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    Internal bone stimulator

    I have an internal bone stimulator implanted at the top of my hip bone. There are two tiny wires that go up the length of my fusion. The stimulator is very easy to see on my x-rays so I'll try to get...
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    Twister anyone?

    Twister anyone?
  3. Lyssie, Good luck tomorrow and be sure to let us...

    Lyssie,
    Good luck tomorrow and be sure to let us know what they find.
  4. Hi Sandy, I'm a diehard stomach sleeper and that...

    Hi Sandy,
    I'm a diehard stomach sleeper and that wasn't an option for quite a while. What worked best for me was to roll onto my right side, have someone GENTLY prop pillows sortof under me and...
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    Lynn, you are more of a woman than me! I...

    Lynn, you are more of a woman than me! I absolutly love camping but I'm a big baby and haven't tried it yet. My husband and I have a trailer at Grand Lake here in Oklahoma with a boat and the whole...
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    Hi Steph, I was 45 when I had my surgery and I'm...

    Hi Steph,
    I was 45 when I had my surgery and I'm now 13 months post op. I had every intention of going back to work at 2 months post op. I'm an executive assistant so my job is not phyiscally...
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    This past winter was my first experience with...

    This past winter was my first experience with cold weather since my fusion. It's very likely the hardware itself wasn't getting cold. I was having issues maintaining my normal body temp anyway,...
  8. Thread: Nerve pain?

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    Hmmm, I think we should! I won't tell if you...

    Hmmm, I think we should! I won't tell if you won't!
  9. Thread: Nerve pain?

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    I had nerve pain both before and after surgery in...

    I had nerve pain both before and after surgery in my thighs and back. It seems to me that nerve pain can vary at times in what it feels like. Sometimes it's a tingling sensation, sometimes it's...
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    Titanium

    I have 14 titanium screws and 2 rods. This last winter was my first experience with the hardware in the cold. It may have been my imagination but it seemed that I was cold allllll winter and once I...
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    Thanks Kristy. I sent you a PM. Debbe, I...

    Thanks Kristy. I sent you a PM.


    Debbe,
    I considered the possibility that the pain is from muscle spasms and it's possible that's what it is but it doesn't really feel like spasms or nerve...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you so much everyone for the responses. It's just nice to know I'm not alone.

    I'm posting this on my phone because I'm out of town and will not have Internet this weekend and I'm just not...
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    Possible Fusion Extension Info Please

    I re-posted this as a new thread with a different title hoping to get some responses.

    I have a question for anyone that has had their fusion extended. In June of 2008, I was fused T-10 thru L-5. ...
  14. Thread: brace

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    Yea Susan! That's fantastic news! A week is a...

    Yea Susan! That's fantastic news! A week is a huge deal when it comes to the brace. I remember when I was told I could start weaning out of my brace. I felt so liberated! Congrats!
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    Thanks Susie Bee! I can use all the hugs and...

    Thanks Susie Bee! I can use all the hugs and prayers I can get.
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    cutting back on meds

    I've decided to see what happens when I cut back on my meds. I'm going to go at this really slow as I can't afford a meltdown at this point in my life! For those of you with experience on narcotic...
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    [QUOTE=naptown78;79147]Hi Becky, My biggest...

    [QUOTE=naptown78;79147]Hi Becky,
    My biggest issue is the not being able to stand up straight. It just completely wears me out to keep my body in an upright position and I feel like I look like an...
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    Thanks, Smilin'. Any response is wonderful. It...

    Thanks, Smilin'. Any response is wonderful. It reminds me I'm not alone!
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    Linda, Thank you for your reply. I know flat...

    Linda, Thank you for your reply. I know flat back is really rare with today's technology, I guess I'm just worried. Unfortunately I'm a bit of a control freak and I feel I have absolutely no...
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    Popping Back and other concerns

    Hello all,
    As usual, I'm coming back to my authorities with questions and concerns. I'm still having considerable pain, primarily lower when I first wake up. As I move around it gets a little...
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    Pilar, I'm sorry you will have such a long...

    Pilar,
    I'm sorry you will have such a long fusion. I know the thought of such a major surgery is scary but look at what you already deal with on a daily basis. We scolios are a pretty hearty...
  22. Thread: curve

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    Hi megz, Pre-surgery my curves were 60*...

    Hi megz,
    Pre-surgery my curves were 60* thorocolumbar and 49* thoracic. My surgeon was able to correct the thorocolumbar curve to approximately 10*. He did not make any correction to the thoracic...
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    Chris, That's fantastic news! It's also so...

    Chris,
    That's fantastic news! It's also so encouraging for me to think that '"maybe" I'm just at a speed bump in recovery and once I get over that, I'll start making better progress.
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    I can't decide if I've progressed or regressed. ...

    I can't decide if I've progressed or regressed. I'm now moving my foot when I'm trying to go to sleep at night. I didn't realize it until my husband say, "Um, Becky, would you go to sleep so your...
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    Hi Kristy, I'm really happy I happened across...

    Hi Kristy,
    I'm really happy I happened across this thread. Our situations sound very similar except you are fused considerably higher than I am. My surgery was June 9, 2008 and I'm still having...
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