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  1. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Hello all! Just thought I'd put an update on this...

    Hello all! Just thought I'd put an update on this sleepless night. Recovery is going okay. I have my good days and my bad days. The bad days seem to be weather related or from over walking a tad....
  2. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Well, hello all! I've been reading but not...

    Well, hello all! I've been reading but not posting. So I though I'd give you an update on my case.

    I had revision surgery on October 19th. It went as good as any surgery can go. I did have two...
  3. Could it be a sensitivity to the hardware?

    Could it be a sensitivity to the hardware?
  4. Thread: This isnt fun

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    Kara, Do you have a deformity with your foot....

    Kara,
    Do you have a deformity with your foot. Like Charcot Foot? You said you've had a problem since birth.

    Tamena
  5. It is hard to gear your results to someone else's...

    It is hard to gear your results to someone else's due to surgical complications or recovery. Some have absolutely no problems with travel and some can't take being in a care for more than thirty...
  6. Thread: Sciatica

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    I know when I had the one growing on the nerve it...

    I know when I had the one growing on the nerve it did not show up on the mylogram. It showed slight shadowing, but it was not until the surgeon was inside did he see the large bo e growing on top of...
  7. Thread: Sciatica

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    Was BMP used in your surgery? Tamena

    Was BMP used in your surgery?

    Tamena
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    Don't start things too early. It will hinder...

    Don't start things too early. It will hinder things in the long run. Just because you can pull your leg up to tie your shoes or cut your nails doesn't mean you should. I believe that I did everything...
  9. Thread: Sciatica

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    Are you sure it's a pet scan and not a mylogram?...

    Are you sure it's a pet scan and not a mylogram? Pet scans are not normal used for low back. They are used for finding cancer in organs and tissue. Or for finding heart or brain problems. So I am a...
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    Ow

    When I had the bone on top of the nerve it did not really show up on the ct. On the mylogram it only looked like a sliver of an egg shell. Once they went in to look is when they realized it was much...
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    This was really inspiring. When you feel down you...

    This was really inspiring. When you feel down you have to remember there is always someone worse. Thank God for giving the talent of spinal correction to our specialist.
  12. Thread: Broken Rod

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    The EMG was easy because I felt nothing. Not that...

    The EMG was easy because I felt nothing. Not that that was good. They didn't do a full EMG. There were specific levels that they tested so it made it a bit easier. The mylogram was also easy this...
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    I could not sleep on my back. I could not stand...

    I could not sleep on my back. I could not stand for anything to touch my back.

    Tamena
  14. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Surgery is October 19. Won't know 100% till they...

    Surgery is October 19. Won't know 100% till they get in, but either both rods will be replaced or they will just add a third rod and mend the broken. If bones are not solid then bone substitute will...
  15. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Sorry guys! It's been a crazy ride with pain. I...

    Sorry guys! It's been a crazy ride with pain. I had an EMG (which the insurance company is requiring) today. The doctor who performed the test checked the nerves at L3,L4, and L5 and said that the...
  16. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Oh Ed you always make me smile. Right now I...

    Oh Ed you always make me smile.

    Right now I am actually in Florida for my little sisters wedding. I have been pushing the pain to the back and trudging forward so that the trip is not horrible...
  17. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Thanks guys! It does feel like a never ending...

    Thanks guys! It does feel like a never ending battle.

    Jackie,
    It feels like my lower right is not supported. The burning pain runs do the right side. I feel like I'm beginning to develop drop...
  18. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Broken Rod

    Long time no post my scolio friends! I have been lurking and reading so even though I have not been posting I have been here. I has the most painful thing next to surgery happen this week, a rod...
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    Antinuclear Antibody Panel shows the antibodies...

    Antinuclear Antibody Panel shows the antibodies in the blood that work against itself. It is used to check for auto-immune disorders.its like the first test to know which direction to go for testing....
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    Did they run an ANA and Sed Rate too?

    Did they run an ANA and Sed Rate too?
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    Do you know the name of the test they ran? With...

    Do you know the name of the test they ran? With the fever did you also feel tired?
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    Thanks for the responses. Pain is there but I can...

    Thanks for the responses. Pain is there but I can live with that, but I am heading to an internist due to having a constant fever for a long period of time, ANA was Positive, Sed rate was high, but...
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    Sensitivity to instumentation

    Has anyone had a reaction to the rods and screws. If so how did you go about discovering it?

    Tamena
  24. Glad to hear you doing okay. Your in my prayers. ...

    Glad to hear you doing okay. Your in my prayers.

    Tamena
  25. Thread: Inqu v/s BMP

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    Very good points. The big thing he kept talking...

    Very good points. The big thing he kept talking about it the fact of that during irrigation that BMP can become displaced while Inqu supposedly stays in place. He is used to dealing with Spinal...
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