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  1. Thank you, Jackie! I am three months post-op and...

    Thank you, Jackie! I am three months post-op and am doing well with recovery. I don't know how you managed without narcotics! You must be very strong! Do they always cause severe vomiting for...
  2. 10 weeks post op

    Thanks, Ed! I have a new question, so I might start a new post (if that's how this works...I'm not very forum savvy).
    But with respect to your last comment and some of my updates..

    They had me...
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    Hello, Ed! So much of what you described here, I...

    Hello, Ed! So much of what you described here, I also experienced (or am experiencing). After about 5 days in the hospital, I was so anxious to get out! I was doing everything I could do - taking...
  4. 7 weeks post-op

    Hello! This Tuesday is 7 weeks post-op, and my most recent follow up appointment was last week. New x-rays showed all equipment is intact, nothing broken. They said I am healing well, and my...
  5. two week follow-up

    Thank you all for the well-wishes! You all were spot on about nights being the worst, and I was definitely hoping to get better sleep once I got home. Ed, you are right about the strange pains and...
  6. Thanks, Jackie! My physical therapist said the...

    Thanks, Jackie! My physical therapist said the same thing - take lots of naps! I am all for that because, as you all know, we get worn out quickly. :)
  7. 10 days post-op

    Hello,

    My surgery was 10 days ago and I finally feel like getting out my laptop to post. Surgery went approximately one hour longer than expected, but it went well. It was a multi-level fusion...
  8. Surgery is tomorrow

    Well, I'm going into surgery tomorrow and pray everything goes well. Thank you all for the tips and information. I feel pretty well-informed and educated about the surgery and what to expect and have...
  9. Oh ok, I'm sure that makes a huge difference in...

    Oh ok, I'm sure that makes a huge difference in how things begin working again. I'm having PLIF only (thank God!). It sounds like you went through a lot in surgery and had a long recovery. If you...
  10. You bring up a great point about the pain...

    You bring up a great point about the pain injections! I'll follow doctor's orders/recommendations but I am praying for discharge to go home from the hospital.

    Actually my surgeon told me no...
  11. I am so thankful for this forum and for all of...

    I am so thankful for this forum and for all of you who have replied! You have provided lots of useful information; and I find it helpful to know what types of things to expect before, during, and...
  12. Thanks so much for the information and the form! ...

    Thanks so much for the information and the form! That is all very helpful, I appreciate it!

    I currently drink protein drinks/shakes because my protein level was low, but I had not considered...
  13. I'm sorry about your father's passing. I bet it...

    I'm sorry about your father's passing. I bet it was a blessing all around that you and your mother were able to be there with him!

    Thank you so much, Sharon! I believe in taking an active role...
  14. Thank you, Jackie. I am praying for the best...

    Thank you, Jackie. I am praying for the best possible outcome and trying to mentally prepare myself for a possible issue. I would love it if my husband can stay with me! I was told that I will be...
  15. scheduled for surgery - any information is welcome!

    Hello everyone! I am a 47 yo female who was diagnosed at age 12. The first doctor I saw recommended surgery (I have no idea what degree curve I had then), but my parents took me for a second...
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    last visit with surgeon prior to surgery

    As of today (Tuesday) I am two weeks from my surgery date and had my last meetings with the nurse and surgeon. We discussed medications and the surgical process. At the advice of a couple of...
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    It's comforting to read about the successful...

    It's comforting to read about the successful surgeries here and about people like you who are doing better afterwards and are glad they had the surgery. I am very hopeful that I will feel so much...
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    I, for one, am thankful for this forum as you all...

    I, for one, am thankful for this forum as you all have helped alleviate some pre-surgery anxiety, and I have been able to get some helpful insight into what I might expect/experience post-surgery. ...
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    Yes, it is painful every day...some days better...

    Yes, it is painful every day...some days better than others as I'm sure you know. I'll have to search for Suzie and ask how she's doing now.
    I expressed how important it is to me to retain as much...
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    Does anyone know how Twisted Lifter is doing? It...

    Does anyone know how Twisted Lifter is doing? It looks like it's been a couple of weeks since he last posted, so I'm hoping everything is going well.
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    I am glad your surgery went well and that your...

    I am glad your surgery went well and that your recovery is going well. It sounds like you were in a good position prior to surgery, and that was a big factor in your recovery. Are the nights any...
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    Dr. Geck in Austin

    Thanks for the information, I'll check out the TLIF and PLIF procedures. So far, they will fuse T9-L5 and insert rods and screws, no mention of the pelvis yet.
    From what I have seen, it looks...
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    Hello all, Yes, it's true that a name is good...

    Hello all,
    Yes, it's true that a name is good to have...my name is Jen. So far my surgeon discussed only a posterior procedure, but I have an appointment with him soon to discuss the plan for...
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    Thanks, Sharon, I appreciate it!

    Thanks, Sharon, I appreciate it!
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    This is an amazing story for persevering and...

    This is an amazing story for persevering and fighting for your own medical treatment, and extraordinary results and recovery!
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