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I Had Back Surgery

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    Fighting The Possible.

    Approximately 2 years ago I went through a scoliosis surgery, a lumbar fusion of my spine. I was one of the worst cases my physician had seen and I remember he told me about the risk of becoming paralyzed by the surgery. But then, he also told me this was a loophole for me, a...
    violasofie violasofie 16-17, F Mar 31, 2013

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    Should I Go For Back Surgery??

    Hey Everyone,  My name is Tabitha and i am 21. I was working one day and messed up my back. Its been a year that i have been having these problems. I been going to the dr wants me to go for surgery on my L5 and L6 because the disk is not there, and the bones are rubbing...
    tabs08 tabs08 18-21 3 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    A Successful Surgery!

    I had a great surgery that fixed a pinched, compressed sciatica nerve. It was a partial discectomy. Very easy, some pain after two days, still on meds, will not need p/t....!!!! I was in hell, my leg hurt so bad, and my toes and top of foot were numb, no it is all better.
    simonbirch simonbirch 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    5 Weeks Post Op

    My name is Tabatha and i'm 19 years old. Around three years ago I was in a car accident that fractured my T-11 and T-12. What the doctors overlooked was a torn ligiment outside of the verterbrates. After two rounds of physcial therapy my back was still getting worse and what I...
    Tabatha1249 Tabatha1249 18-21 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Is This Ever Going To End?

    Hello. I was always the most active person you could know. 2 jobs, worked out, 4 grandchildren etc. i am only 58. when i was 20 the doctor told me i had degenerative disc disease and would someday be in a wheel chair. i'ved lived with back and leg pain my entire life. in 2010 a...
    fisher8 fisher8 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Too Much Pain Still And Complications

    I inherited a form of scoliosis from my dad and my mid and lower back started really curving in my early fifties.  By my late fifties it had progressed a lot and it was causing me a lot of difficulties.  I had bad back spasms and could not lie on my back.  I...
    nunaka nunaka 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Will I Ever Be Pain Free?

    Following 4 minimally invasive surgeries, I was diagnosed with nerve damage. Then it was discovered by an extremely excellent hospital that 3 pedicles had been removed by the minimally invasive clinic, and my spine was collapsing, 18 degrees to the left in 1 year. This required...
    Spindeb Spindeb 56-60, F Aug 7, 2013

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    2 Fusions In Two Years

    I have had one laminectomey in 2005 and that helped a little. But six months later the pain came back and at that point I went and saw a pain management doctor. He put me on medication and it helped while he was trying numerous injections, facet joint, nerve blocks, nerve burns...
    chris0013 chris0013 36-40 Jan 23, 2011

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    I'm hurting so bad my back

    and legs and arms hurt :(
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Apr 7

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I Had Back Surgery

    i had back surgery on my back at l4l5s1  on 9/20/11 it 10/23/11 i doing soso
    joesmith2 joesmith2 46-50 Oct 23, 2011

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    Hoping The Pain Will Stop

    I had back surgery on December 6, 2010. The surgeon said he was going to go in and remove and replace 2 discs and graft a vertibrae back together, but after he opened me up he replaced 2 more discs. it has only been about a week but i spent 3 days in icu because my pulse was...
    tommydavis tommydavis 36-40 1 Response Dec 13, 2010

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    I broke my spine and ankles in 2006

    after jumped off a motorway bridge and had surgery to fix it. My scar is my symbol for my strength.
    IsleofSophia IsleofSophia 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Boyfriend Post OP Almost 4 Weeks

    Hi there, My boyfriend is the one who is having the back problems.. and I am worried about him not just physically but the mental part. He was in snowboarding accident and broke his T7 vertebra and injured a few around it.. They had to put rods in his back and he is now...
    supportivegf supportivegf 22-25 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    I'm Afraid.

    I turned 18 at the end of december and had back surgery on Feb,16th/11.I haven't even been 18 for two months yet. I got a discectomy because I had been experiencing pain for the the whole 17th year of my life. I was young didn't want to be hooked on pain killers for the rest of...
    MissIncomplete MissIncomplete 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    And It Was A Total Success

    I had severe sciatica starting in Jan. 2013. The doctor I saw said it was a muscle strain and put me on muscle relaxants. They didn't help and the pain eventually got so bad it would actually make me cry. Finally had an MRI in March and when I saw the images I knew right away I...
    hyperspaz hyperspaz 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    2 Level Anterior/Posterior Fusion L4-S1

    I am 3 weeks post op and am looking for anyone who has had something similar to the surgery above to share some info with. Thanks.
    rockypointer rockypointer 41-45 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    Any Feedback Appreciated

    I am 62 years old, and was very active.  In 2008, I had my first scoliosis surgery that pretty much encompassed my entire spine, except for the L4-L5 discs.  I knew the L5 was in bad shape, but I had heard such horror stories from other people who had their L5 fused, I decided...
    wascaly wascaly 56-60 Apr 30, 2012

