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    Your distance will definitely improve the more...

    Your distance will definitely improve the more you play. At this point the only club that I don't hit as far is my driver...granted I've never been a big hitter anyway but I don't seem to be able to...
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    Back to golfing...

    Hi Karen, how is the golf game going? I'm coming up on 2 years since my surgery now and golfing whenever I can find the time. It took me quite a bit of time to feel confident to really swing the...
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    Sticky: Very happy with my results

    Surgery Date: March 16, 2010
    Age at time of surgery: 41
    Surgeon: Dr. Christopher Good
    Fused: T10- Sacrum with pelvic fixation

    I couldn't be happier with my results. I'm back to golfing and...
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    Yes, I did....but it's slowly gotten better...I'm...

    Yes, I did....but it's slowly gotten better...I'm at 1 1/2 years and its very minimal any more, hardly think about it...but its taken a LOOONG time to get better.

    Nitram
  5. Thread: Back to golfing

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    Thanks backissues....I'm sure you will love it...

    Thanks backissues....I'm sure you will love it come December, its such a great sport (IMHO) that can be shared with people of all ages. I just love that I can play with my father and son and we can...
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    Karen, I know how hard it is to be patient, but...

    Karen, I know how hard it is to be patient, but it will be worth it! It sounds like your really active already and I'll bet you'll be able to play 18 holes sooner than you think. I've been...
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    5 rounds in the books...

    Hey all..I've been trying to ease my way back into the groove of golfing so I've been taking it kinda slow the last couple of months. Playing mostly 9 holes at a time, but I played 18 a week ago,...
  8. Thread: Musicians

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    Hahaha...that's funny...Wow...Buddy Rich...that's...

    Hahaha...that's funny...Wow...Buddy Rich...that's a name I haven't heard in a while. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform live one time just a few months before he passed away. What an amazing...
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    Hey Ed, I guess I'm the only other drummer fused...

    Hey Ed, I guess I'm the only other drummer fused to the pelvis then? :-)

    Been playing for longer than I care to admit, I don't play to that often any more, but have played a few times since...
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    Thanks for posting Karen....I was following her...

    Thanks for posting Karen....I was following her on Saturday but lost track on Sunday and didn't realize she had won....there is hope for us yet!!!

    As for wearing a brace, I wore one for 2 years...
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    Congrats Karen!!! Those pictures are amazing,...

    Congrats Karen!!! Those pictures are amazing, keep up the good work!

    Rich
  12. Thread: Back to golfing

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    Hi Karen, I have probably been more cautious with...

    Hi Karen, I have probably been more cautious with doing anything than I needed to be. Your right that my surgeon told me just putting at 6 months, but even if he told me to do more I wouldn't have...
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    Hi Gayle, I still have discomfort in my lower...

    Hi Gayle, I still have discomfort in my lower back but it has gotten less as the months have gone by. I can still press in certain spots on either side and it hurts a bit...really the only...
  14. Thread: Back to golfing

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    Back to golfing

    Hi all, I was fused from T10 to my pelvis almost exactly 1 year ago and one of my biggest concerns was if I was going to be able to golf again. My surgeon always said I'd be able to play again, but...
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    I've been through Dulles airport in DC and Tampa...

    I've been through Dulles airport in DC and Tampa airport in Florida and went right through the scanner with no problem. To be honest I was a little disappointed that no alarms went off! :-)

    Nitram
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    Hmm...I guess everyone is different but that...

    Hmm...I guess everyone is different but that seems odd to me...I'm at 11 months and haven't taken more than an occasional tylenol since month 2. What does your doc say?

    Nitram
  17. Thread: Ti-Ed 3 yrs

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    Hey Ed, congrats on the 3 year mark!! You have...

    Hey Ed, congrats on the 3 year mark!! You have been an inspiration to all of us and for that I can't thank you enough!

    Nitram
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    I know it can be frustrating that things seem to...

    I know it can be frustrating that things seem to improve so slowly Gayle but try to be patient. I thought I felt good at 4 months and its nothing compared to now at 10.5 months...I feel so much...
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    Hey all...I'm getting close to 1 year post op as...

    Hey all...I'm getting close to 1 year post op as well...I'm at about 10 1/2 months now. I still do have some numbness on the right side around my hips, I haven't felt much of anything there since...
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    I had plenty of hip pain...for the first few...

    I had plenty of hip pain...for the first few weeks I hurt more in my hips than anywhere else. it goes away over time.

    Nitram
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    Here's to a speedy recovery and you'll be back on...

    Here's to a speedy recovery and you'll be back on the golf course in no time!! I'm glad everything went so well.

    Nitram
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    Good luck Karen, you'll do great! Nitram

    Good luck Karen, you'll do great!

    Nitram
  23. Thread: Freezing!!!

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    My surgery was back in March and I'm still...

    My surgery was back in March and I'm still freezing any time its the least bit chilly...its looking like I need to move further south if this continues!! :-)

    Rich
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    I'm about 10 months post of and had the same...

    I'm about 10 months post of and had the same problem with my belly protruding....I too figured it was because of the lordosis they gave me back. To be honest it seems to have gone down somewhat...
  25. Thread: Acne Post Op

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    Wow, I thought I was the only one!!! I battled...

    Wow, I thought I was the only one!!! I battled acne as a teenager but finally got rid of it in my 20's, but ever since surgery I've been getting acne, sometimes on my face, but mostly on my back...
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