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  1. Thread: My Turn

    by JoAnn5
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    Linda, I'm so glad your surgery went well and...

    Linda, I'm so glad your surgery went well and that you have recovered so well. Have missed you and all the helpful people here, so just had to check in again. God bless... and help you complete...
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    I agree with the others... being fused to S-1...

    I agree with the others... being fused to S-1 isn't so bad as you might think. I can still bend over to pick up toys off the floor and make most of the same moves i did before.... I just had to give...
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    Probably your meds should be taken with food......

    Probably your meds should be taken with food... so if you aren't eating, betcha that's making your nausea worse. I know it's a no-win cycle... but if you are tapering off, things are bound to get...
  4. Thread: bowling ball

    by JoAnn5
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    I have lots of pain in my ribs on the right side...

    I have lots of pain in my ribs on the right side where the thorasic anterior surgery was done. It's been 4 yrs since my original surgery. Is this what you are talking about?
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    When i had mine in 2005, they used 'conscious...

    When i had mine in 2005, they used 'conscious sedation'. I was very groggy almost asleep but they just kept poking me...lol. I remember them hitting very painful spots and me saying 'OWW' a few...
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    Laura, as Linda and P have suggested, you'd be...

    Laura, as Linda and P have suggested, you'd be smart to get a second opinion and be absolutely certain that the rods are the problem. If they ARE, however, it's not the end of the world. I had mine...
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    You are young and strong, and i just know you'll...

    You are young and strong, and i just know you'll do fine! I'll be thinking of you on Monday, sending cyber-hugs your way.
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    I have not taken any meds for nerve pain, but i...

    I have not taken any meds for nerve pain, but i did have the anxiety & depression problems that began at around 3 months post-op. I did not have any swelling of my legs, feet or lips.... that must...
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    You'll be back in your bed someday soon. For...

    You'll be back in your bed someday soon. For now, you do what you have to do. You probably rest better knowing that you aren't disturbing your husband. I did. I moved into the extra bedroom and...
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    A really soft sports bra that fastens in the...

    A really soft sports bra that fastens in the front helps some. I couldn't stand the hooks right over my scar for quite a while. Amen to what chello says about the silky sleepwear. I can remember...
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    Good luck to you , Terry. Keep your focus on the...

    Good luck to you , Terry. Keep your focus on the 'other side' of recovery. You'll get there! ((hugs)) JoAnn
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    Good luck tomorrow, Lynn! I've been reading and...

    Good luck tomorrow, Lynn! I've been reading and keeping up with you, but i don't have much to contribute that's helpful. I'll be thinking of you!
  13. Thread: Back Brace

    by JoAnn5
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    I didn't have one at all after my surgery.

    I didn't have one at all after my surgery.
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    Suzy, I was out of work for about a month. ...

    Suzy, I was out of work for about a month. Recovery was much easier than the original surgery. I took Lortabs for a week or two when needed. Then gradually eased off them. The worst thing about...
  15. Thread: pain

    by JoAnn5
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    I wonder if some of it could be "phantom' pain......

    I wonder if some of it could be "phantom' pain... where the nerves are still grumbling about being messed with? Just a thought... :) Hope it's better soon.
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    You'll both be in my prayers tomorrow, Rachel and...

    You'll both be in my prayers tomorrow, Rachel and Julie!! God be with you both! ((((((((hugs)))))))))))
  17. Thread: New here too

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    Jo, I have 3 young grandbabies, aged 1, 2, & 3. ...

    Jo, I have 3 young grandbabies, aged 1, 2, & 3. The 3 yr old was just about 2 months old when i had my first surgeries. I took a pic of her to the hospital with me. My friend would hold it as we...
  18. Thread: New here too

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    Welcome, Jo! I agree with what the others have...

    Welcome, Jo! I agree with what the others have said. This is one of the best places you can come to voice your concerns and be certain that they will be met with compassion and understanding.
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  19. Thread: Vertical bed

    by JoAnn5
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    Wonder how those of us who have to go to the...

    Wonder how those of us who have to go to the restroom a lot would manage?? I can just see myself spinning my wheels trying to go forward while being held in place by this contraption...lol.
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    Thinking of you Ed... Hope your intestinal...

    Thinking of you Ed... Hope your intestinal problem is something that can be dealt with soon and easily! I had diverticulitis once that caused lots of pain and high blood counts. I think our...
  21. As long as her fusion doesn't include all her...

    As long as her fusion doesn't include all her lumbar discs, she should soon regain some flexibility and be able to bend enough to tend to some of the most intimate chores. Turning over in bed was...
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    Bet you still have swelling in your tummy area, I...

    Bet you still have swelling in your tummy area, I did for a long while. My surgeon wanted to wash his hands of me after 6 weeks as far as my pain meds were concerned. Thankfully, my family dr. took...
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    Gosh, hon, Not to be condescending, but are you...

    Gosh, hon, Not to be condescending, but are you SURE he didn't say 10-15 minutes per day rather than miles??? That sounds counter-productive to me. It's no wonder you aren't able to sleep for the...
  24. I think i must have a total body hernia ........

    I think i must have a total body hernia ..... :rolleyes:
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    You said it perfectly, Alda!!

    You said it perfectly, Alda!!
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