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    Need Back Surgery And Advice

    i am going to be 21 years old in a few days, have a daughter whose almost 2,  and i have to get back surgery for scoliosis. doc said that i have to get 2 poles in my back and i am really scared and i wanted some opinions from people that had went through this already so i no...
    mandy91 mandy91 18-21 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    Need some advice- I had shoulder surgery to repair my labrum, which was torn 3/4 the way off, about two weeks ago. There are some things I can and can't do but I can actually reach...
    ritz54 ritz54 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I had it at gosh when I was 8. Near the end I had a strange hankering for water. Missed 3 months of school. MSG me if u wanna know more 😜
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Had hernia surgery today, it was for an umbilical hernia. My wife went with me and the surgery went fairly well, actually really well. Come home and now im drinking a few beers...
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    My husband and I have been talking about plastic surgery for me. I used to get the run around of hun your so beautiful you do not need it etc etc but as time has gone on he seems...
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    I had noticed a little pain on my lower gum one day when I woke up and I looked in the mirror to notice that my gum was a little recessed and red so I called my dentist for a...
    nhunt2358 nhunt2358 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I had early June 14 a shoulder surgery to fix an impingement and tighten my shoulder which was too loose. The arthroscopic surgery went well but 3.5 weeks post surgery, I stupidly...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    So I had 2 shoulder surgeries one month apart. First surgery was for taking care of a shoulder impingement and tighten my shoulder which could pop out of its socket. Then...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I am 59 and had surgery on may left shoulder May 5, 2014 for a small but full thickness rotator cuff tear. Also had bone spurs removed, labrum cleaned up, and arthritis removed...
    Bob119 Bob119 56-60 Aug 15

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    I broke my ankle horribly this past June while playing kickball. My left foot slipped and I ended up turning my right foot completely to the right. They had to twist it back in...
    lawsoncr lawsoncr 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    When we heard i was pregnant it came to quit a shock to me an my boyfriend. It started with us going home after a fun weekend at the lake and we came home and i made dinner and we...
    jerrdell jerrdell 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Hello everyone, I had a spinal fusion as a child and now I'm 28 and notice my neck just above my back hurting more than I used to. Wasn't sure if it was do to the past surgery or...
    jrfeden jrfeden 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I had spinal fusion surgery July 19 2012 and I have never gone a day without pain since then. I was on morphine for a two months after and then they wouldn't let me take it anymore...
    kindra22 kindra22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Can someone help me? I am looking for opinions since I don't really know what I have, and I'm nervous. I have to wait about 3 weeks for an ultrasound. I have some pain in my upper...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I have an overbite and it makes me insecure.Sometimes I get bullied for it.I'm getting it really soon and I will have to go into home bound schooling for two months.I'm really...
    shygirlaquamarine shygirlaquamarine 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Calf implants may be performed as working day surgery. A general anaesthetic is Typically the selection of anaesthetic. It's possible you'll desire to refer to with Mr Briggs if...
    Lestermg94 Lestermg94 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For the very best treatment, you'd like a provider with experience diagnosing and dealing with you situation.This can be an abnormal response to foreign products in the human body...
    Tyreexoh Tyreexoh 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Is my surgeon jumping the gun by suggesting I see a pain management specialist after having 2 shoulder surgeries one month apart? I had a 1st one early June but 3.5 weeks later I...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I had surgery to remove a small cancerous tumor. I had my check up today and the doctor says everything looks great. I think I can stop holding my breath now and get back to living...
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Tomorrow I will have my first surgery (hopefully last too). It's not a major or complicated surgery, it's a minor one but nonetheless it's still a surgery so yep, I'm very nervous...
    lifetime201 lifetime201 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My name is Travis, I am 25 and currently serving in the United States Air Force, as Security Forces, my world was turned completely upside down on January 3rd of 2014. I then was...
    onezeldafreak onezeldafreak 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    My name is Fatima Sharif. I am an open-heart surgery survivor. I was born with a heart defect and had corrective surgeries at 6 and 7. To be honest, my parents thought all was...
    FatimaSharif FatimaSharif 41-45, F Aug 19

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    I was wondering if anyone out there has ever had a keloid excised. I have and it grew back. I will probably be having surgery for a second time. Don't want to get my hopes too high...
    2012grad 2012grad 36-40, M Aug 6

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    (Side note): Technically it's just SRS (Sexual Reassignment Surgery) not Sexual Reassignment Surgery Surgery...... Main point: So, I'm 16 and I'm seriously considering SRS to...
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T Aug 14

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    I'm getting surgery. Has anyone ever had surgery before? If so please message me. I am wondering if it is safe or scary. P.S. It's not on my ankle it's on my chest.
    Emomonkey5000 Emomonkey5000 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Dr. Marvelli is an ophthalmologist who serves the society with dedication. He has a caring nature that helps him to be compassionate with his patients and understand their problems...
    ryangibello ryangibello 56-60, M Aug 1

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    Hi im a 21 yr old female, and So 2 weeks after giving birth, i noticed a pain in my tailbone area. I thought it was sore due to labor until i woke up 4 days after noticing the pain...
    tally92 tally92 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm 40, this invisible pain started out 6 years ago after a routine sinus surgery. I say "invisible" because with a gunshot wound or broken arm people can see what pain you are in...
    jhuntersemail jhuntersemail 36-40, M Aug 11

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    I would go back about 10 yrs when my family & I almost won 34 million dollars...I remember my dad coming home from work exhausted one evening, & I over hear him say how he forgot...
    kushbabe420 kushbabe420 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 15

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    I have to go in to get screws removed from my leg in a couple weeks. My surgeon said the surgery is called something that starts with a D and sounds like the word Dynomite... I can...
    schliz33 schliz33 18-21, F a week ago

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