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    Hi, I met Dr. Farcey for my second opinion but...

    Hi,
    I met Dr. Farcey for my second opinion but when he was explaining the surgery to me I felt like I was in one of his letures halls...he was very suffie,bow tie and proper..but I knew he was...
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    Hi, Just thought of something else....when I...

    Hi,
    Just thought of something else....when I used to play tennis and didnt want to pick up the tennis ball, I would situate the ball by the side of my foot ,take the racquet on the other side,hold...
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    Hi, After surgery you kind of feel like herman...

    Hi,
    After surgery you kind of feel like herman monster/from the adams family..lol...real stiff ...and kind of afraid to move....You can get things from the lower half of the frig if you swat or bend...
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    Oh yea!!!! Even with visitors.....LOL...becareful...

    Oh yea!!!! Even with visitors.....LOL...becareful what u say cause it haunts you later.....I'll always remember my bother-in law laughing at me when i spoke..it was the next day....It kind of made me...
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    Hi, I had surgery at 45 and had a 53 degree...

    Hi,
    I had surgery at 45 and had a 53 degree curve that was progressing..and I did have pain..I thought long and hard and decided that my quality of life would be better having the surgery. I quess...
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    Hi Brynn, I am a born worrier!!..but I'd like to...

    Hi Brynn,
    I am a born worrier!!..but I'd like to tell you this was my downfall before I had my surgery...I was so absorbed with fear that I would not listen intentively when the doctor would give...
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    Hi, I like this thread...it gives motivation to...

    Hi,
    I like this thread...it gives motivation to post-ops to reach their goals..I tried to play tennis after surgery and I found it impossible...the twisting motions are just a killer..I also cannot...
  8. Thread: New pain

    by spincon58
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    Dear Matti, I pray that it's the last pain you...

    Dear Matti,
    I pray that it's the last pain you will ever get !!!
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    Hi Brynn, I figured that may have been the...

    Hi Brynn,
    I figured that may have been the reason. When I went to my surgerical consult the fellow in the room(not the surgeon)) expressed his concern that I may in the future have revisin surgery...
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    Hi, Just a question...Why did u mention that if...

    Hi,
    Just a question...Why did u mention that if your fused to L5 there will be revision surgery???
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    Hi Cena, Thats my exact location ...so its the...

    Hi Cena,
    Thats my exact location ...so its the hardwear? I'll try PT. I wonder why my surgeon didnt recommend that. Why did u have revision surgery if u dont mind me asking?
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    Hi, OK this all helps..I will go back to PT..I...

    Hi,
    OK this all helps..I will go back to PT..I was there before I saw the doctor..My pain started as I was lifting over head weights at the gym....Is this scar tissue? Is this adhesion pain? I just...
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    Thats correct.. I was told that information from...

    Thats correct.. I was told that information from the doctor. The issue is I'm not sure if the temporary relief came from the shot or the pain meds I'm taking. The relief was a dull ache instead of a...
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    One appointment i had 3 trigger point injections...

    One appointment i had 3 trigger point injections with cortisone i think and than another week one shot of lidocaine....the pain is still there...
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    Hi Ann, I had progressive scoli as an...

    Hi Ann,
    I had progressive scoli as an adult...at 46 my last reading was 53 degress. When u go for opinions.thats exactly what you'll get..every doctor will think something elses.Dr. Boachie in NY...
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    Thanks Linda, I still have the memory of the...

    Thanks Linda,
    I still have the memory of the first painful surgery so knowing that revision surgery is a bit easier is comforting...One more thing...I was told that once the hardwear starts to...
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    I was thinking of fat injections over the site...

    I was thinking of fat injections over the site that is irrating the muscles and nerves...has anybody ever heard of this??? cause i just thought of it.
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    Hardwear Removal

    Can I have some feedback on hardwear removal? I saw my spine surgeon and he said the pain is from irratation of the hearwear and it has to come out if i want the pain to discontinue..If i'm fused...
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    Congrats, I was rock climbing at 6...

    Congrats,
    I was rock climbing at 6 months....good luck...
  20. Thread: Detox

    by spincon58
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    Hi, I have some experience with detox after...

    Hi,
    I have some experience with detox after surgery but I went to an addiction specialist...this was all after my spine surgery....well to help with the jitters you can take something called...
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    WOW, Congrats on The hardest decision you just...

    WOW,
    Congrats on The hardest decision you just made. I remember pondering over that decision because I knew it was up to me to decide .....no one else...The doctors took the surgery as an elective...
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    I believe I went to his practice for a second...

    I believe I went to his practice for a second opinion and saw his partner...I do remember they have very good reputations
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    hi mattie, thanks for sharing your story,,...it...

    hi mattie,
    thanks for sharing your story,,...it seems like you had your share of pain...can u explain "rod sticking out from the bottom" ? Isnt there anything they can do for you? Something...
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    To Trudy's Family My hearthfelt condolences. At...

    To Trudy's Family
    My hearthfelt condolences. At such a sad time in your life may these post bring some warmth to her memory. Since I read about what happened I haven't stopped thinking about her and...
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    Kristi, This all started very recently....I...

    Kristi,
    This all started very recently....I think its been only 2 months now...it started with pain in my shoulder...unexplained shoulder pain. I went PT had MRI and all was clear...then the pain in...
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