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Old 04-13-2009, 05:26 PM
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Well its been 12 days since surgery still a bit sore from time to time! But the good news is i still havent had a smoke since the morning of surgery!! woo hoo lol i have some good days and some bad days but as long as i take my pain meds evry 4 hours or as close to that as i can i do ok , its VERY hard in the morning getting out of bed until i get my meds in me... i have some numbness below my belly button and the top inner left thigh i hope that is normal for now will ask Dr when i go on friday well i will let you all know what he says then !!

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Old 04-13-2009, 07:05 PM
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Sounds good! Remember to take it slow.

Sending you best wishes, Dale
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:43 PM
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Good job with the smoking. Think about your healthy self!
Cervical fusion C4-6 March 2002
Fall on tailbone causing sciatica and back pain April 05
Conservative Treatment and PM for 2 years
Discogram concordant pain @L4-S1 Aug. 07
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:32 AM
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That's great! Hope you choose to continue this path as now 15 years later I'm still smoke free
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:55 PM
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Congrats on the smoking!! I'm smoke free, 30 yrs and know how difficult it is!! Almost harder than your surgery.

Take it easy and try to stay calm. You'll be so healthy you can do some ads for being smoke and pain free.

**Accidents, active life-style, always some back/neck pain controlled w/ibuphrofen
2004 excessive pain, x-ray, PT, MRI diagnosis cervical DDD
**PM recommended, meds, PT, massage therapy, chiropractor, injections
**Dec. 2007 numbness and weakness in left arm/thumb, x-rays, MRI, discs at C4-7 pushing on spinal cord, fusion or ADR out of country
**April 7, 2008, discogram at C3-4, surgery 4 levels, Prodisc-C, Dr. Bertagnoli, Germany
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