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Forum: iSpine 02-01-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,311
Posted By queenofhearts
10+ years post-op with a question

This might sound like a silly question, but I ended up having vertebroplasty shortly after my Prodisc surgery a little over 10 years ago. I haven't had any lumbar problems since then but am curious...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 04-06-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,556
Posted By queenofhearts
Thelma! Its been way too long. How are you...

Thelma! Its been way too long. How are you doing?
Forum: Community Support - NSR 03-24-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,556
Posted By queenofhearts
Dale - thanks for the thoughts... I was...

Dale - thanks for the thoughts...

I was studying environmental science. I'd like to finish that degree, but might make it a double bachelor's. Still haven't decided, kind of just living day to...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 03-22-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,556
Posted By queenofhearts
Hi Maria. No retirement, quit work, moved to...

Hi Maria. No retirement, quit work, moved to Arizona and went back to school. Thinking about finishing my degree sometime in the future, but have to find some peace and balance in my life first. ...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 03-21-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,556
Posted By queenofhearts
Its been a long time...

Thought I'd say hi to everyone. Wasn't quite sure where to post this, so 'Community Support' it is.

I'm now over 7 years post-op and my back is still doing great. Haven't done much of anything...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 01-28-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,113
Posted By queenofhearts
Sandy - I look back over the last 5 years and...

Sandy - I look back over the last 5 years and sometimes think I was a little crazy at times going back to police work, but it all worked out. Everyone else thought I was nuts for doing stuff like...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 01-28-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,113
Posted By queenofhearts
Maybe I have a selective memory, but I distinctly...

Maybe I have a selective memory, but I distinctly remember your skis being in the way!

Yes....there's a lot I've forgotten, or maybe wanted to forget, but you are right Mark...if it wasn't for...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 01-28-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,113
Posted By queenofhearts
I was 41 when I had surgery. My spine doc back...

I was 41 when I had surgery. My spine doc back home cleared me to go back to work a little over 3 months post-op, but I had to wait about another 4 months due to some other unrelated health...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 01-28-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,113
Posted By queenofhearts
Hi everyone! Cathy - I had L4/5-L5/S1...

Hi everyone!

Cathy - I had L4/5-L5/S1 replaced. L5/S1 was pretty much bone on bone, and L4/5 wasn't a whole lot better. I originally planned to have 3 levels replaced (L3/4 - L5/S1), but Dr....
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 01-25-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,113
Posted By queenofhearts
5 Years Post Op!

Wow...hard to believe over 5 years have passed since my surgery with Dr. Bertagnoli - November 2003...seems like a lifetime ago.

My back feels so good I forget I've had surgery most all of the...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 12-15-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,705
Posted By queenofhearts
President's day is the 18th in 2008. Maybe the...

President's day is the 18th in 2008. Maybe the following weekend, say the 22nd - 25th?

Mark, you have to slow down enough to hear Paulette shout instructions at you as you blast by! All I have...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 12-12-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,705
Posted By queenofhearts
2008 second annual spiney ski weekend??

Its getting to be that time of year again, and I'm ready to go. Anyone else interested? Mark? Paulette? Anyone?

I'm moving to Arizona next summer (quitting my job and going back to school) - I...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 07-02-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,042
Posted By queenofhearts
Looks like I'm out of the waterski picture this...

Looks like I'm out of the waterski picture this summer....my spleen is okay, but I've got a tumor growing on or near my left kidney. Surgery may be in my near future. If it ain't one darn thing its...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 06-23-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,042
Posted By queenofhearts
I'm around, but back on the medical...

I'm around, but back on the medical merry-go-round. Don't know how or why, but my spleen is turning into a big problem and might have to be removed (will this medical crap ever end? heavy...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 04-28-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,042
Posted By queenofhearts
August works for me - I'm on vacation the entire...

August works for me - I'm on vacation the entire month!
Forum: Community Support - NSR 04-27-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,042
Posted By queenofhearts
Count me in.....hopefully I'll fall on something...

Count me in.....hopefully I'll fall on something other than my face this time!
Forum: Community Support - NSR 04-01-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,776
Posted By queenofhearts
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: iSpine 03-22-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,753
Posted By queenofhearts
What about those in the "gray area" - not quite...

What about those in the "gray area" - not quite a chronic/spine patient anymore, but still not normal.....

personally I take the best of both worlds and try and make it work.
Forum: iSpine 03-22-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,369
Posted By queenofhearts
Unless vertebroplasty has changed in the last 3...

Unless vertebroplasty has changed in the last 3 years, I don't think anything would be lifting anything to get cement under it. The cement would be injected directly into the vertebra to prevent...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 03-13-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,004
Posted By queenofhearts
Wow! Mere words can hardly describe this...

Wow! Mere words can hardly describe this weekend.

We did get in a little late....I think we were so excited to be there, we missed the turn off the highway! Paulette is the greatest....ski...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 03-09-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,004
Posted By queenofhearts
Well....the weekend of beating Mark down the...

Well....the weekend of beating Mark down the mountain is finally here! Bags packed, skis waxed and ready to go.

This is going to be so much fun that I really don't care what the weather will be...
Forum: iSpine 03-03-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,428
Posted By queenofhearts
Alicia - you look much happier at 11 weeks...

Alicia - you look much happier at 11 weeks post-op! Next thing you know, it'll be 11 months later.

Looking at your photos in Germany brought back a lot of memories of my surgery there over 3...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 02-27-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,004
Posted By queenofhearts
Wow! Last time I skied powder like that was 9...

Wow! Last time I skied powder like that was 9 years ago in Montana - I can't wait! We don't get snow like that here in Washington very often.

Don't worry Mark - just wear an RV flag so we can...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 02-22-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,004
Posted By queenofhearts
I'm in.... Any info on accomodations? Cost?...

I'm in....

Any info on accomodations? Cost?

Doreen
Forum: Community Support - NSR 02-13-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,004
Posted By queenofhearts
Hopefully Mark didn't get scared away and is out...

Hopefully Mark didn't get scared away and is out training!
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