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Old 11-11-2010, 11:26 AM
curlygirl54 curlygirl54 is offline
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Hi Everyone,
New member here, 30+ years of chronic pain and surgeries since road accident many years ago. Another RTA last year and condition worse. Now on waiting list for ADR (prodisc) in Croydon. Feeling really positive about it, in fact can't wait
Comments please to either affirm what I am feeling or give me a reality check - I do hope not!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:30 AM
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Hi CG, sorry you are here but I hope we can help. BTW, what state are you in? Dunno where Croydon is...

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Old 11-13-2010, 08:34 AM
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Hi Harrison,

Thanks for your response - I am in the South East, UK

Best wishes,

Shirley
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:28 PM
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curlygirl 54

I see you stated you are on a wainting list for your surgery in England. I am assuming by your postings that you are a U.K. citizen. I'm just courious of how long of a wait you are looking at?

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Old 11-17-2010, 06:29 AM
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Hi JPJH,

It looks like February unless I get a cancellation
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Awaiting Prodisc ADR L5/S1
L4/5 IDET 2005
C5/6 Fusion and Titanium implant 2002
C4/5 Fusion 1987
Road accident aged 18, further RTA 1 year ago
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:04 AM
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CG, what are your concerns or questions at this point?
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Reborn June 25th, 2004, L5-S1 ADR Charite in Boston
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:07 AM
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Hi Harrison,

I love your 'reborn'statement , it gives me real optimism.

I'm really just concerned that my positivity about the surgery is naive but I have strugged with chronic pain for years and until now there seemed to be little hope. All I have read leaves me feeling that this surgery may just give me enough relief to enable the core stability work my spine badly needs. I am currently in the catch 22 situation where the barest amount of exercise leaves me in the most horrendous flare up.

I am also worried about Physio - I want to do the very best for myself after the surgery but post IDET I was given very bad advice by the Physio. My Osteo threw her hands up in horror when I told her what I was being asked to do as, like many of us on here, I have complex issues in my spine and not just problems with the surgery site.

I really appreciate all the support you give members on here - thank you.

Shirley
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Road accident aged 18, further RTA 1 year ago
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:57 AM
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Hi Shirley

Welcome to the forum here, its a great resource.

Your positivity is great and certainly will help you through the process to recovery.

Are you aware of the 'Adr Support UK' website? You may find that to be of interest.

Lynda

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