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    It has been a long time since anyone posted, has...

    It has been a long time since anyone posted, has something changed?
  2. Hi Kelly, it doesn't seem that too many people...

    Hi Kelly, it doesn't seem that too many people are as active on the forum now. Or maybe my setting needs an update.
    Getting ready for a major surgery is very challenging. A few suggestions are to...
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    I am now 5 months past scapula thoracic fusion. I...

    I am now 5 months past scapula thoracic fusion. I am working on getting the arm stronger but it is doing well. The shoulder Dr feels the fusion is solid. It isn't even that bad as far as pain level...
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    I really hope that helps. I had a CT scan looking...

    I really hope that helps. I had a CT scan looking for a pelvic fracture, there isn't A fracture. That is good news but it doesn't help with the pain and limping. We are trying PT and rest. Like...
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    How Is everyone doing? How is your cervical Ed?...

    How Is everyone doing? How is your cervical Ed? My shoulder is doing well .
    How common are hip problems with full spine fusion? And when should you be concerned?
  6. Yes this recovery is long and hard. I am not...

    Yes this recovery is long and hard. I am not certain how many months out you are after surgery, but I can offer a few suggestions. Please check with your care provider if you question anything.
    I...
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    Congratulations on the 14 year mark. It is a big...

    Congratulations on the 14 year mark. It is a big deal to have the surgery that you had and be doing so well. I know you have had some cervical pain.
    It is always fascinating that some patients do...
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    i am trying to attach side view. I think it...

    i am trying to attach side view. I think it worked but it is sideways, Ed maybe you can right it.
    with my whole heart, I pray this is the last for surgery. I guess that I knew all of the spine...
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    Yes the sideways X-Ray was posted so we can get...

    Yes the sideways X-Ray was posted so we can get our neck exercises done. The stiffness of being fused is always present.
    I do have a copy of the side view but so far I can't get it to shrink to a...
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    Thanks for doing that Ed. I don't have great...

    Thanks for doing that Ed. I don't have great computer skills. And sitting isn't the easiest thing.
    The xrays do tell the long journey. I counted today that the last 5 surgeries have been because of...
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    this is my second try to attach new x-rays from...

    this is my second try to attach new x-rays from 1/24/2022
    this is the new one .. the first one was the old from before the accident. If you look by the right shoulder you will see the strip used for...
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    tried to attach new xray but i could not get it

    tried to attach new xray but i could not get it
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    Hi Rita, you can be in a very hard place right...

    Hi Rita, you can be in a very hard place right now. But not all Doctors can easily figure out how to help. Keep all of your tests,reports and office notes.
    Before I saw my surgeon ( years ago), I...
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    I'm glad you are up and going again. I hate being...

    I'm glad you are up and going again. I hate being sick. This is a tough time for everyone. I'm glad we have this forum. It helps to connect.
    Yes that was a very risky surgery last year. My...
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    I am 10 weeks post op from scapula fusion. It is...

    I am 10 weeks post op from scapula fusion. It is good to be out of the big, heavy brace. I am moving more and working on using my right hand more.
    I see the neurosurgeon for the 1 year spine...
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    Susan I am glad you checked the forum and posted...

    Susan I am glad you checked the forum and posted about your complications. I was of course speaking of you in my post.
    We all know that things can go very wrong and I am sure there is much more...
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    It is great to hear you are doing so well. I...

    It is great to hear you are doing so well. I remember reading your posts.
    I'm not sure why new people aren't active. I found this site very important as I made my decision. My surgeon told me about...
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    Welcome to the forum. It does seem that a lot of...

    Welcome to the forum. It does seem that a lot of posters haven't been on the forum.
    I only know of Dr. Lenke by what different members have posted. All was good.
    There is a lot of worry before...
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    Yes Ed we are so complicated. Like the bone song...

    Yes Ed we are so complicated. Like the bone song from children, everything is connected to the next bone.
    Without a doubt, the broken neck was way worse than the scapula fusion. In fact the scapula...
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    So far in Illinois we haven't n had snow but I...

    So far in Illinois we haven't n had snow but I think that is about to change. I am in a smaller sling now with passive movement from PT for next 6 weeks. Christmas wore me out. I have 7 grandchildren...
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    Just as suspected, the pain was worse with...

    Just as suspected, the pain was worse with beginning of PT. We did just a little movement and massage. A long way to go. We are very familiar with scoliosis surgery having a long recovery but this...
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    We managed the pain on Tylenol and gabapentain....

    We managed the pain on Tylenol and gabapentain. Also a pain block was left in the scapula area for 2 days past the surgery.. That was so I would lake deep breaths to reinflate the right lung and...
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    Hi Ed, I will answer about the rods here.. My...

    Hi Ed, I will answer about the rods here.. My original surgery was 2 rods that eventually were extended to C-4. But last October the neurosurgeon explored the fusion through the thoracic and found...
  24. My new spine has 4 rods also.. It could be a...

    My new spine has 4 rods also.. It could be a different way of doing. the scoliosis surgery. Also, the type and amount of hardware is listed on 'my chart' on my medical record. There is even the...
  25. Sounds like you are doing well. The xrays look...

    Sounds like you are doing well. The xrays look great. It is slow but keep walking . it will help.
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