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  1. Yes Susan we are all waiting to hear. Let the...

    Yes Susan we are all waiting to hear. Let the healing begin!
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    I too went back to work way too soon. At 7 weeks....

    I too went back to work way too soon. At 7 weeks. I had a lot of restrictions and thought I could do it but it was the wrong thing to do. It made my first year really rough. If you can you owe it to...
  3. Susan I will be thinking of you this week and...

    Susan I will be thinking of you this week and praying all goes well. I know you will be busy leading up to the big day. Please let us know how you are doing.Jackie
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    The only info that I have is that nerve begins at...

    The only info that I have is that nerve begins at c5-6-7. That PT is tried first and 6 months or so is allowed for the nerve to settle down. If it doesn't work and the shoulder stays like that then...
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    shoulder blade dropping

    I have had several surgeries including cervical. In the last few months my right shoulder really started to drop. Yesterday the Dr told me ithat the "long thoracic nerve" has a palsy. I am to have an...
  6. THe little box connector is called a domino...

    THe little box connector is called a domino connector. The rods are side by side and fit in a slot that was in the connector. It has holes that I guess the bone formed in and held in place. The left...
  7. pictures of connectors in place and left side removed

    Here are the connector pictures in place and the ones removed from my left side
  8. It is good to hear from you. Those crutches must...

    It is good to hear from you. Those crutches must be so hard on your spine.
  9. If you send me your email address I can forward...

    If you send me your email address I can forward you some pictures that are different than the one that Linda posted.
  10. Hi,I also have connectors. Mine look like a...

    Hi,I also have connectors. Mine look like a domino. A rectangular shape. The rods sit side by side.if I have a X-Ray of the area I will post it
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    Hi Cathy, you sound so much like my daughter in...

    Hi Cathy, you sound so much like my daughter in law that is a teacher. Realistic and optimistic. A wonderful way to be. I believe having something to look forward to as a goal actually helps. It is...
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    Hi Cathy, my surgery was done through workers...

    Hi Cathy, my surgery was done through workers comp and was forced back to work at 7 weeks. I had 2 jobs. Both walking and standing. It was rough but I made it. The first 12 hour day almost did me in....
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    Cathy, I think it is possible. No book carrying....

    Cathy, I think it is possible. No book carrying. Or bending but they are not small children that can't help picking things up from the floor. You may not be able to stand up all day but for a few...
  14. Thanks Jess for bringing that up. I will approach...

    Thanks Jess for bringing that up. I will approach that question to the Dr. It does seem that we will have to use an alternate method. I am almost 3 months from the last cervical surgery so it will be...
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    It is hard to forget about the back . You have...

    It is hard to forget about the back . You have had so much. I too am fused in the cervical. Recently I added another cervical level. So I am fused like you I thought Ed hasn't had cervical yet. When...
  16. Peggy I am glad there isn't an infection. Keep...

    Peggy I am glad there isn't an infection. Keep treating it. I was told when I did it that it would heal slowly in around a four week period of time.when I called my primary care doctor, mine was...
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    Best wishes for a quick recovery. Hope all goes...

    Best wishes for a quick recovery. Hope all goes well.
  18. Peggy I would also recommend getting a new...

    Peggy I would also recommend getting a new heating pad. It really should not burn you. My surgery had been a few years before the burn but as you said you can not feel it. That part of me never did...
  19. Hi Peggy, I too burned .myself with a blister a...

    Hi Peggy, I too burned .myself with a blister a bout that size . Be very careful with the burn area. Keep it covered and have someone watch it. Mine got infected and I had to have emergency...
  20. Here is how to get in the car. Sit first while...

    Here is how to get in the car. Sit first while feet are still out of the care. Back in. Then grab seat belt and door handle as you swing your legs into the car. Pull door closed and buckle seat belt....
  21. I had a back up camera put in the car. It is from...

    I had a back up camera put in the car. It is from best buy and was installed there. It suction cups on the window. Wasn't too expensive and is cheaper then having a problem. So if your car doesn't...
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    Sorry i forgot to add this. I found out not to...

    Sorry i forgot to add this. I found out not to force food. Basically not to eat unless I was hungry. It avoids nausea . I use to just throw up the food that would just sit in the stomach. Then eat...
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    Hi Fifa, I hope each day brings improvement. Pain...

    Hi Fifa, I hope each day brings improvement. Pain management is great. It seems that these doctors understand medications and the side effects so well. They also can offer other suggestions for pain....
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    I found much better care at the rehab center than...

    I found much better care at the rehab center than the hospital. They were quick to respond. Yes they were RN. I saw the rehab doctor every day. He was contacted at times to adjust meds. Or order...
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    I have used tens. It can help. Hope you fell...

    I have used tens. It can help. Hope you fell better soon Jess. Glad your little guy is improving. Happy New Year.
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