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  1. Susan, it seems so long ago you were asking about...

    Susan, it seems so long ago you were asking about the initial surgery and how anxious and yet optimistic you were. My, how much water under the bridge has passed by... and then debris that has...
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    Yes, I remember the wake up test and it was fine....

    Yes, I remember the wake up test and it was fine. Don't worry about it. And yes, Ed, I had all the wiring or whatever and there was a neurologist watching everything also. It was just one more thing....
  3. I can empathize, Peggy. I had been taking...

    I can empathize, Peggy. I had been taking diclofenac for my arthritis for years and was off it for 6 months when I had my surgery. Fortunately the pain meds helped some with that post-op, but my...
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    Sometimes you have to choose to either laugh or...

    Sometimes you have to choose to either laugh or cry. I much prefer to laugh. I enjoy life. Sure I cry when it comes to the loss of a loved one, miscarriages or a tubal pregnancy in my family, but...
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    Melissa - I sure will. I don't have a follow-up...

    Melissa - I sure will. I don't have a follow-up with the neurologist until Nov. 10, so I won't really know anything more until then. As I said, I'm not going to sweat it. There is nothing you can do...
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    Thanks everyone-- you are all dears. And yes, I...

    Thanks everyone-- you are all dears. And yes, I am doing fine with my spine. Hooray! However (aren't there always those!) I will keep you posted on my new developments. I saw my scoli doc on a...
  7. Mine didn't either, but he did use something else...

    Mine didn't either, but he did use something else with initials.. I think it started with a G... My op report is at the other house. For my own bone he used the facets, I think. Did not need to use...
  8. I, too, live in that area -- northwest Indiana....

    I, too, live in that area -- northwest Indiana. Brrrr! I am so looking forward to going to Texas to visit with ALL our daughters and their families for Christmas.... one lives there. (REALLY BIG...
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    Yes, Kara -- those were some x-rays. I'm sending...

    Yes, Kara -- those were some x-rays. I'm sending you some well-wishes and prayers for a very successful surgery and a recovery that will go smoothly. It's a big help that you are so young. You will...
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    Melissa - I wonder if there is any way for you to...

    Melissa - I wonder if there is any way for you to work with David so that if you make a trip you could see her with accumulated time -- so you could see her for at least a few hours a day for maybe 4...
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    Thanks, ladies, for your replies. I am sure that...

    Thanks, ladies, for your replies. I am sure that both Jennifer and I are glad to be of encouragement. 3/4 of a decade was a nice way to phrase it, Jennifer. (smile). On with life! I have two...
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    7.5 year 'thumbs-up' report

    I had a check-up yesterday with Dr. DeWald and he gave me an A-OK with everything. So my lower vertebrae are still looking really fine and everything else is too. It's always reassuring to hear good...
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    Perhaps you can at least arrange to skype or...

    Perhaps you can at least arrange to skype or something during that 6 hours. It is a thought, anyway. That way you could see her and she could see you. I am not sure if you could make arrangements or...
  14. Oh Susan - how dreadful to fall like that. I'm so...

    Oh Susan - how dreadful to fall like that. I'm so sorry! Aren't you glad your son and brother were nearby to help you up! Of course you had to have a pity party for all of this. Who wouldn't???...
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    I'm so very sorry also, Melissa. Will there be no...

    I'm so very sorry also, Melissa. Will there be no chance for any communication at all? Are all ties severed? You may need some grief counseling if it gets to be too much for you. That is quite a...
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    From Singer (Chris)

    Fifa - Singer is the one who was (is) the gardener, and she didn't readily have her log-in, so I said I'd post for her. (We talked on facebook.) Her surgery was about when mine was, I'm pretty sure...
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    Dear Fifa - I will add my 2 cents worth in case...

    Dear Fifa - I will add my 2 cents worth in case that will help you any. I am fused from T2 - L4 and had my surgery when I was 56, 7.5 years ago. The hospital was a little over 2 hours from where we...
  18. Susan -- it all sounds overwhelming, I am sure....

    Susan -- it all sounds overwhelming, I am sure. MAJOR surgery. I think several of us had osteotomies with our first surgery. At least I did - two of them. So I wouldn't sweat that part that much....
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    Your message box is full.
  20. Loved hearing back from you! Yes, you need to get...

    Loved hearing back from you! Yes, you need to get yourself taken care of. Life sounds miserable right now. And yes, time to move on. Forgot to say I had a niece who lived in Santa Monica until she...
  21. Susan - so sorry to hear about your problems!!! I...

    Susan - so sorry to hear about your problems!!! I certainly remember you very well and thought you had disappeared because you had gone on to do well. Bummer. Also about the move. I spent the first...
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    Hi Ronee! I cannot help you with stopping at L5...

    Hi Ronee! I cannot help you with stopping at L5 nor with relating to your young age, but thought I would mention a couple of other things. First, congratulations on your fusion and I hope you are...
  23. Susan - that is great progress! It will be so...

    Susan - that is great progress! It will be so nice to be at home again!!! I sure am praying for your safety and continued progress. Just remember, as you said, it's baby steps that will get you...
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    That is such a relief for you to hear! I am very...

    That is such a relief for you to hear! I am very happy for you and the outcome. Yes, having it removed during your cervical surgery sounds like a good plan if your surgeon goes along with that....
  25. Good post, Rohrer. I concur absolutely.

    Good post, Rohrer. I concur absolutely.
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