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    Jackie, thinking of you! Hope that your day gets...

    Jackie, thinking of you! Hope that your day gets better.with all of the positioning and tugging that they do in surgery, your back muscles are probably quite sore. Does a cold pack help?

    I hope...
  2. If you want to walk....and it is cold or rainy...

    If you want to walk....and it is cold or rainy outside, go to the mall EARLY in the morning. Many malls open for walking before the stores open. Few people there, benches for resting, almost all of...
  3. L thoracic pain is a bummer. Unsure what causing...

    L thoracic pain is a bummer. Unsure what causing the pain/burning. Tried cold [helps some], heat, TENS, and Lidocaine patches.....little help. Dr. Hiratzka has no suggestions. Bummed.
    Susan
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    Jackie, Hope that all went well. Sending healing...

    Jackie, Hope that all went well. Sending healing thoughts your way!!
    Susan
  5. Welcome home! Susan

    Welcome home!
    Susan
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    Sorry that I did not see your posting until now. ...

    Sorry that I did not see your posting until now. It's tough being me....I'm high maintenance.

    What are the "things that you need to take care of before I can commit to a date"? "Questions to...
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    So glad that all seems to be going well. There...

    So glad that all seems to be going well. There are always bumps in he road, so if/when that happens, take a deep breath. Your daughter has amazing strength, mostly because she has a mom with great...
  8. Thread: Update

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    Kennedy, after all that you survived so well with...

    Kennedy, after all that you survived so well with your back surgery, your foot surgery will be minor! You are a strong woman. Just follow the doctor's instructions exactly. Keep your foot elevated....
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    FIFA, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope...

    FIFA, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you got someone to figure out what is wrong with you medically. Incontinence and vomiting can be serious problems. I am sorry that they did...
  10. Ed, I feel like a whiner when I read Fifa's...

    Ed, I feel like a whiner when I read Fifa's problems. Shit happens to the best of us. Medicare has a paper that I signed that said, "if you don't think that you are ready to be discharged, you have...
  11. I started outpatient PT this week and my PT, who...

    I started outpatient PT this week and my PT, who I knew from previous therapy was very excited to help me! That really made my day! I saw her for therapy the day before I went to the Emergency Dept...
  12. Funny...huh? - I sang "Somewhere Over the...

    Funny...huh?

    - I sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" to the nurses
    - I did the hula
    - I asked for a beer (I don't really like beer). When my husband asked me why, I told him "because we are in an...
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    Crystal, welcome! Dr. Hart is just doing his...

    Crystal, welcome!

    Dr. Hart is just doing his job checking with your therapist. Don't get wigged out about him checking. He just wants to make sure that you will not have anything in the way of...
  14. Peggy, welcome to the rest of your life! So glad...

    Peggy, welcome to the rest of your life! So glad that you are doing well.

    Three thoughts for early rehab and healing:

    1- control pain; keep track of your meds in a notebook so that you know...
  15. Looking forward to an update. Hope that all is...

    Looking forward to an update. Hope that all is OK. Sending healing thoughts.
    Susan
  16. Patient Advocate asked if I would like to have...

    Patient Advocate asked if I would like to have such an "encounter".

    Not better.

    Difficult to measure sense of sincerity, but I believe that it was genuine.

    Emotionally damaging? I have a...
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    Thanks forms ting, Linda! Comments about...

    Thanks forms ting, Linda!

    Comments about presentation about "my people":

    First of all, this surgeon needs a new person to do his Power Point! How embarrassing and unprofessional to show such a...
  18. Jenn, how are you doing? I really think that the...

    Jenn, how are you doing? I really think that the surgery is frequently more difficult for the family. Tell Peggy that I am thinking of her and wishing her healing and pain relief.

    Pain control...
  19. Meeting with doctors involved with my first admission w/ incorrect diagnosis

    I met with the doctors involved in my first hospitalization, the Internal Med and Neurologist and also my spine surgeon who finally did my surgery, Dr. Hiratzka and the Patient Advocate and the Risk...
  20. Thread: Adding on

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    I think that a surgeon would want to know where...

    I think that a surgeon would want to know where the screw (that appears to be misplaced) is in the vertebrae. Having just experienced the fallout of having a screw that moved, it might be a piece of...
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    Welcome, Liz! Glad that you found a surgeon that...

    Welcome, Liz! Glad that you found a surgeon that you like who does scoliosis surgeries regularly. Don't fret about the fused to the sacrum bit. I really do not feel limited at all.

    Ed's comment...
  22. Peg, sending healing thought towards St. Louis...

    Peg, sending healing thought towards St. Louis from Oregon! Us older folks are fighters and just keep going when it gets tough. Close your eyes and imagine a picture of your surgeon and say to...
  23. You are on your way to healing and the rest of...

    You are on your way to healing and the rest of your life! Many people have a minor bump in the road with healing, so don't be surprised if there is a surprise!

    Do exactly what you are told in...
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    I have not looked these drugs for osteoporosis up...

    I have not looked these drugs for osteoporosis up in the literature for a while, but what might be important is if the drug builds BACK bone, or if it focuses on other bone in the body.

    Make sure...
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    Linda, as I understand it, the kyphosis increased...

    Linda, as I understand it, the kyphosis increased and thus pulled away from the hardware. By pulling away, the screw went into the thecal sac since the screws are screwed into the vertebrae at an...
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