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    One year post T1-Sacrum

    Hey Kids,
    Just had my 1 year follow up with Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke. He is located in NYC, by the way. He is pleased enough with the work that a filmed presentation of my case is...
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    Lawrence Lenke, M.D. Miracle Worker

    DOS: 10 July 2017 Length of procedure: 13.5 hours Wake up time: 2.5 hours Showing his extraordinary level of commitment, Dr. Lenke stayed until I was sufficiently awake. Which meant he was...
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    Surgical Plan Second Attempt

    This, hopefully, is the surgical plan for 10 July...1946
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    July 10 Lenke/Post Op Inpatient Rehab

    Hey All, I'll have a PICC line installed on 7 July, then the 12 hour procedure on 10 July. Subject to last minute changes, so I am warned. The multiple imaging studies reveal a ~80 degree...
  5. You're On Your Way

    Hi Sheryl, I'm making myself scarce here as Firefox and IE keep throwing up warnings (on my desktop PC) about this being an unsafe site. That is why this is late. You're finishing up Pt II as I...
  6. Firefox and I.E. Blocked "Suspicious Website "

    Hi, About 3 weeks ago, Firefox stopped allowing me to access the Forums. I could get the main page, the scrolling site destinations, but when I clicked on Enter Forum, a page came up warning me that...
  7. 2.5 weeks

    Hey Janice, If your surgery date had been in early May, maybe I could have stopped in to see you during my 5-16 pre-op visit. I can only use my experience with a broken femur as a guide. I was in a...
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    Melisse, It is my understanding the majority of...

    Melisse, It is my understanding the majority of patients that have ASD surgery have at least mild osteopenia. Perhaps Linda can give you the exact figures. The first option for increasing bone...
  9. Lenke date & a few thoughts

    [QUOTE=Kay1974;168786]Hi Chet,
    When is your surgery?
    Hi Melisse, It is July 10. But as they will tell you at a later date, that could change at the last minute. I fully understand that as a...
  10. Packet contents

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    I live in Louisiana so will be travelling and doing all this by plane. I have no idea how all this will pan out.

    Hi Melisse, Did your packet include the recommended hotel/other lodging...
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    I suspect that you will love being in a smaller home.

    Hi Kathy, Yes, it is not exactly quantum physics to realize having a home this big for one and sometimes two people is a waste. I had considered selling first, but I am so compromised physically...
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    No worries

    [QUOTE=Pooka1;168701]Chet I am sorry you feel humiliated. Exactly nobody here was trying to do that to you.
    P1, The "stand humiliated" is snarky. My ego is large enough that I don't appreciate...
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    Prolia and Lenke

    The goal closest to my heart is to be able to clear out of this 100+ year old, 6 bedroom Victorian home in PA into a new, small single level unit somewhere in SW AZ by July 10, 2019. That would be 2...
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    English, Prolia and height

    Yes, English ( reminds me of underinformed people who say things like "why don't you talk American?" 😆 can be challenging. So many words have different connotations, I have 6 years of Latin on board...
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    Prolia it is

    Linda, Dr. Lenke's office recommended Prolia also. I saw my rhuematologist yesterday. He agreed, and his staff was to begin the requisition process. The last time they did that with Forteo, they...
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    Replacement for Forteo in men

    Hello All, I will end my 2 years of Forteo this month. I see my rheumatologist tomorrow. Dr. Lenke's office recommended Prolia. The cost of that is out of the question, unless they have some sort of...
  17. Hi Jackie , I got this "quiz" about whether a...

    Hi Jackie ,

    I got this "quiz" about whether a SCS would be right for me:
    http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f93264af165d7fb7124f7a963&id=7b7e029d1f&e=4d431c96e6

    I would seize upon any tech...
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    Helping

    Cathy, I will not dismiss your kind offer. In June, I will finally get a cell phone and get in touch, OK? I have a story very similar to Ed's- when I was in hospital post my femur fracture surgery....
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    I was kind of hoping for that

    Linda, Title says it all. I will need all distractions possible I fear... No, seriously I did not know that. :o I simply assumed it involved changing diapers, i.e. "wet" work. Of course that term is...
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    Is that the earliest that you could get in?

    Hi Sheryl, Yes, that was the earliest. I was Dr. Lenke's first patient on Dec 6, and by the time I left the office was overfilled to the point people were sitting in chairs out in the hall. Actually...
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    Two surgeries?

    Hi Sheryl, You said Mar 21 and 23. Are you having the double procedure like Ed did? Be it for better or worse, mine is scheduled for July 10 as a 12 hour marathon. All done via posterior. Ed said it...
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    Possible link to GERD?

    Hey All, Mike shared he was diagnosed with acid reflux a few days ago. After a year on Forteo I underwent a routine esophageal scope, part of a clinical trial I was enrolled in. I had no symptoms...
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    Which one do you worry about?

    Ed, If I were to allow it, the questions/worries would overwhelm me and possibly even cause me to cancel. My immediate personal connection with Dr.Lenke has allayed many of the fears I had with...
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    Excellent Information

    Good luck!
    Susan[/QUOTE]
    Hi Susan, I am truly sorry for the amount and severity of the trials you have endured. It does make one wonder- some people seem to walk between the raindrops all their...
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    Gracious offers

    Ed, Certainly your and Cathy's sentiments are most gracious. You may be correct in the fact I could be overthinking this upcoming affair. Seeing as this is a result of a previous surgery, I always...
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