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  1. #1
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    Freezing!!!

    Hello all. My first surgery was in June and now my revision is in Dec. It has been unseasonably cold and I find it much harder to tolerate this pain when I am cold. I walk around the house and winter jacket and use a heated throw everywhere I go. This is miserable. I feel for you who even live in colder climates.
    Janet
    36 year young cardiac RN
    old curve C 29, T 70, L 50
    new curve C 7, T 23, L 20
    Surgery June 11, UCH, Dr. Cronen T2-L5, posterior
    Revision December 20 L5-S1 with pelvic fixation
    and Osteotomy to L3 at Tampa General Hospital

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    Hi Janet

    I know what you mean...I froze for months.

    If I had to do it again, I would schedule a June surgery.

    Hope things are fine with your spine....
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

  3. #3
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    Hi Janet
    i now what you mean
    i froze or months to even during the summer months
    Last edited by kennedy; 12-29-2010 at 01:45 PM.
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  4. #4
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    Janet-

    I had my surgery in June and I was freezing all summer long. I remember for weeks in July/August the temperature was in the nineties and I would walk around with a fleece sweatshirt and sweatpants plus a robe in my house because I was so cold!!! My mom thought I was crazy. I couldn't even imagine having a December surgery!! Hope you are feeling better.

    JenM
    Surgery date: June 8, 2010 with Dr. Boachie
    Thoracic curve: 55 degrees, corrected to 25 degrees
    Lumbar curve: 58 degrees, corrected to 27 degrees
    Posterior-only surgery, Levels T3-L3
    31 year old mother of 2 young kids

  5. #5
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    My surgery was in March - our Autumn. I felt the cold far more that first Winter but last Winter my sensitivity seemed to have gone.

    I feel for you who live in much colder climates, especially that first Winter.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

  6. #6
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    brrrr!

    I had my surgery quite some time ago, but it was in November and I live in Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA where winter temperatures get down to -50*C (celsius)! I used to always be the one that never dressed warm enough for winter, and was just never really cold but let me tell ya, once I had my surgery it was like the hardware transmitted the cold directly into your core (sounds crazy & I know it's not the case - but that's what it feels like).

    I have some arthritis since my surgery and it's always worse in the cold weather! Today is no exception ( -20 something) Brrrr!

    Stay warm! xo
    lisanicolegrace
    29/F/Canada
    Surgery - 11/10/2000
    80° curve to 19° post op.
    www.lisanicolegrace.com
    @lisanicolegrace
    facebook
    x-rays
    picture of my back

  7. #7
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    My surgery was 8 months ago. I live in Michigan and this winter is worse than ever. I am cold all the time! I think every Christmas present I received had to do with keeping me warm. The best is an outdoor vest that has heating element in it. So when we walk to MSU basketball or tailgate (this season is over) this vest will be awesome. I wear many layers even in the house.
    I think surgery in the cold months would be tough as your body is even weaker. I am hoping my body toughens up by next winter.
    Shari - 55 years old
    Pre-Surgery 62 degree thorasic curve with shifting.
    Post op 13 degree curve.
    Successful surgery 4/15/10, T3-L2 fused.
    2nd surgery to reopen incision 10" to diagnose infection, 5/18/10
    Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI - the late Dr. Harry Herkowitz
    www.scoliosisthejourney.com

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    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
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar 65 degrees
    A/P Fusion T10-Pelvis by Dr. Christopher Good
    Virginia Spine Institute, Reston, VA 3/17/10, 3/18/10
    Post-Surgery Lumbar 19 degrees, and 2" in height

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    winter option

    Lisa,

    You would think that living up in Edmonton with –50 degree temps they would install the “winter option” for scolis. That would be similar to an electric barbeque starter that you plug in, you know, with the element that glows orange. Our hardware would be our element. You could simply just plug in, and turn the setting up, we would have our very own thermostat. Digital, of course! Just think how much you would save on the heating bill. lol

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Hey, Ed,
    That's a great one! That invention made me feel warmer just reading about it. If somehow we could get the hardware to also glow in the dark...we could be quite the conversation piece. Janet
    Janet

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

  11. #11
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    pardon my question, what cause body temp low? the pain medications?
    62/75 (T4-T9 68 degree & T11 - L4 80 degree) 10/19/2010
    45/50 year 2000
    36 yrs old
    Considering, researching surgery for the first time
    S. California
    http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/...ashionista889/

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