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  1. #61
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    I hope you are far more comfortable now Melissa. Any more test results still to come?
    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

  2. #62
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    I had a another dobbler ultra sound on my left leg. They found nothing. I am not doing well. My dizziness has gotten worse. Today I almost fell. They cannot get
    my pain under control.I cannot put any weight on my left leg without intensive pain.I just do not know what to do

    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

  3. #63
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    I'm so sorry to hear that. Does the Lyrica have to be taken for a while before it responds to pain? I feel for you with the dizziness as well. Nothing good comes easily, does it? I can only hope this difficult time doesn't last long, and you start to feel better soon.
    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

  4. #64
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    You're only five days post op. It can be an awful time. Things do resolve as the days go by. Give yourself time, though that's more easily said than done, especially when you've been waiting so long to feel good. Things will improve.
    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

  5. #65
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    Now I have to decide either going home tomorrow or going to rehab. I can't decide what I should do

    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

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    Will you have some sort of support at home with family members or a care worker? If not, I'd think going to rehab for a while would be a good idea.
    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

    Dr. Krajbich @ Shriners Childrens Hospital, Portland Oregon



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  7. #67
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    just my opinion....
    i think you should go to rehab as long as it is available....
    there would be people at all hours to help you when/if needed...
    it sounds like you are still in too much pain
    and the leg issues are not resolved...
    better to be where a doctor can be around when needed...
    with nurses there to monitor you...

    hope the pain eases up really soon!

    jess

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    The problem with rehab is that they will expect me to do 4 hours of PT a day and I do not know if I am up for that
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

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    I can't imagine that you'd have to do four hours of PT a day so soon after surgery. Did you ask what exactly they planned for you if you went to rehab? You should definitely ask what the plan is.
    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

    Dr. Krajbich @ Shriners Childrens Hospital, Portland Oregon



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    Melissa,
    I would think that the rehab. might be good until you're feeling better. Surely, your surgeon could recommend the appropriate amoung of PT each day. I hope you're feeling better soon!
    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 63
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

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    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.
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  11. #71
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    I am leaving the hospital today and going home. Going to the rehab today is not the correct choice, I feel as they will require me to do 4 hours of PT/OT daily. My surgeon cannot change that . If I feel , after the weekend, that I want and need rehab, my surgeon can check me in then. This way, I can go home and sleep
    when I need to

    Hope I feel better after the weekend

    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

  12. #72
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    I'm happy to hear you are going home at last. That in itself should make you feel better to be in your own home and bed. It's nice to know your doc will put you into rehab if you decide to do so later. Has your leg improved at all?

    Warmly,
    Doreen
    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!

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  13. #73
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    Definitely get some rest! I hope you feel better each day.
    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 63
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

    See photobucket link for:
    Video of my 1st Day of Golf Post-Op-3/02/12-Bradenton, FL
    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.
    http://s1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/pottoff2/

  14. #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doreen1 View Post
    I'm happy to hear you are going home at last. That in itself should make you feel better to be in your own home and bed. It's nice to know your doc will put you into rehab if you decide to do so later. Has your leg improved at all?

    Warmly,
    Doreen
    My leg has improved slightly with the increase in lyrica. Unfortunately,, with the improvement has come double vision.I will give it a few weeks and then hopefully the double vision will be gone

    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

  15. #75
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    Good luck Melissa. Glad the leg pain has eased and hope the double vision does too, as your body gets used to the Lyrica. I hope someone will be caring for you as you recuperate. Keep in touch and let us know how you go. Are you still getting dizziness?
    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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