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Forum: International Assistance 03-10-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,427
Posted By Jstuckey
5 years post

Very best wishes! I'm 5.5 years post from my ADR surgery with Dr Boeree in England (God bless him and may he rest in peace).
Just wanted to say it's worth it and to remember this on the few days...
Forum: International Assistance 01-22-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,744
Posted By Jstuckey
Glad everything is going great for you and you're...

Glad everything is going great for you and you're home safely. Keep up the good work.
Forum: International Assistance 01-22-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,369
Posted By Jstuckey
Follow up

Ican: as far as your follow up concerns go, this is how mine went:

I was there (England) for 3 weeks post-op. I started therapy there, saw the surgeon and pain doctor regularly for follow-up...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-04-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,010
Posted By Jstuckey
Hello! Just some of my quick thoughts.... ...

Hello! Just some of my quick thoughts....

Making the decision: Family thought I was crazy to leave the country. Husband thought a new boat would be better use of the money. They all came...
Forum: The Big File 01-03-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,164
Posted By Jstuckey
I would try to find a therapist that has...

I would try to find a therapist that has knowledge of artificial discs if possible. (Not around here - I had to provide the info on what I had done, precautions, recommendations from the surgeon and...
Forum: The Big File 01-03-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,164
Posted By Jstuckey
I had xrays at 6 months and 1 year. The...

I had xrays at 6 months and 1 year. The radiologist locally didn't really comment specifically on calcification (I had the xrays in Indiana and I think they were just wondering what the heck they...
Forum: The Big File 01-03-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,164
Posted By Jstuckey
Hang in there

Had a hybrid surgery myself in 2011. The first 7 weeks were pretty much off and on miserable. The next couple of months after that got considerably better. Follow your precautions (no twisting, no...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,648
Posted By Jstuckey
5kids (wow!) I agree with all of the above. Just...

5kids (wow!) I agree with all of the above. Just want to add, I did consult with 5 surgeons and got 5 different recommendations ranging from a 3 level fusion to 3 level ADR. That was a little tough...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-14-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,624
Posted By Jstuckey
Hey Walker. Check out the surgical outcomes...

Hey Walker. Check out the surgical outcomes area. You can private message lots of people with first hand experience. You know where to find me! :)
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,418
Posted By Jstuckey
lucky

I was lucky enough to have family to loan me the money. Paying them back for the next few years. Otherwise, I would have gotten a regular loan through a bank. I looked at it as the cost of a nice...
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-18-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,667
Posted By Jstuckey
I purchased insurance soley for the potential for...

I purchased insurance soley for the potential for travel interuption, in case I needed to change my dates due to complications. Not expensive ($130 for my husband and I both, I think). There were...
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 01-24-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 62,483
Posted By Jstuckey
Mine wouldn't. Some (rarely) do though...

Mine wouldn't. Some (rarely) do though...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-18-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,766
Posted By Jstuckey
Welcome to the like-minded people that have been...

Welcome to the like-minded people that have been there, done that! I was originally recommended the same surgery as you - just one level lower - by my local ortho in Indiana, but couldn't get...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-07-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,617
Posted By Jstuckey
Izzy welcome. Glad everything went well! Have...

Izzy welcome. Glad everything went well! Have you checked out the Insurance thread on this site? Lots of info...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 01-06-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,668
Posted By Jstuckey
H2o2

Think I'll try it on my plants this spring as described! I need to keep up my basic New Year Resolution of using my vitamins religiously before testing anything else out! Thanks for posting -...
Forum: The Big File 01-04-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,449
Posted By Jstuckey
cds

Guess I'm old-fashioned... I had multiple CDs made and sent them via the post office. It was less than $5. No problems with reading them on the other end.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-05-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,120
Posted By Jstuckey
Yes, Mr Boeree is not a fan of the Prodisc, and...

Yes, Mr Boeree is not a fan of the Prodisc, and currently prefers M6.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-04-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,116
Posted By Jstuckey
I had leg/hip/ankle pains and aches until post-op...

I had leg/hip/ankle pains and aches until post-op week 7 (ish). Heat always helped, as well as moving. They all resolved.
Forum: International Assistance 12-04-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,746
Posted By Jstuckey
We flew in on Sunday, had some pre-op tests done...

We flew in on Sunday, had some pre-op tests done Monday at 4 and met with Mr Boeree for about an hour at 6. That was it before surgery Wednesday am. (Tuesday was a train to London all day!)
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 11-23-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 62,483
Posted By Jstuckey
I ended up paying about $32,000 (US dollars) or...

I ended up paying about $32,000 (US dollars) or 20,000 British Pounds for my 2 level hybrid (originally quoted and paid for a 3 level, and recieved a refund without a problem). (See details in above...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-23-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,509
Posted By Jstuckey
I had three levels done. The negative level was...

I had three levels done. The negative level was not the same (more pressure than pain?) and they are very clear in how to answer. They also watch your facial expressions, test you when there...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-19-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,256
Posted By Jstuckey
Sorry you've joined our group the hard way! If...

Sorry you've joined our group the hard way! If you are considering going overseas, please read the surgical outcome posts, and get more opinions than just from Germany. Not to be a negative Nancy,...
Forum: International Assistance 11-16-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By Jstuckey
Have you gotten closer to when/where you are...

Have you gotten closer to when/where you are going? That will make a difference. I know you were interested in Spain and England, if I remember correctly. Traveling around once there is very...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-13-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,120
Posted By Jstuckey
Good luck on your search. I have a lumbar hybrid...

Good luck on your search. I have a lumbar hybrid (6 weeks post op). You are welcome to look through my blog for info, and ask any questions publicly or private message. I had opinions (besides my...
Forum: International Assistance 10-30-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,087
Posted By Jstuckey
An option for those of you (like me) scared off...

An option for those of you (like me) scared off by the price of "1st class" or whatever it's called by each individual airline, I just stayed one week longer. The cost of my housing and food I...
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