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    Its okay .... This too will pass

    Hello Vic -

    Hope you are feeling better with the responses to your posts. I haven't posted much cos in the first year after my surgery I like you felt that some of my feelings would seem silly or...
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    Same thing

    Hello Jennilee -

    Just wanted to send you a quick note to encourage you. Please do not feel under too much pressure to get all your questions lined up before your visit. I know I had questions all...
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    Agree

    I agree since I am not fused to the sacrum, yours might have to do with the screw as well so definitely have that checked out. FYI I also had the medrol dose pack twice (immediately after surgery)...
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    Thank you for posting

    Twinmom - First thank you for posting. I am guilty of being one of those who never wanted to post anything that might be discouraging to the rest of the group while going through my hard recovery....
  5. Thread: Hey,I need help

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    Walking

    Fatimah -

    At 5-6 months I was walking about 5miles about 4-5 times a week. So I guess every other day. That being said by the time I went for my 6 month appt I was in soooo much pain and could...
  6. Thread: Hey,I need help

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    Take what you need

    Fatimah , I agree with Janet. Please take the medoicatiom that you need. I cut of all meds at 8 weeks for thesame reason as you but like I mentioned I was in severe pain for atleast 6 months. I did...
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    Question for Janet

    Janet -

    Quick question for you. How much correction did you lose and you said it was just at the highest levels so does that mean that you only lost correction in your thoracic curve ? Also you...
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    Don't Worry

    Fatima -

    Hope all is well. I just wanted to respond to this since there are not too many of us on the forum with very severe curves in the 90-120 range. I felt thesame way too after my surgery...
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    Update from My Doctor

    Ok so just wanted to get back to the group just incase this helps someone else in the future. I spoke with my Dr yesterday and he said the radiologist is probably right and I am fused but he just...
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    Thanks everyone for your responses. Doreen I am...

    Thanks everyone for your responses. Doreen I am fused T3-L4.

    Linda to be clear, I asked Dr Boachie point blank and he categorically said the fact that I am not yet fused at the L3-L4 facet joint...
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    Fusion Possible More than I yr Post Op

    Hello Everyone -

    I had my one year post op appointment yesterday and left there very dissapointed and literally in tears.

    First of all my curves seem to have changed since the last visit by...
  12. I had that too

    Hello Roxjanine -

    Just wanted to say that I experienced that too so it is nothing to worry about. I lost 10lbs after the surgery and could not fit into my jeans for about 6 months post op. At...
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    IV Injection

    Hello -

    Sorry to hear that you had an ileus. I hope things are getting better. I had one post op that lasted 10 days !!!! By Day 6 I was in sooo much pain that I was crying sooo hard. It was a...
  14. Thread: Before and After

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    All Posterior

    Hello Singer - My surgery was all posterior with quite a number of osteotomies due to the stiff cuurves. Given my age I honestly expected a much quicker recovery and gave myself a hard time when it...
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    Sticky: Before and After Xrays

    My before and after
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    Thanks

    Thanks ! Dr B did not mention anything about my bones being fused before surgery. He did say that I had very stiff curves though esp the thoracic.
  17. Thread: Before and After

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    Thanks Everyone

    Thanks everyone. Yes I think Dr Boachie is great !!!!

    Rockycarm, I am glad that this gave you hope for May 16. I am sure you will do great !! Dr Boachie is very kind and definitely knows what he...
  18. Thread: Before and After

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    Before and After

    I finally figured out how to add my xrays as part of a thread. Actually wanted it as part of my signature but I guess this will serve thesame purpose which is to encourage someone out there.
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    Sharing Pics

    Hello Mary -

    Can you please share how you were able to upload your pics onto the forum. I was checking my settings and I assume I do not have permission to do this cos when I look at my settings...
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    Much better !!!

    [QUOTE=rockycarm;135578]How are you feeling 8 months post op?[/QUOTE
    Hello Rockycarm,

    I am feeling alot better than I did at 6 months. Still tend to get frustrated with the limitations and the...
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    Your'e doing great !!!

    Hello Roxjanine -

    I am sure the other responses have allayed your fears. I think everything you are experiencing is normal as I experiened most of it as well.

    With this surgery you just never...
  22. Thread: 4,days post op!,

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    Speedy Recovery

    Hello Roxijanine -

    Great to hear from you on the other side. Here's to a speedy recovery and a new straight back !
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    You'll do great !!!

    Hello Roxjanine -

    Read this thread a few weeks ago but I was out of the country with limited access to email. I'm back now and while there is not much to add to all the helpful words of...
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    Good Ideas

    Thank you for your responses. I do have my pre op xrays on cd but have not requested my post op xrays on cd. I will go ahead and do that and see if I can see what Dr B is talking about for myself.
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    Balanced or not ???

    Hello Everyone -

    I am not much of a poster on this forum but believe me when I say I have probably read every single post on the surgical (first time) portion of the forum and am very grateful to...
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