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Thread: electric blankets

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    electric blankets

    Will I be able to use my electric blanket with all the metal in my body?

    My DH is concerned about this issue.

    Last edited by mbeckoff; 01-14-2010 at 06:55 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Ames, Iowa
    I think it should be just fine. Just be careful of temperature since you will have lots of numbness. I think I somehow did this to my back with my old heating pad the other day. Since there is still numbness I didn't realize it was too hot and somehow I now have a Harry Potter red lightning bolt on my back. Quite interesting. Janet

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    I LOVE, love, love my heating pad. Get the kind that automatically shuts off (though I don't always trust it...but so far so good).
    Kathy, 43
    Diagnosed as a teen
    Boston brace 2 years
    63 degree lumbar curve
    Surgery August 26, 2009
    Anterior approach fused T12-L4
    now 28 degrees

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    so do you think I should get a heated mattress pad or an electric blanket?


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    New Bern, NC
    My husband got me a heated mattress pad right after I came home from the hospital and I love it. I like it much better than the electric blanket that we had before because I don't need as many blankets to stay warm. After a lot of my numbness went away, I did begin to feel the wires in the pad, but since I got myself a 2 1/2 inch memory foam topper, I don't feel the wires anymore.

    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.

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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Geneseo, NY
    I have slept with an electric blanket all my adult life. No problem.
    1966 fusion in Buffalo of 11 thoracic vertebrae, with Harrington rod

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