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  1. #1
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    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.

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

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    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
    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
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    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

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    so do you think I should get a heated mattress pad or an electric blanket?

    Melissa

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    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.

    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.

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    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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