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  1. Hi Leigh-Ann, I am replying to your private...

    Hi Leigh-Ann,

    I am replying to your private message. I could never respond to those private messages for some reason, so I've had to reply on here - hope that's okay. Anyway, I know that Dr....
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    Thanks Ed :) Scuba Steve, again I tried to...

    Thanks Ed :)

    Scuba Steve, again I tried to reply to your personal message and couldn't. So I will have to write to you on the main forum here. I started weaning off meds at six weeks post op, and...
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    Hi Scuba Steve, I couldn't respond to the private...

    Hi Scuba Steve, I couldn't respond to the private message, I've always had a hard time with that :)

    Anyway, I had my surgery at UCH. It was an excellent experience other than one nurse and one...
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    Thanks everyone for your wonderful support - it...

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful support - it means a lot to me.

    J Sully - I'm delighted to hear how well your six week appt went - of course I knew you would do great seeing as how strong...
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    Update from Lynette

    Hi everyone,

    I'm really sorry for not being on here supporting you - with my sons being home from school during the summer, I have very little time to go online, and typically during the summer...
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    I agree with Susie Bee - I loved the fabulous...

    I agree with Susie Bee - I loved the fabulous scenic shots but I especially loved to see the picture of you - great pictures Ed. You inspire and encourage all of us. Thank you sooo much!
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    Melissa - my fusion is quite long all the way to...

    Melissa - my fusion is quite long all the way to the sacrum, and my doctor says the same as yours, let your body be your guide. I have been also doing physical therapy, strengthening the core from...
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    Outstanding news - I'm so very happy for you :)

    Outstanding news - I'm so very happy for you :)
  9. Thread: 4 week update

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    Janet - you and I have the same doctor and he...

    Janet - you and I have the same doctor and he never mentioned about not bending either etc., and I'm fused to the sacrum. I was also at four weeks loading and unloading the dishwasher, changing the...
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    Wow Jenny - you have certainly been through the...

    Wow Jenny - you have certainly been through the mill. Thank goodness you are now truly on the road to recovery, and things will only get better from hereon in. You sound like a strong positive...
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    I have always felt the rods since surgery, and...

    I have always felt the rods since surgery, and more so now since I'm off the meds, especially when I walk. It feels quite strange but certainly not painful :)
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    If you notice on my later threads my doctor...

    If you notice on my later threads my doctor changed his mind about my fusion and now I'm fused from T9 to the sacrum. My flexibility is better now than it was right after surgery. I can now get...
  13. I had no scoli screening at school in Ireland...

    I had no scoli screening at school in Ireland either. I only found out about my scoli when I was 32.
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    We're all thinking about you Jenny - hope all is...

    We're all thinking about you Jenny - hope all is well for you!
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    That's such great news Janet - I also loved...

    That's such great news Janet - I also loved walking in the water soon after surgery. Glad you got to see our lovely doc' - and that your incision is looking good :)
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    I would not recommend a recliner after this kind...

    I would not recommend a recliner after this kind of surgery. For me personally I rested in the only place that I had any kind of comfort and pain relief, and that was my bed. The only way I could sit...
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    For Leahdragonfly

    Hi Gayle,

    I tried to respond to your private message, but it wouldn't allow me to type more than a few words - so I couldn't respond to you that way. I'm 13 weeks post op and feel little or no...
  18. I actually listened to a couple of different ones...

    I actually listened to a couple of different ones - one was by Debbie Lane - she is my local hypnotist here, you can look her up at wisdomhypnosis.com. Also Seth-Deborah Roth does an excellent pre-op...
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    So great to hear what a fantastic correction you...

    So great to hear what a fantastic correction you got - that is AWESOME!!! My swelling took about six weeks to go down after a posterior surgery. I wish you a smooth wonderful recovery, glad you're...
  20. I think that prior to surgery - cardio is more...

    I think that prior to surgery - cardio is more important than any other kind of exercise to get the heart ready for the surgery. Weight bearing exercise is great to do three months post op. I had...
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    Janet - I used to text Dr. Cronen & he always...

    Janet - I used to text Dr. Cronen & he always text me back quite promptly. I did this for meds also and got a prescription immediately.
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    Janet - You're waaay too early to be cutting back...

    Janet - You're waaay too early to be cutting back on meds - I tried the same thing as you, and suffered exactly the way you are right now. The pain hits you suddenly. You think you're going so great...
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    Welcome home Jenny - sorry to hear about your...

    Welcome home Jenny - sorry to hear about your experience in recovery. Thank goodness you're home now ready to have a great recovery.
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    Yes - WE ARE WOMEN OF STEEL! LOL!!! :)

    Yes - WE ARE WOMEN OF STEEL! LOL!!! :)
  25. I agree with the others about reading David...

    I agree with the others about reading David Wolpert's book and getting an idea of questions to ask your surgeon from there also - I did that too. I've read his book over and over and over. It was a...
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