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    John, I also had my fusion stopped at L5. I...

    John,

    I also had my fusion stopped at L5. I have one disc left and doctor said he wasn't sure how long it would last. I didn't want to lose the flexibility. I am also beginning to feel the...
  2. Had a friend that got a stroke when one of those...

    Had a friend that got a stroke when one of those decompression machines, pinched an artery. I suggest people save their money. The inversion table does the same thing and is a lot cheape.

    rich
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    if the new surgeon doesn't help, Disneyland has a...

    if the new surgeon doesn't help, Disneyland has a new ride which might help!

    rich
  4. I do elliptical and stationary bike for now. I...

    I do elliptical and stationary bike for now. I plan on starting weights next week. I will start slow with light weights. I'm hoping on building my core muscles, specifically my abs and lower back...
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    My surgeon was Dr. Kropf from the spine...

    My surgeon was Dr. Kropf from the spine institute. He does his surgeries out of cedars sinai. Good place to see some celebrities while your in their for your surgery. I got to see the kardashians,...
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    I hear you John, I started working out about a...

    I hear you John,

    I started working out about a month ago, but it hurt to much so I had to stop. I finally went back this week. I do about 50 minutes of elliptical, but no weights. It is...
  7. Thread: Bone Marrow

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    I know that they used our own materials in the...

    I know that they used our own materials in the past, but thought everybody had changed to BMP. Have you asked your doctor, why he didn't change over to BMP? I'm curious? I'm also full of BMP and...
  8. Bmp for spine fusion, possible cancer correlation!

    My brother, who is a physician assistant, just sent me this article on BMP. Has anybody else have any information about BMP?

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/surgery/orthopedics/21908

    rich
  9. Year Out and still take occasional pain meds!

    Is this normal? I am one year out and still take pain meds, once or twice a week. I only take them in the evening, when the pain becomes unbearable. I feel like a whimp, sometimes, but feel...
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    just curious! why can't we do skydivig? I...

    just curious! why can't we do skydivig? I understand trampoline and bungee jumping, but skydiving doesn't seem to risky on our back. If we can do snowboarding or golf, it would seem we could...
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    Pilar, I'm glad your doing better. I was on...

    Pilar,

    I'm glad your doing better. I was on the pain meds for about 3 1/2 months. Then I started weening off. I still take some on some bad days and I'm one year out. Your x-rays look great. ...
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    Pilar, been there and done that. I had mine on...

    Pilar,
    been there and done that. I had mine on December 9th of last year. When I got home, had tremendous pain, couldn't sleep, couldn't walk, couldn't eat. I would throw up everything I ate. I...
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    off topic, Jess, how are you doing? ...

    off topic,

    Jess,

    how are you doing? Surgery date yet? What happen with Dr. Anand?

    rich
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    It took me 3 days to kick it. It was horrible...

    It took me 3 days to kick it. It was horrible with no sleep. I still take pain meds when I over do it, but I never take them two days in a row. I started back to the gym, so I had some pain on...
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    LaurieAnne, good luck on Monday

    I see that you have your surgery on Monday. Just want to wish you good luck and prayers. Today is my one year anniversary and still can't believe that a year has gone by. It feels like it is my...
  16. Thread: Massage

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    Jamie, I wasn't able to lay on my stomach after...

    Jamie, I wasn't able to lay on my stomach after 10 weeks post op. I still have problems laying on my stomach. My rods don't want to bend in that direction. Maybe your back doesn't have that...
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    John, How are you doing? how is the back? ...

    John,

    How are you doing? how is the back? I'm just curious if you found any books on weight training after our surgery. How is the pain? Today is my anniversary, December 9th.

    rich
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    Book on Weight Training

    I started back to the gym this week, but I am scared to do some of the exercises I used to do. Does anybody have any information on weight training after scoliosis surgery. I have been looking for...
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    Good luck on your surgery. I was also supposed...

    Good luck on your surgery. I was also supposed to go to S1, but my doctor left it up to me. Your surgeon knows best. I will be one year post op tomorrow. I had anterior and posterior from T10...
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    My surgeon didn't believe in giving me one, but...

    My surgeon didn't believe in giving me one, but my primary doctor did. He issued me a temporary one, which was great. I had my surgery in December, so it helped around the malls and stores. good...
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    Katie, good luck on your surgery! Tomorrow is...

    Katie,

    good luck on your surgery! Tomorrow is my anniversary and can't believe that it has been a year. I remember after surgery, learning how to walk at the hospital. I also had some...
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    Katie, I did a month of physical therapy about 5...

    Katie,
    I did a month of physical therapy about 5 months post op, but did very light weights and a lot of core training. I was very active before surgery. I went to the gym 7 days a week, sometimes...
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    john, sorry to hear about your back. I also...

    john,
    sorry to hear about your back. I also have very bad days. I will be a year this year. I got the okay from my doctors to start the gym. I have been doing an hour on the elliptical, three...
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    nurseinpain, I had my surgery at cedars sinai. I...

    nurseinpain, I had my surgery at cedars sinai. I had Dr. Kropf who works out of the spine institute in Santa Monica. He was very good and took my worries into consideration. I had my surgery on...
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    1 yr post, second day at gym

    I had my surgery on December 9th of 2009, so I am almost one year post op. Today was the second day at the gym. I did the elliptical for 45 minutes and some light weights. has anybody ever tried...
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