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  1. #1
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    JERSEYOT UPDATE: I broke my back - in hospital

    Well, I WAS doing very well up until Friday and by Sunday I could barely walk. I called the dr Mond day got an X-ray and he said it looked good and to call Friday if not better. Well I barely made it through Wedmesday and had to go to the ER, we're I was immediately admitted due to severe pain - a CT reveals a T12 fracture. I'm in a TLSO. The dr and myself both thought for itwas all muscle spasm related. After 48 hours I aM finally at starting to get a little relief...very little...my options are:1/ brace and hope doe the best; or 2) surgery.

    I am a mess, emotionally and every other eat way. I don't know what to go AND my surgeon will be doig
    Mission surgery,all next week in Bulgaria! SERIOUSLY!?!?!?! Is this REALLY happening?!?!
    Last edited by jerseyot; 03-31-2012 at 09:37 PM.
    1993/1995: PSF w/ Harrington rods T3-L4
    Jan. 24, 2012: ALIF of L4-L5, L5-S1 w/ cage spacer and BMP
    Jan. 31, 2012: PLIF of L1-S1 w/ pelvic anchors
    Scheduled Nov.15, 2012: Fusion T2-S1 w/ pelvic anchors to fix T12 fracture
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ot/myback2.jpg - BEFORE
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT2342x406.jpg - AFTER
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT1410x229.jpg - AFTER
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    I am so sorry that this has happened to you.
    You are in my prayers
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Michele

    I am so sorry this happened....sounds very painful. Try to take it easy for now, you know that we always pull through in the end.....things always work out.

    You are no stranger to pain....

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    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
    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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    Sorry to read this shocking news. I hope they are able to make you comfortable. How did it happen?
    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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    Do you know what part of the vertebra fractured?
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    You poor thing, how aweful! I was wondering if you knew what happened as well. Do you have to remain in the hospital until your doctor returns, or are they going to brace you and release you and let you decide IF you want surgery again? Does your doc think you NEED surgery, or is he giving you the option? I'm soooo SORRY! Very gentle (((hugs))).
    Be happy!
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    but we are alive today!

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