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    By the way Ed your message box is full. Later I...

    By the way Ed your message box is full. Later I will try your email
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    Ed I'm glad your teeth are doing better. The...

    Ed I'm glad your teeth are doing better. The infection in a tooth is very painful. And usually the treatment works.
    I agree that being as healthy as possible is giving the patient the best chance...
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    Thanks for your post Ed. They are always...

    Thanks for your post Ed. They are always informative.
    My blood work came back as boring as any one wants. The only issue was a slight low red count and that is normal for me. He checked a lot of...
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    No they are not going to do the scapula fusion...

    No they are not going to do the scapula fusion while they fix this problem. I think the neurosurgeon is going to have all he can do at that time. Where the nonunion is in the thoracic is so painful...
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    Well I have a better idea of what will happen in...

    Well I have a better idea of what will happen in the next surgery. I saw the neurosurgeon yesterday. The revision surgery will take place on October 30. It will be another long surgery. The doctor 's...
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    Vitamin D levels can be checked. I was told at...

    Vitamin D levels can be checked. I was told at first to take high doses of vitamin C. So it may depend on the doctor. I believe in the food rich country we live in most good rich country on earth and...
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    You are right the pain is in that area and the...

    You are right the pain is in that area and the way I responded after the partial removal of the hardware might be a telling sign.
    The neurosurgeon commented on the extreme lumbar curve that was...
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    No I don't feel worn out. I don't have any more...

    No I don't feel worn out. I don't have any more leaks from my back at this time. I do feel a struggle and easy imbalance issue a lot when I walk. I keep walking into the walls of my own house.
    I did...
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    I actually copied what I posted by using the...

    I actually copied what I posted by using the doctors notes. This according to him was present to a lesser degree in 2017. Then I broke my neck in auto accident. They hooked the posterior cervical...
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    Ed i looked at the pictures but my X-Ray shows...

    Ed i looked at the pictures but my X-Ray shows the head almost completely resting on the chest. It is hard to get comfortable.
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    You are right I have had a lot. Of procedures. I...

    You are right I have had a lot. Of procedures. I have had parts removed on left side t6-10th on the right side in January I had t4-6 removed because of the non healing wound. When I tried to get up...
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    Thanks for the correction and information

    Thanks for the correction and information
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    Not sure what this means

    Well after many surgeries and a very horrific car accident here is one more problem.
    After partial hardware removal in January I have had severe thoracic pain and balance issues.
    This week I had...
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    Yes the sitting problem. It seems to be common....

    Yes the sitting problem. It seems to be common. Sitting is always the hardest. I usually remain standing almost every where.
    I am not find it being in a car. It can be difficult so long rides or...
  15. The bone growth stimulator is all external. Like...

    The bone growth stimulator is all external. Like a large pad you just lean against. Things change all the time but it is real easy.
    It does seem unusual with no if pain meds but there is reasons to...
  16. Thread: Dancing

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    It is very difficult to be in your place. And all...

    It is very difficult to be in your place. And all you are trying to do is move forward with your life.
    I would say this physician may not be the correct one for you. Not only will you need support...
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    I guess everyone has made adjustments in this...

    I guess everyone has made adjustments in this covid pandemic. I don't think I will start too far from home. I go outside a lot but not too far.
    Prior to March I was volunteering at my local...
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    Ed i feel you are correct about the second wave...

    Ed i feel you are correct about the second wave of the virus. Actually I think right now we are having a stunning number of new cases.
    Fall also brings on the regular flu season anyway.I
    I know my...
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    I think you will be able to dance. It may not...

    I think you will be able to dance. It may not look the same as it did before your surgery but you should still be able to enjoy it.
    The concert would be up to now you feel about crowds. Remember the...
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    I am one of the people that can feel the cold...

    I am one of the people that can feel the cold through the metal. Some of my hardware can be seen just under the skin. I usually just wear extra clothes because if the metal gets too cold , I have to...
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    Yes Ed I agree that hot water therapy does seem...

    Yes Ed I agree that hot water therapy does seem to help. I also use with caution heating pads.
    This under the displaced scapula pain can be described as something rubbing on a nerve or scrapping on...
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    Susan you have been through so much. I agree with...

    Susan you have been through so much. I agree with you that the shoulder surgery is easier than the spine and as spine surgery survivors we know pain. The shoulder Dr keeps saying this thoracic...
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    I have not tried any topical but I can ask the...

    I have not tried any topical but I can ask the Dr. I am happy to hear from you.
    The scapula fusion has been addressed again with the specialist. He is very hesitant to move forward at this active...
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    Hi to all and hope everyone is well. I have a...

    Hi to all and hope everyone is well.
    I have a question does anyone have a BurstDR spinal cord stimulator. It is made by Abbot labs.
    I am still having problems with thoracic pain and this was...
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    Good luck to you Melissa. Sometimes it's just a...

    Good luck to you Melissa. Sometimes it's just a waiting game for what is next. Hopefully all goes well and you can move forward again.
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