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Old 06-04-2009, 01:22 PM
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Folks,
I thought I would just post this to keep you up to date. It is seven years next month since I had my ADR, I was in hospital last week for x-rays to "checkup" that everything was okay.

One of the angles that they did the x-rays was a little bit unusual, anyway I sent images across to Dr Zeegers who did my surgery via e-mail. He said that everything looks fine and the height is maintained and nothing has moved, so seven years on it looks as if the jolly old Charite is doing its job.
Best wishes to all those pre-and post-surgery.
Alastair
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:04 PM
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Hey Alastair... thanks for the update! I'm just a few months behind you... my 2 Charite's will be 7 in September (but I'm not sure if mine are jolly.) It's great to hear that you are still going strong.

All the best,

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Alastair...I'm so happy things are going ok. I need to hear more good outcome stories. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
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Alastair,
so nice to hear such a good bill of spinal health from you! Best wishes for continued good spine and general health!
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:47 PM
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Folks,
I thought I would just post this to keep you up to date. It is seven years next month since I had my ADR, I was in hospital last week for x-rays to "checkup" that everything was okay.

One of the angles that they did the x-rays was a little bit unusual, anyway I sent images across to Dr Zeegers who did my surgery via e-mail. He said that everything looks fine and the height is maintained and nothing has moved, so seven years on it looks as if the jolly old Charite is doing its job.
Best wishes to all those pre-and post-surgery.
Alastair
Great news!!! Thanks for keeping us posted....

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Pauline and I are thrilled with this good news!
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