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Forum: New Member Introductions 10-16-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,482
Posted By Cynlite
Please see Marzman54 post on 12/21/15 before...

Please see Marzman54 post on 12/21/15 before deciding to go with Dr. Bierstedt. We conversed before my decision and it influenced the reason why I decided not to go to Germany. Also, after my Skype...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-16-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,538
Posted By Cynlite
Surgeon is the most important decision.

I have three M6-C's implanted by Dr. Clavel in May of 2016. Had x-rays done a few months ago. They haven't moved and look great. When I made my decision, the ESP was not on the market. I chose...
Forum: International Assistance 08-15-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,105
Posted By Cynlite
Philly Joe

Hi Philly Joe,

I'm sorry you are still have issues!

Healing from my surgery has been a complicated and long process although, Dr. Clavel's surgery did get me out of my house and my bed. I'll...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-02-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,059
Posted By Cynlite
Wishing you a very successful surgery! Trusting...

Wishing you a very successful surgery! Trusting and choosing a surgeon was the most important step for me. I know it was hard work and took many hours of time and research. It took me a long time...
Forum: International Assistance 03-10-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,287
Posted By Cynlite
So glad you are finally on your way! I'll...

So glad you are finally on your way!

I'll be thinking about you while you are there. Send me a text message if you can when you feel well enough. :jump: I'm so excited for you. Tell Dr. Clavel...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-09-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,582
Posted By Cynlite
I'm so sorry you are still struggling so much. :(...

I'm so sorry you are still struggling so much. :( Doctor Light in San Francisco is the only one I know of that has a reputation of fixing other surgeon's mistakes here in the U.S. He's expensive...
Forum: International Assistance 08-22-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,357
Posted By Cynlite
FYI, Dr. Zeegers posted that he was looking for a...

FYI, Dr. Zeegers posted that he was looking for a new assistant last week on his Facebook page. That might explain the delays he has been having recently. Glad to hear he got back with you and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-19-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,356
Posted By Cynlite
You're welcome. I'm happy to share my experience...

You're welcome. I'm happy to share my experience and be a person for you to bounce off ideas with in hopes you don't have to go through what I have gone through. Thankfully, I was active and able...
Forum: International Assistance 08-18-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,357
Posted By Cynlite
You are most welcome Jim :D Thanks so much! ...

You are most welcome Jim :D Thanks so much!

I think Dr. Blumenthal at TBI is a good choice in the U.S. especially, since your insurance will cover the surgery. He was my second choice but, I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-17-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,356
Posted By Cynlite
The L5/S1 is a tricky level and some do choose to...

The L5/S1 is a tricky level and some do choose to fuse it instead of an ADR because it is the base of the spine and takes a beating. You might want to PM Drewrad about it or read his threads. He is...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-16-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,356
Posted By Cynlite
Wonderful! It was approved by the FDA in the...

Wonderful! It was approved by the FDA in the U.S. last year but, just know that the surgeon is a really important part of the equation for the best outcome. If you don't want to go to Dr. Clavel in...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-16-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,356
Posted By Cynlite
Welcome! Sorry you are here at such a young age....

Welcome! Sorry you are here at such a young age. :( There are others here that know more about lumbar related issues than I do but, I did read this little blurb yesterday about the Activ-L Disc on...
Forum: International Assistance 08-15-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,357
Posted By Cynlite
Twowheelyankee, I too have spent more time...

Twowheelyankee, I too have spent more time researching ADR surgery, fusion surgery and stem cell treatments more than anything else in my life. There is a good reason for this. My spine problems...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-12-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,026
Posted By Cynlite
Wow, I feel for you. I and Old Codger are the...

Wow, I feel for you. I and Old Codger are the only ones I know of that have gone through the metal allergy nightmare!

I spoke to the "PhD in Immunology" in the lab at Orthopedic Analysis about...
Forum: International Assistance 08-08-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,357
Posted By Cynlite
The end of the report (really the only important...

The end of the report (really the only important page) should say something like:

1) Do nothing ...wait and watch, not really a good solution ...
2) Some sort of recommendation by Dr. Zeegers
...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-06-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,182
Posted By Cynlite
Answered here: ...

Answered here: https://www.adrsupport.org/forums/newreply.php?do=postreply&t=10882
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-06-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,817
Posted By Cynlite
I believe this is your thread. I'm answering you...

I believe this is your thread. I'm answering you here because I really don't want to hijack Chris' thread on a question that was not part of Chris' story.

My impression is that Dr. Clavel is very...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-02-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,182
Posted By Cynlite
Doctor Clavel told me in May that he would be...

Doctor Clavel told me in May that he would be taking a three week vacation in August. That is all I know about so, expect a delay for at least that amount of time this month. He's a busy man!

EP...
Forum: International Assistance 07-31-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,059
Posted By Cynlite
The member "Haloffi" has seen this surgeon. He...

The member "Haloffi" has seen this surgeon. He has two threads in the post surgery forum. He's the only one I know of that has seen this surgeon....
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-28-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,026
Posted By Cynlite
I purchased my airline ticket with about 10 days...

I purchased my airline ticket with about 10 days notice to Europe this past May. I used a discount broker for business class tickets. Here is the one I used but, you can also Google it and find a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-20-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,842
Posted By Cynlite
Welcome! Well, I was in a similar boat and...

Welcome!

Well, I was in a similar boat and went to Dr. Clavel in Barcelona. He's really good at diagnosing and fixing the cervical spine. He's my recommendation for out of country. I've...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-20-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,185
Posted By Cynlite
Congratulations! So happy you are doing well and...

Congratulations! So happy you are doing well and had a successful surgery. I was really ready for my surgery a few months ago but, the hours leading up to it are a bit of a challenge to handle. I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-19-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,094
Posted By Cynlite
My understanding is that osteophytes "bone spurs"...

My understanding is that osteophytes "bone spurs" and degeneration are a normal part of an aging spine. However, bone spurs also tend to grow after a trauma to the spine. A trauma would include and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-18-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,094
Posted By Cynlite
Yes, that is it Phillyjoe. You also mentioned...

Yes, that is it Phillyjoe. You also mentioned some percentages of patients that will develop HO post surgery according to Dr. Clavel. Would you please share that here too. It supports the point of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-18-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,094
Posted By Cynlite
Well, I thought it was Phillyjoe. Sorry, I guess...

Well, I thought it was Phillyjoe. Sorry, I guess it was someone else I talked to who mentioned some differences between the neurosurgeons and the orthopedic surgeons. Since I can't remember, here's...
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