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Forum: General Discussions 9th November 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Spinal fusion surgery

You are nervous, I can tell by your forced smile in your photo....Of course, this happens to all of us. Learn to breathe deep!

I also noticed radical changes as I turned 40, and endured the worst...
Forum: General Discussions 9th November 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Check up, mixed emotions

Are those your lay down x-rays? He he...

Don’t worry, I have upside down ones also. You know, hanging x-rays? (I still have rope burns on my ankles.) LOL

Ok, I have recovered now. (Scoliosis forum...
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: 6 months post op! Where does the time go?!

Jay

I knew way before your surgeries that you were going to do well by your posts.....You did the right thing in being proactive in posting and communicating here. This is important in that many...
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Check up, mixed emotions

Krier

You are doing great......and you and your family are the most precious I have ever seen.

(For some reason, I get all the family photos from members....he he)

Don’t worry, you will continue...
Forum: General Discussions 6th November 2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Fixation from T2 to pelvis

Thelma, everyone is concerned about restricted movement.......I think it’s the #1 concern. In my case it wasn’t, my main objective was pain control but in the end it all came out just fine. My...
Forum: General Discussions 5th November 2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Fixation from T2 to pelvis

Liquid morphine is considered almost a specialty item as its so hard to get here in the US.....My dad had a bottle battling ALS, and I was tempted to try a drop or two under the tongue, but I never...
Forum: General Discussions 31st October 2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermann’s

Kay, Does your spine surgeon know about all of this? Did he order the manual therapy on your neck?

In my case, I did terminate all meds to help rule out things....and would eat a light meal and lay...
Forum: General Discussions 30th October 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermann’s

Thanks for the report Kay, I’ve been wondering about you....

I hope the dizziness passes.....I know this is an alarming thing and so hard to pinpoint. I can wake up dizzy without neck pain, I...
Forum: General Discussions 24th October 2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Nerves During Surgery

Yes. Its called SSEP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatosensory_evoked_potential
http://www.scoliosisjournal.com/content/5/1/8

Paralysis from scoliosis surgery is rare....

We all seem to worry...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd October 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Daughter (almost 13 yrs) facing surgery and I am scared!

Woah!....Sounds intensive to me.....A good question would be “If we double the price, can you do it in 4 days?” I would love to hear what kind of answer you get. Ask about a money back guarantee and...
Forum: General Discussions 21st October 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Extremities' and cold weather

Mark, My thumb, middle and index fingers were numb when my neck herniation’s were discovered last year.....Winter months are always worse for us, we just need to take over some tropical island...
Forum: General Discussions 9th October 2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Help! at my wits end and totally depressed

Sigh....I have read that one of the most important things that scoliosis patients want from their surgeons is compassion....And I have also seen surgeon patient rejection, for what reasons I don’t...
Forum: General Discussions 8th October 2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Fusion before stopped growing

Dennis

If you have current x-rays on disc, you could e-mail them off to the SRS and see what they say. You don’t want to ignore PJK.

http://www.srs.org/

In the US, Shriners is also a good option....
Forum: General Discussions 6th October 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: How to deal with protruding screws?

Hi Jay

You know I actually have your sagittal x-ray saved in my scoliosis x-ray folder since its such a special x-ray! Anyway, I took a peek and you must be talking about your T6 screws....

I know...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd October 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Mr Tucker

Vegas....If you feel like it, you two should take a drive up to Lake Tahoe and Reno while you are out here....Drive through Death valley on the way, the scenery is outstanding!
PM me, we can do...
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: I'm new with surgery looming....help!!!

Krier

In England, I go as Rod Stewart. In the US, its Titaniumed. If one day I decide to post on the Australia forum, I will go with Jose Cuervo. Having the choice user name is important! he he Glad...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 16th September 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Are you happy with your operations

Just wanted to say that my surgeon is from South Africa.....he did a fantastic job! He trained at Twin Cities Scoliosis center in Minneapolis, Minnesota where there are a few scoliosis specialists...
Forum: General Discussions 13th September 2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Appointment while at uni...

Jay, its great to hear you are doing so well.....

As time passes and we heal, we actually forget about our surgeons.(Imagine that!) These days I only pop in when a problem occurs, and they ask...
Forum: General Discussions 6th September 2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

No worries Toni, one day at a time.....

This topic was brought up around 5 years ago on NSF after the Prodisc was launched. There has really been little or no scoliosis related information on this...
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,694
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Introduction- Surgery in 3 days

Hayley

Usually I respond with “Nice Rack!” Only because I can get away with it since I’ve got one of my own.....He he

Its so hard to post any comedy with the passing of Joan Rivers, but she would...
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

Hi Tonibunny

Look at the “lower” x-rays in the link I posted.....That’s a Prodisc they installed at L5-S1....
Forum: General Discussions 3rd September 2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

Tableone

Is this the article you mentioned?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3082672/

Here is the authors contact info....

Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre,...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 3rd September 2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: New to forum

Dan, here is an article about Mick Mars. He has AS.
http://love-it-loud.com/retrospectives/mick-mars-living-with-ankylosing-spondylitis/

I also worked with someone that had AS. He was in pain all...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd September 2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

Tableone, I believe you mean a moveable artificial disc, see article below....
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00502

I am not aware of anyone with one of these “under” a full fusion...
Forum: General Discussions 26th August 2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Spine surgery and rib cage

Only a “scoliosis surgeon” can answer this question.

Scoliosis does incorporate rotation of vertebrae, sometimes it can get pretty bad. In the thoracic levels it can really twist us up....A regular...
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