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Forum: General Discussions Today, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bluestone
Re: What do you guys do when you're felling really stiff

A lovely hot shower followed by a lie down sooths stiffness for me :)
Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 80
Posted By bluestone
Re: Do you guys feel your rods?

My hardware is still uncomfortable-I'm 4 years post op and some days I want it out!
I've been offered removal but don't like the idea of it so I try to cope with it. Lying down I can feel the...
Forum: General Discussions 26th October 2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By bluestone
Re: Sleeping straight

My surgeon told me to do whatever feels comfortable and listen to your body. I'm a big believer in that with this recovery, your body will let you know, of it hurts don't do it.
Forum: General Discussions 24th October 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By bluestone
Re: Sorry again for another post just curious

I'm also fused T2-L4. I'm considerably older than you are though so its taken me longer than it will probably take you :D At first it felt difficult and I did use a grabber for a while but I've...
Forum: General Discussions 24th October 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By bluestone
Re: Metal work heating up in hot weather?

We have had some lovely hot weather here the past two summers and I've never felt that my metal was getting hot-and I love to sit in the sun:)
Forum: General Discussions 24th October 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By bluestone
Re: Life decisions

Hi,

I had my surgery when I was almost 45 and my recovery has been long and tough, I'm also still in pain which most of the time is as bad as the pain I had before surgery-its just different pain. I...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd October 2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By bluestone
Re: Metal work heating up in hot weather?

Same here Mark, since my op I feel the cold so badly.
Just wish I could hibinate :disap:
Forum: General Discussions 22nd October 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By bluestone
Re: 12 wk post op and thoracic question

Bras can be uncomfortable for me but not to the point its causing me this pain. I do have to wear bras that are loose which not being particularly big on top I can get away with :D I do find that...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd October 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By bluestone
Re: Nerves During Surgery

During surgery there will be a spinal cord monitoring team and there job throughout your surgery is to constantly monitor your spine. At my pre op-and I'm sure this is what happens with everyone, I...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd October 2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By bluestone
Re: Metal work heating up in hot weather?

I've never had a problem like that, in fact its during the summer if we have good weather that I'm in less pain, I dread the winter because my back kind of spasms up in the cold and it can be very...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd October 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By bluestone
Re: incision is not healing

I had a problem with the top of my fusion just at the base of my neck-a nurse put me in the shower without a waterproof dressing so it opened up and leaked yellow gunk. I was put onto antibiotics and...
Forum: General Discussions 21st October 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By bluestone
Re: 12 wk post op and thoracic question

You can call me Sarah :)

Today hasn't been too bad and I went shopping, I find that making a conscious effort to slow my pace of life down does help-Ive always been the kind of person who rushes at...
Forum: General Discussions 21st October 2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By bluestone
Re: 12 wk post op and thoracic question

Ugh don't mention thoracic issues :(
Most of my pain is in my thoracic and its a daily problem for me. If I lean over (or stoop) its painful. I get a pressure, digging, sometimes burning pain. Some...
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By bluestone
Re: Need to off load

My son and daughter do things when I ask them but they do have lives-jobs etc and here's me at home, it just feels wrong expecting them to do what I feel I should be doing and I cant get it out if my...
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By bluestone
Re: Need to off load

This is exactly it Bernadette, it is about being in control and feeling right mentally. I just done see how can get hubby and kids (not so much kids now) when they go out to work, I just feel guilty...
Forum: General Discussions 18th October 2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By bluestone
Re: Need to off load

Good luck with the house move Christine-exciting times :)
We have moved three time and its always been a painful time, but thoroughly enjoyable x
Forum: General Discussions 18th October 2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By bluestone
Re: Need to off load

We have discussed having a cleaner but finances wouldn't allow one once a week. My friends sister cleans so I could ask her to come in perhaps once a fortnight to do things like cleaning the inside...
Forum: General Discussions 17th October 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By bluestone
Need to off load

Its so hard with a painful back trying to keep the house relatively clean but there are times when its just too much. Hubby is great, he does a lot as well as running his butchers shop. Just the...
Forum: General Discussions 17th October 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By bluestone
Re: 8 weeks post op today.

I don't think its progress as such, I think its more about keeping positive and 'acting' in a way in my own mind that things are improving because it helps me mentally or I will have a low mood too...
Forum: General Discussions 15th October 2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By bluestone
Re: 8 weeks post op today.

Well done to you Mrs Krier :)
Its shocking how quickly the time passes during our recoveries, soon it will all fade into the distance like it was a bad dream :D

I carried 4kg of pet food today,...
Forum: General Discussions 9th October 2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By bluestone
Re: Revision surgery tomorrow - if they don't cancel it again!

Jan's daughter has posted on Facebook that her surgery went okay although they didn't do what was planned. I hope she doesn't mind me letting you all know. Hopefully it won't be long before she can...
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By bluestone
Re: Help! at my wits end and totally depressed

That is just awful and you did the right thing informing the hospital about what happened. Hopefully you will get to see somebody with a bit more of a heart!

Which hospital is it? I'm in the UK also...
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By bluestone
Re: Help! at my wits end and totally depressed

Netty it upsets me deeply to read of somebody suffering in this way and you certainly shouldn't be. Have you explained to your specialist how much your life is being affected? I know from experience...
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By bluestone
Re: Revision surgery tomorrow - if they don't cancel it again!

Finally! I hope it really does go ahead this time.
Sending you lots of good vibes for a successful surgery and a comfortable recovery xx
:gvibes::gvibes::gvibes::gvibes::gvibes:
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By bluestone
Re: How to deal with protruding screws?

Everything your surgeon said to you was also told to me.

I was told in a joking way to 'eat more chips' :D As I'm approaching 50 (gulp) I have put a little weight on but not in THAT area of non fat...
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