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  1. Due to the on-going deterioration of my spine...

    Due to the on-going deterioration of my spine this increased pain, resulted in inability to do social activities. I used to have several friends but after awhile they disappeared. I live in a...
  2. Older Adults who are Single Having Surgery Prolonged Due To Age

    I recently had my return appt w/ Dr Gupta. Although there was a couple of other issues he discussed which stunned me, I was prepared to discuss having a support system in place. He kept questioning...
  3. I will be fused T-4 - Pelvic. Can you lift up...

    I will be fused T-4 - Pelvic. Can you lift up your arms to pull sweaters/nightgowns over head?
  4. Can you get your hair cut/colored in hair salon?...

    Can you get your hair cut/colored in hair salon? (Leaning backward in chair )? Can you Dust mop hardwood floors? ( I have to get down on all 4s to get...
  5. Much Appreciation

    Thank you so much for asking the basic questions-Nancy
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    Autograft

    Ed from what I have read they take autograft from your hip bone. But can also take bone from cadaver. Iím interested in this subject because I already have titanium hips. If you have donít have bone...
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    Disagree

    [QUOTE=LindaRacine;172242]Hi Rita...

    I thoroughly understand your frustration. It's awful to be in chronic pain. And, I get that you think that Dr. Gupta did something wrong. I'd like you to...
  8. Thread: Surgery

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    Dr Gupta

    Hi Rita, I am soo sorry to hear about your problems trying to get help & living with so much pain. I can definitely relate as my pain level is constant 8/10. I have my return appt w/ Dr G 1/15 to get...
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    Apologies

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    Ed-Ií sorry that I forgot about your earlier response to my thread re: lab work/blood. I have been so anxious/depressed about things that I overlooked the 3 websites you posted. Feel bad about...
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    Pretty Profound

    Nicely framed Ed.It is like closing your eyes & jumping off the highest cliff into the unknown -A leap of faith. I am 1 who not only remembers the Beatles but especially the White album- sure do miss...
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    Pre-Surgery Testing

    I am thinking it would be what you went through. Kinda of the standard work up. I was just going on what was in the book. Thanks for sharing.
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    Lab Work pre-surgery

    Tina yes I posted on this w/ no response- I had read in the Scoliosis book David Wilberís was that some docs require you to come in for lab work, etc 1 week? or day? before surgery. I was trying to...
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    Zanaflex/Tizanidine

    Presently my concern w/ trying to do a major decrease of Zanaflex is serious side effects. Just google patient reviews on it. FINALLY found 1medical article about this Med & researcher only found 2...
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    Titrating

    Since I have tried 4x to titration off muscle relaxer w/o success, am now titrating off 1 of insomnia meds - Iím well aware that the anesthesiologist will have concerns regarding muscle relaxer...
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    Good Question

    Yes I posted about this. From what I read about it appears that you have to get lab work, etc at least 1 day prior to surgery? So donít know if that can be arranged where I live or at Barnes Jewish...
  16. Welcome

    Hi StandUp2Pain- Great name- I am facing my 1st surgery at age 63 & pain this year is 8/10 that has spiked to 9/10. So though I havenít been thru fusion surgery yet I expect to be early 2020. So what...
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    Forgot

    Ed Itís known that dolphins esp the wild 1s have an energy that benefits autism & children w/ development delays- I looked into the possibility a couple of months ago to go to Kona (before surgery)...
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    Happy Birthday!!!

    Thanks for the info-you know I almost started off my thread w/ ďyou have to be a Sagittarius..Ē because youíre so athletic & like to travel (long distances), etc. Yes Iím an Astrologer - now be nice...
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    So sorry

    Hi Jackie, I am so sorry youíve been thru hell -canít imagine going through what you have been through w/o pain Med - Really hope you get better soon Nancy
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    Were you crazy?

    Jesus Christ Ed - you must have had a death wish to do that type of skiing-ha ha- (sorry couldnít resist) I know you must miss those earlier years when you could ski - I miss dancing- not such a high...
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    Blood work?

    So anything specific they look for in blood work other than youí healthy? Which Iím not in the best shape.
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    Wonder what to expect for return appt

    I originally saw Dr Gupta 12/17. Now I have my return appt 1/15 ( out of state). If he agrees to approve me for surgery I think heíl want me to return later for blood work, labs, etc. Am I right...
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    Your Strength

    Ed , I really believe that youíre years of skiing & diving made you stronger than the average person. Takes very strong legs to Ski especially at the level you were doing. Plus you appear to have...
  24. Thread: 11 years out

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    PM inbox

    Linda I received email from the forum informing me my Inbox was full & stated I had option to ďarchiveĒ messages. I tried calling last week to obtain info on how to do this but could not get thru.
  25. Thread: 11 years out

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    Thanks

    Tina I tried to send a PM but apparently my inbox is too full-donít know how to ďarchive ď ? But thanks for sending pic of Jewett brace -now know what folks are talking about.
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