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  1. We come home. I had winter surgery and it is...

    We come home. I had winter surgery and it is hard. Sometimes a local park district or school will have a tract.
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    Thank you for the wishes. It helps me to talk to...

    Thank you for the wishes. It helps me to talk to people who understand . This morning is a little rough. My neck
    isn't too bad but the upper back is in a fit. It is also hard to swallow. I will...
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    Hi friends, I am here at the hospital waiting for...

    Hi friends, I am here at the hospital waiting for my cervical surgery it should be in around an hour. This is number 5 and hopefully the last
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    She is a hero for all of us

    She is a hero for all of us
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    Fifa the first weeks are really tough. Maybe the...

    Fifa the first weeks are really tough. Maybe the Dr can change your meds to something easier on you. Those meds can make you sick. I was only in the hospital 5 days. But I went to rehab because I...
  6. Susan we are your friends. And friends take care...

    Susan we are your friends. And friends take care of each other. You have had an unbelievable journey. We are along to listen and give encouragement where we can. Sometimes family can't listen as much...
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    Good luck Melissa I hope all goes well. I have my...

    Good luck Melissa I hope all goes well. I have my next(and I hope last) surgery on November 19th.
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    Hi Marjorie, I fell that I have more energy than...

    Hi Marjorie, I fell that I have more energy than the first year after the surgery but I agree with you that I tire out easier now. I wonder if it is because our movements require more effort? My...
  9. Hi Diane, I saw Dr Alexander Ghanayem. I guess he...

    Hi Diane, I saw Dr Alexander Ghanayem. I guess he was alright but wasn't too interested . I will say more in a PM.
  10. While I have not had Dr Gupta as a surgeon I have...

    While I have not had Dr Gupta as a surgeon I have heard good things about him. In the Chicago area I was not pleased with the spine doctors at Loyola. As far as the area---- it leaves a whole lot to...
  11. Thread: Update!

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    Wonderful!

    Wonderful!
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    The Dr did not remove my rods except where he...

    The Dr did not remove my rods except where he removed the 4 screws and 2 connectors. He cut the rod. This was on a nerve in my ribs. It was the answer and has helped. The nerve isn't perfect but...
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    Hi I just had that done as part of my last...

    Hi I just had that done as part of my last surgery.I got the opinion that the surgeon just looked at the fusion .he did tell me afterwards that the fusion was solid. He also removed part of my...
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    Hope all is well. It's tough right now but will...

    Hope all is well. It's tough right now but will get better.Jackie
  15. Hi Susan,I just wanted to see how you are doing...

    Hi Susan,I just wanted to see how you are doing now. I am praying you are improving. I sure miss your posts.we are about to change weather here in Chicago. Hating it already. I have my next and I...
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    Prayers and best wishes for your whole family.

    Prayers and best wishes for your whole family.
  17. Hi Peggy, glad you are doing well. I also found...

    Hi Peggy, glad you are doing well. I also found out the quicker you get to rehab the better the care. I was not where you are but I found rehab much better than the hospital. They helped more and...
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    My surgeon said that I had t-1 to t-2 auto fused....

    My surgeon said that I had t-1 to t-2 auto fused. I understood from him that it was arthritis that caused it. Glad you are doing better.
  19. Glad you are doing well. Those first few weeks...

    Glad you are doing well. Those first few weeks are rough. It will get better. Sitting is indeed hard at first. I still have trouble after 5 years . But it is better. Walking is important now. Are you...
  20. Glad all is well. What a relief to have her...

    Glad all is well. What a relief to have her through surgery. The first days are rough but children are remarkable.
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    Well the second revision cervical surgery is...

    Well the second revision cervical surgery is scheduled on November 19th. The c4 disc this time. But the Dr said he would not connect to the existing c5,6,7 fusion. So I guess c4 gets it's own. The...
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    Hi Crystal, as far as the weakness in your...

    Hi Crystal, as far as the weakness in your legs----- You really need strong legs going into this surgery. Since you cannot bend or twist at first, your legs do all the work. I walked a lot as my...
  23. Hi Liz, I am a gardener. I did make things easier...

    Hi Liz, I am a gardener. I did make things easier right after surgery. Like I had large planters built so I did not have to get down so much. It has been overv5=years since my major fusion and I...
  24. My surgeon said no massages . This is even after...

    My surgeon said no massages . This is even after years since my first surgery. I am unsure how it would feel but when I have had pt. They do it some and it feels good. But they know better about what...
  25. Pain control can be difficult but it does get...

    Pain control can be difficult but it does get better. I went to rehab on the 5th day and it was better managed there. My surgeon used a fentanyl patch at that point. And I had another drug for...
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