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    Sciatica/ Sacral Pain

    Hi there,
    It's been a long time since I posted on here.. I am 24 years old. I had my surgery when I was 21 (which means.. I am 3 years post-op- WOW!), Man, how time flies. I am fused from T2 to my...
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    Rod Removal

    Hey everyone,

    I have been in severe pain ever since my rods have been put in (1.5 years ago) and am considering having my hardware removed.

    1) Has anyone had their hardware removed?

    2) If...
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    Numbing and Tingling Sensation

    Hey all,
    I'm 16 months post op, fused from around T-10 to my sacrum. I've recently been having tingling and numbness from my knee down on my right leg. Do you know what this could be?
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    Taking Hardware Out?

    Hey all,
    I recently had my year post op oppointment with my surgeon. Everything was going fine but I have been having pains where my screws are in my pelvis. I am fused from about T-9 to my sacrum...
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    Pelvic Pain

    Hey all,
    I recently had my year post op oppointment with my surgeon. Everything was going fine but I have been having pains where my screws are in my pelvis. I am fused from about T-9 to my sacrum...
  6. Thread: Vertigo

    by crystalalice88
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    Vertigo

    I am.. 10 months post op (WOW! can't believe it went this fast) and I am fused from my sacrum to the thoracic area.

    Everything has been going pretty smoothly until a few weeks ago. I have been...
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    I am fused to my pelvis as well. I had my surgery...

    I am fused to my pelvis as well. I had my surgery on May 26th and 27th, 2009. I can bend, but the only difference is that my back is completly straight, you have no arch in your back any longer. I...
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    Hey, My name is Crystal and I am also 21 years...

    Hey,
    My name is Crystal and I am also 21 years old. I had about the same curves as you only reversed. My bottom curve was inching towards 60 degrees and my top curve towards 50. I had my surgeries...
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    When i got home from the hospital, my bed was too...

    When i got home from the hospital, my bed was too cooshy to push down and lift myself up after log rolling. He tied a rope to the end of the bed and I pulled myself up that way. He did this to both...
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    I used to LOVE sleeping on my stomach before my...

    I used to LOVE sleeping on my stomach before my surgery. That is how I slept every night. I never slept any other way. And then after my surgery it was always too difficult to get to that position...
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    pain meds

    I'm happy to report that I am completly off the narcotic pain medication!! :] I am 2 months post op as of yesterday.
    I take Tylenol every once in awhile to help take the edge off when I go to bed...
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    I'm having poppings all up and down the area u...

    I'm having poppings all up and down the area u have fused. So my lower thoracic and lumbar. I'm fused from t9 to my sacrum
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    Scraping/Popping

    Hi all,

    I'm at 5 weeks post op and for the past 2 days I've been having scrapingn/popping noises in my back everytime I move. At first it didn't hurt, it was just more uncomfortable. But today it...
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    I am fused to my pelvis from t-8 i believe. I was...

    I am fused to my pelvis from t-8 i believe. I was very stiff after surgery and some of that has left. But I am still very stiff when sitting or standing without my brace on. I like having my brace on...
  15. Thread: Shower

    by crystalalice88
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    Shower

    How long was it until you could stand up in the shower without a brace?

    I am 4 weeks post op next tuesday and my dr. says it's okay to stand up in the shower without my brace...

    I don't feel...
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    Yayyy!! My pain has dramatically reduced in the...

    Yayyy!! My pain has dramatically reduced in the past week. So much to the point where I am taking Oxycodon every 5-6 hours instead of every 4. I met with my surgeon today and he says I can sit up and...
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    Hello everyone, I had my surgery and I am now...

    Hello everyone,
    I had my surgery and I am now fused from t9 to my pelvis. I'm out of the hospital and at home.

    I'm in pain all the time! I feel like the pain medicine since I have left is doing...
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    Thank you all for your messages! They certainly...

    Thank you all for your messages! They certainly helped give me hope. I'm going to be staying at my dad's house for a couple weeks after surgery, but eventually will have to ween myself into being...
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    Surgery Coming Up

    :eek: I can't believe that it's only 5 days until my surgery. I am being fused from T-3 or T-4 to my sacrum. I am very nervous about fusing to my pelvis. i have heard about the loss of motion but I...
  20. Thread: Anemia

    by crystalalice88
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    Anemia

    I just found out that I am anemic, could this impact my surgery? I am being fused from T3-pelvis via anterior and posterior.
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    Back Brace

    How long did you have to wear the back brace for after your surgery??
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    Surgery Scheduled

    I scheduled my surgery, May 25th :eek:

    My doctor told me that my last vertebrae is arthritic and has already started fusing together... does this happen to everyone?
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    About to schedule surgery...

    Hi all,
    I am about to schedule my surgery next week and am very nervous! I don't want to schedule it until next year because I'm so scared. But my doctor told me that with how bad my curve is,...
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    Comfortable Shoes

    Hi all,

    I have been noticing more and more now that my scoliosis is getting a lot worse that it's hurts my back to wear shoes with a heel. (ANY heel, even small ones.) Does anyone else have this...
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    Sara, My name is Crystal and I am 20 years...

    Sara,

    My name is Crystal and I am 20 years old. I am facing a fusion from my thoracic region to my sacrum also and I was wondering what it would be like afterwards. Please let me know how you are...
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