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  1. Another Dog Show Exhibitor

    Hello JanetS,

    I show Belgian Sheepdogs. I stopped for a while but finally made the trek back into the ring around 1.5 years post surgery--I had the full fusion.

    You eventually learn how to...
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    Saying prayers for you as I remember the first...

    Saying prayers for you as I remember the first few days of surgery.

    Drugs are definitely good!

    Everyday things will get a little bit better! Keep the chin up!
  3. Surprised at surgeon's okay for repetitive exercises

    Hello,

    Haven't been on forum for a while due to travel for work. I'm about 2.5 years post surgery--top to bottom fusion.

    I had every plan to get an elliptical machine but my surgeon said...
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    TWH aren't the only smooth gaiters--there's a...

    TWH aren't the only smooth gaiters--there's a whole website dedicated to different kinds of gaited horses: http://www.gaitedhorses.net/

    I'm still trying to figure out how you would get on a horse.
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    Yeah, they do give you some good drugs. What you...

    Yeah, they do give you some good drugs. What you probably should bring is a robe. I brought one that zips in the front. Clothes easy to put on after are good. You really won't be thinking much...
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    Two Years Post Surgery Anniversary!

    Greetings to everyone on the forum!

    Back from way too many business trips (with little internet connectivity). Glad to see the forum going strong.

    Well, it's been two years since my surgery...
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    Just want to reinforce what others have been...

    Just want to reinforce what others have been saying about using a surgeon who is not one of the best. I have a friend who had a similar surgery done by a "not one of the best" and after his surgery,...
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    First Jet Ski Ride after Surgery

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been traveling ALOT for work, but wanted to stop in at the forum and give an update. Do get to sneak peaks occasionally at what is going on with everyone--and the newbies.
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    Thanks for sharing your experience and joy,...

    Thanks for sharing your experience and joy, Susie! It takes time to heal. A great message to the rest of us.

    Dollie
  10. Saying prayers for you, Gardenia, perhaps as you...

    Saying prayers for you, Gardenia, perhaps as you are going through the surgery. God does look after us!
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    Yep, I am a bit over one year post-op and still...

    Yep, I am a bit over one year post-op and still have itchiness where there is no feeling in my back. Sigh. I have tried imagining me feeling the scratching. Not sure if it helped but eventually the...
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    Just said some prayers for your surgery tomorrow!

    Just said some prayers for your surgery tomorrow!
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    Gretchen, Will be saying prayers for you! Yes,...

    Gretchen,

    Will be saying prayers for you! Yes, there will be pain but as said by others, it gets better every day after the surgery.

    Be sure to have friends or families work with the hospital...
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    I agree the Pain Management doctor should be...

    I agree the Pain Management doctor should be repremanded for what he said. It was unprofessional.

    Yes, there will be pain after the surgery. But don't be afraid to communicate when you are in...
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    Tamena, Best of luck and know that many of us...

    Tamena,

    Best of luck and know that many of us will be saying prayers for you! Always remember God is in control.
  16. Wow, going to see and sit through a whole movie...

    Wow, going to see and sit through a whole movie at 2.5 weeks. I barely could do that at four months... :-)

    Walking 1-2 miles this quickly. Sounds like you are having a great recovery.
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    Thank you Tamena for keeping up to speed on...

    Thank you Tamena for keeping up to speed on Heidi. Still saying prayers for her recovery. I remember my first day out of surgery. Please remind her that it gets better every day....it truly does.
  18. Glad to hear you almost have your old job back....

    Glad to hear you almost have your old job back. The comfort of knowing what you are doing is probably helpful.

    Regarding chairs. You may have to bring a pillow to work and use it with whatever...
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    You are right--that doesn't help when you need to...

    You are right--that doesn't help when you need to look to your side to pull out into traffic. I would be too clumsy to hold a mirror and then zoom out into traffic :-) .

    I do remember being at...
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    Hi Heidi, Loved your poem, especially the last...

    Hi Heidi,

    Loved your poem, especially the last line: So in love, I am heaven bound!

    Yes, I also went through the worrying--but as the Bible states, "worry about nothing, instead pray about...
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    I just put comdex mirrors (little round mirrors...

    I just put comdex mirrors (little round mirrors you stick to your rear view mirrors) on each side. They are rounded so they give you a better visual scope. I put them on the bottom outside corner of...
  22. Best of luck in your job search--hope the job you...

    Best of luck in your job search--hope the job you interviewed for, if it's one you'd like, comes through for you!
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    Hi cjsigmon I agree with JenniferG, get as...

    Hi cjsigmon

    I agree with JenniferG, get as physically fit as you can before the surgery. They also should be doing some bone density tests as well.

    One very important point is to get one of the...
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    Prayers said! Glad you have a family to support...

    Prayers said! Glad you have a family to support you!
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    Thanks everyone for even more encouragement to...

    Thanks everyone for even more encouragement to see what happens next year. I still have hopes of getting back on a jet ski: albeit the newer model that has a shock absorbing seat--and being mindful...
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