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  1. #31
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    Wow! Posting already!

    You might have just beat Johnís record for early posting! he he

    I was also thinking about you yesterday......I never had any doubtís. Just really positive feelings.....an incredibly positive vibe.

    You know the routine....take it slow
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 45...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P 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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    They gave me the magnesium thru my IV last night. My feet are more swollen than they have been. I am having a a chest Xray and an EKG to check if my lungs
    and heart are OK. I am still having severe belly incision pain which is not getting any relief from any of the pain meds that I am taking. They work great on my back however. Dr Bederman is away for the weekend so when he returns on Monday, we will discuss what he wants to do with my right shoulder,arm, and hand .

    Thanks for all the good wishes


    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

  3. #33
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    You're Wonder Woman posting so soon!
    44 years old at time of surgery, Atlanta GA

    Pre-Surgery Thorasic: 70 degrees, Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 68 degrees, lost 4 inches of height in 2011
    Post-Surgery curves ~10 degrees, regained 4 inches of height

    Posterior T3-sacrum & TLIF surgeries on Nov 28, 2011 with Dr. Lenke, St. Louis
    2 rods, 33 screws, 2 cages, 2 connectors, living a life I always dreamed of - now pain free!

    http://thebionicachronicles.blogspot.com/

  4. #34
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    Melissa,
    Great to hear that your surgery went well. I, too, am impressed that you are
    posting already.
    I'm sorry you're having incision pain and hope it gets resolved pronto.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Mary, Age 54
    Surgery with Dr. Boachie 7/5/11, fused T2-T12
    Pre-surgery T60, L52
    Post-surgery T26, L33
    Next surgery scheduled 9/21/11

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    My feet are still very badly swollen . I am having a chest xray and an EKG to rule out any serious problems. Dr Bederman finally put me on Lasix so I hope that
    helps. It is very hard to move when your back is fused and now I cannot use my abdominal muscles

    I am going to take a nap now
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

  6. #36
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    Good luck with the tests Melissa. You are being well looked after. I know it's not going to be easy with a fully fused spine and now an anterior incision, but you know how things improve with time. Keep posting, we are keen to know how you're going and the interraction will help pass the time, and we all know patience is a virtue! I hope they can get your anterior pain under control.
    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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    Melissa,

    Congrats on getting through the surgeries! I hope this is IT for you--and that you have a swift recovery. You deserve it!

    Evelyn
    age 41
    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.

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    Hang in there!

    Just remember these early days are as bad as it gets. You go from hell to good pretty quickly...but doesn't time go soooo slow in hospital.
    Kelly

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    well, I had a chest xray and a EKG. They are making sure that my heart and lungs are working OK.
    My legs are still swollen so they are sending me for an ECHO tomorrow.They want me to have another dobbler ultra sound to make sure that I do not have any
    blood clots
    Got to tell a funny story .
    The EKG tech was a male and I asked for a female tech and they sent me one. Afterwards, I said to my husband
    that I am tired of being the only naked person in the room. In the future, any one who examines me has to get naked as well. Then Dr Bederman's
    resident came in to see me. He is 30 , not married and very cute . He is, also, very shy. What a great guy however.So, I told him the new rules. He turned bright red and started to back out of the room. Then he said to me that all he wanted to do was to examine my feet ; did he have to take off his shoes and socks?
    I laughed and said no,that it was ok to look at my feet while he had his socks and shoes on

    Still have bad belly pain..,no relief yet

    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

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    Thanks everyone for your good wishes

    Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day


    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

  11. #41
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    I hope so too Melissa, and it could be, things improve quickly sometimes during recovery.

    Good story btw. Keep up the humour, it really helps.
    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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    just to say good morning. It is 5am here and I can no stay in bed. Now my left leg hurts alot and I am hoping that I just slept wrong last night.

    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

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    Hey Melissa,

    How's the leg now?

    Did you sit in a chair or walk a bit to ease the pain?
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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    My left leg still hurts. I have been sitting in a chair watching the 9/11 events. I am having a dobbler ultrasound and an ECHO today. They said that now they are\
    hearing a heart murmur. Thanks for the good wishes. I will keep you updated

    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

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    Are they considering clot buster drugs? One leg hurting seems consistent with that but what do I know?
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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