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    An Overdue Update

    Hello old friends,

    You may not remember me but I had surgery back in January 2012. I just wanted to do a little update to let everyone know that, a little over 6 years down the line, I'm doing great and have had no problems bar the odd minor twinge here and there. Things may change in the future but, for now, I'm living my life and am always looking after my back as best I can. I know I'm going to need this body for a long while so maintenance is important.

    Thank you all for your support either side of my operation, it's not something I'll forget.

    Wishing you all health and happiness,

    Billy
    Billy
    32 year old male from UK
    Fused at 25yrs
    62 degree thoratic curve
    45 degree lumbar curve
    Fused T3-L1 on 3rd Jan 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by BendyBill View Post
    maintenance is important.
    As long as you rotate the ole tyres, you should be fine. Its the tranny flush you have to worry about.....(smiley face)


    Its awfully nice of you to stop in with such a glowing report Bill, we do like hearing about those around here....


    How is the music coming along?


    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, 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
    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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    Ed, I hate to say it but I had to Google 'tranny flush' and it turned out to be something quite different to what I expected!

    All well with me thank you. Still doing the music thing and loving every minute.

    Are you well? Getting much skiing in these days?
    Billy
    32 year old male from UK
    Fused at 25yrs
    62 degree thoratic curve
    45 degree lumbar curve
    Fused T3-L1 on 3rd Jan 2012

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    Bill

    Tranny is short for transmission. Whatever is on Google, don't believe what you see. (smiley face)

    Maintenance at your age is mostly about having as much fun as possible!

    Am I well? The ageing process is a challenge that comes with all sorts of surprises....

    No skiing lately for multiple reasons, lack of deep snow,(spoiled skier)and a herniated neck which is a delicate problem. My surgeon gets mad at the high speed head plants.

    How is your spine doing? Its been 7 years. Any pains or gripping sensations, or popping? Anything at all? We don't get too many testimonials from younger folks.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, 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
    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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    Hi Ed,

    Apologies for the delay.

    Honestly, everything has continued to be great from the moment I went back to work 3 months after my surgery in January 2012. For the first year I had a few sharp pains but really only a few and they only lasted a few seconds. Now my life is unchanged by scoliosis and, honestly, it's like it was all a dream.

    I'm enjoying my pain free body and am making sure I treat it well. If things go wrong somewhere down the line then I'll tackle those issues as and when they arise.

    I'm also expecting my first child, a daughter, in early December and will be sure to monitor her spine throughout her childhood.

    I hope you are all well and happy,
    Billy
    Billy
    32 year old male from UK
    Fused at 25yrs
    62 degree thoratic curve
    45 degree lumbar curve
    Fused T3-L1 on 3rd Jan 2012

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    Sounds great Bill, congrats on your December daughter.....

    We had the best powder skiing in Feb 2019 in many many years here but I didn't go due to weather related pains....I am going down to South America this winter seeking perfect weather to prove this out. The winters have been exhausting for me over the last couple of years.....mainly due to my neck.

    Pain free is a good thing...

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, 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
    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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