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  1. Thread: Rod Fracture

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    A very timely article for me. Thanks for sharing,...

    A very timely article for me. Thanks for sharing, Linda!
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    Thanks for making me smile, Ed!! You have such a...

    Thanks for making me smile, Ed!! You have such a way with words. :)

    I was reaching across the seat to put the coffee underneath the passenger window, by the arm rest.. I thought it odd to break...
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    Susan, 5 rods sounds like a safer bet!! Sadly,...

    Susan, 5 rods sounds like a safer bet!!

    Sadly, I broke a second rod yesterday. Waiting to hear whatís next.
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    Hi Karen! Since things have been going so...

    Hi Karen! Since things have been going so smoothly for me, I've been in complete denial about rod breakage. I do feel very fortunate that I was able to get in to see Dr. Lenke so quickly. The...
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    Thanks for responding, Gayle! Iím taking it easy...

    Thanks for responding, Gayle! Iím taking it easy because the pain is significant and I donít want to make it worse. Your words and Lindaís are encouraging!!
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    Thanks so much, Linda! Thatís very encouraging!!

    Thanks so much, Linda! Thatís very encouraging!!
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    Does broken rod = revision surgery?

    Hi everyone! I am almost 2 years post-op from a T4-sacrum fusion. The last two years have gone very well so I thought I was good. Last Saturday, while standing in our motorhome, I reached across...
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    Doreen, the night nurses were kind enough, but...

    Doreen, the night nurses were kind enough, but seemed to be in short supply. I had to wait quite a while for any kind of help or medication. It wasn't like that during the day. Having someone with...
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    Any experience at Allen Hospital with Lenke?

    Hi Doreen! So sorry to hear about your broken rods. I read all your posts prior to my surgery, which was on 3/8 at Allen Hospital with Dr. Lenke. I had a great experience. Dr. Lenke and his team...
  10. 5 weeks today!!!

    So...I'm 5 weeks out of surgery. I had a very productive day, probably the best one yet! My concern is...how do I know if I'm doing too much? I'm trying not to bend, lift or twist. Is squatting ok?...
  11. Thread: One year!

    by Mom of 4
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    Congratulations, Cathy!!! I am SO happy for you!...

    Congratulations, Cathy!!! I am SO happy for you!

    You sound like me...worried about all the things that could go wrong. But, you made it!!!

    Have an AWESOME summer!!!
  12. Thank you!!!

    Once again, thank you all for your kind responses! I really appreciate everyone who has shared their experiences. As for me, I guess time will tell...
  13. Oh no...that's not the answer I was hoping for!!!

    Oh no...that's not the answer I was hoping for!!!
  14. I'm pregnant?!?!!!

    Can anyone tell me why I left the hospital looking 6 months pregnant??? I have a very small frame, but my stomach is protruding like I'm pregnant. I don't like it...
  15. Jackieg, I agree. Better safe than sorry!! I...

    Jackieg, I agree. Better safe than sorry!! I guess I'll just stick with hot showers.

    Karen, thankfully I've had lots of people volunteer to walk with me. It definitely makes the steps go more...
  16. Heating pads

    As I am beginning to wean down from my medication, I am experiencing a little more pain. I was wondering if heating pads are OK to use, especially over the incision site? I have already been using...
  17. 2 weeks plus 2 days!!!

    Hi everyone!! Thank you all so much for the prayers, well-wishes and advice. It means the world to me!!!

    I can't believe I'm on the other side! I have been doing quite well. I hate sitting, but...
  18. On the other side...

    Hi all. This is Nancy's sister posting. She thanks you all for your well wishes. She was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is wondering about pain control. She is on 5 mg oxycodone, valium,...
  19. The time is very near!

    My central line is in and I'm to report to the hospital tomorrow at 5:30. Today has been a very difficult and emotional day. I am terrified...
  20. Great info, Susan. Thanks so much!!

    Great info, Susan. Thanks so much!!
  21. Pre-Op Prep?

    Did anyone do anything before surgery to avoid the potential problems with constipation/impaction, etc?
  22. Angie, from Dr. Lenke's office said, "The reason...

    Angie, from Dr. Lenke's office said, "The reason having your PCP help with pain management is due to the fact that since you are out-of-state and the ability of us to get you scripts in time via mail...
  23. Thanks, Karen! I'm going to have my daughter...

    Thanks, Karen! I'm going to have my daughter post for me, if I can't. I told my husband when he got home from work today that I'm seriously considering not having the surgery. He said, "YES you...
  24. Thank you!

    You guys are so AWESOME!!! Thanks for the suggestions. Apparently, there are a few "aids" that I need to purchase. The links are especially helpful!

    With the clock ticking, I've been spending...
  25. Best shoes post-surgery??

    Surgery is now only 2 weeks away! When it was cancelled back in January, I thought March would never get here. Well, it's almost here and so is the ANXIETY!

    One of the things I need to do is...
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