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  1. Thread: Yoga

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    I started Yoga ten months after my surgery. If...

    I started Yoga ten months after my surgery. If anyone lives or works in NYC, this place is wonderful for anyone with a back issue/fusion/scoliosis, etc. I highly recommend it.
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    Back to work...

    Marjorie - I was 56 when I had my revision surgery - fused to the sacrum, December, 2010. My leave from work was exactly twelve weeks. I take the bus into NYC and am an administrative assistant so...
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    Great Pillow!

    For years I used the generic version of the Tempurpedic pillow but after my last surgery, it was very uncomfortable and never felt rested. I recently ordered from www.mypillow.com (my pain mgmt...
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    Doreen, it took me about a year before I felt...

    Doreen, it took me about a year before I felt like I walked the way I did before my surgery. I emailed Lindy (Dr. Boachie's nurse) a few times concerned that I walk with a bit of a swagger and that...
  5. Debbe - yes the black and blues are so scary...

    Debbe - yes the black and blues are so scary looking - they get worse before they get better, and I am very sore but hopefully by the weekend, it will get better. This taught me a lesson to be more...
  6. Major tumble down the stairs!

    This past weekend I fell down the basement stairs of my cousin's house. I was talking to family and didn't realize I was so close to the steps. We had just arrived on Friday night outside of...
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    Dr. Boachie & Insurance....

    I agree with Lori, he is a very compassionate man and have been his patient since 2002. He personally called me at home and left a voice mail when I was contemplating surgery in 2008 and had a few...
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    You'll need loose fitting clothes - sweatpants or...

    You'll need loose fitting clothes - sweatpants or dance pants and a button down shirt. NO jeans! Comfort is the key. I wish you ALL THE BEST! I'm happy you are having it done soon. My surgery...
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    One Magnesium Pill Per Day

    I started taking one Magnesium pill per day (OTC vitamin) about two months ago as it apparently helps to relax muscles - my neck/shoulders are tight from me being so straight now. While it's helped...
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    JenM - I went to a new dentist for a cleaning,...

    JenM - I went to a new dentist for a cleaning, etc. in February, and they asked me if I had a prescription for antibiotics since I was still in my back brace from my recent revision surgery. They...
  11. Linda - Was never mentioned in the pre-op info. ...

    Linda - Was never mentioned in the pre-op info. When I went to my dentist for a cleaning about three months after my surgery, the dental office called Dr. Boachie's office and was told about the...
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    Amoxicillin

    Dr. Boachie's instructions ..... four Amoxicillin one hour before any dental appointment for the next five years. Prior surgeries, I never had been told to do this.
  13. "I realize I am not a big person--and my legs...

    "I realize I am not a big person--and my legs aren't long enough to get the bottom of my back up to the back of the chair, but pre-surgery wasn't a problem (I guess I slouched in the chairs)"....
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    Ambian CR

    Doreen,

    I was off all surgical pain meds since March but had to wean off Methadone that I was on for many years (am off now for two months!) When I was on the meds I slept great but now that I'm...
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    Fused to Sacrum

    This was what I was told.... In 2002, when i first saw my surgeon, he said that my L3/4 was degenerative, etc. and that was causing my pain. This was as a result of the Harrington Rod, my initial...
  16. Kindle

    I received a Kindle when I was recovering and I absolutely love it. When reading in bed, I prop it on a pillow and it does make a difference. Carrying a hard cover book became too much when...
  17. Select Medical in Maryland

    http://www.selectmedicalcorp.com/about/locator/opr-centers.aspx

    This is just a suggestion. I went to Kessler Rehab in NJ, where my daughter works as an OT. It is also called "Select Medical". ...
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    Commuting to Midtown

    Hi Lilysaidwhat,
    I returned to work three months after my surgery. I commute from NJ by bus. In the beginning, I felt that everyone was walking past me (and you know we commuters can move) but I...
  19. SIX MONTH FOLLOW UP and MEDS

    I had my six month follow up with Dr. Boachie on June 9th. Everything is going well, the fusion looks great and my next appointment is in December. I'm almost off the Methadone....down to .5 mgs....
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    Tomorrow...

    Lorz, Thinking of you today. Try to stay calm and before you know it, you'll be in recovery. Here's to a new you! All the best, Lynn
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    Paula, I had revision surgery this past December...

    Paula,
    I had revision surgery this past December 7th. I had an uneventful recovery, thankfully, and returned to work February 28th fulltime BUT I would not have been able to get on a plane at two...
  22. I donated two of the three pints they asked, and...

    I donated two of the three pints they asked, and I suggest you don't donate. I was exhausted and by the time I went for the third donation, my hemoglobin was way too low. I emailed from Dr....
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    Walking with the PT without a walker.... I'm...

    Walking with the PT without a walker.... I'm impressed! My walker was my BFF for at least the first two weeks or so, then graduated to the cane. You sound like you are doing really well. ...
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    Just remarkable. Bless everyone that made this...

    Just remarkable. Bless everyone that made this happen. Elias is one strong young man, and Elisa... you are unbelievable! All the best, LYNN
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    Lyrica

    I was put on Lyrica when I had my fusion in December (never had been on it before) and continued it through January. I didn't have any side effects. Since I was only on it for six weeks or so, I...
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