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    Thx everyone! :-)

    Thx everyone! :-)
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    I'm glad to hear you had a good experience at...

    I'm glad to hear you had a good experience at Allen. My surgery is scheduled for Wed. What was the issue with evening shift?
  3. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Linda, talk with Dr. Gupta about medical massage...

    Linda, talk with Dr. Gupta about medical massage too for your shoulder. It may help. My massages have relieved a lot of tense muscles. We will talk again soon. ��
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    My mobility is getting significantly worse. I'm...

    My mobility is getting significantly worse. I'm no longer able to walk thru the grocery store, shave legs, pulling on pants is difficult, standing to dry my hair is very painful, etc. Hubby moved a...
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    Revision Surgery on Radar

    Hi Everyone,

    It's been a while since I've posted. Am curious to know if anyone here has had revision surgery with Dr. Lenke in NYC. I currently have two broken rods and a fractured vertebae...
  6. Mom of 4, is Lenke planning to use BMP in your...

    Mom of 4, is Lenke planning to use BMP in your surgery? If so, have you had a conversation with BCBS about it? I experienced a hot mess with BCBS at the last possible moment as the hospital was...
  7. SO sorry to hear about another surgery, Linda. ...

    SO sorry to hear about another surgery, Linda. Dr. Lenke referred me to Dr. Daniel Riew (pronounced Ru) for cervical issues and I meet him almost 2 years ago. Dr. Riew moved to NYC with Dr. Lenke. ...
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    I'm 5'10" so there are some things that require...

    I'm 5'10" so there are some things that require me to get on my knees:

    Changing sheets: on knees to tuck fitted sheet all the way around the mattress and then tuck end of top sheet under mattress....
  9. Thread: Bad knees

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    My knee issues starts about 1 year postop. Doc...

    My knee issues starts about 1 year postop. Doc ruled out RA and pain was horrible. Non of the meds really helped. Made some lifestyle changes that included nutrition, finding the right combination...
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    Great to hear! If I lived near you, I'd stop by...

    Great to hear! If I lived near you, I'd stop by for the disco festivities!
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    Great to hear!

    Great to hear!
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    I have bear claw too. What sets is off is if I'm...

    I have bear claw too. What sets is off is if I'm in a crowded area, I tense up because I've had people bump into me hard. That stress immediately shows up throughout my thoracic area. Ed's right,...
  13. There are some snippets of me in this video. ...

    There are some snippets of me in this video. Time mark 2:04, 2:26, and 10:01. My gait is totally different postop since one leg is now shorter than the other. I feel mechanical when walking but...
  14. Thread: New body

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    3.5 years postop, I'm still not used to my new...

    3.5 years postop, I'm still not used to my new body. It took me a solid 1.5 years to come to terms that I need help in certain situations. I have daily pain at varying levels but have been off all...
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    Had to do physical therapy for a while and...

    Had to do physical therapy for a while and learned some great stretching techniques that I do daily now. So out of the three issues resulting from the accident, only one was completely resolved and...
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    Linda, Is Dr. Riew going to NYC with Lenke? ...

    Linda,

    Is Dr. Riew going to NYC with Lenke? When I saw Lenke in March, I congratulated him on the move (I received a letter in early Feb announcing move) and asked him if this was a good move for...
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    Hi Linda, Do you have access to a massage...

    Hi Linda,

    Do you have access to a massage therapist that will be willing to give you massages? I know you live in a remote area and don't know if there are any massage options near you. I've...
  18. Hi Pam, How are you doing? I've set off...

    Hi Pam,

    How are you doing? I've set off airport scanners and then I haven't. I carry a TSA Hidden Disability card and that makes things SO much easier in regards to agents attitude toward me. ...
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    I started Forteo 3 months before my surgery and...

    I started Forteo 3 months before my surgery and the doc and Dr. Lenke both advised Forteo doesn't last. Once the injections stop, the new bone growth diminishes overtime. Dr. Lenke had me off all...
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    Hit by Car While Walking

    Hi Everyone!

    Had a crazy event occur the other day. While out on a walk, as I was crossing the crosswalk, the car that had stopped for me (so I thought), actually accelerated and hit my leg which...
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    Arthritis Set In Seversl Months After Surgery

    I, too, have experienced the onset of arthritis postop. Docs thought it was RA but instead it's osteoarthritis and trochanteric bursitis which is sometimes caused by DDD in the lumbar. The pain got...
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    I used a watering can for a bit to refill dogs'...

    I used a watering can for a bit to refill dogs' water bowls. Now I squat down on one knee to pick up the bowl. ;-). You'll learn to be creative.
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    You've let fear paralyze you for years. Has this...

    You've let fear paralyze you for years. Has this mindset improved your situation? If not, isn't it time to try something different? I'm sure you've heard the saying: The definition of insanity is...
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    Do You Ever Become Not Aware of The Hardware?

    As I near the 2.5 year postop milestone, I still am very much award of my hardware on a daily basis. This occurs with most movements throughout the day. For those of you fused to sacrum, have you...
  25. How do you lay on the floor?

    Jane D,

    How in the world do you lay on the floor. I tried sitting on the floor a long time ago to play with our puppy. By the time I got down to sit, the pup ran off. It was very uncomfortable.
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