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Old 09-29-2011, 06:53 AM   #31
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Good luck today Greg.

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Old 09-29-2011, 06:17 PM   #32
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I am doing better this time around, after getting out of the OR aprox. 3 hrs. ago. Just have to deal with the pain where they went back in at the previous incision site, from the operation in Aug.

They took the screw out, so no longer do I have a loose screw in my neck.
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Good to hear Greg! I am a little surprised to see you online so quickly. But, at least you won't hear that rattle when you walk
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I am ready to go dancing. I actually can swallow now with no problems.
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Greg -

Screws and bones are a real experience.

I am going in next week with the bone doctor. I know it will be surgery, but the question is whether it is 1, 2, 3 or 4 operations.

Number 4 is for my spine (L1,L2 and L3 vertebrae), but unlikely because it has been an old condition that is painful, but not critical at my age.

Number 3 is a rebuild of an old problem (fell off a roof, crushed my tibia and shortend my leg by about 2" - repaired once when they removed one of the 14 screws). Now, it has changed and the distorted the angle of my lower leg has increased from 3 degrees to about 7-10 degrees.

Numbers 1 & 2 are the other side (hip and knee) since they were overloaded from the gradual distortion.

It could be a real long ordeal, but I am prepared (downstairs bedroom and fortunately close to many great hospitals) after the first knee crush and two months plus therapy and just turn my body over to the bone doctors (even though I get afraid of them). For some reason, my high tolerance for pain has helped, so the recovery was just boring, but winter is coming and I will have my laptop computer with me and great insurance. - I hope to be ready for spring trout/steelhead fishing.

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Then you and I should start having Scrabble matches. I am hooping that my return to work in December 1st. Oh, the joys of a desk job.

The bad thing about you Dick, is the arthritis from all of that.
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You guys are making me nervous. Doctors have been wanting to replace my hip for years.
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You guys are making me nervous. Doctors have been wanting to replace my hip for years.
Depends on how old you are Rusty. My boss is in his sixties and had his done around five years ago. Some people do great, others like me have problems.

You do need to decide before Obamacare kicks in in 2013.
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Glad to hear you are ok Greg.
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That's good news!!
Here's to a speedy and complete recovery!!

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Good to hear that you're doing well, Greg!
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You guys are making me nervous. Doctors have been wanting to replace my hip for years.
I've known a lot of people, over the years, who have had hip-replacement surgery. None of them have regretted it.
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I am such a rebel. Got. tired of waiting for the wife to bring me a real cup of coffee, walked down to the lobby to get some. Figured that I have discharge papers in hand as of 9:30am, I am free to get out of the room.
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One of the screws holding the plate on the Cervical Vertrebrae is backing out, so two weeks on the 29th, I go back under. They do not know if the bone is too brittle. When the dr. said that, I swore there were dollar signs in his eyes.

He said, that I am only the second patient out of the hundreds he has worked on, that this has happened.
IM 23 YRS OLD! WHAT CAN I START DOING TO PREVENT STUFF LIKE DIS????????????????

OR AT LEAST KEEP IT AT A MINIMUM???????????
IM NOT THAT EXCITED TO HAVE MY FLESH SLICED OPEN TO HAVE MY BONES DRILLED BY A DeWALT!!!!!!!
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IM 23 YRS OLD! WHAT CAN I START DOING TO PREVENT STUFF LIKE DIS????????????????

OR AT LEAST KEEP IT AT A MINIMUM???????????
IM NOT THAT EXCITED TO HAVE MY FLESH SLICED OPEN TO HAVE MY BONES DRILLED BY A DeWALT!!!!!!!
Gregzoll, Now you are scaring the children around here. Behave yourself.

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