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    Hi... It's good to hear from you. I'm really...

    Hi...

    It's good to hear from you. I'm really sorry that things have gotten so overwhelming. Take it one thing at a time, and be happy with each goal. Hope today is the day you find the papers....
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    Hi Gina... I highly recommend sit/stand...

    Hi Gina...

    I highly recommend sit/stand workstations. Almost any set up can be adapted.

    Sit/Stand Workstations

    I believe the Americans for Disability law requires that your employer make...
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    If it was possible, we'd almost certainly all...

    If it was possible, we'd almost certainly all have implant infections. :-)

    Feel better soon!

    --Linda
  4. If you have a sink close by, I think this is a...

    If you have a sink close by, I think this is a better option (at least if you're concerned about how it looks). I had one, and I have to say I actually liked the cool water better, with the...
  5. I have one of these as well, but feel a little...

    I have one of these as well, but feel a little less positive about it. While I think it's a little more effective than the tissue aids, it was less effective than I would like. The good news,...
  6. I did absolutely nothing to prepare, and did not...

    I did absolutely nothing to prepare, and did not have any issues beyond relatively mild constipation after surgery.
  7. I doubt any good vascular surgeons are cutting...

    I doubt any good vascular surgeons are cutting abdominal muscles for ALIFs. The muscles are split, which puts you at much lower risk of ending up with an incisional hernia.

    Happy healing.
  8. You can also buy an inexpensive bidet toilet...

    You can also buy an inexpensive bidet toilet seat. They're easy to install and work fairly well. The first one I had was cold water only. The second one used heated water. I actually didn't think...
  9. Hi... There's a very high likelihood that the...

    Hi... There's a very high likelihood that the surgery will bring on your period. I got mine within the first day postop. You'll need to wear pads, as even if you could navigate a tampon, there's no...
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    Hi... It's really too early to worry about...

    Hi...

    It's really too early to worry about anything. It could be lack of fusion, infection, or any number of other things. Fusion really can't be assessed until 12 months postop. Even if you're...
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    Our protocol is 2 years. Not sure if that's...

    Our protocol is 2 years. Not sure if that's helpful for you.

    --Linda
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    While the study is obviously flawed, I think, if...

    While the study is obviously flawed, I think, if I had a kid, I'd try to convince them to do this one simple exercise every day. It probably doesn't hurt, and it might actually help. The reasons I...
  13. I think you should see someone about this.

    I think you should see someone about this.
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    I think that's pretty typical. Insurance...

    I think that's pretty typical. Insurance companies will only authorize a certain number of days in advance, and then the hospital has to call for additional days if needed.
  15. Sheila... I work in a spine center where...

    Sheila...

    I work in a spine center where hundreds of complex surgeries are done every year. When I had surgery 4 years ago, I also had the option of PSO vs SPO. As much experience as I have, I...
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    Most of my numbness went away after my first...

    Most of my numbness went away after my first surgeries, but I'm 4 years postop from my second surgeries and have large areas of my lower torso and parts of my legs that are numb. After both sets of...
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    I think anyone can go into a medical library and...

    I think anyone can go into a medical library and read the article for free.
  18. It's temporary for some, but not for others. It...

    It's temporary for some, but not for others. It depends on one's length of fusion, weight, age, residual curve(s), etc. If you're fused C2-Sacrum, you have a very high likelihood of not being able...
  19. Here's a list of helpful hints that I developed...

    Here's a list of helpful hints that I developed over many years.

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    Tell your husband not to worry. It's actually...

    Tell your husband not to worry. It's actually the reverse. In general, the worse one's imbalance, the better the outcome. Anecdotally, it really seems that the vast majority of people who have a...
  21. Do a search here for LLOYD HEY. There are plenty...

    Do a search here for LLOYD HEY. There are plenty of previous conversations.
  22. Hi... Just to be clear, PJF doesn't usually...

    Hi...

    Just to be clear, PJF doesn't usually include spinal cord injury. Didn't want others who have been told they have PJF to think that they're going to have a spinal cord injury. :-)

    Carry...
  23. Don't want to scare anyone. As far as I know, no...

    Don't want to scare anyone. As far as I know, no one is fused to the "hipbones" (whatever they are). Fusion is typically to the sacrum, with fixation to the pelvis (ilium). There is the...
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    Everyone is different, but many return to work...

    Everyone is different, but many return to work within 3 months, and I would say that most return to work within 6 months.

    --Linda
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    Thread moved to the Parents & Family forum.
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