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  1. It is good to hear from you. Those crutches must...

    It is good to hear from you. Those crutches must be so hard on your spine.
  2. If you send me your email address I can forward...

    If you send me your email address I can forward you some pictures that are different than the one that Linda posted.
  3. Hi,I also have connectors. Mine look like a...

    Hi,I also have connectors. Mine look like a domino. A rectangular shape. The rods sit side by side.if I have a X-Ray of the area I will post it
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    Hi Cathy, you sound so much like my daughter in...

    Hi Cathy, you sound so much like my daughter in law that is a teacher. Realistic and optimistic. A wonderful way to be. I believe having something to look forward to as a goal actually helps. It is...
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    Hi Cathy, my surgery was done through workers...

    Hi Cathy, my surgery was done through workers comp and was forced back to work at 7 weeks. I had 2 jobs. Both walking and standing. It was rough but I made it. The first 12 hour day almost did me in....
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    Cathy, I think it is possible. No book carrying....

    Cathy, I think it is possible. No book carrying. Or bending but they are not small children that can't help picking things up from the floor. You may not be able to stand up all day but for a few...
  7. Thanks Jess for bringing that up. I will approach...

    Thanks Jess for bringing that up. I will approach that question to the Dr. It does seem that we will have to use an alternate method. I am almost 3 months from the last cervical surgery so it will be...
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    It is hard to forget about the back . You have...

    It is hard to forget about the back . You have had so much. I too am fused in the cervical. Recently I added another cervical level. So I am fused like you I thought Ed hasn't had cervical yet. When...
  9. Peggy I am glad there isn't an infection. Keep...

    Peggy I am glad there isn't an infection. Keep treating it. I was told when I did it that it would heal slowly in around a four week period of time.when I called my primary care doctor, mine was...
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    Best wishes for a quick recovery. Hope all goes...

    Best wishes for a quick recovery. Hope all goes well.
  11. Peggy I would also recommend getting a new...

    Peggy I would also recommend getting a new heating pad. It really should not burn you. My surgery had been a few years before the burn but as you said you can not feel it. That part of me never did...
  12. Hi Peggy, I too burned .myself with a blister a...

    Hi Peggy, I too burned .myself with a blister a bout that size . Be very careful with the burn area. Keep it covered and have someone watch it. Mine got infected and I had to have emergency...
  13. Here is how to get in the car. Sit first while...

    Here is how to get in the car. Sit first while feet are still out of the care. Back in. Then grab seat belt and door handle as you swing your legs into the car. Pull door closed and buckle seat belt....
  14. I had a back up camera put in the car. It is from...

    I had a back up camera put in the car. It is from best buy and was installed there. It suction cups on the window. Wasn't too expensive and is cheaper then having a problem. So if your car doesn't...
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    Sorry i forgot to add this. I found out not to...

    Sorry i forgot to add this. I found out not to force food. Basically not to eat unless I was hungry. It avoids nausea . I use to just throw up the food that would just sit in the stomach. Then eat...
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    Hi Fifa, I hope each day brings improvement. Pain...

    Hi Fifa, I hope each day brings improvement. Pain management is great. It seems that these doctors understand medications and the side effects so well. They also can offer other suggestions for pain....
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    I found much better care at the rehab center than...

    I found much better care at the rehab center than the hospital. They were quick to respond. Yes they were RN. I saw the rehab doctor every day. He was contacted at times to adjust meds. Or order...
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    I have used tens. It can help. Hope you fell...

    I have used tens. It can help. Hope you fell better soon Jess. Glad your little guy is improving. Happy New Year.
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    Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

    Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
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    I was told right at the start that I would be in...

    I was told right at the start that I would be in the hospital 5 days. Four of which were in intensive care. I then went to inpatient rehab. And they were great. I got better care in rehab than in the...
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    As Green M stated it is a strange itching. Even...

    As Green M stated it is a strange itching. Even if you scratch it . the strange nerve feelings don't register it. It does go away after awhile. The numbness gets less but some areas remain numb. It...
  22. Peggy, standing makes it easier for me too!

    Peggy, standing makes it easier for me too!
  23. Fifa, I was in the hospital recently for my 5th...

    Fifa, I was in the hospital recently for my 5th spine surgery. This is the first time I was told that while you are the strong pain meds it is hard to empty your bladder. Maybe pain meds are causing...
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    Merry Christmas from snowless Illinois

    Merry Christmas from snowless Illinois
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hopefully...

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hopefully you will have a good one. Just a quick question. I am fused like you and a month ago we added to my cervical. How long did it take you to swallow...
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