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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    It is good in the thoracic right now. No more unexpected sores. Also, this latest surgery is done under newer techniques as you pointed out Ed. I...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Cool! My class did The Music Man a year before I joined so I haven't done that play but my favorite one that I was in was either White Christmas or...
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  • curlygirl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    I finally have an update after taking the time to do a couple of consults. I saw Dr. Uribe at Barrow and he said to not do anything as my muscles are...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 AM
    Yeah....Recurrent lucency or recurrent infection? I have been through quite a few biofilm studies and articles, and it seems that these low grade...
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 01:49 PM
    Yes I can only imagine how tired you must be. Are you still have my crutches for support? I can guess that would be rough with thoracic pain. I...
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  • susancook's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 12:34 AM
    Jackie, thanks for your support. I am really tired of being in pain. Susan
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  • susancook's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 12:32 AM
    He figured that he was sharing the stress. Susan
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  • susancook's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 12:11 AM
    Ed, I do not use oxygen. I was diagnosed with P.Acnes bacterial infection in 2015 and take Keflex 500 bid. I have had 4 episodes of 10 pain in my...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 04:06 PM
    They incise the disc also along with the longitudinal ligament..... And the disc heals after surgery..... Discs do heal..... ...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 02:22 PM
    Ok, some questions are answered from the old days of VBT here (2013 era) from this very informative video ASC involves the mini open and also the...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 11:15 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    I once played Winthrop in the Music Man in the 9th grade.... "Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, that's the place I rather be!" Also, had to...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    05-01-2021, 10:56 PM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    My final fusion is expected to be my final surgery as long as nothing goes wrong and I don't get another infection or something like that. My sister...
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-30-2021, 05:46 PM
    Well today is 6 months from this last surgery. I am walking better but can still loose my balance. But it is better. The right hand is still not...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 06:47 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Is your sister still keeping up the ballet? Do you sing as well as dance in your musical theater?
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 06:20 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    You've spent about 5 years recovering from surgeries, then. You must be good at enduring recovery periods by now. Is this expected to be the last...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 11:44 AM
    Five rods?! that's a lot of hardware!
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    04-29-2021, 11:42 AM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Yes, the other recovery times were usually about two months and the longest was four from when I broke my rod this one is going to be about six...
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 10:11 PM
    Susan I hope it helps. I have not found thoracic screw removal to help much with pain. It is also a very short surgery if only the screw is removed....
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 11:43 AM
    Susan, Do you use oxygen? I have not heard of Po2 mentioned here, but as an adult diver, many dive companies require Nitrox certifications to dive....
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 10:21 AM
    They couldn't read signs for the deaf, was that their excuse? I thought frantic hand-waving was a universal language.
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  • susancook's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 02:58 AM
    I am scheduled for May 20th in Seattle. Dr. Hart said that I need to either spend the night at Swedish Hospital or in a nearby hotel. Mark and I...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-25-2021, 06:29 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Is this going to be a longer recovery than that of your previous surgeries? You must have spent a long time, total, recovering from 30 surgeries.
    13 replies | 13766 view(s)
  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-22-2021, 01:52 PM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    No, I don't know what it's at right now but it's still visible and I notice it a lot in ballet and when I look in the mirror.
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-21-2021, 10:18 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Do you still have a 70 degree curve or was that before all the surgeries?
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  • KathyInIowa's Avatar
    04-19-2021, 09:31 AM
    I agree with Tina - once you find a doctor and meet with him/her, they will make you feel like "there's a plan" and you won't feel so lost and...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 09:19 PM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    I won't be able to lift thing over ten pounds for possibly the whole six months of recovery I'm not sure, but after a while I will be able to do bar...
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 04:28 PM
    jackieg412 replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    It is fantastic that you are a dancer, and I hope you can return to dance as quickly as possible. Lifts might need to be postponed for awhile....
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 04:24 PM
    Good to hear from you Susan. If it is what the Dr thinks it should be quick. Southbound surgery you never know. They were going to reconnect my rods...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 02:23 PM
    I just hadn't heard that lucency was a reason to remove or replace implants, unless there was pain or loss of correction. As I said, however, it's...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 11:22 AM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    My sister had been doing ballet for a bit and the studio needed more boy dancers and I was interested so I joined. Later I joined musical theatre and...
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