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    Back Again

    Hello,

    I am back again.

    I am doing ok. I have had lumbar pain for several months. I have fallen several times. I have given myself two concussions and a fractured wrist. Well, my doctor, not Dr. Bederman, because I have lousy insurance finally, ordered X-rays of my spine and a CT of my lumbar region. I spoke to Dr. Bederman. He wants to review the films. He stated that it is possible that I broke a rod or knocked a screw out of place when I fell. So my journey begins again
    Melissa
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    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabeckoff View Post
    I am doing ok.
    Melissa, your resilience through incredible amounts of pain is just amazing....

    I hope nothing is broken, perhaps you can dodge another procedure....

    Fingers are crossed...

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    Melissa, your resilience through incredible amounts of pain is just amazing....

    I hope nothing is broken, perhaps you can dodge another procedure....

    Fingers are crossed...

    Ed
    Thanks, Ed
    I don't know. The pain is intense. I will wait and see
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Melissa your a strong woman.
    Kara
    Age 27
    Boston Brace Apr 15 2005 to May 25 2006
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10 2010
    T4-L2
    Before T50 and L35
    After T20 and L17
    Possible Neruomuscular scoliosis
    Possible Charcot-Marie-tooth Disease type 1A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karagirly View Post
    Melissa your a strong woman.

    Thank you but one has to do what they need to survive.

    You are a strong woman as well

    Are you going to school or working?

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    I知 going to college yes I知 in 1st year since moving. I also do art 2 days a week. I知 all Doing a lot of advocacy work for the department of developmental services here in California And I知 also waiting to hear from the governor office of California to see if I am appointed to the state council of developmental disabilities.
    Kara
    Age 27
    Boston Brace Apr 15 2005 to May 25 2006
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10 2010
    T4-L2
    Before T50 and L35
    After T20 and L17
    Possible Neruomuscular scoliosis
    Possible Charcot-Marie-tooth Disease type 1A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karagirly View Post
    I知 going to college yes I知 in 1st year since moving. I also do art 2 days a week. I知 all Doing a lot of advocacy work for the department of developmental services here in California And I知 also waiting to hear from the governor office of California to see if I am appointed to the state council of developmental disabilities.

    Wow, you are a busy young woman. You should be proud of yourself for what you have done so far in your life.
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karagirly View Post
    I知 going to college yes I知 in 1st year since moving. I also do art 2 days a week. I知 all Doing a lot of advocacy work for the department of developmental services here in California And I知 also waiting to hear from the governor office of California to see if I am appointed to the state council of developmental disabilities.
    Kara that is so wonderful how much you are doing! It is so good that you are posting about how much a person can do after being fused. I think you are a valuable example of just living a normal life after fusion.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Thanks Melissa and Sharon your both amazing as well.
    Kara
    Age 27
    Boston Brace Apr 15 2005 to May 25 2006
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10 2010
    T4-L2
    Before T50 and L35
    After T20 and L17
    Possible Neruomuscular scoliosis
    Possible Charcot-Marie-tooth Disease type 1A

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