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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Another I&D

    Saw the surgeon and ID doc today. Going on Monday the 28th for another I&D. This one "pea size" area does not want to stay closed and heal. So frustrated I thought after the small rogue piece was removed everything woiuld get better but I feel worse now than I did at 3 months. This infection is kicking my butt.
    Finally got through to them about my need for pain med though. Took some tears and my husband getting a little angry.
    Thanks all for listening again . I'm gong to go have some percocet w/ my whine LOL
    51 yo
    dx 13 never braced
    DJD and osteoporosis ,Fx ribs 10/09(from osteo) downhill since,vertebral slippage w/ nerve damage and rotation
    Surgery 08/09/10 T1-S1 decomp,fusion w/ instrumentaion
    Sacral/pelvic fixation + 4 osteotomies and dura repair
    C 20 degrees to 4 degrees
    T 57 degrees to 15 degrees
    L 38 degrees to 5 degrees

  2. #2
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    Update

    came home late yesterday. Removed 3 bolts and 3" of hardware from left side T1 down . they also opened up the incision quite a bit and cleaned out the rest. I have staples in and go back the 15th. I had a reaction ..metalurgis(sp?)Two differant metal reacting . Possibly the non stainless tools to my stainless hardware. The surgeon said the bolts were black..EEWWWWW!. He took pictures and was very curios about what happened.
    I feel like I'm back at 1 month post op except for the incision. I was too far out of it to know the pain for 2 weeks ;This sucker hurts . On oxyir 10 mgs every 4 hours . is helping but all I do is sleep. Time to lay down again
    Thanks for listening

    Donna
    51 yo
    dx 13 never braced
    DJD and osteoporosis ,Fx ribs 10/09(from osteo) downhill since,vertebral slippage w/ nerve damage and rotation
    Surgery 08/09/10 T1-S1 decomp,fusion w/ instrumentaion
    Sacral/pelvic fixation + 4 osteotomies and dura repair
    C 20 degrees to 4 degrees
    T 57 degrees to 15 degrees
    L 38 degrees to 5 degrees

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Indianapolis area
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    Ugh, I'm really sorry. That sounds yucky! Did they get all the infected areas out?

    Hope you are feeling better soon! T1 to S1 must be close to a record--you deserve a break!

    Evelyn
    age 44
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Central NJ
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    That's what tears and husband are good for! I'm sorry you had to fight them on that issue. Good luck with everything, I hope it clears up asap!
    __________________________________________
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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