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    If I were you, I'd ask Dr. Lenke about getting a...

    If I were you, I'd ask Dr. Lenke about getting a CT scan.

    If you do end up getting one done and you get one done locally to you vs. at NYP-Columbia check that the facility knows correct scanning...
  2. Hi Gardenia, Your description matches what my...

    Hi Gardenia,

    Your description matches what my mom had (and I've read of other folks). The reaction may not be to the adhesive per se, but definitely due to compounds found on the surface of the...
  3. Gardenia, If you are having itching under the...

    Gardenia,

    If you are having itching under the patch, that's most likely an adhesive sensitivity. You'll have varying degree of it depending on the composition of the adhesive, which differs from...
  4. My flexibility just came back to pre surgery...

    My flexibility just came back to pre surgery level around post-op month 18. I wasn't working out hard trying to gain it back and in fact had started slowly loosing strength due to an unrelated issue...
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    2 year post op visit

    Just had my 2 year post op visit last week. To be honest I can't believe it's only been 2 years because overall I feel near normal in terms of my range of motion. Almost too much infact that I told...
  6. Try American Apparel if there's a store by you --...

    Try American Apparel if there's a store by you -- They have different cuts of shirts for men.

    Just checked and they have deep v-neck, and something they are calling "Le new big tee" that's a wide...
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    !!! That's awesome! I'm so happy for you...

    !!! That's awesome!

    I'm so happy for you *happy dance*
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    Glad to hear you are home! I'm so confused why...

    Glad to hear you are home!

    I'm so confused why hospitals continue to sent patients home without a BM after a major surgery! Mine wouldn't let me go until I went. I had another surgery this past...
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    Regarding ibuprofen, the hospital I had my fusion...

    Regarding ibuprofen, the hospital I had my fusion done, Hospital for Special Surgery which is ranked at #1 in orthpedics did not want me to take any ibuprofen immediately after fusion. I'd play on...
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    I didn't meet with pain management, but did...

    I didn't meet with pain management, but did discuss pain management stuff with anesthesia during pre-op. Where I had my surgery, the default for post op patients is for their spine pain management...
  11. I too had the abdominal swelling. My surgery was...

    I too had the abdominal swelling. My surgery was posterior only.

    In addition to abdominal swelling I had abdominal muscle atrophy on the left side, which may or may not have been related to...
  12. Thread: Confused

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    I'll agree with Linda. The healed cut rib...

    I'll agree with Linda.

    The healed cut rib edges would look not really different than a fracture in terms of how it appears on xray though a bit 'cleaner'. The radiology would have had to been...
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    My drive home post-op was close to two hours,...

    My drive home post-op was close to two hours, through NYC, with some bad pot holey roads, lots of sudden stops and it was manageable - my nurse gave me diladid before leaving to help with the pain...
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    You know, after fusion surgery this one is a...

    You know, after fusion surgery this one is a breeze, comparatively speaking...
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    C2 tumor resection done woo

    Hey all,

    I've made few posts before about a tumor that was compressing and displacing my cord at C2. Finally had resection after failing a drug trial (the little turd grew while on chemo...) on...
  16. Mom of 4 Maybe have an appt with your PCP so...

    Mom of 4

    Maybe have an appt with your PCP so he/she's aware of the pain med refill needs? I think they'd be more receptive if they are made aware...
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    It should, but I think if it was a hairline...

    It should, but I think if it was a hairline fracture with lots of soft tissue tear it won't.

    I was in a car accident once and the same day (later, not immediately during the accident) I heard a...
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    Scott with the movement you made, you may have...

    Scott with the movement you made, you may have had clay shovelers fracture. It usually happens at C6/7 but can happen at thoracic levels.
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    Hi Jackie, I Just wanted to share this article...

    Hi Jackie,

    I Just wanted to share this article I found with you.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2729973/

    Probably unlikely cause of your scapula winging, but just so you can see...
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    I just looked through some of the treating...

    I just looked through some of the treating scoliosis' facebook posts...

    Had a sneaking suspicion based on how the girls next to side-by-side xrays of pre and post treatment xrays looked like stock...
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    I just saw this and wanted to chime in that when...

    I just saw this and wanted to chime in that when my surgery was done, it was written on the books, pre-authorized and claimed as "Lumbar segmental instrumentation with extra segments" (10 'extra'). ...
  22. Thread: Inqu v/s BMP

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    On a quick glance at what Inqu is, I personally...

    On a quick glance at what Inqu is, I personally don't think the two can be compared fairly.

    Inqu seems to be a bone extender/matrix, an acellular substitute for demineralized bone matrix (DBM)...
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    If you really want to create a comprehensive...

    If you really want to create a comprehensive patient education products you'll need a lot more than $20,000. That amount is barely enough to just plan out all the contents you wrote about, let alone...
  24. Thread: 1 year out!

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    Thanks Ed! You have such a way with words...

    Thanks Ed!

    You have such a way with words...
  25. Thread: 1 year out!

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    Oh wow glades! I'm not that good, still scared on...

    Oh wow glades! I'm not that good, still scared on blues... Honestly will probably stick to greens on the east coast. Everyone just bombs down here on our narrow trails.

    I got to goto Jackson Hole...
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