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    Turmeric is also known to be a good anti...

    Turmeric is also known to be a good anti inflammatory, there is a lot of i nfirmation about it on google.
    For me though it hasn't made much difference and I have taken it for 3 months now in capsule...
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    It was here that Toni suggested the UK forum to...

    It was here that Toni suggested the UK forum to me (I didn't know of it) so I posted regularly there where Toni and many others supported me through my surgery and recovery. She was such a kind...
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    I had a thoracoplasty at the end of 2010 and I...

    I had a thoracoplasty at the end of 2010 and I can't stress how happy I am with the results. My surgeon didn't ask if I wanted it done he just said he would do it because he didn't see why I should...
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    Just happen to have a brief visit here and saw...

    Just happen to have a brief visit here and saw this.
    I get occasional twinging in my ribs and a feeling similar to stitch if I overdo things but generally they aren't a problem and I'm still very...
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    I also have a significant hollowed out area...

    I also have a significant hollowed out area between my shoulderblades and this is where all my pressure pain is. I don't excercise because I'm scared of ending up in more pain but I'm wondering...
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    On a good day this is exactly how I feel and I'm...

    On a good day this is exactly how I feel and I'm just over 3 years post op.
    I've been keeping a pain diary and I feel as though I'm still improving-very small improvements though but I am doing more...
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    I've had my appt come through already for my...

    I've had my appt come through already for my injections, typical when my pain isn't as severe as it was a couple of weeks ago, its just pressure which I can't see injections getting rid of.

    The...
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    I also had natural childbirth with my second...

    I also had natural childbirth with my second daughter-the pain after my surgery was worse than that when I was in hospital! I also had an apasectimy without sedation-I wasn't even offered it and it...
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    Thank you. I have spoken to a patient of my...

    Thank you.
    I have spoken to a patient of my surgeon who had injections-for diagnostic reasons and she said she was sedated. Would it be better to be sedated because your muscles would be more...
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    Thank you for your helpful comments. I have...

    Thank you for your helpful comments.
    I have decided to write to my surgeon (he always responds to letters) asking him for more information and some answers to some questions I have before going...
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    Thank you for the information, I have no idea...

    Thank you for the information, I have no idea what to expect with these injections. I do feel apprehensive though because I have heard a lot of cases where they didnt work. I'm also confused as to...
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    My surgeon still agrees with me that its most...

    My surgeon still agrees with me that its most likely the screws causing my pain-I told him I'm absolutely certain because they impinge and dig at me, I'm not sure whether the pressure is being caused...
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    My surgeon doesn't have the answers to the tight...

    My surgeon doesn't have the answers to the tight back feeling either, he even said he's never had a patient talk about 'pressure' in their back like I have. He did say though that it could be the...
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    I am now on the waiting list for injections, my...

    I am now on the waiting list for injections, my surgeon thinks it would be a good idea to try them because I am very reluctant to got for removal. He informed me that he hasn't removed hardware from...
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    Thanks for the reply Ed :) I don't know what's...

    Thanks for the reply Ed :)

    I don't know what's going on with me, I feel as though I've slipped back a year. It hurts to bend or reach over, I feel stiff and heavy again. Maybe ive become too...
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    Injections?

    I had my 3 year check with my surgeon today and told him I'm still getting awful pain in my middle back especially around some prominent screws. He can see my reluctance to have my hardware removed...
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    Fat transfer was discussed at a visit to the pain...

    Fat transfer was discussed at a visit to the pain clinic and I was booked in to see a plastic surgeon to discuss it further. I was told though that it won't improve my pain, it is to make my back...
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    Thank you Susan, i don't know what I would do...

    Thank you Susan, i don't know what I would do without the support of forums, it made getting through my fusion surgery easier knowing there were people who had faced the same thing.

    The decision...
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    Thank you for your reply, it makes me feel a bit...

    Thank you for your reply, it makes me feel a bit less of a 'failure' because that's how I've been feeling. So many people keep their hardware in that it makes me feel like I've failed in some way...
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    I had a suspected hernia in my groin, I was...

    I had a suspected hernia in my groin, I was convinced it was a hernia but at my 3 month review my surgeon said it may settle. A month later I showed it to my GP-he actually thought I had a double...
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    Thank you all for your kind words, I don't know...

    Thank you all for your kind words, I don't know what I would do without support from people who truly understand. I feel as though I'm going through the biggest dilemma ever! Most days I'm pretty...
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    Time to face up to it

    I have posted before about my continued pain issues and the possibility of hardware removal. I've had all the tests I can have and everything looks okay. My surgeon can only suggest removal. I've got...
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    Sounds like your doing great although not wanting...

    Sounds like your doing great although not wanting to put a dampener on things you are in the elated high period at the moment. I can remember feeling like this until I was at least 8 weeks-then the...
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    I am 3 years post op and suffer badly from the...

    I am 3 years post op and suffer badly from the 'bear claw' feeling. I've prayed for it to go but it hasn't and I don't believe it will now I'm so far out of surgery. On an ordinary day I can cope...
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    I don't seem to hear of many with on going pain...

    I don't seem to hear of many with on going pain issues so for a while I've been thing "why me" and although I hate to hear of anyone else struggling its good to know I'm not alone. I have posted...
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