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    Hey Ed, Good to hear from you. The back and...

    Hey Ed,

    Good to hear from you. The back and neck are coming along. I still have quite a bit of stiffness and soreness. My range of motion in the neck is poor, but the pain is gone. I wish my back...
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    Airport Security Bells & more bells

    I traveled via air for the first time since my surgery. I set off the alarms at the Austin and San Jose airports.

    The San Jose airport has scanners. They told me that I need to tell them about my...
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    Sarah, I am eight months out and I still feel...

    Sarah,

    I am eight months out and I still feel the ladder in my back. As time has passed I don't notice it as much. I have trained myself to think about how much the ladder has stabilized my back...
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    Judy, I did have neck surgery prior to my back...

    Judy, I did have neck surgery prior to my back surgery. My scoliosis surgeon fused three vertebrae in my neck. He felt that the neck should be done to make the back surgery safer. I had significant...
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    Ed, I thought your ex-wife joke was great. You...

    Ed, I thought your ex-wife joke was great. You just could't hear me laughing!
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    T2 to pelvis with anchors. Also, C4,5, C5,6, C6,7.

    T2 to pelvis with anchors. Also, C4,5, C5,6, C6,7.
  7. Yes, I am about 5 months out now and I feel...

    Yes, I am about 5 months out now and I feel stiff, sore, general discomfort. My doc said this is normal at about this time. You may have some depression, added pain, etc. just hang in there.
  8. Yes, I am about 5 months out now and I feel...

    Yes, I am about 5 months out now and I feel stiff, sore, general discomfort. My doc said this is normal at about this time. You may have some depression, added pain, etc. just hang in there.
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    I am fused t-2 to pelvis, with fixation. I have...

    I am fused t-2 to pelvis, with fixation. I have been surprised at how much I can bend. I can do most anything I want with the help of the pick-up device. I am so glad I chose to go all the way to the...
  10. Susan, sorry about just responding. I had...

    Susan, sorry about just responding. I had considerable neck pain in addition to the pain generated from my scoliosis. I had a 3 level fusion in my neck prior to my scoliosis surgery primarily to make...
  11. Thread: Ti-Ed 3 yrs

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    3 years! Wow, that's great Ed. Thanks so much for...

    3 years! Wow, that's great Ed. Thanks so much for your continued support on the Forum. It means so much. I am another T2 to pelvis with 3 neck vertebrae fused. I am amazed at the flexibility that I...
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    Melissa, I am so sorry to hear that you have been...

    Melissa, I am so sorry to hear that you have been through so much. I just wanted to let you know that I had 3 vertebrae fused in my neck prior to my scoliosis surgery. My neck is now pain free and I...
  13. Thread: Golfnut

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    Great news! I wish her a speedy recovery!

    Great news! I wish her a speedy recovery!
  14. Thread: Shingles

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    Hi Shari, I developed shingles 2 months post...

    Hi Shari,

    I developed shingles 2 months post op. I had them on my upper leg so my back was not directly involved.

    The shingles did drag my entire system down and I am still dealing with the...
  15. Sending positive thoughts to each of you for...

    Sending positive thoughts to each of you for successful surgeries and wonderful recoveries!
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    Laurie, I have the same neck issue that you have...

    Laurie, I have the same neck issue that you have described. At my 4 week post op my ortho gave me some exercises to do as well. I remain concerned about the situation and will re-evaluate with my...
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    So glad to hear you are doing so well. Wishing...

    So glad to hear you are doing so well. Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery!!
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    Thanks for the encouraging news. Sounds like I...

    Thanks for the encouraging news. Sounds like I can make my Mazda work with some careful practice. We shall see in a few weeks,months.
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    What auto to drive

    While I am only four weeks post op today, I am trying to plan ahead to those days where I will start driving again.


    My family and friends are worried that my car sits too low to the ground and...
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    I purchased a couple of baskets that I placed on...

    I purchased a couple of baskets that I placed on my bathroom dressing table to hold meds and other toiletries that were in my lower cabinets that I couldn't reach after surgery. It is handy to keep...
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    I must echo Bad Kitty's remarks regarding rehab....

    I must echo Bad Kitty's remarks regarding rehab. We were in the same rehab together so that made it even more special. I was in rehab for five days following a five day hospitalization for the...
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    Congratulations on your ten year anniversary....

    Congratulations on your ten year anniversary. Your song is beautiful!
  23. Glad to hear you are doing better. I am sending...

    Glad to hear you are doing better. I am sending positive thoughts your way for a smooth recovery going forward.
  24. Juliet, I am so sorry to hear you are struggling...

    Juliet, I am so sorry to hear you are struggling with the pain meeds. I had to adjust my medication several times before I got things under control.

    I use Dr. Haro with Austin Pain Management...
  25. Thread: PT Post OP

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    Thanks for all of the recommendations. Ed, I am...

    Thanks for all of the recommendations. Ed, I am sleeping 5-6 hours a night. Still on all pain meds.

    I was thinking that since I am fused like the tin man, PT would be a good idea.
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