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Forum: General Discussions 8th August 2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Rodsrme
Smile pregnancy

Hello :)
Haven't been on here in a long time!! Hope everyone is doing well!!!
Well I have some questions for the women out there :)
So I have 2 herniated and 1 bulging discs in lumbar spine and of...
Forum: General Discussions 13th December 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Any suffers of PTSD?

Rob0225 - I haven't been diagnosed with anything, I was just thinking it would be similar to PTSD as many of the memories are painful (instances of them causing pain). My first surgery I wasn't...
Forum: General Discussions 13th December 2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Rodsrme
Unhappy Any suffers of PTSD?

Hello all,
I know I battle a lot more medical issues other than scoliosis...
Here is list of my medical issues..
- kyphoscoliosis - (surgery 3/08 and 6/13)
-Gallbladder removed (wasn't functioning...
Forum: General Discussions 25th November 2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: When did you return to work?

I would say probably 6 months as well. It depends on you and how well you healed up.
I am a Phlebotomist and I am having to cut my hours and go back to working in doctor offices instead of the...
Forum: General Discussions 25th November 2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Rodsrme
Wheelchairs?

Hello everyone...
Couple questions for everyone.
How many of you use a wheelchair, because of the scoliosis and other medical issues?
How many of you can walk for shorter distances without to much...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd August 2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Surgery...

Wow, That is long wait! Hope you get your surgery done soon. :(

Well today I went to Gastro doctor and she is afraid my liver might be failing so she is testing it. Also is going to do an upper...
Forum: General Discussions 1st August 2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Surgery...

Awesome! I am having my portacath put in while I am asleep and having my gallbladder taken out, they are doing both procedures in the same surgery. So I won't remember a thing! Best way to have it,...
Forum: General Discussions 1st August 2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Surgery...

Gilly - Yeah little nervous and the blood results came in today from couple weeks ago and show maybe kidney failure and liver issues... so hope it is nothing.
Tony- Yes I am excited for the...
Forum: General Discussions 31st July 2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Rodsrme
Talking Surgery...

So I have to have my gallbladder removed and they will be putting in a cathaport into my chest.... so no more IV and blood drawn!!! Yay! Can't wait! The surgeon will be preforming both surgerys at...
Forum: General Discussions 28th July 2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: medical ID jewlery

I have a medical bracelet that states my fusion and what levels. I was in a car wreck couple years ago and had I been unconscious it would have been wonderful for the medics. It just makes them aware...
Forum: General Discussions 28th July 2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: struggling to eat

Hi Ange,
Sorry your not feeling well.. :( :squeeze:

I had the same problem right after surgery I lost over 10 pounds and became really skinny.. only way I could get any nutrients where from the...
Forum: General Discussions 25th July 2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Rodsrme
Unhappy HIDA scan

So I had my HIDA scan done of my gallbladder today and my function of the gallbladder was low.... so see the doctor next week to see if he is going to send me to a surgeon to have it removed......
Forum: General Discussions 25th July 2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Am I crazy....?

My second surgery was not a fusion, it was a lamenectomy and decompression.. they only removed the herniated part of three discs L4-S1.
Forum: General Discussions 24th July 2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Am I crazy....?

First responders do, do a lot of lifting... I am decent shape and have been able to lift.. I started training for fire dept couple years ago.. where I would wear an 80 pound pack and carry it for an...
Forum: General Discussions 24th July 2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Am I crazy....?

I had the fusion part of my back done over 5 years ago.. but less than two months ago they fixed 3 herniated vertebrates.. L4-S1 lol :p
Forum: General Discussions 23rd July 2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Rodsrme
Question Am I crazy....?

So beginning to wonder if I am at all crazy lol :bump:

I am not even 2 months post op from my second spine surgery and I cannot stay away from being a part of first responders!!! I just love the...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd July 2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Pulling up Pants

Hello!
I have 2 years experience in a brace!! I never wore clothes over my brace as it was to hot and my clothes would slip on brace...
I wore yoga pants under it cause the seams where small and...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd July 2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Surgery date

I had pre-op 2 weeks before I had surgery but I had my surgery date then as well...
My second surgery I had blood work 1 week prior but this last surgery was rushed...
I would def. call and ask when...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd July 2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: New pain

I sorry to hear you are having increased pain. :(
I had increased pain in my low back a year or so after I surgery from T5 - T11... but I have a lot of degeneration problem so mine was caused by...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd July 2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Sterni-strips after surgery

Sounds like she is recovering wonderfully!! :D

I had fusion in between my shoulder blades and I would get pain and burning for a while after surgery. My first surgery my steri strips seemed like...
Forum: General Discussions 19th July 2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Hello everyone.. been a long time!

Oh very interesting! Sounds like you have some good goals and stuff! It is very hard to save for a car and insurance and everything. lol I have been doing it for a few years now and I hate it. lol...
Forum: General Discussions 18th July 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Hello everyone.. been a long time!

Well currently I am a Phlebotomist and want to go to school to be a P.A. or an M.D. but I kind of holding off on things to see how my spine does. ;) I don't want pay for all this schooling and stuff...
Forum: General Discussions 18th July 2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Rodsrme
Forum: General Discussions 17th July 2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Rodsrme
Talking Just thinking....

You know it is truely wonderful how many of us have the same sort of problems and we can come together and give support and be there for each other... I love it!!! Just had to say... really love all...
Forum: General Discussions 17th July 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Rodsrme
Re: Hello ^^ I'm new :)

Hello and welcome!!! :welcome2:

I wore a TLSO Boston Brace for 18 months 23 hours aday before we agreed to do the spinal fusion. I had my first spinal surgery when I was 14. My top curve was over 45...
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