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    Hi Lori, Great to hear from you. I hope your...

    Hi Lori, Great to hear from you. I hope your visit with Boachie went well. It so nice to see the doctor on the other side:) I did reduce my pain meds on my own, and in the way you've tried. If...
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    Lori's surgery, June 7th

    Lori, I wanted to let you know you are and will stay in my thoughts and prayers as you go through your surgery and begin your recovery this Tuesday. You are in great hands with Dr. B, and before...
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    Paula, That's great you've been working out and...

    Paula, That's great you've been working out and trying to get into shape for your surgery. That will help in recovery. I've always had to work at keeping my weight down, and I'm definately an...
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    Hi Laurie, I donated one pint of blood. I just...

    Hi Laurie, I donated one pint of blood. I just about passed out and didn't donate anymore. It took me a day to feel better. I donated through the American Red Cross in Bryn Mawr. It cost me 50. ...
  5. Hi Dave, I'll be thinking of you as your surgery...

    Hi Dave, I'll be thinking of you as your surgery nears. You are in great hands! I had my surgery with Dr. B almost 7 months ago, and have had a very good recovery up to this point. I was nervous...
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    Hey Peachcrush, So happy to hear you're having a...

    Hey Peachcrush, So happy to hear you're having a good recovery! Even in the best of circumstances this is a long, complicated surgery with a painful recovery, don't underestimate all you're going...
  7. Hi Leanne, I also had a lump with pain near my...

    Hi Leanne, I also had a lump with pain near my incision after my surgery. I believe it was from the drain that was inserted for a few days after surgery. I'm almost 5 months post op and it's not...
  8. Thread: Golfnut

    by Debra JGL
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    Thank you for the update. So happy the surgery...

    Thank you for the update. So happy the surgery has come and gone and was so successful. What a great relief. 3 inches, she'll really see things in a whole new way.

    Debra
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    Hi Christina, I had t4-t12 fused 4 months ago. ...

    Hi Christina, I had t4-t12 fused 4 months ago. I feel really good. I feel my flexibility allows me to do everything I did before (that I'm allowed to do - I can't ski this year, or play tennis...
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    Lynn, It's so great to see your email. I hope...

    Lynn, It's so great to see your email. I hope your holidays were joyous, even though you're in some discomfort, to know the surgery is behind you and was successful. It sounds like you had your...
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    I'm so relieved and happy for Lynn and your...

    I'm so relieved and happy for Lynn and your family!! She'll stay in my thoughts and prayers as she begins recovery, yeah!! recovery. Thank you so much for posting the update!
    Warmest wishes,...
  12. Hey Cyborg2be. Congrats on a great correction! ...

    Hey Cyborg2be. Congrats on a great correction! I had a similiar curve pattern as you & my right hip hurt before surgery due to uneven hips causing athritis in the iliac joint. Maybe pain is being...
  13. Babyboomer. So happy to hear this surgery went...

    Babyboomer. So happy to hear this surgery went well, and sounds like you have a great result. I agree, you are brave to push ahead until your spine was right. Also good to hear the 2nd surgery was...
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    Hi Peachcrush, Many times I had searing,...

    Hi Peachcrush, Many times I had searing, stabbing pain down behind my right shoulder blade before surgery. I would think when the pain was particularly bad that I could just throw myself on an...
  15. Thread: Post-Op Pain

    by Debra JGL
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    Hi Jamie Ann, I'm about 9 weeks post op and the...

    Hi Jamie Ann, I'm about 9 weeks post op and the area right below my fusion on my left lumbar is the only place I feel pain at this point at times. When I saw the doc a couple of weeks ago he said...
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    Sandie, I wish you all the best. You're almost...

    Sandie, I wish you all the best. You're almost there! And soon you'll be in recovery. You'll be in my prayers tomorrow!
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    Laurie, I'm so happy for you that you are up and...

    Laurie, I'm so happy for you that you are up and about and enjoying the wonderful benefits of this surgery, and getting back your independence! I bet you look great! It sounds like you have a...
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    Thanks ladies for your kind words. Lori, Sorry...

    Thanks ladies for your kind words.
    Lori, Sorry our paths didn't cross, Kathy's right name tags are in order. Let me know how your visit went - I've been thinking of you. I'll pm you too in case...
  19. Thread: OR Report

    by Debra JGL
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    Hi Jamie Anne, For my surgery, if I understood...

    Hi Jamie Anne,
    For my surgery, if I understood the doctor correctly, he used material from the facet joints that he removed from the vertebrae (to increase flexibility). I felt lucky not to have...
  20. Thread: i'm reneging

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    Thatís great youíre feeling pain free and doing...

    Thatís great youíre feeling pain free and doing so well in your recovery. It is amazing how each personís experience is different, in some strange ways I think that helped me before surgery,...
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    seven week first post-op

    Itís been 8 Ĺ weeks since my surgery and I had my first post op visit last Monday. Iím so happy to be counting the weeks and days on the other side of this surgery. And for all those having...
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    Kathy, Glad to hear your post op appointment went...

    Kathy, Glad to hear your post op appointment went well. I was relieved too to hear all the hardware was in place at my first post op. Everytime I sneezed I thought "did i pop a screw?". Congrats...
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    Lisa, That's great you had good news at the docs...

    Lisa, That's great you had good news at the docs office. You had quite a trip to get there. I recently had my first post op into Manhattan, a little over 2 hours, just happy I brought my trusty...
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    Rita, So happy to hear such a good update. You...

    Rita, So happy to hear such a good update. You had such a huge curve reduction, you must really feel like a new person. One of my biggest worries too was my curves impact on my lungs (the...
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    Thanks for posting and so happy to hear Chris is...

    Thanks for posting and so happy to hear Chris is getting up and about after surgery. That's a great sign she can get over to the sink and is brushing already. She's doing great after a 9+ hour...
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