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    Cathy, Sending healing thoughts your way. Susan

    Cathy, Sending healing thoughts your way.
    Susan
  2. Rohrer, my grandchildren started to bling out my...

    Rohrer, my grandchildren started to bling out my brace. So far, I have Spider-Man stickers and a butterfly as ornaments.

    My crutches and Light weight wheelchair are shiny cherry red.

    Susan
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  3. Great article! Thanks for sharing it. So,...

    Great article! Thanks for sharing it.

    So, how does a person acquire a positive attitude, less anxiety, and less "catastrophizing". Loan me about 10 pounds, will you?

    Susan


    Susan
  4. Everyone: Thanks for your kind thoughts and good...

    Everyone: Thanks for your kind thoughts and good wishes. I am still optimistic that I will be back in the mainstream of life.
    Susan
  5. Ed, walking some with walker. Trying to improve...

    Ed, walking some with walker. Trying to improve my attitude. I just want to get back into the mainstream of life.
    Susan
  6. Just out from hiding in my hole

    Greetings from a skilled nursing facility near Portland! I was overwhelmed by life and all that has been going on.

    Well, I just had my 3rd spinal surgery with Drs. Hart and Hiratzka. I went into...
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    Awesome 2 year report!

    Thanks for sharing the Good news about your 2 year visit. I am SO happy for you! Please never hold back from sharing your good news because some of us (moi) are having problems. Hearing your good...
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    Hi! I am having my revision surgery the next...

    Hi! I am having my revision surgery the next week on March 20th in Oregon. Let's hope that it is our last surgery!!!!
    Susan
  9. X-ray....

    STUDY: SPINE THORACIC 2 VIEWS 02/24/15 11:46:00

    HISTORY: Scoliosis

    COMPARISON: 12/30/14

    FINDINGS:
    Posterior spinal fixation rods, screws, and laminar wires are evident. The
    hardware is...
  10. #3 Surgery scheduled for March 20, 2015

    First, thanks everyone for your kind comments, prayers, and support. I am walking well with crutches, but time is limited due to thoracic pain. I use my wheelchair when I am tired.

    Dr. Hart's...
  11. Rod broken at T10?? I think.

    Rod broken at T10?? I think.
  12. Gas Bubbles, Fractured rods, Loose screws.....oh, my!

    I will make this short: Saw Dr. Hart today with new x-rays and more thoracic back pain. I am bummed about the pain and now have pain with movement and just sitting down/driving over bumps.

    X-rays...
  13. To Linda and others: Thanks for your kind notes....

    To Linda and others: Thanks for your kind notes.

    Re D&C: benign

    Re Inter-Stim: Decreases incontinence but not as much as I wanted. I am happy with the results. Rereading that.....sounds...
  14. Inspirational....this speaks to me

    "Everybody gets dealt a hand in life.
    Some get dealt better hands than other, but at the end of the day this is the hand of cards that is yours."
    Susan.....it is what it is
  15. The Inter-Stim is working out well as it has...

    The Inter-Stim is working out well as it has greatly decreased my incontinence. I am actually wearing my own undies and a poise pad. I still keep the Depends handy, but do not anticipate needing...
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    Congratulations on 4 years of healing! You have...

    Congratulations on 4 years of healing! You have been an inspiration to me and I appreciate all of your support.

    Susan
  17. Shame on your family doctor! Call me dumb with...

    Shame on your family doctor! Call me dumb with you! I did not know that I had burned myself until 2 days after it happened. I was dressing in my brother's bathroom and I looked in the mirror and...
  18. Cherry Red Wheelchair is so much easier to manage...

    Cherry Red Wheelchair is so much easier to manage than the older model that I was issued.

    I had the Inter-Stim procedure [trial] done last week and it really has worked! My incontinence has...
  19. Same thing happened to me, but in decreasing pain...

    Same thing happened to me, but in decreasing pain of the repair of hernia from the ALIF incision. Keep the area clean. My doctor put a patch over it and that decreased the pain.

    You will get...
  20. I ate lightly the day before. No problems with...

    I ate lightly the day before.
    No problems with constipation until weeks after surgery and then only once.

    Susan
  21. Thread: Update

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    Awesome!!!! Goodbye to those wheels!!!!!...

    Awesome!!!! Goodbye to those wheels!!!!!
    Susan......still a rollin' along
  22. Hi, Marianne: My suggestion may seem like an odd...

    Hi, Marianne: My suggestion may seem like an odd one, but I suggest that you write down just how much you hurt and what you cannot do right now. I say this because sometimes post-op when you are...
  23. Peg and Marianne: Cherry Red racing wheelchair...

    Peg and Marianne: Cherry Red racing wheelchair is due to be delivered and adjusted for me on Friday. I will try to post a picture.

    Thanks for your and everyone's support. I have a MOHS procedure...
  24. I have not read this entire thread....because I...

    I have not read this entire thread....because I am overwhelmed with just being ME and all of my problems....however, I will make a video of how to assemble my wiper and use it if this thread did not...
  25. The problem is that fecal matter contains E. Coli...

    The problem is that fecal matter contains E. Coli that can result in a bladder infection if you poo gets up the urethra [the tube whose opening is just above, North of the vagina] and into the...
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