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    Old 05-18-2003, 04:36 PM   #1
    deana p
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    Post FEELIN GOOD !!!

    Hey all... thought Id drop a line and say Im FEELIN GOOD IN OKC !!!....Im back to work FT ( Im almost 7 wks Post op...been back FT for a wk and a half... I went for my 6 wk xray and I have fusion....I told the DR all Id been doing and he said because I was healthy and in shape I was doing so well so fast !!!... told him about rollerblading , jogging, swimming...etc...and Im doing was weird looking at the xray w/ stuff in my neck !!!....hope all is feeling GREAT as me !!!!


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    Old 05-18-2003, 05:17 PM   #2
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    That's great news, I love hearing success stories on this board! I hope you continue to have great luck with your surgery results. Thanks for dropping in to let us know how great your results turned out to be!


    Old 05-18-2003, 05:58 PM   #3
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    Deanna, it's so great to hear from you. Gosh seems like just yesterday you were ready for surgery and so worried. Gosh that is great, please don't be a stranger... you have so much to offer the new folks here...

    ACDF fusion (c5c6) with titanium plate and screws using donor bone -
    September 4, 2002.
    ACDF fusion (c5c6) with titanium plate and screws using donor bone -
    September 4, 2002.

    Old 05-18-2003, 07:19 PM   #4
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    Deana, what great news! I'm so glad you are feeling so good and can be active! Boy, I can hardly remember how that feels! Here's a poem I thought you'd like:

    by Judi Armbruster
    There is a trail
    Down through the tall cedar.
    It goes to the River.
    The sun shines
    In shafts of gold
    And makes patterns
    On the Red Dirt.
    It glistens and dances
    On the Water.
    I sit on a boulder
    Flat and grey.
    It is partway in the River.
    I feel warmth
    From the Rock,
    From the Sun,
    From somewhere
    Deep inside me.
    I listen to the Water's Voice.
    It speaks to me.
    I feel Peace.
    I am Peace.
    All is sacred.
    I am sacred.

    You take care, and as Debbie said, don't be a stranger! We need help here holding hands!

    • 12/29/89 C5-6 Microdiskectomy (no fusion)
    • 4/9/03 ACDF C4-7 with plating and donor bone
    • 12/29/89 C5-6 Microdiskectomy (no fusion)
    • 4/9/03 ACDF C4-7 with plating and donor bone

    Old 05-18-2003, 07:29 PM   #5
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    Glad to hear your surgery was a sucess. Best of luck to you.


    LAMINECTOMY L4-5 2001
    ACDF C5-6-7 10/2002
    lami L4-5, ACDF C5-6-7, post. lami-foraminotomy c6-7, staph infect. revision acdf c4-5-6-7 new c4-5 2004. STILL IN PAIN 24/7

    Old 05-18-2003, 08:15 PM   #6
    Catherine with a C
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    Wow!! I was thinking about you today!!
    Now here you are gracing us with your inspirational feeling great after surgery story!! i am so glad for you!!

    You sound wonderful in all aspects of being!! physically, emotionally, spiritually!! Did you ever wear a brace while roller-blading?!!
    so nice to hear from you.. please keep it up!!

    Hey Wing!!
    what a wonderful poem! I was instantly transported to the red rocks of Sedona, AZ when I read it. Sedona is one of my special areas!! It is only a 20 minute drive for me & if I can say......if someone were to visit Arizona & they only had one day to see something, I would insist they forego the Grand Canyon
    until the next time & experience the wonderful vortex
    phenomenon of Sedona!! BREATHTAKING!!!

    I am really hoping that through this board, I will be able to extend a warm welcome to Flagstaff to any of the posters here!!!! Lotsa room!! with neck space!
    Until later, Wing........keep that light shining!!
    You certainly know how to brighten a girl's day!!

    Old 05-18-2003, 09:31 PM   #7
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    I can just feel all that good, strong health pouring out of your post. That's so fantastic! I'm thrilled that everything went so extremely well. Time really does go fast.

    Continued health to you~

    Spina-bifida occulta; Congenital Scoliosis (dextrorotatory and 'S' curve, 42 thorasic and 57 degrees lumbar); Meningomyelocele (split cord @ L1); Diastematomyelia (re-sectioned at L2-3); tethered cord @ S-3; cysts on cord; various developmental abnormalities of the spine: narrowing of all disk spaces, defects in posterior arches, ectasia of the spinal canal and dura, segmental disease, sclerosis in L. iliac bone and adjacent sacroiliac joint, unilateral osteitis condensans ilium, hypertrophic facet disease L4-5 and L5-S1.

    Surgeries include, but not limited to:
    Lumbar fusion-1968
    Fusion with Herrington Rod instrumentation-1970
    Femoral osteotomy-1971
    Tethered cord release-1987
    Rod removal-1987
    Chiari-type pelvic osteotomy-1988
    Trochanteric osteotomy-1989
    Tethered cord release-2003
    Fusion with instrumentation with lots and lots of screws-2003

    Old 05-19-2003, 09:24 AM   #8
    melanie dawn
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    how good to hear from you, and such good news. You are truly a success story. I am so happy for you, fusion and strong recovery at 7 weeks, just doesn't get any better than that!
    Please keep in touch, Mel
    Congenital Cervical Stenosis,complicated by:
    Paracentral Disc herniations ,bone spurs C4/5,C5/6,C6/7
    loss of lordotic curve
    Advanced myelopathy inc. walking difficulty, loss of gag reflex with swallowing problems, neurogenic bladder, occipital neuralgia, spacticity

    Old 05-19-2003, 02:35 PM   #9
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    Hi girl, I am so glad your doing so well. You must of really been in great shape before your surgery. You go girl and keep doing what ever your doing......

    Anterior Cervical Fusion w/donor bone & w/plating C5/6 Done March 6-2003
    Anterior Cervical Fusion w/donor bone & w/plating C5/6 Done March 6-2003

    Old 05-20-2003, 08:55 PM   #10
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    Naw...I quit wearin the strangler at about 8 days tho I did wear it when I went in to get my stitches out of my hip day 10.( from the bone graft)...I started driving at 10 days. No PT either !!..yippee !!. I went back to work FT 5 wks( 4 1/2 to five...dont remember how many days) I was still on full time full paid short term disability but to doc I wanna go he let me but still left at at full til May 13th. You cant see the scar either..well its a little darker than the rest of my neck from the sun, but they told me that before hand that that would happen.
    Heck at 5 1/2 wks I mowed the yard and my neighbors front yard...SO glad I had the surgery !!! forgot what feeling normal was like !!!

    And pretty cool poem !!!

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