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Forum: iSpine 11-13-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,769
Posted By Katie
Hi Fred...any talk of plans yet? One of my...

Hi Fred...any talk of plans yet? One of my suggestions would be to be aware of the weather down in Brazil when you are making plans. We went down in March, the beginning of their fall weather and...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 10-01-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,523
Posted By Katie
I've had up to five levels recommended by some...

I've had up to five levels recommended by some very top surgeons in the world, but ended up having three done in March, one ADR at C5/6 and XLIF at L4/5 and ALIF at L5/S1. So far everything seems to...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 09-13-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,298
Posted By Katie
Sarah, this may not be related to your case at...

Sarah, this may not be related to your case at all, but I had a sudden recurrence of pain a few weeks ago after a very successful double fusion at L4-S1. I had fallen over my dog while going...
Forum: iSpine 08-07-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,548
Posted By Katie
On top of the reasons already mentioned, I also...

On top of the reasons already mentioned, I also went to Dr. Pimenta because his surgery was much less than anyone I checked with in Germany. I don't know what I would have done if it wasn't, as it...
Forum: iSpine 08-02-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,548
Posted By Katie
I am not familiar with the Australian surgeon you...

I am not familiar with the Australian surgeon you mentioned. But one of the most important things to find out is how many ADR surgeries he has performed, and if you can contact any of his patients. ...
Forum: iSpine 08-02-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,548
Posted By Katie
Welcome Richard :) You will find that most on...

Welcome Richard :) You will find that most on this forum have had similar if not exactly the same experiences as you.

I had suffered for almost five years, with local surgeons saying that they do...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-01-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,248
Posted By Katie
Crystal, Dr. Pimenta is indeed exceptional and I...

Crystal, Dr. Pimenta is indeed exceptional and I would highly recommend him to anyone. It was actually easier flying to Brazil than to Germany, as there was no jetlag. They are almost on the same...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-01-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,248
Posted By Katie
Thanks dshobbies :) It sure isn't easy being...

Thanks dshobbies :) It sure isn't easy being good :D And when I'm not, it is so hard to break down and take something for the extra pain. I have to admit that those three months without being able...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-01-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,248
Posted By Katie
You too Gil! If I can ever help, you know where...

You too Gil! If I can ever help, you know where to find me ;)
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-29-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,248
Posted By Katie
Yes, I'm still on a few morphine a day, anywhere...

Yes, I'm still on a few morphine a day, anywhere from 20mg to 80mg, depending on how busy I am. If it never gets better than this, I will be thrilled :D From what other fusion patients have posted,...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-29-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,248
Posted By Katie
Three levels w. Dr. Pimenta in Brazil

SURGERY DATE: March 17, 2010

AGE AT SURGERY DATE: 55

SURGEON: Dr. Luiz Pimenta

SURGERY LOCATION/CLINIC: Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEVICE(s), LEVEL(s): C5/6-Nuvasive NeoDisc w. carbon fiber...
Forum: iSpine 06-23-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,334
Posted By Katie
Welcome, and I'm sorry you have a need for our...

Welcome, and I'm sorry you have a need for our forum family.

I went through all the same trauma over the past five years, and thankfully found a wonderful out of country surgeon late last winter. ...
Forum: iSpine 06-23-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,838
Posted By Katie
Texas Back Institute has some wonderful surgeons...

Texas Back Institute has some wonderful surgeons as well. There are a number of out of country surgeons we can recommend as well.

I just came back from Brazil, where I had a very successful...
Forum: iSpine 05-19-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,201
Posted By Katie
I had severe pain there as well after falling on...

I had severe pain there as well after falling on ice. I tried several treatments including steroid injections by an Ortho surgeon, all without success.

What cured me was a manipulation by an...
Forum: iSpine 05-12-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,661
Posted By Katie
Since I last posted, my recovery has been on a...

Since I last posted, my recovery has been on a bit of a roller-coaster. There are days of very little pain, like today, almost one tenth of what the pain had been.

But yesterday and the night...
Forum: iSpine 05-03-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,249
Posted By Katie
Steve, after all you have been through, I am so...

Steve, after all you have been through, I am so sorry to hear of this new development. I've followed your story since the beginning.

I hope someone can give you some more information. I had...
Forum: iSpine 04-18-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,661
Posted By Katie
Ben, could you give us more information about...

Ben, could you give us more information about your surgery?

I had the XLIF at the L 4/5 and ALIF at L5/S1 because of complications once the surgeon was in there, plus a Nuvasive Neodisc at C5/6. ...
Forum: iSpine 04-15-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,151
Posted By Katie
Not to say that I'm not spending a great deal of...

Not to say that I'm not spending a great deal of time healing. I'm sleeping at least sixteen to eighteen hours a day since I came home almost two weeks ago. Wow, the time is flying by...my surgery...
Forum: iSpine 04-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,151
Posted By Katie
I've heard very good things about Dr. Regan. ...

I've heard very good things about Dr. Regan.

Personally, I've recently had two level fusion at L4/5 and L5/S1. Both were done using the Nuvasive PEEK cage, and the L4/5 was done via XLIF, a...
Forum: iSpine 03-07-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,799
Posted By Katie
Have you consulted with Stenum about this? They...

Have you consulted with Stenum about this? They did the original surgery and have been known to go back and fix any other problems that arise for no charge. I know several people who have gone over...
Forum: iSpine 02-28-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,222
Posted By Katie
The surgeon in the BC lower mainland is Dr. Mark...

The surgeon in the BC lower mainland is Dr. Mark Matishak, from the Royal Columbian I believe. He only takes patients from his home province however, and I lost out on a booked appointment with him...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 02-27-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,100
Posted By Katie
Hey kiddo, I'm so sorry to hear about your...

Hey kiddo, I'm so sorry to hear about your fall...how are you doing?

I just sent you an email, before I saw this. Hugs and hot soaks. Traumeel cream helps the bruising, if you can find it in a...
Forum: iSpine 02-27-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,222
Posted By Katie
Nihola and Kelly, I just popped in here and was...

Nihola and Kelly, I just popped in here and was pleased to see more Canadians on board :D

Kelly, I sent you a PM. Nihola, there is a very good surgeon in New Westminster who is doing ADR. If...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 02-03-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,248
Posted By Katie
One of my favourite mantras is this: Be gentle,...

One of my favourite mantras is this: Be gentle, be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a difficult battle. And you have had one of the most difficult battles of all.

I'm so glad that things are...
Forum: iSpine 01-19-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,785
Posted By Katie
Unhappy So how much anesthetic should be used? I blew...

So how much anesthetic should be used? I blew through everything that was used on me last August on a three level discogram. Plus he did an extra three when trying a new procedure, using Methylene...
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