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    Yes it is troubling times. You see both the best...

    Yes it is troubling times. You see both the best and worst of humanity.
    I am glad you are co my well Susan. It is really hard now. Hopefully you continue to do well.
    Staying home is the best way....
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    Good to hear from you susan. I'm sure you are...

    Good to hear from you susan. I'm sure you are better off at home. With this virus the fewer people you come in contact with the better.
    You are right Ed, we didn't need the warning. Let's hope and...
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    Yes we all have to do our part. Understanding...

    Yes we all have to do our part. Understanding that everyone is under more stress. I am in Illinois and an order to remain at home.
    One of My sons,an engineer, has been so involved with making sure...
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    I have been having regular updates from my...

    I have been having regular updates from my different doctors. Rush out out a update on the news that they were postponing all elective surgeries. It didn't say for his long but it makes sense because...
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    This epidemic has indeed changed things. I wonder...

    This epidemic has indeed changed things. I wonder if patients getting ready for major spine surgery will have it postponed. That probably isn't a bad idea.
    I would guess my scapulothorasic fusion...
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    I haven't heard from Susan yet. I do email her on...

    I haven't heard from Susan yet. I do email her on her personal email. I just keep praying she is OK. And going through that major surgery and now this epidemic. Let's hope she is home and safe.
    Yes...
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    I know that staph lives on us. The common skin...

    I know that staph lives on us. The common skin staph is what my culture showed. I have had several types of antibiotics . I'm not on anything now.
    The wound has healed very quickly once the...
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    You are right Ed, with that virus on the attack...

    You are right Ed, with that virus on the attack we all need extra precautions. I have young grandchildren and I always talk to the parents before I go there. It happened about 2 weeks ago , I put...
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    I have had an emergency MRI. The images are not...

    I have had an emergency MRI. The images are not perfect. But you can have an MRI . Images may be comprised.
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    I was in a major car accident. After that a wound...

    I was in a major car accident. After that a wound developed on my back, not right on the incision but next to it. The wound would not heal even with wound care taking over the treatment. After the...
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    The removal surgery was the answer to the non...

    The removal surgery was the answer to the non healing wound. In 2 weeks it healed after the hardware was out. I was released yesterday from the neurosurgeon. They described it as an internal pressure...
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    Ed glad your back. I for one can say the support...

    Ed glad your back. I for one can say the support you provide is priceless.
  13. I know it is hard not to get down on ourselves...

    I know it is hard not to get down on ourselves and life. I think we struggle most when we are tired of in pain. Do look at those shirts, we need everything that can make it just a little easier. I...
  14. You Susan are a real trooper. Keep us updated...

    You Susan are a real trooper. Keep us updated when you can. March 11 th isn't far away.
    After I see my neurosurgeon on March 6 I may be able to move forward on my shoulder problem. Check out...
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    Ed i would say save your teeth. A good...

    Ed i would say save your teeth. A good periodontist should be able to get it under control. There are many treatments that can be used. There isn't anything like your own teeth.
  16. Susan have you seen your images yet? They are...

    Susan have you seen your images yet? They are unique for sure. Let us know when you are having your surgery. Hopefully all goes well.
    An interesting thing about this wound is the only thing it ever...
  17. The images from the 3d are really unique. I know...

    The images from the 3d are really unique. I know they are helpful to the surgeon. I've seen mine.
    The non nea!ing wound on my back, healed in 2 weeks after the piece of rod and 3 screws were...
  18. In the past when that has happened to me I called...

    In the past when that has happened to me I called the insurance company and asked them to pay what they would if the charge was in network. Then I called the provider and ask them to accept that...
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    Glad you are back. Medication can be so...

    Glad you are back. Medication can be so difficult. Do also be very careful with over the counter meds. Trying to recover from my broken neck I began using high dose motrin. That is once I could...
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    [All of the times I have been in a rehab...

    [All of the times I have been in a rehab center,the therapist was the one to arrange for what was needed. They do an assessment of your needs. Such as I have never needed a sock helper. So the...
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    Hi Ed, I had a portion of my right thoracic...

    Hi Ed, I had a portion of my right thoracic hardware removed. I know the surgeon said he removed 4 screws and the rod in that area. This is in hope to get the wound to heal.
    We used Ketamine and...
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    I would say bring the least amount of items that...

    I would say bring the least amount of items that you can. Most of the equipment( like reachers) will be supplied to you. If you end up with an extra one you can use it in different parts of your...
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    Thanks Ed. I just checked my chart information to...

    Thanks Ed. I just checked my chart information to see if there was a time yet. It says removal of lumbar instrumentation. It is thoracic . I guess I better be careful what I sign???
  24. On your list I can do all of those things . On...

    On your list I can do all of those things . On the up hill home I would say down hill would be harder. Up hill you lean forward and down hill puts a lot of stress on the spine. While I live in...
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    Good luck Melissa. I'm not sure if it can spend...

    Good luck Melissa. I'm not sure if it can spend but I have a non healing wound on my back and need to have the spinal hardware removed on Jan 21. Just a portion of the hardware under the wound. ...
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