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    Sticky: Very Happy with outcome

    I had spinal fusion surgery (A/P) in May 2010 and am still very glad I had the surgery. Dr Tim Yoon at Emory in Atlanta, GA performed my sugery and I was 63 years old at the time. I still...
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    Tamena - Prayers are with you. The what-if's are...

    Tamena - Prayers are with you. The what-if's are completely normal. It is a big surgery, but many of us have had it and feel so much better on the other side. May you be encouraged by the posts on...
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    I still log roll after 2 years. It has become...

    I still log roll after 2 years. It has become second nature. Don't know if I could get up any other way. I don't even try.

    Also, I take antibiotics before dental procedures. I had some minor...
  4. Thread: INFUSE lawsuit?

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    what is meant by off label?

    When I had my A/P fusion surgery two years ago, BMP was used. I just recently heard about the lawsuits. So glad to find this thread. Not sure what is meant by off label??
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    That's wonderful Jennifer!:) You have been an...

    That's wonderful Jennifer!:) You have been an inspiration to many, including me!!

    Glenda
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    Good to hear things are going well for you. Hope...

    Good to hear things are going well for you. Hope the stinging will go away soon. I would guess it will fade with time. I still have some numbness in my back. I don't have pain, but I do still...
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    Hang in there Pilar. Those first few weeks are...

    Hang in there Pilar. Those first few weeks are really tough and I think we all wonder if we've done the right thing at some point during that time. Things do get better. :)
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    Great report!!

    Great report!!
  9. Thread: Update

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    So good to hear all went well with Jamie.

    So good to hear all went well with Jamie.
  10. Thread: Just 2 more days

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    Praying all goes well for you today.

    Praying all goes well for you today.
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    Ditto..... I had the same type of questions. ...

    Ditto..... I had the same type of questions. Questions that caused me to doubt I was making the right decision. Finally decided it's my back and a decision no one can make for me. They have no...
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    JamieAnn -- Wishing you all the best!! Will look...

    JamieAnn -- Wishing you all the best!! Will look forward to hearing from you after your surgery.
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    This is a very sobering post for all of us. ...

    This is a very sobering post for all of us. Stephanie, you put it into words so well. The decision whether or not to have the surgery is a very difficult one to make. My surgeon told me before the...
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    I decided to have the surgery at age 63. My...

    I decided to have the surgery at age 63. My quality of life had deteriorated greatly and I knew if I didn't have the surgery, I was looking at further deterioration. So decided to take the chance I...
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    Thanks for posting the update Karen. It is so...

    Thanks for posting the update Karen. It is so good to hear the positive report.

    Glenda
  16. Thread: Great news!

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    Thanks for posting Jenny. So good to hear things...

    Thanks for posting Jenny. So good to hear things are looking up for you!

    Glenda
  17. Jen -- I'm so sorry you are having such a tough...

    Jen -- I'm so sorry you are having such a tough time. You must be exhausted from all of this. Hope you get some resolution soon. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

    Glenda
  18. So happy for you Lisa! Sounds like you are doing...

    So happy for you Lisa! Sounds like you are doing really well. Keep up the good work! You're an inspiration to others.

    Glenda
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    So good to hear Brenda is doing better. Thanks...

    So good to hear Brenda is doing better. Thanks for keeping us updated.

    Glenda
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    Jamie -- I showered and washed my hair at home. ...

    Jamie -- I showered and washed my hair at home. Went to my hairdresser with a wet head. She cut my hair and then put the color on. I went back home with the color in my hair and as soon as I got...
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    Great news, Lisa. Hope your recovery goes well.

    Great news, Lisa. Hope your recovery goes well.
  22. Thread: Debra JGL

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    So good to hear Debra's surgery went well. ...

    So good to hear Debra's surgery went well. Thanks for posting.
  23. Thread: Moody

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    Tiffany -- I too had feelings of hopelessness in...

    Tiffany -- I too had feelings of hopelessness in the first few weeks following my surgery. I wondered if I had done the right thing and also questioned what if I never get any better than this. ...
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    I live in Tallahassee and went to Dr Yoon at...

    I live in Tallahassee and went to Dr Yoon at Emory Spine Center in Atlanta. I am three-months post op and have done very well. I am fused T-10 to S2 and am very happy with my results so far.
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    So good to hear this.:) You have needed...

    So good to hear this.:) You have needed something to go well for you. You've had a tough time. I can't imagine having gone through three surgeries.
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