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    I am at about 18 months and I have numbness and...

    I am at about 18 months and I have numbness and that off feeling around the incision area, mostly at the lower part. I was fused from t-9 to the iliac. I have discomfort and I do take advil most...
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    Sharon how long is your fusion to be. Dr Albert...

    Sharon how long is your fusion to be. Dr Albert did my first surgery due to a scheduling conflict and Dr. Anderson did the second one. I was supposed to be fused to the sacrum but during surgery he...
  3. Thread: Carer choice!

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    I am in retail management and I went back to work...

    I am in retail management and I went back to work after 4 months. It was tough in the beginning but I feel so much better now as compared to prior my surgery. I also go to the gym 3 times a week....
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    When I was taken off percocet amd put on vicotin...

    When I was taken off percocet amd put on vicotin I took valium for breakthrough pain. Gradually I lessened my doses and then was taken down to tylenol with codeine with valium once in a while. Just...
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    I am over a year post op and I work full time I...

    I am over a year post op and I work full time I bike and go to the gym. I do baby my back. Your back does tell you when you are overdoing something. I have learned to listen to it even though...
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    I had problems with my brace from the time I had...

    I had problems with my brace from the time I had to put it on. My stomach was very swollen after surgery and it bothered me constantly. I had problems doing pt because of my stomach. It didn't bother...
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    I too was told scoliosis does not cause pain from...

    I too was told scoliosis does not cause pain from my family doctor. My pain definitely progressed to the point where I could not function without pain pills. I finally had surgery and my pain is...
  8. I was told I would probably be in the hospital...

    I was told I would probably be in the hospital for 5 days but it wound up being 2 weeks plus 5 days in rehab, I had some sort of blockage. It really is quite a blur. I too am very stubborn but when I...
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    One thing that I have learned is that everyone is...

    One thing that I have learned is that everyone is different. I am very thankful for what I can do with little pain. You still are recovering and as time goes by you will see improvement. I remember...
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    I went back to work full time a little over 4...

    I went back to work full time a little over 4 months after my surgery, I am over a year at this point. I have a phsyically demanding job and I was relieved to be able to stand without the pain. I am...
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    I work in retail, clothing manager, and I went...

    I work in retail, clothing manager, and I went back to work after 4 months, I was supposed to start slow but it is also a demanding job. Fortunately I have employees under me who watched me like a...
  12. Thread: One year...

    by dawney
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    Congrats Lynne It seems like only yesterday. My...

    Congrats Lynne It seems like only yesterday. My year will be coming up next month. Way to go!
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    Glad to hear everything went well Chris. I...

    Glad to hear everything went well Chris. I haven't been on in a while. I remember going down in dosage and then switching. I went from percocet to vicotin to tylenol with codeine. I als had valium if...
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    Surgery was the best thing I ever did. I was in...

    Surgery was the best thing I ever did. I was in excrutiating pain 24/7. I still have some discomfort but it is meaningless compared to what it was before. I feel so much better. I grew about an inch...
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    I am so glad that you are doing well. Listen to...

    I am so glad that you are doing well. Listen to your body during the early stages of recovery. I am fused to the iliac crest, my pelvis and I had a hard timesitting for a while. I was most...
  16. Thread: Update on Berta

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    I hope Berta has a quick recovery and enjoys her...

    I hope Berta has a quick recovery and enjoys her new straighter self.
  17. Thread: Iron Tablets

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    When I was really stopped up I took an over the...

    When I was really stopped up I took an over the counter laxative. After surgery I took a stool softener daily. Very unpleasnant. The massive amounts of pain killers right after also took their toll....
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    I gainedn about 2 inches I think a lot of it is...

    I gainedn about 2 inches I think a lot of it is my posture because I am standing so straight now.
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    I talked to my son the day in between my...

    I talked to my son the day in between my surgeries. they were 2 days apart but I don't really remember. I was talking on the phone the day after but I think I was able to actually make a call by...
  20. Thread: Milestone

    by dawney
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    Milestone

    I am almost 7 months post op and feeling very good. I am a manager in a store and always dressed in skirts and heels for work. Thigh his don't really work that well. Since it has been getting a...
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    I am a little over 6 monthes post op and having...

    I am a little over 6 monthes post op and having the surgery was the best thing for me. I was fused to the iliac crest and have not lost as much mobility as you would think. I am still recovering but...
  22. Thread: waiting in fear

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    I am 6 months post op and back to work full time....

    I am 6 months post op and back to work full time. I was in constant pain before my surgery, having to take paunkillers just to get through the day. Everyone tells me my face looks so much better, I...
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    I cried at every thing for a few months after my...

    I cried at every thing for a few months after my surgery. It was kind of a running joke because normally I am very unemotiojnal. I am back to normal now but things affect everyone differently.
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    Congrats on 6 months. I was wondering the same. I...

    Congrats on 6 months. I was wondering the same. I want to start biking in the spring. I am also an avid gardener, The state of my garden this previous year was reminiscent of everything that was...
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    I am almost 6 months post op and I am back to...

    I am almost 6 months post op and I am back to work full time and already my quality of life is better than before the surgery. I had to take 2 or 3 vicotin a day just to get through work. The sciatic...
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