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Forum: iSpine 04-30-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,763
Posted By rob_zzz
Blair, I think anyone knowing the situation...

Blair,

I think anyone knowing the situation you're going through would have a lot of respect for the challenge you face. To add to Marks comments - I've found that emotions can get very confused...
Forum: iSpine 04-28-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,207
Posted By rob_zzz
post surgery infections - diagnosis/treatment?

Controversy aside I'd be interested in a discussion on post surgery infections and anyone's experience with them.

How is a post surgery infection diagnosed, what are the possible symptoms and...
Forum: iSpine 04-27-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By rob_zzz
Tony - it takes a lot of guts to get through...

Tony - it takes a lot of guts to get through something like that - congratulations on making the adjustment and all the best.

Rob
Forum: iSpine 03-31-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,978
Posted By rob_zzz
does your neck feel normal after prodisc-C?

For those that have had the courage to go through a cervical prodisc-C replacement - looking a few months past surgery - does your neck feel like a normal neck in the way it moves, sounds etc....
Forum: iSpine 03-27-2007, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By rob_zzz
I'm getting pretty confused about the...

I'm getting pretty confused about the fluctuations. I'll take on board what you say in relation to caffeine and see if that makes a difference - though I don't think this is the cause. When...
Forum: iSpine 03-27-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By rob_zzz
well its good that things are going so well thats...

well its good that things are going so well thats for sure.
Forum: iSpine 03-26-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By rob_zzz
Thanks for the reply Maria. Although you sound...

Thanks for the reply Maria. Although you sound like you're in a much much worse way than me the thought processes we're going through might be similar.

Speaking to the nurse that works with a...
Forum: iSpine 03-26-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,492
Posted By rob_zzz
what does dessicated actually mean with discs?

When the MRI scans say you have dessicated discs - what does that actually mean? Is there some kind of chemical/structural change inside the discs - or does it just mean the disc height is lost or...
Forum: iSpine 03-26-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By rob_zzz
ups and downs of symptoms/pain

Is it normal to have quite big swings in symptoms over a few week period? Two weeks ago I felt terrible with all sorts of stuff going on. Now for the past few days I've felt almost normal for the...
Forum: iSpine 03-17-2007, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,402
Posted By rob_zzz
Jeff - just wanted to add that its great to hear...

Jeff - just wanted to add that its great to hear that you've had such a good outcome so far (take it easy!), and thanks for sharing your experiences here, its really helpful.

cheers,
Rob
Forum: iSpine 03-17-2007, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,402
Posted By rob_zzz
Jeff, Thanks for the reply - it gives me...

Jeff,

Thanks for the reply - it gives me cause for some optimism.

Mark - thanks - yeah I've had lumbar scan (and thoracic) - no problems there. Plus I get symptoms elsewhere that wouldn't be...
Forum: iSpine 03-16-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,402
Posted By rob_zzz
leg pain, cervical

As well as the now constant tingling/buzzing in my legs I've now also got an aching sort of pain in my legs - like my bones are sore for want of a better explanation.

Anyone else with cervical...
Forum: iSpine 03-15-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,658
Posted By rob_zzz
Lee, I can't comment on your situation, but...

Lee,

I can't comment on your situation, but I've got symptoms throughout my body, particularly the legs, that started several weeks after injuring my neck.

They have slowly but surely gotten...
Forum: iSpine 03-14-2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,993
Posted By rob_zzz
Mark, Thanks for the reply. There's always...

Mark,

Thanks for the reply. There's always plenty of conflicting opinions about ADR vs fusion, but then add to that the conflicting opinions about whether surgery is indicated at all as well and...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 03-13-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,893
Posted By rob_zzz
great stuff - very impressive to see such a...

great stuff - very impressive to see such a hardwared up bunch of people doing such things! Looks like you scored some nice weather too.
Forum: iSpine 03-13-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,993
Posted By rob_zzz
Mark - just read this article again and it has me...

Mark - just read this article again and it has me wondering about whether ADR is appropriate for my own situation.

Just wondering what your general experience has been for clients with cervical...
Forum: iSpine 03-07-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,469
Posted By rob_zzz
good comments - thanks again Mark.

good comments - thanks again Mark.
Forum: iSpine 03-07-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,543
Posted By rob_zzz
Hucky - whenever I try to ring to ask any...

Hucky - whenever I try to ring to ask any question of a specialist about anything I get knocked back by their receptionists who say I have to make an appointment to speak to them ... maybe I'm doing...
Forum: iSpine 03-07-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,543
Posted By rob_zzz
cervical ADR in Australia

As some may know, cervical ADR used to be available in Australia but it seems that since some time late last year it is no longer offered. I'm not quite sure if the reason is that it is not...
Forum: iSpine 03-07-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,499
Posted By rob_zzz
sahuaro thats true - the only risk there is that...

sahuaro thats true - the only risk there is that instead of helping, the Dr just orders that Janene shouldn't be driving - in which case any liability in an accident suddenly becomes a big problem...
Forum: iSpine 03-07-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,499
Posted By rob_zzz
Another thing - make sure you explicitly ask to...

Another thing - make sure you explicitly ask to see a specialist and get them to verbally refuse - i.e. don't wait until they volunteer it or circumnavigate the topic - be very clear: "I am...
Forum: iSpine 03-07-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,499
Posted By rob_zzz
Janene if possible you should be trying to see...

Janene if possible you should be trying to see another GP about this because it doesn't sound like this one is listening to you.

I've had a similar experience with one GP and the best thing I...
Forum: iSpine 03-06-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,469
Posted By rob_zzz
thanks - I should probably add that I'm not...

thanks - I should probably add that I'm not trying to be deliberately difficult by raising the topic :o - I want this technology to work as much as anyone and think that we're all lucky to have the...
Forum: iSpine 03-06-2007, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,469
Posted By rob_zzz
Mark, Thanks for the detailed reply and...

Mark,

Thanks for the detailed reply and first hand feedback. I'd still be interested to know if there is anything in particular that these more experienced surgeons do that helps to prevent HO.
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Forum: iSpine 03-05-2007, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,469
Posted By rob_zzz
reading through the pubmed abstracts and came...

reading through the pubmed abstracts and came across this article again (about heterotopic ossification with prodisc-C - see first post in this thread).

I'd definitely be interested to know if...
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