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    Antibiotics before dental appts after surgery??

    Hi all-

    I was reading on Melissa's revision thread about having to take antibiotics before going to the dentist after having spinal fusion surgery. I am just curious if most of the surgeons tell...
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    Hi Jacque's mom- I had surgery with Dr....

    Hi Jacque's mom-

    I had surgery with Dr. Boachie last year. Since my surgery I have been to the dentist 3 times and have never taken any antibiotics! My dentist knew I had spinal fusion with...
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    Hi Lori- I am so glad to hear from you!!!!! I...

    Hi Lori-

    I am so glad to hear from you!!!!! I have been thinking about you every day since June 7th!!! You must be so glad you are home!!! Congrats, you are on the other side now!!!

    I just...
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    Thank you so much for the update on Lori!! I've...

    Thank you so much for the update on Lori!! I've been checking in every day since the 7th and praying for her. So glad to hear the surgery went well! I was wondering how long the surgery was? ...
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    Hi Lori- I just wanted to say I will be...

    Hi Lori-

    I just wanted to say I will be thinking of you tomorrow!!! I wish you the best of luck. You will do just great, I know it!! I just saw Dr. Boachie for my 1 year post-op visit two weeks...
  6. Also, I would say you also need a private duty...

    Also, I would say you also need a private duty overnight nurse at Hss. The nurses get very busy. There were times right after my surgery when I would call for a nurse to get my pain meds and it...
  7. Hi Lorz- I was just thinking about you the...

    Hi Lorz-

    I was just thinking about you the other day!! So good to see you on here!

    I did not have a private duty nurse. They would not let my husband sleep over. THere was someone in the...
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    Hi Ryy- Sorry I haven't gotten back to you,...

    Hi Ryy-

    Sorry I haven't gotten back to you, just been extremely busy with life! I am a mom to 2 small children and they keep me very, very busy. As you know, I have had neck problems immediately...
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    7 months post op - new pain in lower back

    Hi everyone-

    I am currently 7 months post op and am starting to feel alot better. Each month my shoulder and neck problem from the surgery has seemed to get a little better. But, it has been...
  10. Thread: Cleared to go...

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    Hi Boopy1- I'm just wondering what overnight...

    Hi Boopy1-

    I'm just wondering what overnight procedure you had to take care of your neck/shoulder pain. I had my surgery back in June and am still having problems with my neck and shoulder...
  11. I was prescribed them at 4 1/2 months post...

    I was prescribed them at 4 1/2 months post surgery due to new pain. My surgeon and local orthopedic said it was ok. It is a very controversial topic among doctors but I trust my surgeon.
  12. Thread: Acne Post Op

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    Hi JamieAnn- I am so glad you posted this! ...

    Hi JamieAnn-

    I am so glad you posted this! The same thing has happened to me. My face, neck and back have totally broken out since about I was about 2 months post op. I feel like I am a...
  13. Thread: Freezing!!!

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    Janet- I had my surgery in June and I was...

    Janet-

    I had my surgery in June and I was freezing all summer long. I remember for weeks in July/August the temperature was in the nineties and I would walk around with a fleece sweatshirt and...
  14. Thread: Surgery Monday

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    Janet- Good luck to you on Monday! I will be...

    Janet-

    Good luck to you on Monday! I will be thinking about you and will be looking forward to reading your first post! You are very brave and I know you will get through this and feel better.
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    Hi Melissa- This happened to me. I couldn't...

    Hi Melissa-

    This happened to me. I couldn't raise my left arm over my head until about 4 months post op. I had my surgery in June and I couldn't lift my left arm comfortably until end of...
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    Hi Ryy, Foofer, and hdugger- The same thing...

    Hi Ryy, Foofer, and hdugger-

    The same thing that is happening to Ryy happened to me after my surgery in June. My neck was fine for 3 weeks after the surgery, and then it collapsed and just wanted...
  17. Thread: Very depressed

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    Hi Evelyn- Yes, I checked with Dr. Boachie...

    Hi Evelyn-

    Yes, I checked with Dr. Boachie himself. I am very hesitant to take the NSAID, but since he says it's ok, I'm going to do it. The shoulder blade pain is very bad and at this point...
  18. Thread: Very depressed

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    Janet- Have you tried any prescription...

    Janet-

    Have you tried any prescription NSAID's? I went to a local doctor today, who is not my surgeon, and he put me on Relafen. Last time I saw my surgeon in October he said I could take...
  19. Thread: Very depressed

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    Hi Janet- I just wanted to say I totally...

    Hi Janet-

    I just wanted to say I totally understand how you are feeling. I was 5 months post op on June 8 and am feeling depressed as well. My shoulder blade pain is awful and is not getting...
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    Hi BadKitty and Mgs- I totally feel for you. ...

    Hi BadKitty and Mgs-

    I totally feel for you. Mgs- that old thread you pulled up was mine from June 22. That was one of the worst nights of my life, I'll never forget it! The only thing that...
  21. What great news, babyboomer! I have been...

    What great news, babyboomer! I have been thinking about you and are sooo glad you feel much better! You are a very brave person.

    Keep us updated on your progress!

    JenM
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    Hi Ryy- I was fused T3 to L3 as well. Your...

    Hi Ryy-

    I was fused T3 to L3 as well. Your situation sounds very similar to mine. My neck would fatigue very easily. I could hold it up for an hour, and then it would just look down. The only...
  23. Question about Kyphosis & Thoracic curvature of spine

    I have been wondering this ever since my surgery...Do most people who have a thoracic curve also have kyphosis as well? Normal kyphosis is 40 degrees or less. My kyphosis was 68 degrees, my...
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    Hi Ryy- Just wanted to let you know that I see...

    Hi Ryy-

    Just wanted to let you know that I see you sent me a private message but I wasn't able to read it since my inbox was full. I just went back and deleted some of my messages so I have room...
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    NSAID's after surgery - how soon?

    Hi all-

    I am currently 4 1/2 months post op. I saw my surgeon last week and he said I could start taking NSAID's like Advil or Aleve to help my shoulder pain. I was under the impression that you...
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