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    Yes, fully recovered. I was 90% recovered in...

    Yes, fully recovered.

    I was 90% recovered in a year. The 2nd year was the soft tissue recovery year, that was the final 10%. It was a 2 year recovery at age 50. Also had a few other surgeries...
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    All better now! (smiley face) However, e-mail...

    All better now! (smiley face)

    However, e-mail is best...

    Ed
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    Age 29, 65 days post, and complaining about your...

    Age 29, 65 days post, and complaining about your knee....I guess after major spine surgery, knee pain is a good thing.

    I want to ask what percentage you think you are at right now....even though...
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    Tina, try looking on You tube.... Also, if a...

    Tina, try looking on You tube....

    Also, if a table is needed, you might want to find one. I have had to buy devices (stretching chairs, arch tables, etc) in the past.
    ...
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    Well, it's not so much about the weight ... it's...

    Well, it's not so much about the weight ... it's more of a balancing of your biochemical makeup to promote arthrodesis or fusion. Also, the ability to fight off infections, and heal. (in a nutshell)...
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    Malnutrition has been shown to cause...

    Malnutrition has been shown to cause postoperative complications, such as infection, poor wound healing, delayed postoperative recovery, and mortality. In the literature, studies have reported...
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    Jackie, Wow.... You poor thing and what can...

    Jackie,

    Wow....

    You poor thing and what can you do? I am assuming they explained everything to you. You have had quite a set of rare technical orthopedic challenges over the years.

    The PSO...
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    Jessica, just had a call from a member here who...

    Jessica, just had a call from a member here who had pretty much the same procedure you had. T10-Pelvis, a few XLIF's and a L5-Sacrum ALIF, and the posterior (Almost forgot the screws and rods) Ha ha ...
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    There are always 2 sides to every coin. I...

    There are always 2 sides to every coin.

    I have taken vitamins and usually there isn't any noticeable change or immediate result. My experience with vitamin D produced an immediate result, that...
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    Yes, certain foods are fortified with vitamins...

    Yes, certain foods are fortified with vitamins but the problem is that the list is so huge. And then the blood testing.....why does this have to be so difficult? At some point, this is going to have...
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    I didn't believe in Vitamin D either....and never...

    I didn't believe in Vitamin D either....and never targeted any specific vitamins or foods for that matter. When it comes to foods, doctors will say eat a balanced diet. I guess that covers everything...
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    Jackie, I have a really long post in process but...

    Jackie, I have a really long post in process but sometimes I am afraid to post too much information here.

    Given some of the issues with extreme spine surgery, the one thing that happens is that...
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    Jackie, your right, it was the infection,...

    Jackie, your right, it was the infection, debridement and hardware removal....at T5-6 (smug face)

    I think they are going to have to check that site. Staph infections can be deep seated within a...
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    3 days. I have FULL mobility of my neck now,...

    3 days.

    I have FULL mobility of my neck now, no popping and no cracking. I'm talking Linda Blair. (without the pea soup)

    Cervical herniation study...
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    Tina, At the time of my surgeries, I am guessing...

    Tina, At the time of my surgeries, I am guessing my vitamin D levels were ok. I was not told to take vitamin D. (my surgeon is also a chemist)

    There are pros and cons to taking vitamin D. ...
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    I forgot about the infection. Do you feel...

    I forgot about the infection. Do you feel infected? The infections really run you down and are so taxing.

    Try to lay low for now, stay off your feet. I hope you have someone helping out with your...
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    Jackie, I think you might have misinterpreted...

    Jackie, I think you might have misinterpreted what the surgeon was saying in the reports....your positive instead of negative if your chin is on your chest. He mentioned PJK and that's hard to do if...
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    Jackie, You have had so many procedures, I can't...

    Jackie, You have had so many procedures, I can't remember.... Do you have "any" hardware left up high in the thoracic? I thought they removed it all due to your scapula problems?

    You surgeon...
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    Vitamin D and Periodontal Pathology

    Here is the study I forgot to post.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6122115/#:~:text=Sufficient%20intake%20of%20vitamin%20D,effects%20and%20initiates%20cell%20apoptosis.

    A while...
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    Indeed! I had a whole post written but just...

    Indeed!

    I had a whole post written but just discovered something......(some of the old posters will remember)

    The Surgery Saved My Life video with Juma Genda being operated on by Dr Boachie...
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    Or virus....They are looking at this now. Google...

    Or virus....They are looking at this now. Google COVID blood brain barrier.

    I wonder if we are the result of a pandemic thousands of years ago?

    I suspect it was Fred Flintstone and...
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    Yeah.....I think if I had to assign a title for...

    Yeah.....I think if I had to assign a title for the year 2020, I would title it: "Science...The Hard Way"

    What's the news on follow-up? X-ray once a year?

    Ed
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    Dingo, 2 years today....Congratulations! How...

    Dingo, 2 years today....Congratulations!

    How do they know when a tether breaks? Did Dr Newton show you on the x-ray what they look at? and which level broke first?

    There was a lot of...
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    I wouldn't set a timeframe....my surgeon figured...

    I wouldn't set a timeframe....my surgeon figured a 1 year recovery timeframe in my case, and I figured 2 years....I would be ready for the worst and hope for the best. I hope this makes sense.

    I...
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    I see....I know where you are at and it's not...

    I see....I know where you are at and it's not easy. The final cut from opioids is the hardest part. Keep your doctor informed. Keep daily notes.

    Here is something to look at and know about. The...
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