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Thread: Wearing earrings today- 1st time since surgery

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    Wearing earrings today- 1st time since surgery

    I was able to wear earrings today for the first time since July 18th when I had my surgery. I was able to lift my arms up high enough and hold them there long enough so I could put the earrings in and close them as well. I know it is a little thing but little things can make me happy now.

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Good for you Melissa. That's plenty to be happy about, after what you've been through.
    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

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    Now to be able to get them out tonight. I think that I will do it now before I get too tired

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Melissa,
    Anything that we can do one day that was not possible previously is a victory. You sound like a different person than last year. I'm so happy for you that you have an excellent surgeon who will give you a quality of life again.
    Karen

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
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    Quote Originally Posted by golfnut View Post
    Melissa,
    Anything that we can do one day that was not possible previously is a victory. You sound like a different person than last year. I'm so happy for you that you have an excellent surgeon who will give you a quality of life again.
    Thanks I really do feel like a different person. Physically I am doing so much better than I was a year ago. Emotionally, I am not doing great however

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    backissues Guest
    Wearing earrings - take one victory at a time.

    You've had good advice about the rash. Has the rash improved at all?

    Good luck!!

    Irene

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