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Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 19th April 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By lee1975
Re: It's my 12 month anniversary.

The screw didn't end up moving and the fusion sealed the way it was supposed to. I did gain some extra weight over the last 12 months but I expected that due to inactivity but I was prone to.
My...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 18th April 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By lee1975
It's my 12 month anniversary.

It's been a year and I'm feeling great. Look great and life is pain free. I sometimes wish to do my year all over again. At least just the first few months. I loved it. Anyone else feel the same?
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 2nd October 2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,695
Posted By lee1975
Re: Can I join the Air Force with this Degree of Kyphosis?

Hi, I was about 60 degrees if memory serves correct, but it looked worse from my right side due to my scoliosis. Plus you are in shape and I'm not...blah. I don't think yours looks anything lie mine....
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 5th September 2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By lee1975
Re: Second surgical opinion = Confusion and discouragement

Hi, can I give you some very straight advice. I went through a bunch of specialists, surgeons and doctors to find a doctor that would operate. I wanted the operation cause I would of rather been dead...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 1st September 2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By lee1975
Re: My Spinal Fusion photo

Yes this was my surgery. I asked the doctor before I went in if he could snap off a shot right after the last screw was inserted.
Those of us that have had this surgery or any invasive surgery really...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 31st August 2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By lee1975
Re: My Spinal Fusion photo

WARNING: looks like a spine with metal rods attached.
(Smiley face).
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 31st August 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By lee1975
My Spinal Fusion photo (Warning: Contains graphic images of spinal surgery)

Not sure if I shared this or not, but this is the photo that rammed home what I had done.
This might change some minds about having this op, but I think it was well worth the pain, discomfort, the...
Forum: General Discussions 11th July 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By lee1975
Re: Chronic Pain before and after spinal fusion...

Hey Margaret, many wouldn't know but both Margaret and I had our surgeries around the same date so we became fast friends.... However I'm saddened to hear about your pain returning. Before surgery my...
Forum: General Discussions 27th June 2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By lee1975
Talking Re: I need a list of things u can't do post op and is this normal

Hi,
Try as you might you will never follow these rules 100%. Life makes it impossible,
These things really tried my patience ...
Toilet ing, dressing yourself, having pets, having kids, and also...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 26th June 2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,187
Posted By lee1975
Re: Surgery failure

I much enjoyed reading adaptations post, I found it kinda funny. But he does have a point, but I find it hard to hate on poor Dave Drummer as he was the first YouTube videos I saw that inspired me to...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 13th June 2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By lee1975
Re: A loose screw

How did it come loose?.......
My doc said its the screw that gets the most stress cause its on the apex of the curve.. So it gets the brunt of all the movement. I'm back at work and tomorrow I...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 9th June 2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By lee1975
Sneezing?

I used to love that feeling after you sneezed, everything tingles and it was a great relief. Now when I have to sneeze its like a small truck has struck me from inside. I thought I heard a "pop" this...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 5th June 2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By lee1975
Re: A loose screw

My doctor said I could go back to work...lol. Honestly I'm doing ok, but I've been off work for almost 2 months and have gotten used to it, so has my wife. Now since going back I'm longing for this...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 4th June 2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By lee1975
Re: A loose screw

Hi guys, not in serious pain, just now that I know everything seems like it is coming from that general area. He only wants to wait 6 to 8 weeks. But I did hear about seeing if the fusion takes hold...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 3rd June 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By lee1975
Re: A loose screw

Here's my X-ray...... Do your...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 3rd June 2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By lee1975
A loose screw

I'm bout 7 to 8 weeks post op. went for my consult with the surgeon with new X-rays and have found out that the lowest screw in my spine, the one that gets all the stress from movement has wiggled...
Forum: General Discussions 14th May 2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,344
Posted By lee1975
Re: Activity level at 10 days post-op?

I noticed that everyday for the first 3 - 4 weeks was different, I could walk some days, sleep other days, pain free some days, crippled with pain the next...
After I passed the 4 week mark I have...
Forum: General Discussions 6th May 2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By lee1975
Re: Oxycontin

My instructions to my oxy says not to cut, break or chew. So I wouldn't chance it. I love this drug. I have never slept so well. I wish I could get it in a sports drink.....lol
In all seriousness...
Forum: General Discussions 4th May 2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By lee1975
Re: Kyphosis surgery

I am 3 weeks post op and I will give you the stuff I can't do. These are basic day to day things that will make a difference to the quality of your life in the short term.

1. Bending from anywhere...
Forum: General Discussions 1st May 2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By lee1975
Re: My after surgery questions.

I'm not coping with the small things. Putting on my pants lets say, one leg goes on then I can't get the other leg in.... I huff and I puff, I sit down I stand up, in the end my wife has to help me...
Forum: General Discussions 28th April 2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By lee1975
Re: My after surgery questions.

Hi Christina, nice to see another Aussie..... I'm in Sydney.
The sex thing, I'm not sure my wife is that fussed..lol. But I was normally all over my wife however I'm a little curious as to why I'm...
Forum: General Discussions 27th April 2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By lee1975
My after surgery questions.

Hi guys and gals, I am almost 2 weeks post-op and feel and look great. No regrets, but questions I do have young master Luke ( that was my best Yoda, Star Wars impersonation)......
Here we go...

1....
Forum: General Discussions 24th April 2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,536
Posted By lee1975
Re: Surgical Pain Time

My pain kicks in like clock work round 12:00am every night. I spend the rest of the night and next day dealing with trying to get on top of it.
Forum: General Discussions 21st April 2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By lee1975
Re: Update 3 days post op: lee1975

Margaret, I am an animal lover. But my wife is the crusader. She is an Italian primary school teacher that goes to animal shelters and brings home the dogs that are problem cases or about to be...
Forum: General Discussions 21st April 2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By lee1975
Re: Update 3 days post op: lee1975

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p163/porncaddy/1EADFCD8-143B-48A4-A6DE-D8C7D045E115-1769-000001D4833BA475_zps9730ddfe.jpg

Margaret, I had schuermanns kyphosis, my procedure I am unsure about only...
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