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    ready for revision

    Hi all,

    Well, I e-mailed Dr Hart and told him I smelled smoke haha! Good one Ed. I feel like I am to that point though. And I sure am sick of people asking me "what I did" to break my rods...
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    Hi all, I'm heading in for my SI joint...

    Hi all,

    I'm heading in for my SI joint injections this am, being done at the local hospital where I work. Since it is done in the Radiology department there is no sedation available, so I think I...
  3. Hi there, Welcome to the forum, I'm sorry to...

    Hi there,

    Welcome to the forum, I'm sorry to hear of your son's scoliosis. I know how overwhelming it can at be at first, and we always want to do the best thing for our child right away! ...
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    That's interesting you mention that, Ed. Susan...

    That's interesting you mention that, Ed. Susan had mentioned that Dr Hart swings by this site occasionally. Dr Hart surprised me by asking me if I still blog on this site. He said he had seen my...
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    I think Dr Hart was saying this also…that they...

    I think Dr Hart was saying this also…that they are now learning there can be areas or levels that look perfectly fused, but somehow rods can still break there. Not just in me, he has seen this...
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    Hi all, my husband and I had a very pleasant...

    Hi all,

    my husband and I had a very pleasant and informative visit with Dr Hart. As usual he took plenty of time with us explaining everything in detail, going over imaging and symptoms, and...
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    Has anyone heard from Jenee? I wonder how she is...

    Has anyone heard from Jenee? I wonder how she is doing.
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    Hi Jenee, just re read your threads since I am...

    Hi Jenee, just re read your threads since I am now facing broken rods (again). How did everything go with your surgery and hospital stay at OHSU? How is recovery going for you?

    Take care,
    ...
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    Melissa, please please no more falling! I...

    Melissa,

    please please no more falling! I hope you feel better today.


    Tableone,

    Best of luck with your upcoming knee arthroscopy and possible knee replacement. Knee problems are just so...
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    Ed, I had L4-S1 fused when I was 17 for...

    Ed, I had L4-S1 fused when I was 17 for high-grade spondylolisthesis. Because of the anatomy and need for decompression (in 1984), no hardware was used, and I had to wear a body cast for 3 months. ...
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    Extreme pain and both rods are broken

    Last week was very discouraging with 3 days of bedrest and a Medrol pack offering no relief. I went back to work yesterday and the pain increased severely in the afternoon to the point of being out...
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    Hi ksmom, I tried ice yesterday on your...

    Hi ksmom,

    I tried ice yesterday on your suggestion and found a lot of relief from it actually, possibly more that with heat. I've never loved ice but in this case it seems to help. I also have...
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    Is it possible to crack or fracture the fusion...

    Is it possible to crack or fracture the fusion mass without broken hardware showing up?

    Today was my second day of 5 on the Medrol taper pack, and I had severe pain this afternoon and evening...
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    Dear Jamie, Thank you so much for your reply,...

    Dear Jamie,

    Thank you so much for your reply, I really appreciate it! I definitely did not mean to give the impression that only Ed could answer. Ed is a seasoned scoliosis veteran here who...
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    acute pain flair up

    I injured my back on July 21st at home. I was squatting down and reaching far forward for something, and felt a painful pop (not as loud as "the pop heard round the world" when I broke my rods) in...
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    Hi, you have gotten so much great advice...

    Hi,

    you have gotten so much great advice above, I don't know what else to add. However, I do clearly remember being right where you are. I had to go back to work on seated duty in a busy...
  17. Hi Mark, It's great to hear you are feeling so...

    Hi Mark,

    It's great to hear you are feeling so much better…I haven't seen you post in a long time. As I recall you had surgery with Dr Hart, same as me?

    I was an avid lap swimmer before my...
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    Hi Masha, I was in a somewhat similar...

    Hi Masha,

    I was in a somewhat similar situation as yours prior to surgery, with a 35 degree lumbar curve at age 40 and severe spinal stenosis in the middle of it. I was having progressive back...
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    Hi Cathy, I'm so glad to hear of your...

    Hi Cathy,

    I'm so glad to hear of your improvement--you sound great! Your x-rays look beautiful, and you must be loving your new torso and waistline!

    Keep up the good work, and have a great...
  20. Hi, that is a very inspiring article! I enjoyed...

    Hi, that is a very inspiring article! I enjoyed reading it and it brought a smile to my face what the hospital community did to help him.

    Good luck with everything.
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    This is who I was thinking of:

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?10956-Has-anyone-been-to-a-chiropractor-for-their-neck-after-their-back-surgery&highlight=
    ...
  22. Hi Linda, I remember there was a younger woman...

    Hi Linda,

    I remember there was a younger woman here about 5 years ago who had a similar problem as yours…she had surgery with Boachie as I recall, but I don't remember her name. She couldn't hold...
  23. How about Dr Bederman in So Cal? Melissa speaks...

    How about Dr Bederman in So Cal? Melissa speaks very highly of him and he did a very complex revision on her.
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    broken rods

    Great posts Ed, you said it all! My rods broke from psuedoarthrosis (failure to fuse) at two adjacent levels. One rod broke at the level of around L3, the other at L4, both at the same time. I...
  25. Hi Sandy, I am sorry to hear all you've been...

    Hi Sandy,

    I am sorry to hear all you've been through. Were the broken rods repaired already, or is that part of the equation?

    I was fused T8-sacrum/pelvis almost 5 years ago, at age 42. At 14...
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