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  1. 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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    Linda, explain it to me! Susan

    Linda, explain it to me! Susan
  5. Thread: Anterior

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    Irina, I think that you and I are the "bad luck...

    Irina, I think that you and I are the "bad luck kids".
    Susan
  6. Thanks! My initial kyphosis was 90* and that was...

    Thanks! My initial kyphosis was 90* and that was much lower in my thoracic area. This kyphosis is higher....at the end of my instrumentation at T3.

    Susan
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    Call me the 1%

    Just wanted to add another postop problem to the list that was alluded to previously, is an extension of proximal Junctional kyphosis which is "proximal Junctional failure". This can play out as a...
  8. Appt w/ surgeon

    I had a follow up appt with the spine surgeon, and the L thoracic pain the I am having is not due to any problems with the hardware....YEA! If he had said that I needed another revision surgery...
  9. Thread: Anterior

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    Dixiesmom: I had an anterior (ALIF) and side...

    Dixiesmom:

    I had an anterior (ALIF) and side or lateral (XLIF) in addition to the posterior PSF surgeries. For me, the anterior and side were done on the same day and the posterior a couple of...
  10. Thanks, Ed. I promise to stay young.....or at...

    Thanks, Ed. I promise to stay young.....or at the very least, continue to act immaturely!
    Susan
  11. Tamena, I am unsure if I should feel good about...

    Tamena, I am unsure if I should feel good about my situation helping you to feel better, but "it is what it is". If I can be here for you, it is my pleasure. Glad that at least someone goer...
  12. An attempt to add pictures from my revision surgery

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    An attempt to add pictures. I had 3 attachments and somehow it added many duplicates. Help me figure out how to do this like most of you have already figured...
  13. Wishing your daughter the best on her upcoming...

    Wishing your daughter the best on her upcoming surgery. My only last thought is: be prepared for something to go wrong, in my experience in talking with folks, do not be surprised. Most everything...
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    Pardon my repetition if I have said this before!...

    Pardon my repetition if I have said this before!

    Visitors: just very close family that you like. Said before: it's all about you. I do not remember any visitors except my husband and daughter,...
  15. Interesting day. Got out of my Toyota...

    Interesting day.

    Got out of my Toyota Highlander (daughter driving) for lunch....no problem as gravity is your friend
    Getting back into a Toyota Highlander after lunch, well that was quite a...
  16. Linda, I am unsure how to take your comments...

    Linda, I am unsure how to take your comments above that followed my posting of frustration about my situation. I do not see my situation as similar to the person presented by Dr. Hey. Did I miss...
  17. Tamena, thanks for your kind words. Come over...

    Tamena, thanks for your kind words. Come over here and we can cry together. I. Still have. Some tears left to cry. My brother asked me if I regretted having the first surgery. I thought for a...
  18. Hi! Missed yesterday's posting because I spent...

    Hi! Missed yesterday's posting because I spent the day being depressed and bitching at everyone. I am stuck in the regret stage...."if only I had".....you know the drill. I hate being dependent on...
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    I would recommend calling your doctor's office...

    I would recommend calling your doctor's office and asking them. It might make a difference if the fracture was displaced or not....or if it is just a stress fracture. There are probably too many...
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    Straight chairs for me too. Frequently the seat...

    Straight chairs for me too. Frequently the seat is too deep, so I need to place a pillow at the back for comfort.

    Unsure why they made such chairs. They were not comfortable for me before I was...
  21. Embarrassed to say that I kissed the bathroom...

    Embarrassed to say that I kissed the bathroom floor again. Bummer. Fortunately, I usually just slide to the floor, but it is really difficult to get up since my legs are numb and weak. We have...
  22. Home

    All, I am home in Portland now. PT, OT, and nurse come to my home. I fell in the bathroom and needed to call my son to get me up with my brother helping. Just a little bruised . Had a bad day...
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    Do you think that you need another opinion? Susan

    Do you think that you need another opinion?
    Susan
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    I agree...forget the visitors. First of all, I...

    I agree...forget the visitors. First of all, I do not remember any of them. If close family members want to visit just to see if you are alive, fine.....then they can leave quickly.
    Being in the...
  25. Suggestions for friends: Give your husband a...

    Suggestions for friends: Give your husband a break and have one of them come over and be your company for 4 hours or so the first week. Let them grocery shop for you.
    Forget the wheelchair.
    Have...
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