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Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 4th April 2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By rob0225
Re: 17 months post op update.

I'm 2.5 years post op and still deal with pain as well. Not extreme pain but more discomfort, but enough so that I still use tramadol. And also experience the tightening in the chest at times, this...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 10th February 2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By rob0225
Re: Nhs threshold for surgery and recovery time

First, let me say I'm sorry you're getting that type of grief from your wife. I hope it's in jest and she isn't being serious.

I had my surgery at 42, anterior and posterior, fused T3-L2. I was...
Forum: General Discussions 17th January 2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By rob0225
Re: In that situation again......

I think we sometimes put doctors in a different category of people to some degree. And unfortunately, they hold our futures in their hands by nature of their opinions.

I've learned to look at...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 14th January 2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By rob0225
Re: Second surgery for junctional Kyphosis

No I don't. I'm fused T3 to L2 and it always worries me as a possibility. Was just curious to the procedure. Thanks.
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 13th January 2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By rob0225
Re: Second surgery for junctional Kyphosis

When they operate for junctional Kyphosis do they correct the curve and fuse or fuse in place?
Forum: General Discussions 20th December 2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By rob0225
Re: Well, here is my story. Please read, I'm a newbie. =)

Doctors can certainly be very frustrating. I honestly don't understand the resistance to surgery. Especially in today's modern times and techniques.

I really liked the statement you gave the...
Forum: General Discussions 14th December 2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By rob0225
Re: Massage paid by insurance

Ahhh...ill check into that.
Forum: General Discussions 13th December 2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By rob0225
Massage paid by insurance

Does anyone's medical insurance cover massage?

Mine doesn't and I've never heard of one that does, but curious as to why they don't? Especially in cases like we have.
Forum: General Discussions 13th December 2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By rob0225
Re: Any suffers of PTSD?

Have you been diagnosed with PTSD?

I'm not an expert by any means but I'm not sure what you have would be classified as PTSD. Probably more of an anxiety disorder.

I have been diagnosed with PTSD...
Forum: General Discussions 7th December 2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By rob0225
How we see ourselves and reality

I know this isn't back related but I think there is some correlation to how we see ourselves and how others actually see us.

I suppose the take away is that we probably shouldn't be so critical of...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 28th November 2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By rob0225
Re: Nerve pain in my arms

Maybe Neurotin (Gabepentin). This works relatively well for me. I didn't do so well with Lyrica.
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 25th November 2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By rob0225
Re: Pics, back still curved?

Do you think we are more critical of our backs then others are? I'm still very much self conscious and when I catch someone looking at me I always think they are looking at my back.

I think maybe...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 24th November 2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By rob0225
Pics, back still curved?

So, I had surgery 2 years ago for Kyphosis, 89 degrees. Fused T3-L2

Does my back still looked jacked up? To me there still seems to be a bad curve toward the top, like the top of my back is hunched...
Forum: General Discussions 19th November 2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By rob0225
What is it about doctors and physical therapy?

What is it about physical therapy that doctors always thinks it's the answer?

Finally went in today to have some of the issues I'm having looked at:

midback pressure from screws
low back...
Forum: General Discussions 18th November 2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By rob0225
Re: Pain med withdrawals

I've been on Tramadol and Robaxin and am 2 years post op.
Forum: General Discussions 13th November 2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By rob0225
Re: feel so bad

I'm the same way. Was on a tank in the Army for 20+ years which is a fairly confined space, but could not deal with the MRI....I was pushing the button to pull me out as soon as they put me in. I...
Forum: General Discussions 24th October 2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By rob0225
Re: Wish I could be brave-again.....

I didn't realize the surgery to remove instrumentation was that extensive. For whatever reason I just assumed they used small incisions to remove everything. Crap.

For those that have had this...
Forum: General Discussions 18th October 2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By rob0225
Re: Wish I could be brave-again.....

That's what I was wondering as well. If the spine is fused there should be nothing pulling against the rods?
Forum: General Discussions 16th October 2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By rob0225
Re: Wish I could be brave-again.....

What is involved in removing the hardware...do they have to open your back completely open again or is it done via small incisions?
Forum: General Discussions 15th October 2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By rob0225
Re: Wish I could be brave-again.....

Bluestone, so sorry your dealing with the ongoing pain and limitations. I apologize, I did not mean to 'brag' so to speak on my activities. Just intended to highlight some of my activities and if...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 14th October 2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,358
Posted By rob0225
Re: Can I join the Air Force with this Degree of Kyphosis?

Moneyblind, are your still in or did you get medically discharged out of the Airforce?
Forum: General Discussions 14th October 2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By rob0225
Re: Wish I could be brave-again.....

I'm two years post op this month and I get that exact same feeling around the mid chest. It's almost like someone is squeezing around my chest. The feeling gets worse the longer I'm in between...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 8th October 2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,358
Posted By rob0225
Re: Can I join the Air Force with this Degree of Kyphosis?

They will pick it up at MEPS, the docs there are very thorough. They'll then send you for X-rays and a determination of your curve. If your within the acceptable limits you're good to go.
Forum: General Discussions 2nd October 2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By rob0225
Re: Going on holiday with a spinal fusion

I don't see why a note is necessary. Besides, how would they verify it anyway.

I have titanium rods and screws. I travel 2-3 times a month. I have NEVER set off metal detectors or had any issues...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 27th September 2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,358
Posted By rob0225
Re: Can I join the Air Force with this Degree of Kyphosis?

Retired Army (all services have the same medical entrance requirements). Just looking at the picture, I think your good. Mine was worse then that before I had surgery.
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