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    Happy 10th Anniversary To Me!!!

    I have been away from the Forum for a long time - which is probably the usual story for people who have their surgery, recover, and get on with daily life. I may have drifted away, but I've never...
  2. Thread: Feel like crying

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    I just hate reading this. You were such an...

    I just hate reading this. You were such an inspiration to me (still are!) when I was in so much pain a year ago (w/the non-union and the sagittal imbalance). I'm a little worried about "if I'm...
  3. This may well be the "lightest packing" of your...

    This may well be the "lightest packing" of your entire life! For my 1st surgery, I did pack a book and a couple mags, and some extra undergarments. By surgery #3 - 18 mos later - I knew that I...
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    You'll be in my thoughts and prayers throughout...

    You'll be in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day. . .and I'll be watching for the "on the other side" post from your husband!
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    Melissa, I thought of you several times...

    Melissa, I thought of you several times yesterday. When I saw that YOU posted, I nearly went THUD!!!

    I hope you have a good post-op Day 1!!
  6. Karen, I guess that it's up to the insurance...

    Karen, I guess that it's up to the insurance provider? At no time was I EVER asked if I would have help at home. The answer would have been a qualified "no". My husband and I had one child still...
  7. I'm glad that you are home, safe and sound. It's...

    I'm glad that you are home, safe and sound. It's a sad commentary on what can pass for rehab care. I'm sure that there are the good facilities (like Christopher Reeve was at, or Congresswoman...
  8. Thread: chest tube

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    I had one - I had a hemothorax as a complication...

    I had one - I had a hemothorax as a complication from my 1st surgery, about 2 weeks post-op. I wasn't in ICU, just in a regular room. The chest tube was placed while I was awake, in the Radiology...
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    Your meeting is long over by now. I do hope it...

    Your meeting is long over by now. I do hope it went well. I'll be watching for your post-meeting post.

    Everything is just harder when you're recuperating from a big hit like this surgery. But,...
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    If the pjk stays where it is, I'd be happy with...

    If the pjk stays where it is, I'd be happy with that. I guess that sometimes you have to rob Peter to pay Paul.

    The shifting that the resident commented on was thoracic (I don't know the levels,...
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    My 5 mos follow-up appt left me confused. . .

    I can tell a difference in my thoracic curve. I feel like some thoracic verts have moved - above the ones that didn't fuse after my original surgery, necessitating a revision.

    Last Mon, I went for...
  12. I received an e-mail from her husband. The...

    I received an e-mail from her husband. The original surgeon recommended Dr. Frank Phillips, so they are in the process of getting their insurance approval. I checked, and he is on the SRS list. I...
  13. Thread: melissa's surgery

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    I missed something: Who is Marc? Under these...

    I missed something: Who is Marc?

    Under these circumstances, how rude for anyone to comment about modesty considerations. You're not at the mall.

    Further, how unproductive the PT's comment...
  14. Thread: melissa's surgery

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    Thank you for the excellent news! I hope...

    Thank you for the excellent news!

    I hope Melissa has a good night. . .
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    FAR FROM boastful!! What I can "feel" in your...

    FAR FROM boastful!!

    What I can "feel" in your post is JOY!!! And, after such a surgery, and making it through those first weeks/months, joy is exactly what we all hope for!

    Stay cool!!
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    The ball's rolling!!! I'll be thinking of you...

    The ball's rolling!!!

    I'll be thinking of you today, and sending up little prayers that everything goes well in the OR, every step of the way!

    We look forward to your 1st post from the other...
  17. Thank you, Linda. . .I am interested to learn the...

    Thank you, Linda. . .I am interested to learn the opinions of some experienced surgeons. Like I said in my p.m., I am quite concerned. .and even though I have had a long fusion for scoliosis as I...
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    Good Lord, girl!!. . .you're amazing!!! I...

    Good Lord, girl!!. . .you're amazing!!!

    I didn't know you did tap. . .it always looked like fun. . .reading this post, I wonder if I might like it. Have you been doing it long? Sadly, "klutz" is...
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    We're all thinking about you and rooting for you....

    We're all thinking about you and rooting for you. This has been such a long, hard road you've been on. . .I'm excited for you, too!!
  20. She had been going to PT (I don't know how long,...

    She had been going to PT (I don't know how long, or if she thought it was helping), but the doctor d/c'ed it yesterday, explaining that, at this point, it might be harmful.
  21. Info requested for a relative who had a "bad news" dr appt yesterday

    My sister-in-law's aunt has suffered w/back pain for several years. I don't know all of the specifics, but the general story is this: Roughly a decade or so ago, she had a spinal fusion because her...
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    When are you having your surgery to fuse the...

    When are you having your surgery to fuse the non-union(s)?
  23. In Oct, when my surgeon was explaining to me the...

    In Oct, when my surgeon was explaining to me the possible reasons for my discomfort (as we scheduled my hardware removal), I remember that he said an infection can be present (in the hardware) and...
  24. Thread: help with sleeping

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    Did you find some candles, too? ;) I am so...

    Did you find some candles, too? ;)

    I am so glad to see you post again, lilysaidwhat. I have been wondering/worrying about you (I'm probably extra clicked into your posting since our surgeries...
  25. Thread: Pneumothorax

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    I know how difficult this is, and I'm sorry that...

    I know how difficult this is, and I'm sorry that you are going through this, but take heart. . .the problem will be resolved, and you'll be good as new.
    I had a hemothorax, maybe 3 weeks post-op. ...
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