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Forum: General Discussions 20th July 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Feel it's only polite to say hello before I ask for help.

Is this at L5-S1?

Do you know her Cobb angles?

Where are you located? Is this a Shriner's hospital?

Ed
Forum: General Discussions 19th July 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: herniated disc help!

Here is Jens link

http://www.scoliosis-support.org/member.php?u=1731

You do have a well rounded kyphosis and I would guess that at some point in your life you will probably need surgery if you have...
Forum: General Discussions 19th July 2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: herniated disc help!

Bee

If your hospital and or doctor is “slack”, I would move on somehow. Jen had a full fusion done in Brisbane, and she is very happy. You might want to contact her. Tell her Ed referred you, she is...
Forum: General Discussions 19th July 2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Feel it's only polite to say hello before I ask for help.

That was extremely ignorant and far from being a kind comment.... It’s a good thing I didn’t hear that because my response would be stern.

I was never a parent of a scoli so I don’t know how it...
Forum: General Discussions 10th July 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Introduction and Questions

Ahhh....I see. My god daughter became a doctor last year....

With all the medical science, all the technology, all the knowledge, one thing they don’t know is that paying her way through med...
Forum: General Discussions 10th July 2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Introduction and Questions

Prince

Welcome to the forum!

Walking is our therapy.....Short walks a few times during the day....no marathons, you will only injure your soft tissues and set yourself back. Sipping water is also...
Forum: General Discussions 10th July 2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Older people and Scoliosis surgery

Gall bladder removal (Cholecystecomy) is a walk in the park. It’s the most popular surgery in North America. I believe its around 500,000 per year, 10,000 per week. I guess it just evolved from back...
Forum: General Discussions 9th July 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Older people and Scoliosis surgery

Paul

I don’t know what he means by a stenosis op.....is this possibly a clearing on 2 or 3 levels from the back without addressing or straightening the curve? I would ask him to define exactly what...
Forum: General Discussions 9th July 2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Older people and Scoliosis surgery

Paul

Yes. Been there done that. But short of any “Neuro” issues. Was there a specific diagnosis on this from your surgeon? Neuromuscular disease’s are not easy to diagnose....and are very specific....
Forum: General Discussions 6th July 2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Upcoming Surgery, so many questions

After reading this, it sounds like he wants to do an XLIF. This is where the go through your side working through tubes or portals. This is considered a minimally invasive anterior procedure since it...
Forum: General Discussions 5th July 2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,724
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Introduction- Surgery in 3 days

Ohhh, but you do! Here it is....A take off from the original Gilly’s in Houston where the movie “Urban Cowboy” was filmed.

Mechanical bull riding is probably not advisable for us.....That’s ok, the...
Forum: General Discussions 4th July 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,995
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: More surgery Thursday!

Wow Jay, Both sides......Very interesting...

You know they don’t do these much anymore because of pain at the site. You say this is doing ok? No pain?

Ed
Forum: General Discussions 4th July 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,724
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Introduction- Surgery in 3 days

Your welcome....Your symmetry is fantastic and your rib hump looks like its completely gone. Nice job!

I actually posted a photo of me bull riding years ago on NSF. It was at Gilly’s in Las Vegas...
Forum: General Discussions 4th July 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: I need further surgery

Wow Jay, I hope you didn’t watch that video, your too early! He he

Jay: “Doc, I trashed my neck”
Doc: “What did you do?”
Jay: “I watched Ti-Ed’s rollercoaster video on You Tube”
Doc:” Jay, I didn’t...
Forum: General Discussions 4th July 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: I need further surgery

The rollercoaster...ohhh boy.

There are some great rollercoaster vids on you tube to pass the time, and much safer for the neck!

This one is a guaranteed neck...
Forum: General Discussions 4th July 2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Tests

Hi Paul, just wanted to chime in....

Its hard for me to say much in regards to your spine, but I see you were living in Africa. Where was this and for how long?

My surgeon is from South...
Forum: General Discussions 4th July 2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,724
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Introduction- Surgery in 3 days

Hayley, you had a sizeable “T” curve going on there.....Good to get that out of the way....

You had a very nice correction! You probably grew around 2”, have you measured your...
Forum: General Discussions 1st July 2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: New here

Nancy

Its always nice to welcome a nurse to the forum....I wouldn’t have made it without my nurses....

I guess it is shocking.....I have forgotten, its been 6-1/2 years now for me....

Waiting a...
Forum: General Discussions 1st July 2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,995
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: More surgery Thursday!

Establish communication with your surgeon through his assistant using e-mail. That’s the easiest way for asking simple questions. Just ask 1 or 2 at a time.....Keep it simple. Sometimes it takes a...
Forum: General Discussions 30th June 2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,995
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: More surgery Thursday!

Safe to go swimming? Probably so, but I would still ask your surgeon. Walking around in the water is a good thing as it offers a light resistance.

I didn’t go swimming for around 5 months, and can...
Forum: General Discussions 29th June 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,995
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: More surgery Thursday!

My spine was done on a “Jackson table” These are engineered tables for spine and scoliosis surgery that are moveable in multiple directions, and have C and O arm flouroscopy access. Go ahead and...
Forum: General Discussions 29th June 2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,995
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: More surgery Thursday!

Sorry Jay, I try to lay down a lot of information in such a short post, but some of these topic matters are hard to understand unless you cover all the bases....If you have any questions on my...
Forum: General Discussions 28th June 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,995
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: More surgery Thursday!

In my hospital reports, I was drilled, reamed, and tapped before the screws were driven in. They generally start with an awl, tap it with a small mallet through the corticle bone or outside shell,...
Forum: General Discussions 27th June 2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,995
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: More surgery Thursday!

Jay

As far as your construct is concerned, if you ask all these questions and express an interest, your surgeon will explain everything. Go ahead and print out my response and your questions and...
Forum: General Discussions 27th June 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: I need further surgery

Mark

Living in pain is a hard thing especially after our surgeries and beyond our normal recovery time. I know my neck herniation’s last year were extremely painful and was ready to have my neck...
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