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    broken neck photos thw one with the side by side...

    broken neck photos thw one with the side by side photo shows the first surgery and then the rods pulledout
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    I do have copies of my xrays and will attempt to...

    I do have copies of my xrays and will attempt to put them here. At Rush, when they take xrays the Dr walks in and hands you a copy. Maybe later today. When I pulled the rod out that X-Ray is very...
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    Thanks Rita. I know the long spinal fusions are...

    Thanks Rita. I know the long spinal fusions are difficult my first was 14 hours and I made it. But then I had pain medication too.
    It has been determined that most of the regular used pain meds I...
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    The auto craft will be from my hip. A good thing...

    The auto craft will be from my hip. A good thing is in all of the other surgeries I never had that done. I can't tell you how hard it is to be fixed though the back of the cervical. The anterior...
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    Yes I am alone. I do have 5 adult children in the...

    Yes I am alone. I do have 5 adult children in the area and 1 grandchild old enough to help. I don't know how rehab skill work but I spoke to the Secretary to the shoulder doctor and she said it is...
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    Actually the brace Dr Garrigues said he would use...

    Actually the brace Dr Garrigues said he would use will hold the arm about waist high in front of me. He said for 6 weeks and then in a sling next to me for 6 weeks. Also he cautioned that I would...
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    Yes Ed a lot of scars for sure. Way too many. I...

    Yes Ed a lot of scars for sure. Way too many. I was to get a call today to set appointment for thoracic surgeon. But they didn't call. I guess I will have to try tomorrow. This appointment is at Rush...
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    No I haven't gotten a date yet. I still have to...

    No I haven't gotten a date yet. I still have to meet the thoracic surgeon. I have his name and location. They are to call tomorrow to set an appointment. Of course I'll ask more questions.
    There...
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    One more really big surgery

    I am being prepped for a really big surgery. The car accident or last September broke my neck. It also caused the muscle transfer that I had to my scapula to pull apart.
    The only solution is a...
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    Hi Susan, I'm not sure but I know women in...

    Hi Susan, I'm not sure but I know women in general seem to waddle when we walk. I think it comes from the fact our hips are wider to accommodate child birth. After having those sweet babies we get to...
  11. Yes Ed we do have to be careful of falls and...

    Yes Ed we do have to be careful of falls and accidents.I
    There is a lot to be said about the force created. I know the seat belt caught the pain pump and was moved further into me. It is also on an...
  12. Interesting thoughts on osteoporosis, so far that...

    Interesting thoughts on osteoporosis, so far that isn't one of my problems. I am actually amazed that in that car accident I had in September of last year all of the fusion held. All the rods, pins...
  13. Ed is spot on. Sometimes the orthopaedic doctors...

    Ed is spot on. Sometimes the orthopaedic doctors are looking at the structure situation not the big picture. Sure everything looks good on X-Ray but you know something is not good.
    I was fortunate...
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    That is really tough. It does seem if someone...

    That is really tough. It does seem if someone should return your call. Maybe it is time to move to a different doctor. Keep trying. It won't move quickly but try at a larger teaching hospital. Where...
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    He is located in Chicago. He is great

    He is located in Chicago. He is great
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    When I do see Dr. Young I will ask him in general...

    When I do see Dr. Young I will ask him in general if a Spinal cord stimulator can be placed with full spinal fusion. He is very approachable to questions. He is willing to listen . He is indeed very...
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    Yes Ed that is the video. He is a very young...

    Yes Ed that is the video. He is a very young ,progressive pain management doctor. He could not get through my fusion. We discussed entering the spinal layer from higher in the spine. But now with the...
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    Hi Susan, there has s a u tube video on SCS. Look...

    Hi Susan, there has s a u tube video on SCS. Look up Dr. Adam Young giving a presentation on the SCS in 2016 at the Midwest pain convention. Dr Young is my doctor. He gives a great presitation but...
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    Susan I don't have a spinal cord stimulator but...

    Susan I don't have a spinal cord stimulator but the Dr explored one for me but couldn't get thru my fusion. Ask about it.
  20. Thread: Broken neck

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    Hi friends

    Yes I did that broken neck on Tylenol. I react to medication with extreme vomiting and because I couldn't get up, it was decided it was too big of a risk. We used gabapentin and muscle relaxers....
  21. Thread: Broken neck

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    Broken neck

    Hi Ed,
    It has been a very long ordeal. The accident was September 29 2018 . I really can't tell you everything because I have not asked. The trauma was so huge , I just can't deal with it all. I am...
  22. Thread: Broken neck

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    Broken neck

    I just realized I had not been on this site for a long time. I was involved in a major car accident in September. I now know what happens when your car is forced into a brick wall.
    Every upper layer...
  23. Hi Susan , sorry about your shoulder. I think you...

    Hi Susan , sorry about your shoulder. I think you can do it. Even if you rent a hospital bed. I haven't had shoulder surgery yet, but friends of mine have and they say sleeping in a recliner is best...
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    Hi Ed, Yes this is a change. I am able to turn...

    Hi Ed,
    Yes this is a change. I am able to turn side to side. I don't think as much as before but I'm still not allowed to stretch it. Also no PT to help stretch the fight muscles. I am in PT, but...
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    The shoulder issues improved when they did a...

    The shoulder issues improved when they did a muscle transfer to the shoulder blade. They used a donor tendon. I think this accident stretched it as my shoulder dropped again. I haven't had the time...
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