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Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-14-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,099
Posted By treefrog
Hey Jess, good to hear you are doing good. I hope...

Hey Jess, good to hear you are doing good. I hope something shows up soon on the job front. I updated my surgery thread too.
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-14-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
Update: My interview went well, though by...

Update:

My interview went well, though by the time I got home my body was pretty tired. I was up and out of the house by 8:00 am, and got home around 12:30 pm. And I spent a lot of time standing...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-07-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
Today is 6 weeks post-op!! I was able to drive...

Today is 6 weeks post-op!! I was able to drive today, get my hair done and do a little shopping. I was out of the house for about 3.5 hours. I don't feel like I have extra pain, and hopefully it...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-06-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
I think it was definitely well worth it, in my...

I think it was definitely well worth it, in my mind, to go to Germany and have the worlds expert on ADR perform my surgery. The travel back to the US was uncomfortable, and I am glad that I was able...
Forum: iSpine 07-06-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,663
Posted By treefrog
Michelle, my disc height was still pretty good...

Michelle, my disc height was still pretty good before surgery (but I don't know exactly what it was), so the adjustment after was not bad. I did gain an inch in height, though I had lost a half inch...
Forum: iSpine 07-05-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,663
Posted By treefrog
Michelle, I can only tell you what I know about...

Michelle, I can only tell you what I know about ProDisc-L.

It comes in 2 different foot prints (maybe 3, from what Dr. Bertagnoli was telling me), medium and large (Dr. B. said he could also use...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-05-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By treefrog
I do feel a little tightness in my back, but like...

I do feel a little tightness in my back, but like you I don't want to do much stretching. I am going by the rules my doctor gave me, of no bending, twisting or lifting for 12 weeks. And I am wearing...
Forum: iSpine 06-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,310
Posted By treefrog
Great news! Good luck on getting insurance to...

Great news! Good luck on getting insurance to approve the change in device.

And have a very nice anniversary in Hawaii.
Forum: iSpine 06-30-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,544
Posted By treefrog
Gil, that is very disappointing indeed. I don't...

Gil, that is very disappointing indeed. I don't know much about SCS, but to my mind it is a treatment of last resort. Something for those people with failed back syndrome. And something I hoped to...
Forum: iSpine 06-30-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,711
Posted By treefrog
Welcome to the forum Sharon. Degenerative disc...

Welcome to the forum Sharon. Degenerative disc disease is a common theme here, and we do understand your pain and the frustrations involved in getting treatment. This forum is a great place to...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-30-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By treefrog
It sounds like you are doing pretty good. I was...

It sounds like you are doing pretty good. I was lucky in that I had paid leave time, so I don't have to work. I can instead focus on resting, taking walks, letting my body recover and now I am...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-28-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
Last Monday I saw my PM doc, it was just a day...

Last Monday I saw my PM doc, it was just a day before my 4 week post-op date. She was very impressed with how well I was doing, and how nice my incision looked. She said that ADR patients can return...
Forum: iSpine 06-23-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,953
Posted By treefrog
Thanks for the update Mark. I'm glad the surgery...

Thanks for the update Mark. I'm glad the surgery went well KC, and I hope the clots dissolve without incident, and you are back on the road to recovery soon. I really hope that your pain is on the...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-21-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
Well, this coming Tuesday will be 4 weeks...

Well, this coming Tuesday will be 4 weeks post-op, and I still can't believe how well I am doing :D. That aching I had in my legs is gone, I now think it might have been a side effect of the...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-21-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,099
Posted By treefrog
Jess, I am so sorry to hear about your...

Jess, I am so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, I hope she recovers quickly. I'm sure being in the hospital is best for her situation, but I hope she doesn't have to stay long. Tell your hubby...
Forum: iSpine 06-13-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,735
Posted By treefrog
That is an awesome list of questions. I look...

That is an awesome list of questions.

I look forward to hearing what Dr. Bitan says. You are wise to get several opinions, and to be educated about your condition and options. Good luck.
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-13-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
2.5 weeks post-op, and I am doing amazingly well....

2.5 weeks post-op, and I am doing amazingly well. My boyfriend measured me last night and I am now an inch taller than I was pre-op (though only 1/2 an inch taller than my "normal adult" height), at...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-12-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,870
Posted By treefrog
Hi H. I hope you are doing well now that you are...

Hi H. I hope you are doing well now that you are home. It was great meeting you, and so inspirational to hear how well you were doing so soon after surgery. It really was great to talk with you...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-09-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
Just a quick note to say I am home. The flight...

Just a quick note to say I am home. The flight was not too bad. I ended up getting a first class seat on the flight from Heathrow to Raleigh. After realizing it was going to be very difficult to sit...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-04-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
Sorry I hadn't posted sooner. I have all these...

Sorry I hadn't posted sooner. I have all these notes from every day starting from the day of admission, but haven't had the time to transcribe them yet.

But, I am doing really well. The pain I...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-04-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,107
Posted By treefrog
L4/L5, L5/L6 (S1) Prodisc-L - treefrog (aka Cathy)

SURGERY DATE: May 26, 2009

AGE AT SURGERY DATE: 46

SURGEON: Dr. Bertagnoli

SURGERY LOCATION/CLINIC: St. Elisabeth in Straubing

DEVICE(s), LEVEL(s): Prodisc-L at L4/L5 and L5/L6 (or S1)
Forum: Straubing and Bogen, ProSpine, Dr. Bertagnoli 05-23-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,456
Posted By treefrog
We found a grocery store in Theresientor Center,...

We found a grocery store in Theresientor Center, in what looks like a small shopping mall. It was what I think would be considered a large grocery store for Europe. It was very clean and modern...
Forum: iSpine 05-20-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 35,620
Posted By treefrog
Kim, how did they know you would have ileus, is...

Kim, how did they know you would have ileus, is there some indicator?
Forum: iSpine 05-20-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,235
Posted By treefrog
That would be cool!!

That would be cool!!
Forum: iSpine 05-20-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
Posted By treefrog
So what about the mini-bar? Is it refrigerated,...

So what about the mini-bar? Is it refrigerated, so you could take their food out and put your own in? I imagine even if it is, it's probably pretty small. We can always ask when we get there.

I...
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