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Thread: surgeries Done!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    surgeries Done!

    Hello All,
    I wanted to let you know my 2 surgweriws went fine. I was in the operating room 8 hors each time. They ended up needing to pull another rib on my left sie (other one was pulled when I was 15).WHEN I woke up I was so happy! they had given me morphine in my spine.So they said thats probably why. I am now day 6 post op and feelpretty good. I had to come to a rehab facility becuase I live alone. I had a question about bending. I am fused to my sacrum and was wondering will I have be able to tie shoes again? I still getting used to the new hardware

    I will keep uou posted.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    It's great to hear that your surgeries went well. How are you feeling now? Did they leave the morphine catheter in your spine? From what I've seen of others on here, you should eventually be able to tie shoes again. I would talk to your OT about that and other problems you many have with flexibility. I haven't had surgery, so I can only speak from what I've read here. Again, I'm glad everything is okay! Take Care.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern CA
    Glad that everything went well.

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008

    You did it! Congratulations.

    The shoe tying will come in time. I know its seems impossible right now but donít worry about this.

    Use a slipper type of shoe for now and your sock installer....

    You are healing at a very fast pace right now, try to take it easy and no bending.

    49 yr old male, now 59, 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

    My x-rays

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Wow you sound so GOOD after two 8 hour surgeries! You make spinal surgery sound like having a tooth pulled.

    It took me a year before I was flexible enough to tie shoes, put socks on, shave my lower legs in comfort. But it comes gradually.

    Meantime slip in shoes are the way to go.

    Best of luck with your continued smooth recovery!
    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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