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Forum: General Discussions Today, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
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 Today, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
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 Today, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
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, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
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...
Forum: General Discussions 24th August 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: cosmetic aids to reduce appearance of lordosis/spinal curvatures

It would be a good idea to get an eval and a set of x-rays from a specialist. Get copies burned to disc to keep in your possession for the future....

Here are a few quotes from Jean-Martin...
Forum: General Discussions 24th August 2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Thread to help others -what to expect post op

Suddenly everyone likes that one.... There are many good posters here....I especially like Tonibunny’s posts.

I did have the Dean of Nursing at the University of Utah and his wife, invite me over...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd August 2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Thread to help others -what to expect post op

Expect a hard go of it from the beginning, understanding all along that its going to require patience, and having hope that everything will turn out all right, and knowing that it will actually turn...
Forum: General Discussions 20th August 2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Scolosis Surgery purely for cosmetic reasons?

The human body is extremely complicated......its amazing what we know, and what we don’t know.

There are text books that cover surgical complications that are almost endless.....and it is, if they...
Forum: General Discussions 17th August 2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: sick of the pain!!

Yes, you need to see a doctor, then a scoliosis surgeon, and you need to have x-rays shot to see what’s going on. Scoliosis curves can hide themselves well, but you say you have a large rib hump. I...
Forum: General Discussions 12th August 2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

Krier

Are you hanging ok?

Ed
Forum: General Discussions 9th August 2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

Rototill that Alien! May the beast cometh out! (Didn’t I see that in a Chevy Chase movie? I think it was “Fletch” he he)

I’m pretty sure by now that you have had the major event.....and you have...
Forum: General Discussions 8th August 2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: stanmore today

Endplate changes are the result of DDD Degenerative Disc Disease after many years....The endplate’s are the surfaces of the vertebrae where the discs contact. I had severe endplate damage after all...
Forum: General Discussions 8th August 2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

It is more miserable than the back pain.....and try not to get constipated, you will be in a world of hurt. Man-o-man! get a bottle of Magnesium Citrate just in case. My belly was also hard as a...
Forum: General Discussions 7th August 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

I’m glad to see you are home....and its nice to have the hoses pulled. The NG tube was the one you had, and yes my throat was RAW like some sanded my Adams apple. I was also a hose puller and they...
Forum: General Discussions 7th August 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: stanmore today

If he can do a single level L4-L5 XLIF through the side, that’s going to be the easiest to recover from. What you have to worry about is how long your L5-S1 level will hold out at age 44 under a full...
Forum: General Discussions 7th August 2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: stanmore today

Lisa-Lou. Yes.....it is. Its serious surgery. The lowest level L5-S1 is the hardest level to fuse, and if they are talking about inserting a cage, you might want to find out how they are going to do...
Forum: General Discussions 5th August 2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

Krier, My first thought was that they released you kinda quick.....that must have been a very uncomfortable situation still having your ileus, and needing your blood balanced with 2 more units. I...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd August 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,790
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Introduction- Surgery in 3 days

Its funny about posters like Haley, and Jay, I never had any doubts....and its very refreshing to read about such triumphs! Congratulations to both of you!

When compromised with medically related...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd August 2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Yet another 3 month update :)

Jay

You set a fine example for positive attitude and drive......its exactly what your doctor ordered.

It must be in the genes.....

Did you show your parents my post about needing a quality...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd August 2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

It is the worst pain.....simply dreadful. For me, I was in survival mode with every minute trying to get comfortable....I was pacing all the time.

The bloating is Edema from increased hydrostatic...
Forum: General Discussions 1st August 2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: I am elderly having surgery, please help

Where is this happening Jay?

There are many older patients on NSF...and they do fuse scolis in their 80’s....

How is the pain? and how bad are your curves?

Welcome to the forum

Ed
Forum: General Discussions 1st August 2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: 3-Month Post-op Update

Kay

Your early, and you know it takes a long time to recover....

I would recommend a nice latex 3-4 inch foam topper for your bed. I couldn’t sleep without one and that was on a medium tempurpedic....
Forum: General Discussions 29th July 2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

I waited 34 years and it was time. I was LONG overdue.....I was truly at the end and had no choice in the matter.

I felt a pulling like a fish on a fish hook being reeled in. There was no fight...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 29th July 2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: any success with Scoliosis Gold for older people?

Put your seatbelt on, its not going to be cheap, that I can guarantee 100%

I have done many different methods of alternative therapy over decades and none of these methods really worked as far as...
Forum: General Discussions 28th July 2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

Deep breaths Mrs Krier, your gonna do fine.....

You hang in there, post when you can

Ed
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