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Old 11-05-2012, 07:43 PM
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The surgeon called me back today and said that I have one of two options. A metal plate in the front of my spine or in the back. He said my neck was way out of alignment and that it would be nearly impossible to remove the artificial disc so he wants to brace it to limit the movement. He said he is going to get with "his buddies" from what he said and see what there opinion on the matter is. I'll keep you all updated but it looks like i'm going back under the knife soon again.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:04 PM
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You are talking about a pretty extreme surgery for that kind of revision. If you have the time and money, I'd strongly suggest getting all of your films, reports, etc together and seeking a second opinion from another doctor. There are several surgeons inside and outside the US who will perform that service for a fee so there's no long-term expectation that you have to go with them for surgery. If you look around at the cervical revision patients who have posted here, you'll see that it isn't just "put a plate in" simple. It's a pretty serious surgery and you really deserve a second opinion before you commit to something of that level.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:59 PM
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Agreed, again, with Annapurna's comments. And pls share your radiologist reports verbatum. It will also help us better understand your situation, as does the initial request for your signature in this forum (first topic here).
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:36 PM
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Here are the Radiologist Reports
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*C5/C6 Prodisc C July 18, 2012
*Hypolordosis
*DJD Disease C3-C4, C4-C5, C6-C7
*Multilevel endplate herniation pits/Schmorl's nodes with evedence of minimal acute-on-chronic inflammation at T12-L1 level
*Disc Laminectomy 17th December 2012
*2 rods 8 screws " Well at least thats what I was told" (Check out the sweet during surgery Photos)


Last edited by Harrison; 11-07-2012 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Deleted files per user request
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:18 PM
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If anyone is interested you can also add me as a friend on FB

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*Lee Anthony
*C5/C6 Prodisc C July 18, 2012
*Hypolordosis
*DJD Disease C3-C4, C4-C5, C6-C7
*Multilevel endplate herniation pits/Schmorl's nodes with evedence of minimal acute-on-chronic inflammation at T12-L1 level
*Disc Laminectomy 17th December 2012
*2 rods 8 screws " Well at least thats what I was told" (Check out the sweet during surgery Photos)

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Old 11-06-2012, 08:31 PM
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Thanks Lee, and for updating your signature too. Keep us posted.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:23 PM
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Oh also I don't know if you all have the same problem but I still can not feel my chin and most of the time when I yawn my neck knots up really bad right under my incision site.
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*Lee Anthony
*C5/C6 Prodisc C July 18, 2012
*Hypolordosis
*DJD Disease C3-C4, C4-C5, C6-C7
*Multilevel endplate herniation pits/Schmorl's nodes with evedence of minimal acute-on-chronic inflammation at T12-L1 level
*Disc Laminectomy 17th December 2012
*2 rods 8 screws " Well at least thats what I was told" (Check out the sweet during surgery Photos)

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:09 PM
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Just a suggestion but your reports also show your name, birth date and phone numbers.
I would suggest removing that info and re-posting the reports.
You'd be surprised what people can find out with tid bits of that kind of personal info.

Hope you get everything worked out
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:41 AM
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Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I cannot find the edit tool anywhere please help.
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*Lee Anthony
*C5/C6 Prodisc C July 18, 2012
*Hypolordosis
*DJD Disease C3-C4, C4-C5, C6-C7
*Multilevel endplate herniation pits/Schmorl's nodes with evedence of minimal acute-on-chronic inflammation at T12-L1 level
*Disc Laminectomy 17th December 2012
*2 rods 8 screws " Well at least thats what I was told" (Check out the sweet during surgery Photos)

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:36 PM
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Done deal -- deleted the files.
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