to get that 1 year xray prior to getting pregnant but he feels that post-surgical you are ok after 9 mos. if no complications.
  5. just a thought but did they check your sacroiliac joint?

    My ankles/legs are different lengths when my s/i joint is out. My PT was the first to tell me about this and popped me back in. I am always more susceptable to this now but they taught me to put...
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    epidural

    My surgeon told me that it is usually inserted between L2 L3 level. HTH
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    congrats!

    First of all congrats on the baby and a good pregnancy! Just out of curiosity, what did the docs say about epidurals? or is that something you are interested in?

    Thanks
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    thanks for posting this

    I too have seemed to notice that my rib humps, although tiny compared to before, seem to be more prevalent lately and I thought that I was going crazy/paranoid. But I also think that the swelling...
  9. me too

    I am also right at 5 mos. postop and the more increased upper body exercises, the more I notice these sensations. I also am noticing more sensation to my upper back that was previously numb or at...
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    I think that every person heals differently and...

    I think that every person heals differently and as PP said it depends on the extent of your surgery and your job. I returned at 6 wks but was very tired and I have a desk job with a 30 minute...
  11. I was told no NSAIDS for at least 6 mos due to...

    I was told no NSAIDS for at least 6 mos due to slowing the fusion.
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    Yea! Congrats on being home!!! My recovery...

    Yea! Congrats on being home!!! My recovery seemed to fly once I was home! Hope yours does too. You may need that mag citrate to get the initial BM and kickstart your system! Good luck and...
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    Golfnut, I definitely think that you should...

    Golfnut,
    I definitely think that you should call and start with Kelly at Dr. Lenke's re:pain management. Push for them to address it prior to surgery. Also, keep a loved one at your side 24/7...
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    JUNOSAND, So glad to hear from you. Sounds...

    JUNOSAND,
    So glad to hear from you. Sounds like you are doing well, and I am glad that you are viewing it as a positive outcome! I agree with the pain management. Once you are out of control...
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    Pooka1, I am glad you mentioned this. I had...

    Pooka1, I am glad you mentioned this. I had forgotten about him talking about this. He said that the lower correction was much better in adolescents but could improve in mine as well. Something...
  16. Thread: Booked it!

    by Heidiv2
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    The most nerving part is before and I think that...

    The most nerving part is before and I think that it is normal to freak a bit!! That is how I was and I remember wishing that it could just be over with instead of thinking about it for so long! ...
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    JamieAnn, Yes, I believe that he told me T4 to L1...

    JamieAnn, Yes, I believe that he told me T4 to L1 was my fusion. I was almost having some burning sensation in the lumbar and it felt to me that it was the end of the instrumentation maybe rubbing...
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    Dr Lenke told me at 9 wk postop appt that I was...

    Dr Lenke told me at 9 wk postop appt that I was allowed to do pool exercises now. As I live in no mans land and we have no indoor pools (exception of the motel 8, lol) I didn't inquire as to what...
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    I had so much trouble with pain when I was on the...

    I had so much trouble with pain when I was on the Oxycontin. It was like the pain was amplified when I did have a little it felt HUGE. I was also on Percocet when I came home but my doc took me...
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    Pilar, no, my doc says no brace for me, he wants...

    Pilar, no, my doc says no brace for me, he wants the muscles to get strong as soon as possible and feels that the brace delays that. He assured me that the hardware would hold until they are strong...
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    x rays and post op visit @ 9 wks.

    Well, I returned to Dr. Lenke this on the 15th and he said everything is looking good. I am still having a lot of muscle aches and told him that I was having to use a vicodin daily around 4pm still....
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    Hi Elyse, I was kind of like you in that I was...

    Hi Elyse, I was kind of like you in that I was too late to be braced, too early for surgery, curves in the 40s thru my 20's. Then at 34, after 2 pregnancies and 14 years of a job on tile floors, I...
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    It's crazy how different I look. All I have...

    It's crazy how different I look. All I have heard since returning to work is "you've lost weight (2 lbs, not enough to change anything) and you are a lot taller". People who told me that they could...
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    Jamie Ann, I am 7 wks out and am having the...

    Jamie Ann,
    I am 7 wks out and am having the sensations of "movement" in the main fusion area as well. I don't wear heels but have also had the "pinching" sensations at times since I have...
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    congrats! that sounds like fun! Glad that you...

    congrats! that sounds like fun! Glad that you are doing well.
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