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  1. Thread: Update

    by leahdragonfly
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    Hi Kara, Thinking of you as you head in to...

    Hi Kara,

    Thinking of you as you head in to foot surgery tomorrow. You are going to do great!
  2. Thread: Update

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    Hi Kara, Good luck with your foot surgery. ...

    Hi Kara,

    Good luck with your foot surgery. I'm glad it's finally going to get fixed so you can get on to the road to recovery.

    Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? Any plans?

    Take...
  3. how are you?

    Dear Fifa,

    I hope you are feeling a bit better and that your digestive issues are improving. I hope you will post when you feel up to it. Right now it's survival mode, day by day. Soon you...
  4. please go to your local ER

    Dear Fifa,

    I am so sorry this is happening to you…something similar happened to me after my first surgery…I was discharged with uncontrolled 9/10 pain and was barely able to drink fluids. I could...
  5. Thread: Update

    by leahdragonfly
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    Hi Kara, Good luck with the 2nd opinion. It...

    Hi Kara,

    Good luck with the 2nd opinion. It is always nice to have a surgery done closer to home if possible.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Have you been doing anything fun lately?

    Take...
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    I love Dr Hart

    Dear Crystal,

    I have been a pt of Dr Hart's for about 6 years and I really like him. Here is a link to another thread asking about him, with my detailed comments. I am now 5 years out from the...
  7. FMLA leave

    Dear Fifa,

    I checked the Department of Labor website and this is what it says about continuation of group health insurance:

    Employers are also required to continue group health insurance...
  8. Thread: Anterior

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    I had a TLIF with my first surgery and XLIF's at...

    I had a TLIF with my first surgery and XLIF's at 2 levels during my broken rod revision. The XLIFS were done during the same surgery as the posterior revision - it was a "flipper" also. My XLIF...
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    Hi Becky, I am sorry to hear of your continued...

    Hi Becky,

    I am sorry to hear of your continued troubles and pain…I am confused about how a kyphoplasty can be done when you have pedicle screws in place…I thought they performed the procedure via...
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    PJF question for Linda

    Hi Linda,

    I did a little reading about PJF on PubMed…it mentions that PJF is due to either fracture or from soft tissues…the fracture part I get, but can you elaborate on how the soft tissues...
  11. FMLA leave

    I live in Oregon where we don't have state short-term disability, and I foolishly missed my opportunity to purchase it the year before during open enrollment. One of your comments caught my eye, the...
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    If there is a non-union eventually you will break...

    If there is a non-union eventually you will break a rod (or both). It can't heal the way it is because the area is never held still long enough to heal.

    When I suffered a broken rod my surgeon...
  13. Hi Cool, It sounds like you have left no stone...

    Hi Cool,

    It sounds like you have left no stone unturned in your daughter's care…I am sorry she will need surgery. I do think you have every right to ask any and all questions that you want...
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    Hi Jess, What a darling little sweet face! He...

    Hi Jess,

    What a darling little sweet face! He looks like a trooper. Best wishes to him, and hang in there as he recovers and as you wait for the tissue reports.

    I am glad he is doing so far...
  15. We're all entitled to our opinions. I do have to...

    We're all entitled to our opinions. I do have to wonder why you are protesting so when the original post doesn't involve you. I am done posting to this topic and now return this thread to Susan.
  16. Moonglow, I wasn't being unfriendly in any way,...

    Moonglow, I wasn't being unfriendly in any way, just pointing out the obvious. To openly state you haven't kept up with someone's thread and then ask for them to recap it for you, especially when...
  17. Thread: Update

    by leahdragonfly
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    Hi Kara, Sorry to hear you need foot surgery...

    Hi Kara,

    Sorry to hear you need foot surgery after all. I know you tried everything else first…I do hope this will end your foot pain. Remember, you've been through scoliosis surgery - you will...
  18. Tableone, Susan's thread well explains exactly...

    Tableone,

    Susan's thread well explains exactly what she is experiencing. It is unreasonable to ask her to recap it for you when she has already written it. Just saying...
  19. Why people on dilaudid should not text

    I am also one who did not want a lot of visitors in the hospital. My husband would come and go through the day, I was happy to have him there, and he would walk with me, but I know I was asleep most...
  20. Hi, Great news about your daughter … ...

    Hi,

    Great news about your daughter … keeps up the good work. I am sending you a PM also with an Oregon question.
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    Hi there, It sounds like you are doing really...

    Hi there,

    It sounds like you are doing really well which is wonderful! I would caution however that if your meds are getting low and you may run out before your appointment that you start to wean...
  22. PJK: proximal junctional kyphosis PJF: ...

    PJK: proximal junctional kyphosis
    PJF: proximal junctional failure
  23. Dearest Susan, I have been beyond busy this...

    Dearest Susan,

    I have been beyond busy this week with work/kids/visiting relatives, but I just got caught up on your posts… I never made it to the two year mark after my original surgery either,...
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    Linda, Can you recommend any revision surgeons...

    Linda,

    Can you recommend any revision surgeons near Pittsburg, PA?
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    Hi, As Linda mentions you would be best seen...

    Hi,

    As Linda mentions you would be best seen by an experienced scoliosis revision surgeon. I see you are in Northern CA, would it be possible to be seen at UCSF? Linda works there and could fill...
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