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    It is fantastic that you are a dancer, and I hope...

    It is fantastic that you are a dancer, and I hope you can return to dance as quickly as possible. Lifts might need to be postponed for awhile. Something important to ask your Dr.
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    Good to hear from you Susan. If it is what the Dr...

    Good to hear from you Susan. If it is what the Dr thinks it should be quick. Southbound surgery you never know. They were going to reconnect my rods when I broke my neck, they Dr said about 20...
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    All of this is so complex. Also it is call...

    All of this is so complex. Also it is call practicing medicine. The doctors refer to where they work as their practice.
    Now I changed surgeons from orthopaedic to neurosurgery I not once blamed my...
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    No the rods do not have to break or bend. The...

    No the rods do not have to break or bend. The rods are strong but the need for perfect balance is even stronger so the rods and screws are pulled upon.
    There could be a nonunion also.that is what...
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    I do have an appointment in June for a Dr in...

    I do have an appointment in June for a Dr in movement specialty. I am anxious to see if he can make any suggestions.
    I'm not sure where the hand nerve will lead. Watching it move on it's own is...
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    Tina, yes it takes a long time to heal a nerve ....

    Tina, yes it takes a long time to heal a nerve . And I wonder if it is actually longer since a nerve heals a a very small amount over time. Since my traumatic injury was September 2018, and I am...
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    Linda as far as the walking, it feels like a...

    Linda as far as the walking, it feels like a struggle to keep my balance. I don't think both of my legs are a problem but it does feel like I want to "throw my right leg rather than just step". It...
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    I am 5 months past the last revision surgery....

    I am 5 months past the last revision surgery. Some days I can walk fairly okay and some days are a struggle. I can't find the reason to this.
    Also the ulnar nerve is still an issue. I will repeat...
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    You are so much younger than most of us that some...

    You are so much younger than most of us that some things can be different. Yes get your legs and abdominal muscles strong.
    Hospital stay is usually 5-7 days. Sometimes rehab, but you may not...
  10. As far as the type of brand of hardware, I would...

    As far as the type of brand of hardware, I would only think you need to know what was used after the procedure. The information was needed when I had revision surgery done by a different doctor.
    I...
  11. Ed is a value wealth of information. Anyone of us...

    Ed is a value wealth of information. Anyone of us has had a different journey through the big decision that we have to make. It is easy to research now. Also things change as new procedures are...
  12. Both orthopedic and neurosurgeons treat...

    Both orthopedic and neurosurgeons treat scoliosis. I think they are crossed trained. So either one with a good medical center is a good choice. I live near Chicago so there are many choices.
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    Yes that is correct. I have seen one. They look...

    Yes that is correct. I have seen one. They look at the whole person. They work with you and can help find out your strengths and weaknesses. If one leg is weaker the Doctor can make suggestions to...
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    Tina you could also try a different specialist....

    Tina you could also try a different specialist. If you were treated by an orthopedic go to a neurosurgeon or a Dr of physical medicine. That actually may help you the most. A Dr of physical medicine...
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    Good to hear from you Susan It is always a...

    Good to hear from you Susan It is always a pleasure.
    I did go through a SCS trial last summer. It was a newer type called Burst DR from Abbot. It seemed to work well but the real reason for my...
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    The surgeon didn't mention that but he did say it...

    The surgeon didn't mention that but he did say it it doesn't get better that a spinal cord stimulator may be able to help.
    We will see.
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    Susan do keep in touch. How did the shoulder...

    Susan do keep in touch. How did the shoulder heal?
    I saw my surgeon today. It went well. The hand is still an issue. EMG shows a problem. We are going to repeat the EMG in 2 months. Also try more...
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    While I am sorry to hear that you are having more...

    While I am sorry to hear that you are having more problems,I am happy to hear about you. Susan you are a trooper.
    When I had my last myelogram the Doctor went through my pain pump. That brought...
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    I will see the neurosurgeon on Monday for a 4...

    I will see the neurosurgeon on Monday for a 4 month post up visit. Time goes so fast. I will discuss the EMG for my hand at that time. It is still acting up. Balance is improving but I can still lose...
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    Kara, it is so good to hear that you are doing so...

    Kara, it is so good to hear that you are doing so well. You are an inspiration
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    Sorry Tina I didn't see your question. As far as...

    Sorry Tina I didn't see your question. As far as I know, they isn't a ulnar nerve surgery for this hand. Mine isn't trapped at the elbow. It is coming from the cervical. I see the neurosurgeon on the...
  22. Hi again, Ed is a good source of information. He...

    Hi again, Ed is a good source of information. He is so correct about the osteoporosis and possibly of fracture. The question on the hip is so true. My PT says in a lot of cases the hip breaks and...
  23. Hi Ginny, it is a big decision for sure. I am not...

    Hi Ginny, it is a big decision for sure. I am not familiar with everything you mentioned in your post but I think Mayo is a good place for health care.
    My pain management doctor was telling me...
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    According to the neurologist , she thought it was...

    According to the neurologist , she thought it was in the elbow, but the test proved there isn't any pinched nerve in the elbow. She most definitely checked. She then said it was coming from the neck....
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    I did message the neurosurgeon and he Sent me for...

    I did message the neurosurgeon and he Sent me for a EMG. Well I am not surprised but it shows enough of an abnormal reading that the neurologist thought I had a nerve entrapment at the elbow. That...
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