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Old 12-31-2008, 10:04 PM
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Terry Terry is offline
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Default Leaving ADR

I have posted here since October 2006 prior to my four level ADR surgery. I have been in the counseling profession for over thirty years and believe in the process of giving back to get something in life. I believe you get what you give. I have enjoyed getting to know the many fine people that post here and hope that I have contributed something to your decisions to get well and your recoveries. I do support the overall mission of the forum and believe it is a place to give and get support. Without going in to any details, some issues have come up which necessitate my departure from the forum. I appreciate all that I have received here and wish each and every one of you healthy and happy lives. I will miss many of you and will think back fondly over the many fine people I have had the chance to interact with here.

May God bless you all as richly as he has done for for me and my family.

I remain:

Terry Newton
1980 ruptured L4-L5
1988 ruptured SI-L5
1990 ruptured C5-C6
1994 ruptured C6-C7
1995 Hemi-Laminectomy C5-C6, C6-C7 Mayo Clinic
Bicycle Accident 2004
MRI, EMG, Facet Injections, Epidural Blocks, Lumbar Discogram.
Stenum Hospital Surgery November 4, 2006
Prestige Disc C5-C6, C6-C7
Maverick Disc S1-L5, L4-L5
Old 12-31-2008, 10:12 PM
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Harrison Harrison is offline
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Default Sorry to hear the news


You've been a really amazing support system for many people near and far. Sorry to hear the news!

Good luck in your travels and peace and good health to you in 2009.
"Harrison" - info (at)
Fell on my ***winter 2003, Canceled fusion April 6 2004
Reborn June 25th, 2004, L5-S1 ADR Charite in Boston
Founder & moderator of ADRSupport - 2004
Founder Arthroplasty Patient Foundation a 501(c)(3) - 2006
Creator & producer, Why Am I Still Sick? - 2012
Old 01-01-2009, 02:12 AM
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keziah23 keziah23 is offline
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Terry, I always appreciated your input. Best of luck.
1988:sprained neck roller skating
1989:dislocated neck in a freak accident
1995:diagnosed with bulging disc C5/6
2000:disk herniated
2000-2004:multiple treatments including nerve root block, trigger point injections, epidural steroid injections, pt
2005-2008: pain meds and muscle relaxers only
ProDisc-C replacement on c5/c6 11/18/08
Old 01-01-2009, 04:39 AM
phylly phylly is offline
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Default miss you

I will miss all your words of wisdom and support. I am sorry that you will be leaving us and hope that you can pop in occasionally.
Cervical fusion C4-C6 2002
Fall on tailbone April 2005
Discogram concordant at L4-S1 2007 for back pain not leg pain
Prodisc ADR surgery L4-L5-S1 November 2007
Decompression surgery L4-S1 for left sided sciatica July 2008
Continued back and leg pain, looking at possible fusion
Removal of Prodiscs and L4-S1 fusion February 2009
Old 01-01-2009, 06:22 AM
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Toebin Toebin is offline
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Terry you will be missed here in the community. Thanks for all you have done during your time here and all the help you have given to everyone.

I hope your most recent "flair up" calms down and that you are once again on the road to pain free living.
Hyperparathyroidism-CURED! Aug08, lets see if I can grow bone now!
DDD for as long as I can remember.
Myofacial Pain Disease
Severe Vitamin D Deficiency
Spinal Fusion C5-C6, C6-C7 - May 2007
Multiple epidurals, L 3/4/5 & S1
L 3,4,5 & S1 herniated/bulging disks-under control for now.
Old 01-01-2009, 11:51 AM
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Dearest Terry

I too am saddened that you are leaving the forum. Not only do you and I have four artifical discs at the same levels but we also have a similar outlook. I, too, believe that one gets out of this life what one gives and you dear Terry have given such a lot. You are one of the world's good men and you have been an asset to this forum and have offered such help and support to many many people with your good humour and words of wisdom. You will certainly be missed my friend.

I am sorry you have to leave us but wish you all the very best for the future. I will think of you and wonder how you are doing (especially on the occassions I am riding my bike) and will look out for any future updates you may post.

Love and peace to you and your family


Cervical Activ C, C5/6 & C6/7, Feb 2008
Craniotomy and excision frontal lobe brain tumour, May 2006
Lumbar ProDiscs, L4/5 & L5/S1, Feb 2004

Old 01-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Sandra L Sandra L is offline
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Default So sad, but best wishes.

Dear Terry,

What a loss for adrsupport. I have not known you long but you are the most faithful supporter of those in need. I have been amazed at the time you spend and the beautiful words and thoughts you give to those in need. You will be sorely missed.

May your good deeds circle back.

Sincerely, Sandy Wade
**Accidents, active life-style, always some back/neck pain controlled w/ibuphrofen
2004 excessive pain, x-ray, PT, MRI diagnosis cervical DDD
**PM recommended, meds, PT, massage therapy, chiropractor, injections
**Dec. 2007 numbness and weakness in left arm/thumb, x-rays, MRI, discs at C4-7 pushing on spinal cord, fusion or ADR out of country
**April 7, 2008, discogram at C3-4, surgery 4 levels, Prodisc-C, Dr. Bertagnoli, Germany
Old 01-01-2009, 01:24 PM
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CindyLou CindyLou is offline
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You know how I feel via our emails. I am NOT happy about this situation, and am going to have to pout and stomp my feet for awhile. I wish they're could have been resolution, as you have been such a loyal member, always giving more than getting. And I will always love you for that.

Keep in touch, ok?

Cindylou (I'm gonna go sulk some more)
bicycle accident 6/19/01
2 compression fractures, T12, L1;
vertibroplasty @ above levels, 9/15/01
4/06 hip labral tear repair
4/07 Lumbar ProDisc replacement by Dr. B., 3 levels; L3-6
7/2/08 ALIF of L6-S1
7/30/08 Removed bone cement.
8/7/08 Diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, double pneumonia, collapsed left lung, pleurisy, pleural effusion.
3/10/09 right SI Joint Fusion; seeing light at end of tunnel, for first time in 8 years!!
Old 01-01-2009, 02:03 PM
maz maz is offline
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Terry ,

I dont know what to say but thank you for everything you have done for me and I will really really miss you. You are so strong and always repond to my worries with such thoughfullness and positivity. I am saddened to say the very least that you have made the decison to leave I wish it wasnt so, but you have clearly made up you mind. I wish you all the happiness and good health you so deserve, hope your injections kick in soon too!! love Maz
DDD C5/6 C6/7 following a fall onto my arm in June 06
Left Arm pain 2007 spread to the right after 10 months
Misdiagnosed x 3 then diagnosed as DDD related July 08
Active C ADR 2 levels 18th Sept 08
pain remains in shoulders and neck but is better than before (level 2-6)
arm pain resolved
Old 01-01-2009, 02:11 PM
Sherwin Sherwin is offline
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Default Please don't go Terry

Hi Terry, I am a lurker on the forum and pop in from time to time. I have always appreciated your thoughtful posts and helpful tone. Please don't leave the forum Terry. I know many people still need your support and knowledge. I hope to post more in the new year. Sherwin
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