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    Congrats on 10 years! So glad to hear things are...

    Congrats on 10 years! So glad to hear things are going well.
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    Hi Ed, Apologies for the delay. Honestly,...

    Hi Ed,

    Apologies for the delay.

    Honestly, everything has continued to be great from the moment I went back to work 3 months after my surgery in January 2012. For the first year I had a few...
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    Ed, I hate to say it but I had to Google 'tranny...

    Ed, I hate to say it but I had to Google 'tranny flush' and it turned out to be something quite different to what I expected!

    All well with me thank you. Still doing the music thing and loving...
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    An Overdue Update

    Hello old friends,

    You may not remember me but I had surgery back in January 2012. I just wanted to do a little update to let everyone know that, a little over 6 years down the line, I'm doing...
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    I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort and am aware...

    I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort and am aware that for some who have been fused to sacrum, the pain is debilitating. I hope you know I'm not trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes that their...
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    Nice one George. Great to see you back on tour...

    Nice one George. Great to see you back on tour and feeling almost back to normal!

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    Thanks for your replies and kind words everyone....

    Thanks for your replies and kind words everyone.



    Ed, It was probably around the 3 month mark if I'm honest. The only thing holding me back then was the mental worry of, because I felt fine,...
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    3 Years and 7 Months Later...

    Dear All,

    It's been a while since I've posted here and for that I apologise. For the pre-op forum trawlers, I'm well aware of the importance of finding positive posts within the plethora of those...
  9. Thread: Update

    by BendyBill
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    Update

    Hello everyone!

    I thought I'd post to let you all know how things are going - long overdue, I know.

    The long and short of it is, everything is totally fine! I'm about a year and 5 months...
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    Hello everyone! It's been rather a long time...

    Hello everyone!

    It's been rather a long time since I last posted (about 4 months I think) and just to let you know, things are still going very well. My recovery was swift and dare I say, after...
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    John, everything still going smoothly at my end! ...

    John, everything still going smoothly at my end! Still off pain meds and walking a few miles a day but trying my hardest not to over-do it because I'm feeling so 'normal'!!

    Rohrer01, I haven't...
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    Good to know about the physio! I'm fitting in a...

    Good to know about the physio! I'm fitting in a lot of walking at the moment - the walks in Windsor are amazing so I'm very lucky!

    LSKOCH5, I came off all meds last Friday. I know it seems early...
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    Also... Wow... Sneezing is the worst...

    Also... Wow... Sneezing is the worst...
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    Is it strange that I'm not having any physio...

    Is it strange that I'm not having any physio post-op? Do you guys recommend any exercises at all? Currently I'm just walking as much as I can.

    Thanks

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    It's bizarre, as if they've gone in to straighten...

    It's bizarre, as if they've gone in to straighten me up and have over-shot the mark! I've ordered digital copies of the X-rays (18!!) taken a couple of days post-op so am looking forward to having...
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    Hi Doreen. Thank you very much! Jar you noticed...

    Hi Doreen. Thank you very much! Jar you noticed any change at all? How does your outward appearance compare to your post op X-rays?

    Thanks for your help

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    All the best for your recovery. Take care

    All the best for your recovery. Take care
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    Thanks for your reply, Sharon. Definitely puts my...

    Thanks for your reply, Sharon. Definitely puts my mind at ease!

    Another, slightly less pressing question... Did anyone else get the most horrendous nipple chafing post op? I swear it was like they...
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    Well, touch wood, everything continues to be this...

    Well, touch wood, everything continues to be this smooth!! I do have a couple of problems, mind you.
    Firs of all, as I've seen in the forums a LOT, is that the cold is a nightmare. I left the...
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    Asked about the Ibuprofen and they said it is...

    Asked about the Ibuprofen and they said it is only for a the first week as it is good for bone pain so I'm off it after tomorrow. Is does seem a little bizarre nonetheless...

    Recovery is going...
  21. Thread: Tomorrow

    by BendyBill
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    My surgery was on Tuesday and it was very tough...

    My surgery was on Tuesday and it was very tough but I am already feeling heaps better - it DOES get better!! You are in good hands in so many ways. My thoughts are with you.

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    Yeah, been moved to oral meds now. I'm on...

    Yeah, been moved to oral meds now. I'm on Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and some morphine substitute beginning with T. Not eating great at the moment but mostly because the food is appalling here. Still no...
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    Day 4 and things are progressing slowly. Walking...

    Day 4 and things are progressing slowly. Walking without help down the corridor and tried the stairs today which went well. It's gettin in an upright position from bed that is where the pain really...
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    Hi guys. Surgery went well - pretty much got me...

    Hi guys. Surgery went well - pretty much got me completely straight and only fused from T3-L1. Lost a lot of blood so have had a few transfusions. Day 1 was tough. On Day 2 and things are getting a...
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    Catch you all on the flip-side B

    Catch you all on the flip-side

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