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    Doreen, It's great to hear that your surgery...

    Doreen,
    It's great to hear that your surgery went successfully. I hope your hospital
    stay and recovery go smoothly and quickly. Sending lots of good wishes!

    Mary
    Fused T2-T12 on 7/5/11 at age...
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    Hi, everyone, Boomergal here and doing okay. I...

    Hi, everyone,

    Boomergal here and doing okay. I did post a couple of times after my last
    surgery. Do an advanced search and you'll see posts under "boomergal's surgery
    tomorrow" ( post of Oct....
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    Melissa, Wishing you all the best for your...

    Melissa,

    Wishing you all the best for your surgery tomorrow. As others have said, this is the time for you to concentrate on your own health and put other worries aside.

    Good luck!

    Mary...
  4. Best wishes to judyat60 for her surgery tomorrow

    Judy,

    Sending you lots of good wishes!

    Mary, age 54
    Fused T2-T12 on 7/5/11 by Dr. Boachie
    Fusion extended to L4 on 9/21/11 by Dr. B.
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    Happy Birthday, Doreen! Sounds like you had a...

    Happy Birthday, Doreen! Sounds like you had a good one. Glad you're getting some restful nights, too.

    Mary, age 54
    Fused T2-T12 on 7/5/11, Dr. Boachie
    Fusion extended to L4 on 9/21/11
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    Glad you got the approval. I did my first Forteo...

    Glad you got the approval. I did my first Forteo injection yesterday with the help of the visiting nurse. It was painless. Hope I remember how to do it today on my own.
    Best wishes!

    Mary
    Fused...
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    For my first surgery I had satin PJ's, which made...

    For my first surgery I had satin PJ's, which made it easier to turn over in bed. For my second surgery I
    added satin sheets (available from JCP.com) They make changing position a breeze. I highly...
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    Melissa, I'm really sorry that you're having...

    Melissa, I'm really sorry that you're having trouble walking. I hope the water therapy helps.

    Mary
    Fused T2-T12 7/5/11
    Fusion extended to L4 9/21/11, Dr. Boachie
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    I'm really sorry you've had such a tough time....

    I'm really sorry you've had such a tough time. Good luck getting the Forteo. Let us know what happens.

    Mary
    Fused T2-T12 on 7/5/11 with Dr. Boachie
    Fusion extended to L4 on 9/21/11
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    Approved for Forteo!

    Thanks for your kind words to my recent post about my revision surgery.

    Lorz, I'll keep the magnesium suggestion in mind, although right now I'm still
    getting over all the laxatives,...
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    Boomergal back home from hospital

    Hi, everyone,

    I got out of the hospital last Wednesday. Had to stay two days longer than expected (7 days total) because I developed an ileus. My back looks great now--no more post-distal...
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    boomergal's surgery tomorrow

    Hi, everyone,

    I'm having my second surgery with Dr. Boachie tomorrow: L1-L4 with one osteotomy
    and one cage. I was calm before the last surgery (T2-T12), but the past few
    weeks I've been...
  13. Grad student who had scoliosis surgery gets grant to study scoliosis

    Here's a couple of items about a young woman who had scoliosis surgery when she 12. She is now in grad school and has just received a grant to study scoliosis.
    ...
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    Melissa, Great to hear that your surgery went...

    Melissa,
    Great to hear that your surgery went well. I, too, am impressed that you are
    posting already.
    I'm sorry you're having incision pain and hope it gets resolved pronto.
    Best wishes for a...
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    Melissa, I'll be thinking about you tomorrow....

    Melissa, I'll be thinking about you tomorrow. You're almost there! I wish you all the best for your surgery and recovery!
    Keep us posted when you can.

    Mary, Age 54
    Surgery with Dr. Boachie...
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    I'm so glad your surgery went well and that you...

    I'm so glad your surgery went well and that you made "the great escape" from
    rehab. That place sounded terrible.

    I had dinner at the kitchen table the night I got home but found it very ...
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    Lori, I'm so sorry to hear of these...

    Lori,

    I'm so sorry to hear of these complications. It must be frightening, but it sounds like you've got a team of doctors
    working on the situation. I really hope you don't need more surgery.
    ...
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    Ed, Thanks so much for your words of...

    Ed, Thanks so much for your words of encouragement. You are another of those fused-to-the-sacrum people who do amazingly well. Maybe in my somewhat oxycodone-addled mind I thought I
    could turn into...
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    I feel bad you've been through so much. I wish...

    I feel bad you've been through so much. I wish you all the best for your surgery tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you.

    Mary, Age 54
    Surgery with Dr. Boachie, 7/5/11, fused T2-T12
    Pre-surgery T60,...
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    Thanks so much for your responses. I suspected it...

    Thanks so much for your responses. I suspected it was sort of a crazy idea to want to be fused to the sacrum, but was curious what people thought about the idea. I do trust Dr. Boachie to do
    what’s...
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    6-week post-op doctor visit

    First of all, I want to thank everyone for their responses to my post-op forum posting last month after I got home.

    I had my first post-op visit with Dr. Boachie August 21st and it was a bit of a...
  22. Wishing you the best of luck for your surgery on...

    Wishing you the best of luck for your surgery on Tuesday. I took titaniumed's
    advice about having magnesium citrate on hand and found it to be a lifesaver the
    15th day after my surgery. It's...
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    Congratulations on your very successful surgery,...

    Congratulations on your very successful surgery, Melissa. I'm amazed at how much
    energy you have. I hope you have a better night's sleep tonight. My first couple of weeks home I had some bad nights...
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    Hi, Doreen, I'm so sorry your surgery can't...

    Hi, Doreen,

    I'm so sorry your surgery can't proceed as scheduled. It must be very
    disappointing. There are many medications to improve bone density. (I have
    osteopenia, and have taken Actonel,...
  25. Over two weeks since surgery -- getting a little better each day

    Written Thurs., July 21

    Hi, everyone, and thanks for all your good wishes. My surgery was Tuesday, July 5th and I came home on the 10th.

    The surgery was three hours long and went smoothly. I'm...
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