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    Hi all, I am doing well, just one spot that is...

    Hi all, I am doing well, just one spot that is still in the healing stages & really sore walking bringing my strength back up. I have dc'd all the meds except for an occasional hydrocodone at night...
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    I'm doing well, pain is subsiding at home, I...

    I'm doing well, pain is subsiding at home, I really think I did the right thing. The only pain I have is my incision. It's such a relief to have that pain that's been there for 7years gone :). I'm...
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    Thanks y'all! For the first time in 7 years, I...

    Thanks y'all! For the first time in 7 years, I have NO sciatica, I'm a happy girl! So glad I went ahead & did it. Monday night was rough, as they had a hard time getting my pain manageable. My...
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    Surgery checkin

    Hi guys, just wanted to drop a quick note, surgery went well on Monday, 6 inch incision, ran into a random bone that was connected to the dura & some dead nervous tissue. Going home today, 5 days...
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    Just when you think, ok, I'm good, house is...

    Just when you think, ok, I'm good, house is clean, pretty much, bags packed & I'm ready to go for tomorrow morning, I freaking lose it & have a mini breakdown & cry my eyeballs out. Doesn't help that...
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    Curiosity question on pre-op

    Well, they got an approved 24 hr observation for after the surgery, then the PA will send a letter of justification for the extended stay(see my previous rant about devious insurance ). So glad...
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    Sorry for my rant earlier, I'm trying to stay...

    Sorry for my rant earlier, I'm trying to stay calm. I did talk to the PA to my dr and she said not to worry about it, that she changed it from a three day stay to a 24 hour observation, that they...
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    Soooooo pissed

    I'm about to BLOW MY TOP, surgery is scheduled for Monday, Anthem approved the surgery as OUTPATIENT!~:banghead: and denied the hospital stay of 3 days :confused:

    Do these people that actually...
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    Thanks! I'm sure I will have my phone in the...

    Thanks! I'm sure I will have my phone in the hospital and be looking for something to get into while laying there, so I'm sure I'll be on the board LOL, Thank god for my IPhone :)
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    I'm an accountant, although not a traditional one...

    I'm an accountant, although not a traditional one working at a firm. I work for a large furniture manufacturer, so I guess I'm more of a Controller. I work directly for the CFO of the company.

    I...
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    I was born with SBO, fortunately the skin closed...

    I was born with SBO, fortunately the skin closed and protected the cord. There are bones missing at L4&L5. I've known about it since I was five, when a hairy patch started growing on my back. Over...
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    Mri

    Here's what the most recent MRI looks like that was done last night. The "stalk" going out to the dimple on my back (I also have a hairy patch there that was noticed when I was five) didn't show up...
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    I will be 35 in February, & unfortunately a...

    I will be 35 in February, & unfortunately a smoker (will be working on quitting before the surgery so I don't have to deal with nicotine w/drawals) plus ive heard being a smoker does not help the...
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    Tethered cord diagnosis/surgery

    So after my appointment today, I have a tethered cord & they are recommending surgery to fix, of which I am scared to death. Has anyone else had this surgery as an adult? Just kinda wondering how...
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    Yes, the NS actually was surprised that when I...

    Yes, the NS actually was surprised that when I was born, they did no surgery. But I guess back in 1977, being that the hole was closed on my back, and the hair didn't start growing there until I was...
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    It shook us pretty good here in southern VA too,...

    It shook us pretty good here in southern VA too, near the NC border. We all hit the exits here at work. Hearing news from my house that my foundation is cracked, YIKES@
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    Thanks Bonnette! Yes, I had to call Anthem, the...

    Thanks Bonnette! Yes, I had to call Anthem, the PA to the neurosurgeon had a peer to peer review with Anthem, my local agent called Anthem, and then I had to fax a bunch of reports from previous...
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    Update

    So I really like the neurosurgeon they sent me to, really nice, personable, and took time to answer questions, gave me something for pain until we know the outcomes of tests etc. So life has been...
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    Oh, and Sharon, I live about an two hours south...

    Oh, and Sharon, I live about an two hours south of Richmond, in Halifax County VA.
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    Thanks for all the kind replies, and sorry for...

    Thanks for all the kind replies, and sorry for not replying back any sooner. Had an appointment with ortho doc @ Duke last week, and he looked at my MRI, I have a bone missing in L4, where the...
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    HI all, new here

    Hi all, I am new here, been lurking around reading for the past couple of days or so. I do not necessarily have an SCI, but, I was born with Spina Bifida Occulta with L4&5 formed incorrectly. My...
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