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  1. #31
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    I spoke at length with the neurosurgeon surgery nurse. There is concern about this . The plan is to have primary care doctor check it today and report to surgeon.
    Also apparently one of the blood tests was missed, so I have to have another check there. If I have to go see one of the neurosurgeon nurses this week I will have it done.
    Rush wants all blood tests through them. I was able to do the rest closer to home.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackieg412 View Post
    I spoke at length with the neurosurgeon surgery nurse. There is concern about this . The plan is to have primary care doctor check it today and report to surgeon.
    Also apparently one of the blood tests was missed, so I have to have another check there. If I have to go see one of the neurosurgeon nurses this week I will have it done.
    Rush wants all blood tests through them.
    Yes. Concern. (smug face)

    I would imagine it would eliminate confusion having the blood tests done at Rush.

    When Crystal was in Med school many years ago, she told me that Histology and Histopathology were some of the more difficult subjects....She actually had to study. (Like 18 hours per day....)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histology

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histopathology

    The fact that I had my 2nd molar infection or infections being so persistent over the last 2 years, has taught me a few things....perhaps a little side lesson on why things like why a bacterial infection can really be a problem. It's not something to ignore and then before you know it, you have a wildfire burning...With the mouth, you can always intervene with manual methods of disturbing bacteria through flossing, water picking with listerine, hydrogen peroxide etc. With implant infections you can't do this. You have to rely on your immune system. (or meds) (or implant removal, and debridement procedures)

    If you go up to Rush, they might blood test you and have you hang out. They might admit you so be prepared in case they want to keep you. Take an overnight bag with you with some items.

    You need your fire extinguished.

    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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    The primary care doctor thinks this wound is just like the last one. It doesn't look like a problem and then there is one. We took a picture and Sent it to the surgeon's office. I will know more tomorrow. The primary care doesn't think it is infected but we don't want to take a chance. She may send me to wound care just to make sure it doesn't get infected. We treated the other one but she thinks these are being caused by the hardware and will continue until it is taken out. I know they have to replace it .
    Time will tell the story.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

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    I hope you can keep it at bay until the surgeries......Let us know

    Eddie Van Halen passed away today.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-p...-idUSKBN26R3EJ

    I saw them around 40 years ago and they were so good, I had to hang onto my seat. This song always had special meaning since I knew someday, I would need a doctor....so did Eddie van Halen as he had his own set of medical problems.

    When you go to the hospital and the nurses ask you if you need anything, make a special request that they should play "Somebody Get Me a Doctor" through the hospital sound system...(smiley face)

    Somebody Get Me a Doctor
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhAS...VanHalen-Topic

    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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    The plan is to leave this wound alone and to proceed with surgery plan.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

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    I am on the final stretch for October 30 surgery. It has been a whole lot of pre OP testing. I did pass all of them and only have the covid test this week. My understanding this is going to be a very long difficult surgery.
    There doesn't seem to be any way not to proceed forward and pray for the best. Due to the very high degree of curve at the T1 level, I chock when eating. As if there wasn't enough other reasons, we can add this.
    I met with the anesthesiologist and pain management doctor this week. It appears as if he is prepared as best as he can be. Without the ability to use the traditional narcotic medication, it has become a challenge of what to use. He said they may use a form of sedation for the first few days that requires the ICU and a breathing tube. I just hope to have that first 24 hours a blur. The only pain relief will come from Tylenol and gabapentin and muscle relaxers. With the additional wound, I'm not sure if they can use lidocaine patches.
    He said it will be a rough time.
    I made that broken neck and surgery on Tylenol so maybe this will be the same.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

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