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    My Weight

    I'm concerned about being overweight by 40 lbs for my upcoming surgery on Thursday. Unfortunately my neck has felt as though it was broken for almost the last two weeks, so I was unable to do cardio. Also with the stress of thinking about surgery and mostly some other outside stresses, I've overeaten (sadly I do that when I'm stressed). Is this going to be a very bad thing when I have my surgery - does anyone know? Your input would be much appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Lynette - 44 years old.

    Pre-surgery thoracic 55 degrees
    Pre-surgery lumbar 85 degrees

    Post-surgery thoracic 19 degrees
    Post-surgery lumbar 27 degrees

    Surgery April 1st 2010.

    Posterior spinal fusion from T9 to sacrum.
    Dr. Cronen at University Community Hospital - Tampa, FL.

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    I know you posted this on another thread. I'm quite sure you are absolutely FINE with your weight. This is one surgery that my surgeon, anyway, said I might have problems from being too thin. Besides, you always lose weight after surgeries. Hang in there girl. The last few days are the most stressfull (I've had other surgeries in the past, so speak from experience). Soon it will all behind you and you will be cheering on those of us that haven't had our surgeries yet. One day at a time. I relate to neck pain. Have you tried ice? Will they give you a stronger pain killer to get you through, or a tranquilizer or something to relax the muscles and your stress? I would call and ASK. All they can say is no.
    Positive thoughts your way!

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    Okay thanks Rohrer01. You know I could have sworn I had typed this post up, but when I came back on here to see if anyone had replied after I put my kids to bed, I couldn't find it, maybe I accidentally put that post up on a different section on here . Thanks again anyway!
    Lynette - 44 years old.

    Pre-surgery thoracic 55 degrees
    Pre-surgery lumbar 85 degrees

    Post-surgery thoracic 19 degrees
    Post-surgery lumbar 27 degrees

    Surgery April 1st 2010.

    Posterior spinal fusion from T9 to sacrum.
    Dr. Cronen at University Community Hospital - Tampa, FL.

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    Lynette

    You will lose weight. Its called the Percoset weight loss program. This is the only weight loss program thats guaranteed!

    You will do just fine.
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Talking

    Unfortunately, percocet or any narcotics for that matter don't do anything to limit my eating or overeating the only thing that does that is sleep and even that isn't foolproof.
    avis
    1987 Lumbar Laminectomy (forget which levels)
    2005 A/P fusion, L2 - L5, 2/2005
    2009 2 Posterior fusions, T6 - Pelvis, 2/10 & 2/18,
    Dr. Frank Rand, NEBH

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    Thanks Ed - I forgot about that - I had no appetite when I was on Percoset once before - I like that - the Percoset weight loss program
    Lynette - 44 years old.

    Pre-surgery thoracic 55 degrees
    Pre-surgery lumbar 85 degrees

    Post-surgery thoracic 19 degrees
    Post-surgery lumbar 27 degrees

    Surgery April 1st 2010.

    Posterior spinal fusion from T9 to sacrum.
    Dr. Cronen at University Community Hospital - Tampa, FL.

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    Heheh...I like that one Ed...the Percocet weight loss program. :-) I'm on it now and it does work, I'm, finding it hard to eat anywhere near what I did before and my family says I've lost quite a bit of weight. I have to be careful as I'm fairly thin already. Really need to get on a scale...

    Rich

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    Percocet Weight Loss Program - maybe we could patent that. I can see the commercials now. Ha!

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    Add Richard Simmons, and put him on percoset, now you really have something....

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    unfortunately, i was on the oxycontin weight loss program....on the thin side to begin with, my weight sank into the 80's...i quit the oxy and went back to hydrocodone...made it up to the 90's!! but still in pain, need alot of meds...and have no appetite! if it wasnt for sugar, i wouldnt eat at all...

    now one of the issues is i dont think any surgeon would really want me to have surgery at this weight...because if i were to lose 10-20 pounds after surgery, i'd be into the 70's! we'll see...i go to surgeon in nyc april 12th...

    wish someone had told me about these "weight loss plans" when i was in my 30's and trying to lose weight...

    jess

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    Jess, I only lost 5 pounds even though I didn't have a great appetite and the Oxycontin and Oxycodone made me nauseous. The Doctors have high protein substances that they can get into you via IV's, so I wouldn't worry too much about your low weight. However, you really shouldn't be consuming too much sugar without proper nutrition because thin people can develop diabetes as well as heavy people.
    Sally
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    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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    You guys are all too funny
    Lynette - 44 years old.

    Pre-surgery thoracic 55 degrees
    Pre-surgery lumbar 85 degrees

    Post-surgery thoracic 19 degrees
    Post-surgery lumbar 27 degrees

    Surgery April 1st 2010.

    Posterior spinal fusion from T9 to sacrum.
    Dr. Cronen at University Community Hospital - Tampa, FL.

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    thanks, sally...

    since i worked as addictions counselor, i've been accutely aware of how sugar works on the same part of the brain as alcohol!
    i am working on curbing my addiction!

    jess

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