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Forum: General Discussions 6th June 2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Marti
It's been a while...

Hey All!

It's been quite a while since I've been around. Last summer on July 9 marked my five year anniversary, and later in the summer I went to see my surgeon for the last time. I'm crazy busy...
Forum: General Discussions 27th April 2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Marti
My chest tube hurt when they took it out, but not...

My chest tube hurt when they took it out, but not terribly, and it was more just a strange, somewhat disgusting sensation. I didn't get any stitches, and I'm not really sure why, because my chest...
Forum: General Discussions 19th March 2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,551
Posted By Marti
Hey, I have chronic migraines, but I've gotten...

Hey,

I have chronic migraines, but I've gotten them since I was a little kid (I think), so they certainly aren't because of my operation. I don't know if your operation caused this, but there...
Forum: General Discussions 9th March 2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,503
Posted By Marti
Simon, I haven't had a chance to post much, so I...

Simon,

I haven't had a chance to post much, so I don't know you that well, but I have been following the threads. And I just wanted to say that I'm thrilled you decided not to cancel the surgery,...
Forum: General Discussions 5th March 2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,771
Posted By Marti
Breast stroke has always been my best stroke. ...

Breast stroke has always been my best stroke. (haha, that rhymed!)
Forum: General Discussions 1st March 2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Marti
I went every six months for the first two years,...

I went every six months for the first two years, and have been going once a year since then. I'm going in for my last appointment this summer, as it will be 5 years post-op. My surgeon is a...
Forum: General Discussions 1st March 2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Marti
Hey, and welcome! Like the others, I don't...

Hey, and welcome!

Like the others, I don't trigger airport detectors. I'm glad though; the first time I flew post-op was on a school trip, and it would have been embarrassing to hold everyone up...
Forum: General Discussions 1st March 2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By Marti
I'd be happy to contribute. mtburson@gmail.com

I'd be happy to contribute.

mtburson@gmail.com
Forum: General Discussions 1st March 2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Marti
My scar also was itchy. I just used Vitamin E...

My scar also was itchy. I just used Vitamin E oil, it worked fairly well and made the scar heal quite nicely too.
Forum: Non Surgical Room 29th February 2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By Marti
yeah, the dreams aren't bothersome or anything, I...

yeah, the dreams aren't bothersome or anything, I just find it odd that still, four years later, I have dreams that involve the brace nearly once a month.
Forum: Non Surgical Room 28th February 2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By Marti
I wore a brace at night for about two years prior...

I wore a brace at night for about two years prior to my surgery. Post-op I wore it 24 hours a day for about 2 months, then about 12 hours a day for the next few months. About 6 months post-op I was...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd February 2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By Marti
After the surgery you mean? I'm quite...

After the surgery you mean? I'm quite susceptible to coughs and pneumonia, although I'm not really sure why, since I have great lung capacity. I was fine after surgery, though. I was given a nifty...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd February 2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Posted By Marti
I'm always amazed at how many people I meet have...

I'm always amazed at how many people I meet have scoliosis.

a few years ago I was a CIT, and out of the 13 of us, four had it.

Two years ago I went to France, and discovered that both the girl I...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd February 2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Marti
Hey, and welcome! I'm in the US, so not much...

Hey, and welcome!

I'm in the US, so not much help when it comes to the NHS. But even with our private healthcare here, where I got to choose my date, I waited over 18 weeks for the surgery. I...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd February 2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By Marti
Kylie, I had my surgery nearly 5 years ago, and...

Kylie,

I had my surgery nearly 5 years ago, and still remember almost every detail. The night before, I was terrified. I watched a movie or two with my mom, and ended up keeping her awake becuase...
Forum: General Discussions 17th February 2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Marti
Worrying is completely normal. I still freak out...

Worrying is completely normal. I still freak out everytime my back hurts at all differently, even if it's clearly nothing to do with my fusion. And I've been fused nearly 5 years! My whole back...
Forum: General Discussions 12th February 2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,601
Posted By Marti
I've pulled the shark bite trick, and it's...

I've pulled the shark bite trick, and it's worked.

I really do love my scar, and I'm not at all self-conscious. I was mostly just surprised that he hadn't noticed it at all, especially because...
Forum: General Discussions 11th February 2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,601
Posted By Marti
Yesterday I was talking with my boyfriend, and...

Yesterday I was talking with my boyfriend, and asked him if he'd never noticed my scar, or was just being tactful. He got the most confused look ever on his face, and said, "what scar". I said,...
Forum: General Discussions 10th February 2008, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Marti
I wore a backpack starting from right when I went...

I wore a backpack starting from right when I went back to school, but put hardly any weight into it. You can definitely wear a backpack, but I'd be careful about carrying a lot of weight. I wasn't...
Forum: General Discussions 8th February 2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Marti
I've gone on rollercoasters since my operation a...

I've gone on rollercoasters since my operation a fair number of times. But I waited until over a year post op. 8 months after my surgery I went to Disney World, and knowing it would probably be my...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd February 2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,935
Posted By Marti
hey, and welcome! I had surgery almost 5 years...

hey, and welcome!

I had surgery almost 5 years ago, when I was 14. I had an anterior fusion from t10-L2. My flexibility now is about the same as it was before the surgery. I've never been...
Forum: General Discussions 31st January 2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By Marti
I'm so sorry to hear you're in so much pain. I...

I'm so sorry to hear you're in so much pain.

I remember the frustration after my surgery. I didn't notice how much pain I was in during the day, but at night it was awful. I think there were...
Forum: General Discussions 26th January 2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Marti
My dad appears to have a slight rotation in his...

My dad appears to have a slight rotation in his spine, but never has had any back problems (aside from throwing his back out when trying to pretend he's younger than he is!). My younger brother and...
Forum: General Discussions 14th December 2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By Marti
oh yeah, quick addition to my earlier comment: ...

oh yeah, quick addition to my earlier comment: if you haven't gotten a flu shot, you definitely should. I never get the flu, just pneumonia and bad coughs. But this year I figured I'd get a flu...
Forum: General Discussions 9th December 2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By Marti
I'm not sure at all, but I have had pneumonia...

I'm not sure at all, but I have had pneumonia three times, and usually have a cough that lingers from novemberish to marchish every year (hasn't come yet this year *knock on wood*). I don't think my...
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