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    The lucency appeared at about 6 months after the...

    The lucency appeared at about 6 months after the 2015 surgery. First we "watched" it for a while, then I had an Inter-Stim replacement and reverse shoulder replacement. Covid caused further delay. ...
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    Hi there Linda. Which part is probably true? If...

    Hi there Linda. Which part is probably true? If it is that the screw with lucency gradually wears down the area around that the screw, it makes sense that the lucent screw causes minimal frequent...
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    Left side T1 lucency

    Hey there! I have a recurrent T1 lucency and my scoliosis surgeon wants to remove the pedicle screw [and ?? maybe one of my 5 rods?] at T1. He said that with time that the vertebrae ??? gets worn...
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    Jackie: I queried the group about SCS and did not...

    Jackie: I queried the group about SCS and did not receive positive info. I am looking at having a SCS in the future. The neurosurgeon that I saw said that it would be difficult with all of the scar...
  5. Hi there Ginny Annie! I had adult degenerative...

    Hi there Ginny Annie! I had adult degenerative scoliosis and kyphosis. I have a huge forum posting thread in which I detailed the last 8 years. Bottom line: I was an a lot of pain when I decided...
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    Hi there! Hopefully your recovery will just take...

    Hi there! Hopefully your recovery will just take more time.

    I have a all spine CT myelogram in 2 weeks with dye entry via cervical route. I had 2 "tries" on lumbar entry but too much scar tissue....
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    Ed, There is a plastic-ruler-kind-of-thing that...

    Ed, There is a plastic-ruler-kind-of-thing that came with my Diclofenac. I used it initially, but now my husband knows about how much to use. Yes, the plastic card seems kind of funky, but...
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    Jackie, The thought that reoccurs in my...

    Jackie, The thought that reoccurs in my brain...when do I decide that enough is enough. Like you, I am not there yet. I talked with Dr. Hart's surgical scheduler today in Seattle and expressed my...
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    Hey there, Jackie! I saw a neurosurgeon about...

    Hey there, Jackie! I saw a neurosurgeon about have a SCS implanted. He said that for me there was no "trial" because the implantation itself required surgery, so might as well just do the surgery to...
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    Are your ducks in a row?

    Scared....surely, your mother gave you another name....I would wonder why your doctor "kept emphasizing the risks". Were you questioning her/him? I saw 2 spine surgeons before my first surgery. ...
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    Hi there, Scared, Our lives are somewhat parallel...

    Hi there, Scared, Our lives are somewhat parallel as I also have [had] Adult Degenerative Scoliosis and I had my surgery when I was ???67??? give or take. Our curves are similar. I found that my...
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    So glad that I got in under the wire for elective...

    So glad that I got in under the wire for elective procedure on my shoulder. Originally I was going to be up in Seattle having my T1 screw and one rod removed, but now I am certain that there is a...
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    "We are not owed our dreams"

    To Jackie, Kathy, and Ed: Thanks for your supportive comments. I have minimal pain from the shoulder replacement, but other aches/pains continue. Such is my life. I saw the quote above in Time...
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    Thanks Jackie and Ed for your healing wishes. I...

    Thanks Jackie and Ed for your healing wishes. I continue to do well, probably more credit should be given to my experienced, fellowship trained ortho shoulder surgeon than anything that I have done....
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    [QUOTE=jackieg412;172556]I haven't heard from...

    [QUOTE=jackieg412;172556]I haven't heard from Susan yet. I do email her on her personal email. I just keep praying she is OK. And going through that major surgery and now this epidemic. Let's hope...
  16. I hope that your appointment went well. Have...

    I hope that your appointment went well. Have you thought about a second opinion? That might give you some confidence.
    Susan
  17. Thanks Jackie for your encouragement. Not so...

    Thanks Jackie for your encouragement. Not so sure that I am a trooper. I have some down times and discouraging times, especially when I am in pain [like now, I should go to bed]. I try to remain in...
  18. Glad that you are doing well. One foot in front...

    Glad that you are doing well. One foot in front of the next. I am on a forum for Spinal Cord Injury survivors and some folks there are really struggling. Whenever I get down about my SCI, I read...
  19. Great to see some healing finally! Susan

    Great to see some healing finally!
    Susan
  20. I am having a R shoulder replacement and my...

    I am having a R shoulder replacement and my surgeon will use a 3D image from my CT scan. I will ask her if I can see it during my preop visit.
    Susan
  21. Surgeons and surgical risk

    From Ed: I have never had any hint of dishonesty from any surgeon I have ever met.....If anything, I had more problems with them being too honest. Its impossible for them to cover all...
  22. Scared a la Nancy: I tried to send you a reply...

    Scared a la Nancy: I tried to send you a reply message and the "administrator" replied that your inbox could not receive any more messages until space is created.
    Susan
  23. Yikes, Jackie! Hope that you heal quickly! I...

    Yikes, Jackie! Hope that you heal quickly! I had a leg wound [not related to surgery] and finally had a culture, then antibiotics, and then loving treatment by a certified Wound Care Nurse. It was...
  24. Update: I had the shoulder arthroscopy, debris...

    Update: I had the shoulder arthroscopy, debris clean-out of joint, and inj of some slippery gel lube into the joint in early Dec. Rotator cuff is trashed. I have about 50-75% decrease in pain which...
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    Hello fellow rod buster, I broke 3 rods and had...

    Hello fellow rod buster,
    I broke 3 rods and had all of my hardware replaced in 3 surgeries. I now have 5 rods, shorter ones that take the pressure off just having 2 rods. That was Dr. Bob Hart's...
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