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  1. Thread: Revision anyone?

    by RitaR
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    Hi there, what kind of problems did you have...

    Hi there, what kind of problems did you have prior to revision? Iíve got soooo much pain back there. Itís hard to say where it hurts other than in the low back, which is where most of my metal lies....
  2. Thread: Revision anyone?

    by RitaR
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    Revision anyone?

    Of those who had a full fusion, yup from top to bottom, have any undergone a revision/reconstruction surgery? Did it help? What did your dr find/do? Thank you for the info.
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    Dr Berven, San Francisco

    Anyone know anything about Dr. Berven, San Francisco, UCSF.
    Thank you for the info.
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    I was told I couldnít have a mri because all my...

    I was told I couldnít have a mri because all my metal made it all turn out black.
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    How did they determine hardware was infected?

    How did they determine hardware was infected?
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    I so appreciate everyone on here! We feel so...

    I so appreciate everyone on here! We feel so alone sometimes ....just you and your pain! Every day. All day. It gets to be a lot, but we are strong and will remain so. Hopefully pain will just go...
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    Texas Back Institute

    Any one have any knowledge on Texas Back Institute? Iíve got to do something. Iím going downhill quickly. Canít do anything without dying in pain. Canít do any of the things I enjoy. Spend most of my...
  8. Thread: Surgery

    by RitaR
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    Hello there. Please send me a Pm and I will...

    Hello there. Please send me a Pm and I will discuss with you.
  9. Thread: Surgery

    by RitaR
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    Surgery

    Good Day, I had surgery most recently by Dr Gupta in St. Louis after my initial rods broke from Dr Lenke. Dr Gupta insisted that he replace ALL of my hardware and Iíve never been the same since. Iím...
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    I for one do NOT, again, DO NOT recommendDr Gupta...

    I for one do NOT, again, DO NOT recommendDr Gupta in St Louis. Go the little extra and go to Dr Lenke. I broke my rods from Dr Lenke surgery and was doing fine. Started to have pain,saw Dr Gupta, and...
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    I havenít posted on here for a while. Extremely...

    I havenít posted on here for a while. Extremely frustrated and in horrible pain! Been to pain management, canít do anything, just give me more drugs. Iíve contacted Dr Lenke. He told me I needed to...
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    Iíve been through the 12-1/2hour full fusion...

    Iíve been through the 12-1/2hour full fusion surgery and it was no walk in the park. Be strong. Lean on your support staff set up. I wouldnít have made it without my husband! Please keep us posted....
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    How did u come to find out your pelvic screw is...

    How did u come to find out your pelvic screw is loose?
  14. Well, seeing as the past 16+ hours I have spent...

    Well, seeing as the past 16+ hours I have spent in bed these past couple days I did a lot of thinking about this pain issue and scoliosis. It seems if u have surgery and a good surgeon, have no...
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    Oh Kathy, I cannot tell you how bad the pain is!...

    Oh Kathy,
    I cannot tell you how bad the pain is! I just can bearly make it. The pain is so bad and just disabling. Iím almost to the point I canít stand it. Iím missing work. I come home from work...
  16. Thread: spines of steel

    by RitaR
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    Iíd be all for that as I really suffer tonite....

    Iíd be all for that as I really suffer tonite. And, when your dr doesnít return your call, whatís the alternative supposed to be?
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    I have just tonite read all the followups on this...

    I have just tonite read all the followups on this thread. You guys are ALL the best. Because as I lay I on my bed dying in pain because Iíve been determined to do something that turned out to be too...
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    Jackie, Can I ask where this DrYoung is located?

    Jackie,
    Can I ask where this DrYoung is located?
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    And,sometimes we donít have a choice. I know...

    And,sometimes we donít have a choice. I know something is not right. I should not be in this much pain all day every day.

    pS Ed, I didnít receive your last message. All I got was a blank page.
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    I just wish it was that easy. Iím gonna have to...

    I just wish it was that easy.
    Iím gonna have to see someone soon because my hands are numb and tingly now..why Iím dropping so many things.
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    Susan, I have a call into speak with Dr Lenke, or...

    Susan, I have a call into speak with Dr Lenke, or at least a request.dr Lenke requested I send him a ct and bone scan then I get to,she doesnít want to see me. Sounds kinda wonky to me!
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    Thank you Ed. I enjoyed our talk and appreciated...

    Thank you Ed. I enjoyed our talk and appreciated your information. I will definitely keep you posted. Came home from work at 10am with severe pain and muscle spasms, breathing problems... not fun!...
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    The bad news ....Dr lenke said he had nothing for...

    The bad news ....Dr lenke said he had nothing for me..or his assistant who called me. I was shocked! He told us in the room he would be glad to take care of me and he could see what the problem was....
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    Hello Susan. I canít tell u how disappointed and...

    Hello Susan. I canít tell u how disappointed and heart broken I was when Dr Lenkeís nurse called me after all we did to see him,,,expense in flying there, not to mention the bone scan and ct scan he...
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    Ed, where are the drs you mention above? I...

    Ed, where are the drs you mention above? I cannot do anything or im in horrible pain. At times, i can barely walk at work. Then, i wind up going home to bed. Im nearly to end of my rope!

    Thanks.
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