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    Yep!

    I remember, to this day... being awakened during/right after my surgery. Granted.. mine was back in 1975! I know that I remember being suspended in the air... and, they asked me to wiggle my toes....
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    Hi Sheena! I don't know how my rod broke. ...

    Hi Sheena!

    I don't know how my rod broke.

    "Happening Now". :D I have not had a sciatic attack since August! I do have lower back pain, but nothing out of the usual like before. The only...
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    Praying for you!

    Praying for you!
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    Then, I am the exception. A non-fused scoliosis...

    Then, I am the exception. A non-fused scoliosis spine like mine, would continue to curve.. if it wasn't fused.

    What you may have been told.... isn't necessarily true in all cases..

    Since!...
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    debo, My doctor will do surgery... as a last...

    debo,
    My doctor will do surgery... as a last resort. I really don't want surgery if I can avoid it, and that's what I'm trying to do.

    Linda.. Isn't it odd that where my rod broke, my fusion is...
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    My Harrington Rod is broken.. I had my surgery...

    My Harrington Rod is broken.. I had my surgery in 1977, and it broke only about 3 months ago. I have no pain at the break site, however I do have a lot of pain in my bottom 2 vertebra that aren't...
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    Thank you so much. *hug* :) The broken...

    Thank you so much. *hug* :)

    The broken rod.. according to Dr. Hey, is no big deal. My lowest 2 vertebra are my problem.
  8. Broken Rod.. No Big Deal? How About Herniated Discs?

    Saw a specialist today.. And I liked him! :D

    He says my broken rod is nothing... ok.. I'll take that.. except for the popping and grinding I have. :rolleyes:

    He also said my lowest two...
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    Update! I'm Seeing a Specialist!

    I am seeing Dr. Hey in Raleigh Thursday morning! (Thank YOU Gail!) :D

    I had X-Rays taken yesterday to take with me... My rod is broken! It's broken pretty high up.. (just below the shoulder...
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    Thanks Linda. I'm pretty sure a new job is out...

    Thanks Linda.

    I'm pretty sure a new job is out of the question.. I can barely walk as it is.. I consider myself blessed to be employed. Even without any insurance.
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    I Can't Take it Anymore!!

    My pain is unbearable. :( My sciatic nerve is attacking me, and my lower back pain in constant. I need to see a specialist. NOW!
    First... Who do I call or see for insurance? Any...
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    Wow, really? I suppose that could make a...

    Wow, really? I suppose that could make a difference. But, if you're better, that's what counts, right? *hug*



    If I ever get to have surgery.. (and thats a HUGE if!) I wonder if I need to be...
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    That's great Theresa! Praying you continue...

    That's great Theresa!


    Praying you continue to improve! :)
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    Thanks for your reply Leigh. And, although I...

    Thanks for your reply Leigh.

    And, although I don't agree with some of what you said here, I do appreciate you taking the time to post.

    You are in my prayers as well!
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    Amen Sue! Our God is an awesome God. I will...

    Amen Sue!

    Our God is an awesome God. I will be praying for you.

    Do I wanna come? Well yeah! :D
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    Thank you Suzanne! Praying for you too! :D

    Thank you Suzanne!

    Praying for you too! :D
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    Karen! Thank you so much for that information! ...

    Karen! Thank you so much for that information! Duke University is the closest to me.. I don't know if they have a back clinic, or not.. but I intend to find out!

    Wow... I was sure intending on...
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    Time to Vent

    With one son in college, another teen on her way... the high cost of EVERYTHING... We can't afford insurance. So I will suffer on.. allowing back pain to dictate my life and what I can and can't...
  19. Praying for you here Frankie... *big hig* ...

    Praying for you here Frankie... *big hig*


    If I have learned anything on this forum.... It's that a lot of us need help. He hears... Maybe it will lead to more? We have our hope, yes? :)
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    Thank you, sweetness514 and Patti for your...

    Thank you, sweetness514 and Patti for your replies!


    I have no pain where my popping is occurring...(which, if I am mobile.. is ALL the time!) It's just loud and annoying, AND.. I can feel it!...
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    Just a bump... Any other believers here? :D

    Just a bump... Any other believers here? :D
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    Surely.. someone else has experienced this...

    Surely.. someone else has experienced this popping? :(
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    Have you seen a doctor yet? What you...

    Have you seen a doctor yet?

    What you describe.. doesn't sound like Scoli to me....
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    Thanks Linda, I am really interested in...

    Thanks Linda,

    I am really interested in hearing from others that had such and audible 'POP'.. and what their causes turned out to be. Broken Rod? Loose hardware? Etc...

    I know I need to see...
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    Audible POP! Is this normal?

    Yeah, I know.. nothing is "normal"


    My 16 year old told me she could actually hear my upper back "POP" when I walk.. It's been popping for the last few months.. With each step I take... just...
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