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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Going into Spine Surgery tomorrow!

First of all, hi to mi Jemsite friends! I have been working like crazy, so I barely lurk here.

Well, tomorrowI go under the knife. I have a condition called spinal stenosis, where basically my spine grew abnormally, and two of my discs are broken, so my nerves get pinched...resulting in an almost untolerable lower back pain and leg numbness.

The surgery involves removing the broken discs and replacing them with bone graft from my own hip, so it "heals" like a fracture and joins the 3 vertebrae. Also, they put on some titanium screws and rods!!!

As you see, it's quite a procedure! Happily, I'm not scared, since when i think of the pain I have right now, I really don't mind any risks or cost (well, actually cost is an issue...I'll work the rest of the year to pay for this!)

Wish me luck! and I'll see you all when I'm back (or get a laptop at the hospital )
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 08:01 PM
 
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Re: Going into Spine Surgery tomorrow!

Good Luck M8
I hope all goes well and you make a full recovery.

Keep Cool Bro!!
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 08:09 PM
 
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Re: Going into Spine Surgery tomorrow!

Good Luck - the relief will be WELL worth it!

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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 08:13 PM
 
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Re: Going into Spine Surgery tomorrow!

My dad had the same procedure after his motocycle accident. Bone grafts, screws, rods, the works! Same problems as well; aside from broken bones, he had major back pain and leg numbness as well. 2 years after the operation on his spine, he is still in perfect condition. It should go smoothly. Good luck!

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Good to see you around here and good luck!
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Good luck! I guess break a leg is called for.
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good luck & speedy recovery... glen
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Buena suerte!
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Good luck dude, you'll be fine

Just think of all that guitar time you can get in when you're resting up afterwards
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Good luck and I hope the surgery goes well.
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Sounds like a little nip and tuck to me, you should be good as new by next week!

Best of luck compadre.
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im sure all will turn out fine, good luck
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Good luck. Hope they give you good drugs
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post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 09:31 PM
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Hey, good luck man! Losing pain is a great thing, we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know how it goes!

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good luck ..... it will turn out fine... just don't worry to much
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