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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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Great to see some healing finally! Susan

    Great to see some healing finally!
    Susan
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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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    Hi there Nancy, my original surgery was in 2013....

    Hi there Nancy, my original surgery was in 2013. I held out to have surgery until I was really trashed with pain. I have had some revisions and postop complications. In fact, I think that I hold the...
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    Hi there fellow Washingtonian! I troll the forum...

    Hi there fellow Washingtonian! I troll the forum occasionally now having had my original surgery in 2013 and a few revisions since then. I am 73 and live in Yacolt, WA about 45 minutes north of...
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    Hi there Jackie, I am only occasionally on the...

    Hi there Jackie, I am only occasionally on the forum but wanted to wish you the best with your surgery.
    Susan
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    Thanks Ed. Aging [now 73] is not my friend. I ...

    Thanks Ed. Aging [now 73] is not my friend. I need a R shoulder replacement also due to severe arthritis (read no cartilage, bone-on-bone). The ortho MD suggested that I try an arthroscopy with...
  24. Thread: Car Accident

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    Irina, Glad that you are OK! I was a passenger...

    Irina,
    Glad that you are OK! I was a passenger in a car that was rear ended at a red light. Instant headache, but no long term problem. Take care of yourself.
    Susan
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    Hey everybody, I met with a neurosurgeon today...

    Hey everybody, I met with a neurosurgeon today about a spinal cord stimulator. My pain control MD said that due to scar tissue, I needed to see an expert on SCS. Dr. Raslan was optimistic that he...
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