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    Hi Linda- since I was originally fused in Indy...

    Hi Linda- since I was originally fused in Indy for spondylolisthesis L4-S1 and then Dr Bridwell fixed the scoliosis and fused me from T3- L1. He just wants me to be careful lifting so we can preserve...
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    Good to hear from you. I emailed you the day...

    Good to hear from you. I emailed you the day before your surgery but don't know if you ever received it. Sounds like you're doing well. i'd love to do lunch when you feel up to it. Let me know. Take...
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    2 years post op and all is well

    Hi All - I haven't been on here in quite a while but thought I'd check in. I had my 2 year post op check up with Dr Bridwell in St Louis Aug 31. Everything looked good and is holding well and he said...
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    Sticky: Happy I had surgery

    Im very happy I had my surgery. I had a prior surgery in Indy (home of the Superbowl!!) for spondylolisthesis by Dr Sasso. Fused L4-S1. That went very well and corrected that problem. A year and a...
  5. Thread: Pt

    by LisaB
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    I don't really do physical therapy; maybe because...

    I don't really do physical therapy; maybe because I'm from out of town. But at my 6 month checkup Dr
    Bridwell had a physical therapist talk to me and she gave me handouts of what I could do. At 9...
  6. I agree with Linda about stopping the weight...

    I agree with Linda about stopping the weight lifting. I wasn't allowed to start lifting any weights until 6 months post op and I could only do bicep curls sitting. Everything else I had to do laying...
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    Hi Karen- I Was a little nervous about turning...

    Hi Karen- I Was a little nervous about turning and swinging but it's getting easier. I just don't want to mess anything up. I did go out and play 9 holes yesterday using only my irons and hybrid;...
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    One Year Post Op Checkup Perfect!

    Had my one year post op checkup yesterday in St Louis. Everything looks great in the xrays; nothing has moved or dislodged. I'm feeling great. I can now start playing golf, although I'm supposed to...
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    Yes, Janet is Dr Bridwell's PT person. She told...

    Yes, Janet is Dr Bridwell's PT person. She told me about a woman who had surgery with Dr Bridwell and after about 6 or 9 months they read in the paper that she won the Missouri women's senior open or...
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    Hi Karen- I haven't logged into the Forum for...

    Hi Karen- I haven't logged into the Forum for months (busy getting ready for my daughter's wedding in Dec and my son just left his NY job because he got accepted to MBA school at the Univ of Chicago...
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    I'm fused 12 levels, I believe. T3-L1 and L4-S1.

    I'm fused 12 levels, I believe. T3-L1 and L4-S1.
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    Thanks for posting Lori. I'm loaded up with BMP...

    Thanks for posting Lori. I'm loaded up with BMP but Dr Bridwell said that it was safe and I've read more good than bad. (also read the tumor suppressant info) it seems that everything carries some...
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    Hey Kristie- Can't believe it's been a year! Glad...

    Hey Kristie- Can't believe it's been a year! Glad you're doing so well! We need to get together with Evelyn and all catch up!
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    Great news, Kara!

    Great news, Kara!
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    Great job! It is wonderful not having the rib...

    Great job! It is wonderful not having the rib hump and looking normal! Happy you're doing so well! My husband was just saying last night that it's been only 6 months and I'm basically back to normal....
  16. Thread: Set the date!

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    Hi Evelyn - sounds like everything went well!...

    Hi Evelyn - sounds like everything went well! Glad you set the date. We should get together again!

    Lisa
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    You have to have Vitamin D in order to absorb...

    You have to have Vitamin D in order to absorb calcium. So if you're Vitamin D level is low, you may not be able to absorb as much calcium which can be a problem for your bones.
  18. Lori- It will be interesting to hear what Dr...

    Lori- It will be interesting to hear what Dr Boachie says. Let me know.
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    They tested my Vitamin D level before surgery and...

    They tested my Vitamin D level before surgery and it was 60. I haven't had it tested post op but I have been taking a 1000 IU Vitamin D3 supplement (as well as calcium with vitamin d) for several...
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    Jenee - Great that your doing so well and your...

    Jenee - Great that your doing so well and your back looks great!
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    Jennifer- Congratulations on an uneventful 2nd...

    Jennifer- Congratulations on an uneventful 2nd anniversary! You have been an inspiration and very helpful when I was heading into surgery 6 months ago. So happy you're continuing to do well!
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    Suzy - Good post! I agree with you that having a...

    Suzy - Good post! I agree with you that having a very positive attitude is key to this surgery! I hope I'm doing as well at 5 years out!
  23. Thread: Bone Marrow

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    I think it is age related and fusion levels....

    I think it is age related and fusion levels. Younger people fuse better, I think. I have a lot of BMP but also have some of my own bone mixed in "like a stew" as my operating report said. Also, my...
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    Peachrush7 - thanks! Sounds like you're doing...

    Peachrush7 - thanks! Sounds like you're doing well for only 9 weeks out. Hang in there! It gets better all the time and it's good to know that you can get back to normal eventually.

    Evelyn- let's...
  25. Well, I'm loaded up with BMP. I completely trust...

    Well, I'm loaded up with BMP. I completely trust Dr Bridwell and just can't believe he would be using BMP if there was any meaningful research showing that it is unsafe.
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