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Forum: General Discussions 11th July 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By bluestone
Re: My knee

I did what Gilly has suggested during my earlier recovery-recommended by Gilly :)
My surgeon like Gillys took it very seriously and that's when I had all the extra scans for infection etc.

I know...
Forum: General Discussions 10th July 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By bluestone
Re: Older people and Scoliosis surgery

Hi Paul,

Regarding 'rods fusing' its not the rods that fuse. The bine that's harvested (or artificial bone) is ground down and put in between the vertebra to fuse. The rods are screwed to your...
Forum: General Discussions 7th July 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By bluestone
Re: Front rib discomfort

Thank you Toni :)
When I see Mr Ahmed at my daughters appt I will say I need to see him again.
Forum: General Discussions 7th July 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By bluestone
Re: Front rib discomfort

Did it come back at all after the injection? I find its at its worst when I've been crocheting or anything repetitive. I still have the 'knife' pain too just to the left of my protruding screws which...
Forum: General Discussions 7th July 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By bluestone
Front rib discomfort

My front ribs on the right hand side have always been concave and have never bothered me but for the past few weeks I've been getting a stitch pain there especially during the evenings, it moves...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd July 2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By bluestone
Re: Update and scared

Sorry to hear about this, fingers crossed it will heal :fingersx:
And here's a hug! :squeeze:
Forum: General Discussions 1st July 2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By bluestone
Re: Upcoming Surgery, so many questions

Hi and :welcome:

I had my surgery 3 years, 8 months ago when I was 45-I was fused T2-L4 with a thoraplasty. I wasn't 'loosened up' I had a posterior fusion on a very stiff spine and I am straight :)...
Forum: General Discussions 1st July 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,007
Posted By bluestone
Re: More surgery Thursday!

I just want to say how well your doing Jay and I agree with Ed, don't push yourself too much....yet. Regarding swimming, my surgeon told me to walk around in water as this is great for building your...
Forum: General Discussions 27th June 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 574
Posted By bluestone
Re: cold weather

[QUOTE=GillyG;271701]Ange, have you tried using those stick on heat pads during your exams? I use them when my neck goes into spasm, but you can get bigger ones for the back. The ones I use are made...
Forum: General Discussions 27th June 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 574
Posted By bluestone
Re: cold weather

Even after 3 years and 8 months my back just can't tolerate the cold-especially in the middle where my screws jutt out, maybe my surgeon suggesting lack of fat could be a problem is right.

We've...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By bluestone
Re: Mr Tucker resigning from Stanmore! :-(

Its the same where I had my surgery, they all get together to discuss cases at meetings. When I was having pain issues before all my scans Mr Ahmed said he would discuss my situation at their...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By bluestone
Re: I need further surgery

Hi Mark,

I'm pleased to hear that you sound so positive about further surgery (although you must be apprehensive too), I know this has been on the cards for a while for you and its great that your...
Forum: General Discussions 20th June 2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By bluestone
Re: Mr Tucker resigning from Stanmore! :-(

I really feel for you Bernadette, its must be such a stressful time for you :squeeze:
I feel as though I've been very fortunate-its a shame Mr Ahmed isn't near you xx
Forum: General Discussions 20th June 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By bluestone
Re: lumbar Spinal Fusion

Mrs Krier as you know I'm fused to L4 and like Toni said you will feel as stiff as a plank. I can't lie as first I hated it and thought I would never feel anywhere near normal again but I did. It...
Forum: General Discussions 20th June 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By bluestone
Re: My latest appt

Thank you for your lovely comments Jay :)

I'm not sure the 6 month window applies to everyone's hospital you would gave to ask. I wouldn't have known about this if I hadn't called and asked, all my...
Forum: General Discussions 19th June 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By bluestone
Re: My latest appt

Thank you Gilly :)
He's a lovely man and when he shook my hand he put his other hand over mine and gave it a squeeze which I thought was lovely-it was his way of saying how pleased he is with me....
Forum: General Discussions 19th June 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By bluestone
Re: My latest appt

I called my surgeons secretary today and asked her whether I have to go through my GP and she said there is a 'window' of 6 months, meaning that if I have any problems within the next 6 months I can...
Forum: General Discussions 18th June 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,007
Posted By bluestone
Re: More surgery Thursday!

Jay, I just want to say how proud of yourself you should be, you have been through so much yet remain so positive which is great :)

I'm sure you must hurt like hell but in time it will all settle,...
Forum: General Discussions 18th June 2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By bluestone
Re: My latest appt

Thank you for your lovely comments :)
Its been a long journey to get the point of accepting that this pain isn't anything sinister. It really does make a difference having your surgeon say that its...
Forum: General Discussions 17th June 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By bluestone
Re: My latest appt

I'm very fortunate to have such a caring surgeon, he is a lovely genuine man who just wants to see somebody having a better quality of life after this surgery. I told him the screws don't impinge as...
Forum: General Discussions 17th June 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By bluestone
My latest appt

I went to see my surgeon yesterday and he was so happy and relieved when I told him that I feel better than I felt at my last visit and I'm doing a lot more. He jokingly wiped across his forehead and...
Forum: General Discussions 16th June 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By bluestone
Re: My knee

Sorry to hear things haven't improved for you, it must be very frustrating that your appt was cancelled-you so dont need that right now!!

I can relate to the sister in law thing, its tough when you...
Forum: General Discussions 16th June 2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By bluestone
Re: New, terrified, confused, scared, UK based

I had a costoplasty and the effects of that have been dramatic. Not only is my back straight its also lovely and flat :)
Forum: General Discussions 12th June 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By bluestone
Re: Surgery set, T4 to L5???

I cant deny I do have pain but I believe I'm still healing because I'm having some pretty good days and my husband pointed out yesterday that I'm doing so much more than i was three months ago. I...
Forum: General Discussions 11th June 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By bluestone
Re: Clayton Stiitsel?

I agree with you Kaz, I've nothing against people trying alternative treatments if that's what they want to do but people like Clayton Stitzel make out that its wonderful and has high success rates....
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