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Old 10-30-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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My Dr. gave me a list of foods and spices to avoid ten days before my sugery. Did anyone else have a list? What were some of the foods or spices? Did anyone find it difficult to follow? Garlic was on the list and I LOVE Garlic!

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All I got was a list of medications and herbs to quit 7-10 days prior to surgery. They make sense, because they are anti-inflamitories and blood thinnner things.

What's up with the food? What else was on your list?


20 years intermittent back pain - no treatment sought
Nov 2001 - herniated disk - Right leg radiculopathy
Jan 2002 - Chiropractic care
Mar 2002 - MRI, X-Rays, Oral steroids
Apr 2002 - L4/L5 Microdiskectomy
Sept 2002 - PT, Oral steroids
Oct 2002 - MRI, Xrays - Failed Back Syndrome
Apr 2003 - TFESI, EMG, MRI
Diagnosis - DDD - foraminal narrowing, disk bulges, osteophytes, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, active marrow edema, levoscoliosis, retrolisthesis, scar tissue encompassing L5 nerve root, disk height diminished, abnormal EMG results for left leg
Sept 2003 - Discogram with Xrays, CT Scan.
Tentative date: Nov.18 - 2 level 360 degree fusion surgery

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