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Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 10-12-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,773
Posted By runner
Tableone, who was it that said that your ADR...

Tableone, who was it that said that your ADR would last only 15 years?
You do not have to say a name but I am curious about that because there are people past 15. I am six years plus for my first...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 10-12-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
What is going on with the spine? Seems...

What is going on with the spine?

Seems appropriate enough of a title. Or What isn't going on with my spine?

The CT myelogram still had artifact at L4/5 and L5/S1. So now I get the picture...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-08-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Truthfully, I haven't been on here and I feel a...

Truthfully, I haven't been on here and I feel a little guilty. Some days I want to document this crazy spine odyssey and others, I don't.

I am doing something a little different here, I am...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-08-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Really, my cervical spine is small potatoes...

Really, my cervical spine is small potatoes compared to my lumbar spine. After getting my second ADR, which was at L5/S1, I started with new symptoms some 14 months post-op. I haven't gotten better,...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Well, an update: I did get my surgery done...

Well, an update:

I did get my surgery done last year for my cervical spine. Overall, it was "easier" than my lumbar surgeries.
I was in new territory when I was trying to find out what to do...
Forum: iSpine 08-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,116
Posted By runner
Jim, Sorry your surgery was postponed. I...

Jim,

Sorry your surgery was postponed. I have had my surgery postponed before, no fun. I haven't been on here in a while, but decided to pop on tonight.
I haven't had an explant, but I do have...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-05-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Well, I have a pain in my...

tooth.


Yes, I have a tooth ache. I am just about 11 days from my upcoming surgery.
Saw the dentist about two-and-a-half weeks ago and a tooth in my upper right side of my mouth was sensitive to...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-03-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
What's new

Well,

Saw my surgeon last Friday and I moved a bit in the date of the surgery as it is now May 15th and I didn't get the possible cancellation for the week before so it is set now.
Don't have...
Forum: Abstracts and Articles 04-25-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,122
Posted By runner
Judy, Well something else we have in common....

Judy,

Well something else we have in common.
It surprised me because with the long wait for L5/S1 to be done, I thought that was a possibility but I maintained minimal disc height loss and good...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Okie dokie, Judy. Yeah, I want my surgeon...

Okie dokie, Judy.

Yeah, I want my surgeon with his A game on. I think early morning surgeries are much better. Plus you don't have to be NPO for all day.
I went up on my pain medication, taking a...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-25-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,823
Posted By runner
Lauren, When I read about your symptoms, the...

Lauren,

When I read about your symptoms, the same thoughts came to me as Maria. I wonder if you did not hurt the next disc down or another disc when you injured yourself.
Things like annular...
Forum: iSpine 04-22-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,970
Posted By runner
Stephen, I personally have not had my nerves...

Stephen,

I personally have not had my nerves ablated.
I was forced to think about it if the facet blocks I had a time or two actually worked. So I asked people who had it done.
There are...
Forum: Abstracts and Articles 04-22-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,122
Posted By runner
Fort, Tell that to my neck. It has been very...

Fort,

Tell that to my neck. It has been very progressive. LOL.:D
Or not.

R
Forum: iSpine 04-22-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,776
Posted By runner
Sorry...

Maria,

The first sign I had very serious neck problems was hand pain. That kind of quickly progressed as it began as light nerve pain on back of hand and cramping of my fingers on one hand....
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-22-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
I am happy to say that I will be having surgery...

I am happy to say that I will be having surgery on May 14th (or maybe a bit earlier).
My ENT doc cleared me for surgery when I saw him last week. Hopefully, there are no more road blocks in my way....
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-12-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Wink Judy, I tried crying at first. I think I...

Judy,

I tried crying at first. I think I yelled at the door. No one was home when the surgery scheduler called. I texted my husband.

This is not the first time this has happened, well, it is a...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
BTW, Maria and Judy, Thanks for the good...

BTW, Maria and Judy,

Thanks for the good lucks.
Have to save them for the new surgery date.
Not exactly having fun now as pain is high again tonight. I am not sleeping well, waking up several...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-12-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Monday (4/8), my surgery was cancelled. Didn't...

Monday (4/8), my surgery was cancelled.
Didn't deal with it too well.
I am keeping busy otherwise I get upset.
I knew this was a possibility because I recovered from a sinus infection a few weeks...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-05-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Update

Having surgery next Wednesday (10th) and it is two-level fusion.
Will explain more next time.

R
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 03-30-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Hi Judy, Yes, we should talk. You have me...

Hi Judy,

Yes, we should talk.
You have me hands down on the orthopaedic surgeries. I have only had two lumbar ones, two knee scopes and nose surgeries. Nothing on my feet, though I have had...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 03-28-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Recovery from L5/S1 adr

Recovery, Part II:

I did much better at home. The outpatient PT person showed me how to take care of myself at home, what not to do, went over my medications, and orders.
I got the hospital bed...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 03-27-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Unhappy Hi, Mark, I am getting to that...something...

Hi, Mark,

I am getting to that...something else happened after the surgery.:(

R
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 03-27-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,796
Posted By runner
Update

Hi Maria,

No, I haven't been on here in a while. Let me do a quickie update (sort of).

Had surgery for L5/S1 in August, 2011. So I am a little less than two years--Oh, my how time flies--from...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 03-25-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,736
Posted By runner
Zfontana, and others, Zfontana, sorry that...

Zfontana, and others,

Zfontana, sorry that you had a surgeon who put in an ADR when it was directly contraindicated.

IMHO, I think anyone who is going to have major spine surgery needs to...
Forum: iSpine 03-02-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,296
Posted By runner
Imho

I found in my research that BCBS in different states paid for surgeries here and abroad. I sincerely hope they change coverage positions to cover lumbar and cervical. But, I am not optimistic. BC of...
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