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Thread: JERSEYOT UPDATE: I broke my back - in hospital

  1. #136
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    Iím also so sorry this had to happen. With the worst storm in New Jersey history, it just wasnít meant to be. They should be able to get you in soon....

    I cant believe the damage to the Jersey shore and New York....sigh....

    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

  2. #137
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    hi Michele
    considering that this awful storm did happen, best you are not in the
    hospital right now....where a back up generator can fail, as happened
    at NYU Hospital in Manhattan....or when doctors and nurses cannot make
    it in to work....or are distracted by worries...
    i am glad if your family and home are safe and dry....
    i am sure the surgeon will get you in as fast as is possible...
    and i am sorry you are in pain...

    jess...& Sparky


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  3. #138
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    My Prayers and thoughts are with you. This is one big storm to have come through. As others have said,while it so hard to wait on this surgery,thank the Lord that the storm was before an not during.if you would have time to email me ,please do so . I hope you can be rescheduled soon

  4. #139
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    Michele,
    I'm sorry that you had to have your surgery cancelled. Hopefully, you will get a date 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 66
    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/

  5. #140
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    I just went to your blog and saw that you have a date for your surgery. You mentioned that your own donated blood has expired. I was given blood from the blood bank as Dr. Lenke felt that it was safe. I hope your husband can reschedule his work so that he can be with you. Many positive thoughts and tons of prayers will be sent your way on the 15th.
    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
    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/

  6. #141
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    What a disappointed for you Michele. You can't fight mother nature, can you. I hope you get rescheduled very soon.
    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

  7. #142
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    Yeah, I try to keep my blog up-to-date because I have a large family and so many and friends and family want to know what's going on. Here is my blog if interested: jerseyot.blogspot.com

    And yes, I'm glad I'm not in the hospital right now. I was 911'd to the ER on Sunday evening for unbelievably strong and paralyzing muscle spasms, shooting pains down my right leg and pins/needles in my right foot and toes. It had been going on for almost 12 hours before reluctantly agreeing to go to the hospital. I was admitted over night for pain control and I left on Monday feeling a little better better than i did when I got there.

    My husband started his new job in mid-September and his 2-week training in Chicago was supposed to take place from Sunday 10/28 - Saturday 11/10. When he told them about my surgery, they begrudgingly rescheduled it for the week of Sunday, 11/11 - Saturday 11/17 and cut it down from 2 weeks to just 1. I was thrilled and relieved because I knew when I woke up I'd see his face and he's be holding my hand. It just tears me up knowing he won't be there. I won't be ,one but its just OT the same without your spouse there(if you're married). So that's a BIG disappointment in all f this.

    Knowing that I have to wait another 2 weeks for this is just crushing -- I was soooo disappointed, angry, upset, you name it. I just can't believe I have to wait 2 weeks...but since my surgeon hand picked his team for this surgery, he wants to be certain that ALL team members are available and so that added to the delay. I feel a little better knowing that he's not just slapping together any old team to get this surgery over and done with though.

    So it's been a whirlwind of emotions - and I know I'll get thru these next two weeks somehow but it won't be easy. It really stinks that I'll be spending Thanksgiving (which also happens to be my 40th birthday as well) either in the hospital or in a rehab hospital. But, I can't do anything about it unfortunately. So with that, I have to wait two more weeks...like it or not (and it's a big fat 'NOT'). Surgery is:
    THURSDAY at 8:00am -- NOVEMBER 15th, 2012 -- COOPER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.
    Last edited by jerseyot; 11-01-2012 at 07:00 AM.
    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
    www.jerseyot.blogspot.com

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