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  1. #1
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    Need opinion on beds

    Been looking into buying a bed. And was wondering if anyone has a Tempur-Pedic or sleep number.And pros and cons ect.....
    Aug.17,09 Anterior
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    Fused T-10 to Sacral Pelvis
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    Dr.Pashman

    Sheri 47 years young
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    Hi Sherry

    I have owned a few beds in my time, and I guess the best advice I can give is to go and sleep on a friends bed or go to the store and ask them if you can crash for the afternoon. I did this around 7 years ago, and bought a medium tempurpedic. I had the $2400 cash and told them that I would pay only upon delivery. I will NOT pay for furniture up front anymore and wait forever.....been there, done that...this is common in the furniture business. (Scoliosis patients need to have the “I need this bed, and I need it NOW attitude” Now, means delivered in 60 minutes, “You have a truck ready?” Otherwise, no deal. Walk out.

    One of the big problems with beds is “hammocking”. If you lay a straight edge down the length of the bed, there should be no sagging. If its 1 inch, its hammocked. The tempurpedic does not do this, it has passed the test. It is still dead flat after 7 years. Love it!

    The cheapo way is to buy a hard stiff mattress, and a good “latex” (white) foam topper a few inches thick. A 4 inch topper on the floor with the right durometer, or hardness is a pretty good setup. Overstock.com has them.

    If I fly somewhere and stay in a hotel, I cant sleep well at all....once you get used to the tempurpedic, its heaven. They also take around a week or so to get used to them. I thought I made a mistake in the first few days......

    Glad to see you are doing ok...

    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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    Another cheap way to stiffen up an old bed is to lay a sheet of 1/2” plywood on the box spring. Measure the bed and go to Home depot, they will saw for you there at the store, and will also deliver it.

    Just laying a mattress on the floor is a good test for the mattress. It eliminates fatigued box spring problems.

    Many posters here also like the sleep member adjustable beds....you might check one of those out.

    A guarantee on a bed would also be a great idea.....this is where you can return and exchange if you don’t like a bed.

    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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    Thank you so much for your post Edd.My husband and I went looking for beds last weekend and I was so sore just trying them out .I really like the feel of the Tempur-Contour Select which is extra firm and very pricey.And yes they said after 90 days we could return the bed.They also said it smells for like a month which is normal and it will go away?Did you notice yours having an odor?Also looked at the sleep number bed but I am still numb and could not feel any difference in the feel 45 100.All I know is I have needed a bed like 4 years ago
    Aug.17,09 Anterior
    Aug.20,09 Posterior
    Fused T-10 to Sacral Pelvis
    Cedars-Sinai
    Dr.Pashman

    Sheri 47 years young
    Husband married 30 years
    3 kids 29,28,25
    4 grandkids 10,8,5,3

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    There are quite a few other threads on this topic. Try a search on the word mattress.

    --Linda
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
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    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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    Thank you Linda
    Aug.17,09 Anterior
    Aug.20,09 Posterior
    Fused T-10 to Sacral Pelvis
    Cedars-Sinai
    Dr.Pashman

    Sheri 47 years young
    Husband married 30 years
    3 kids 29,28,25
    4 grandkids 10,8,5,3

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    We bought a sleep number bed a number of years ago and didn't like it. Slept on it for about a month and then packed it up(a difficult job) and returned it. We are now considering a Tempur Pedic bed. We have relatives who bought a knock off and they said to get the real thing. When we travel I have a one inch thick twin size memory foam topper which we roll up and tie and it really helps in sleeping in a hotel bed. I had fusion surgery 6 months ago, T4-sacrum.
    Jane

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    My Doctor wrote an order for a tempurpedic bed. I did invest in one about 6 months after surgery. I could not stay asleep in a regular bed. My hip hurt too much. The new bed made a huge difference as I can now sleep for a few hours at a time. It is hard to turn though.My bed is also a medium. And well worth the money spent. I will probably never meed another one.

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    The odor does take a few weeks to go away…..

    Good luck

    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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    Smile

    Thank you everyone
    Aug.17,09 Anterior
    Aug.20,09 Posterior
    Fused T-10 to Sacral Pelvis
    Cedars-Sinai
    Dr.Pashman

    Sheri 47 years young
    Husband married 30 years
    3 kids 29,28,25
    4 grandkids 10,8,5,3

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    what does your "doctor wrote an order for the
    "bed mean...??
    does that make it tax deductible since a medical doctor says you
    need it for health reasons...?

    just curious...

    jess

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    I got a tempur-Pedic Contour SelectI love it so much!!!!!Have not slept this good in years.
    Aug.17,09 Anterior
    Aug.20,09 Posterior
    Fused T-10 to Sacral Pelvis
    Cedars-Sinai
    Dr.Pashman

    Sheri 47 years young
    Husband married 30 years
    3 kids 29,28,25
    4 grandkids 10,8,5,3

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