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Forum: New Member Introductions 09-15-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,145
Posted By Azhure
ADR (Freedom) by Kenneth Pettine

Hi there!
I'm sort of the odd-ball on the forum because I'm a 24-year-old woman. I don't have 20 years of history with my back pain (my initial injury was only about 5 years ago). I jumped to ADR...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-22-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,247
Posted By Azhure
Grzz... how'd it go, how ya feelin?

Grzz... how'd it go, how ya feelin?
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-22-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,602
Posted By Azhure
Angry TriCare and ADR

Okay, not sure if this has been brought up yet, but my surgeon brought up a good point...
TriCare (the military insurance), all regions, only covers ADR for those who are on active duty; they will...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-22-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,132
Posted By Azhure
Welcome! So glad you did not give up and have a...

Welcome!
So glad you did not give up and have a fusion (or have to pay for a trip to Germany)! Sounds like you've definitely been smart and done your research. I admire educated patients!
It is...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-22-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,186
Posted By Azhure
Activity post-ADR

In the military, they have you running, jumping, fully-deployable with no physical restrictions after 3-6 months post-op with the ProDisc-L. I can only imagine the second-gen will be similar. Some...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-19-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,186
Posted By Azhure
Thank you for correcting my misinformation. ...

Thank you for correcting my misinformation.
The second generation bonded materials have shown promise in holding up over time (I'm only 24 and would dread ever havIng to have it replaced.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-18-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,186
Posted By Azhure
"Never be the same", in my eyes, means: - I...

"Never be the same", in my eyes, means:
- I won't ever be a power lifter, and will probably never lift anything over 50 pounds again in my life.
- I will always have to be cautious about the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-13-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,186
Posted By Azhure
Hi MRLucky, I'm relatively new myself! About 3...

Hi MRLucky,
I'm relatively new myself! About 3 weeks post-ADR using the Freedom (which, I believe, is already approved in Europe).

I have friends and family who have had microdiscectomies that...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-12-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,247
Posted By Azhure
You are quite right, laid up doc. It's so...

You are quite right, laid up doc.

It's so easy to think this miracle operation was going to change things over night.

It did change things... and overnight I had new limitations, and it's...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-12-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,787
Posted By Azhure
Not a year out, not even a month out, from a...

Not a year out, not even a month out, from a different surgery, but wanted to stop by and say good luck. I am a hiking-biking-mountain-lover from the Rockies, and I understand how frustrating these...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-10-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,247
Posted By Azhure
They keep telling me heat will help my back......

They keep telling me heat will help my back... but I've had more relief with the ice.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-10-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,247
Posted By Azhure
@Laid up doc: My mother has this spine that...

@Laid up doc:
My mother has this spine that would inspire horror movies. She had her first fusion at 19 years old... she's 54 now and it's.... a nightmare. She has lots of facet problems (which,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-10-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,247
Posted By Azhure
Grzz660 - I promise, it's not this bad every...

Grzz660 - I promise, it's not this bad every day... the first 2 weeks were actually.... pretty easy. I was also drugged. I guess, thoguh, don't expect a cakewalk. For some ridiculous reason, I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-10-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,247
Posted By Azhure
Hi MeggieLynn, I've had that one set of post-op...

Hi MeggieLynn,
I've had that one set of post-op x-rays they did in the hospital the night I was in recovery. Next set is in three weeks. I was on Percocet 5 every 6-8 hours, and Valium for muscle...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-10-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,247
Posted By Azhure
Unhappy New member; post ADR L4-5, Dr. Kenneth Pettine

Greetings,
I'm a new member, so I guess this is the part where I post my history, and where I am now...
I'm a 24-year-old female, married, mother of one hyper 6-year-old son. I'm an Air Force...
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