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Old 12-10-2006, 09:38 PM
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Default Stenum Success story

It's taken me 3 years to say this, but I think I'm a success. I'm not pain free but the pain feels like arthritis in my facet joints, not in the disk itself. (I have arthritis in my hands and feet too.) No more periformis, distraction or sciatica. (Knock on wood). Today I walked 3 miles and am planning a ski trip this winter (no black diamonds!). Still uncomfortable when sitting or standing for long periods, but it's now it's discomfort, not pain. Congratulations Mark on I-Spine. You're the first person I read about having this surgery and your success and encouragement helped me on my journey.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:23 AM
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Fantastic, so glad to hear how well it's worked out for you. If I recall correctly you had your surgery in August 2003 just a week or two before I had mine.

Take care, oh, and stay away from the moguls!
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:08 PM
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Jenny, great to see you here!!!!

I have a tip for you. The secret to skiing black diamonds is to go to the right ski area. My 'black diamonds' at Badger Pass would barely be an intermediate run at Mammoth or in Tahoe.

I'm so happy to hear that you are still doing well... keep it up.... enjoy the success and pop in once in a while to let us know how you are doing. (Especially after the skiing!)

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2000 L4-5 Microdiscectomy/laminotomy
2001 L5-S1 Micro-d/lami
2002 L4-S1 Charite' ADR - SUCCESS!
2009 C3-C4, C5-C6-C7, T1-T2 ProDisc-C Nova
Summer 2009, more bad thoracic discs!
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