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Forum: Abstracts and Articles 02-21-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,122
Posted By fortitudine
Degenerative Cervical Spine Disease May Not Progress Over Time

Some good news! Degenerative cervical spine disease may not progress over time (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219120934.htm)
Forum: iSpine 06-29-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By fortitudine
Hope you're feeling better

Hi Mark,
Just popped in to look around as it's months since I've been here, and saw your post. I hope things have settled down.

Hope
Forum: iSpine 12-04-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,279
Posted By fortitudine
Jarrod - your departure is coming up. All the...

Jarrod - your departure is coming up. All the best for a successful surgery and a speedy and pain-free recovery! We'll look forward to hearing how it all went.
Forum: iSpine 11-30-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,621
Posted By fortitudine
For me, dsh, increased pressure is good, I...

For me, dsh, increased pressure is good, I think...keeps the cord from swelling and thus getting pinched. I'm guessing that what I experience is a slight version of altitude sickness. So I should...
Forum: iSpine 11-29-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,621
Posted By fortitudine
Cervical cord compression symptoms worsened by weather!

I'm guessing I have had a glimpse of my non-surgical future recently. I live in a part of Canada where we have Chinook winds, heavy, warm winds that are cause by high and low pressure systems...
Forum: iSpine 05-07-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,105
Posted By fortitudine
Intersesting study on surgery OC for cervical myelopathy

Surgery for cervical spondylitic myelopathy offers improvement at 2-years follow-up (http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=63916)

Title: Surgery for cervical spondylitic myelopathy offers...
Forum: Abstracts and Articles 04-08-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,879
Posted By fortitudine
coflex interlaminar lumbar device study

Posted on the ORTHO SuperSite April 1, 2010
Paradigm Spine completes enrollment in clinical study
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Forum: iSpine 04-08-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,612
Posted By fortitudine
Dear Kajari, I am so, so sorry for what you are...

Dear Kajari,
I am so, so sorry for what you are going through. We put our trust in surgeons, and when things go wrong we are often left completely on our own to solve the problems. Not fair.

I...
Forum: iSpine 01-28-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,478
Posted By fortitudine
Hi Mark, I haven't been on this forum for quite...

Hi Mark,
I haven't been on this forum for quite a while, and am chagrinned to learn of your ongoing spine problems. It's just not fair! I'm so sorry you are having such a tough time, and just want...
Forum: iSpine 10-07-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,592
Posted By fortitudine
feh, indeed

My NS wanted to fuse the non-involved 2/3 because he said it would be very difficult to get at later after 2/3/4 were fused posteriorly with hardware.
I said no.

Found Dr. B who did NOT...
Forum: iSpine 10-04-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,592
Posted By fortitudine
Adjacent level degeneration in the c-spine

This is a continuation of some comments made on Steve55's thread. I didn't want to hijack it, so I've started this new one. The comments about adjacent level probelms at c1/2/3 not being very likely...
Forum: iSpine 10-04-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,478
Posted By fortitudine
I hope it's muscles!

Hi Mark,

I have been doing aqua aerobics for years as well as some yoga. I attribute my relatively pain-free spine to those activities as the films all attest to lots of nasty deterioration.

...
Forum: iSpine 05-02-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,332
Posted By fortitudine
Hi Melody, I was on a very low dose of...

Hi Melody,
I was on a very low dose of morphine. Even so, getting off it was awful. In retrospect I did it way too fast. My doc gave me the 'prescribed' withdrawal regimen for the dosage I was on,...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-02-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,149
Posted By fortitudine
Thanks for the update Mark, and especially the...

Thanks for the update Mark, and especially the detail. t's amazing to hear how many of your symptoms have disappeared. I can't believe you jumped right back into your everyday life immediately. I...
Forum: iSpine 04-26-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,908
Posted By fortitudine
I can't believe the prices for Air Canada! I know...

I can't believe the prices for Air Canada! I know we paid over $1100 Calgary to Vancouver a couple of weeks ago. Are there no seat sales? With your husband travelling, do you have any aeroplan miles...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-16-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,149
Posted By fortitudine
Great Big Fat Congratulations!

Hi Mark,

I can't believe I missed your whole adventure. Things clearly went downhill fast after our conversation. I would have been like others on the forum, on tenterhooks through the whole...
Forum: iSpine 04-15-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,168
Posted By fortitudine
Mark, I'm sorry your symptoms are so serious....

Mark,
I'm sorry your symptoms are so serious. Do you have a surgery date yet?
Forum: iSpine 03-25-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,439
Posted By fortitudine
Is this a lumbar system only?

Is this a lumbar system only?
Forum: iSpine 03-18-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,208
Posted By fortitudine
I may join you too, Mark!

I may join you too, Mark!
Forum: iSpine 03-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,546
Posted By fortitudine
Check your PM

Hi Katie,

For some reason, I don't think I am getting email notification of PMs from iSpine. So I am writing this to let you know I sent you a pm with contact info ofr other Candians.
Forum: iSpine 03-09-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,546
Posted By fortitudine
Canadian info

Hi Katie,
I live in Alberta. I tried to find out about getting reimbursement for out-of-country surgery for c-spine. I was told I had to have a doctor's letter concurring that the surgery I was...
Forum: iSpine 02-17-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,082
Posted By fortitudine
Five years for me. Mark is my lifeline. I'm...

Five years for me. Mark is my lifeline. I'm delighted to have met him personally. Don't know where I'd be without him and GPS and iSpine.
Forum: iSpine 02-17-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,946
Posted By fortitudine
Good luck Steve! It sounds like you are at the...

Good luck Steve! It sounds like you are at the end of your rope. I hope this is the answer for you. We'll look forward to a happy post in a couple of weeks!
Forum: iSpine 02-17-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
Posted By fortitudine
How I found out

I went to my doc with some minor issues - a bit of numbness on the side of my thumb, a bit of a sore neck/shoulder, plus a bit of tightness in my hamstrings which was bothering me when I walked. I...
Forum: iSpine 02-16-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
Posted By fortitudine
Living in limbo

I am what Mark calls an"outlier" - not typical of spine patients. He asked me to post my latest findings, just to prove that there are no right answers!

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with...
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