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Old 05-07-2013, 01:26 AM
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Default In Barcelona and surgery tomorrow.

Leaving for preop in ten minutes and will have a three level ADR by doctor Clavel tomorrow. Hope I am first but they haven't said anything!
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Scheduled for4 level lamanectomy 7 May2013 c3 through C7 with hardware. cancelled
Scheduled for 3 level discectomy 7 may 2013 with fusion. Cancelled
Now scheduled for 3 level ADR in Barcelona with Dr Clavel. C4-C5. C5-C6 and C6-C7.
May need lumbar later as I have had 6 injections. They do help. Also had Physical Therapy. Just had 3 level cervical discectomy with C4-5. C5-6 C6-7 ADR but have severe arm pain now. Waiting for X-ray and Dr Clavels plan.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:42 AM
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Best of luck and a speedy recovery!
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02/2010- Car accident resulting in C4/C5 & L5/S1 bulging and extruding discs.

06/2012- Successful ADR surgery for C4/C5 disc in Cyprus using PCM by NuVasive. Performed by Dr. Mark Peterson through the help of AIMIS.

09/2012- Successful Disctectomy of L5/S1also performed by Dr. Mark Peterson.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:33 AM
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You will be in my thoughts!
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*12/10: PT & chiro
*4/11 to 11/11: 5 sessions prolo and 3 prolo w/ PRP
*12/28/11 ESI L L4/L5 - 1/13/12 ESI R L4/L5 - 1/24/12 L SI joint capsule - 3/8/12 TPI - 3/23/12 L L5/S1 - 4/11/12 ESI caudal - 5/23/12 TPI - 7/10/12 Facet inj L3/L4, L4/L5, L5/S1
*9/12/12: 30 - DRX9000
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:22 AM
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Best of luck!!
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Car Accident 2002 - Small Herniated Disc C3/C4
1998 Larger Herniation and Cervical Fusion C3/C4
2005 Herniation C4/C5 - 40 epidural steroid injections from Oct 2005, - Oct, 2007
2008 - Foraminotomy at C6/C7 on left side
Feb, 2010 - Cervical Fusion C4/C5
Dec, 2010 - Lumbar Fusion L3/L5
2013 - Bulge on C5/C6; herniation C6/C7 right side
Mar 26, 2013 - Foraminotomy at C6/C7 on right side
May 5, 2015 - ADR with Dr Blumenthal of TBI for C5/C6 using Mobi-C
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:37 AM
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Good luck dhanks. I know you're going to do great.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:48 AM
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Met with Dr Clavel and he really made me confident about this surgery and future outcome. He explained everything. Much more than stateside doctors I have been too. Will put up a blurb after surgery and thanks for all the thoughts! I am supposed to be first up in the morning. He said the three ADR would take about 2 hours depending on calcification and nerve root stenosis. Should be up and about 24 hours later!
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Scheduled for4 level lamanectomy 7 May2013 c3 through C7 with hardware. cancelled
Scheduled for 3 level discectomy 7 may 2013 with fusion. Cancelled
Now scheduled for 3 level ADR in Barcelona with Dr Clavel. C4-C5. C5-C6 and C6-C7.
May need lumbar later as I have had 6 injections. They do help. Also had Physical Therapy. Just had 3 level cervical discectomy with C4-5. C5-6 C6-7 ADR but have severe arm pain now. Waiting for X-ray and Dr Clavels plan.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:57 PM
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Good luck dhanks! Please keep us posted.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:24 PM
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You are going to do great. He did one of those on me less than two months ago and I am doing GREAT!

Make sure to get out and see the Gothic Quarter - it's AMAZING!!!

You are in very good hands my friend, so no need to worry at all.

See you on the other side!
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Multiple traumas to spine starting age 13.
1st American to have 6 ADR's in one surgery. C3-4 - C/7, & L5-S1 - L3-4.
Surgery w/ Dr. Clavel, 3/18/13, M6.
Before surgery: severe spinal stenosis C5/C6 (cord "flattened" per stateside doc), + for Hoffman's & Babinsky's.
At time of surgery: 5 yrs MAX before ending up in wheelchair.
Clavel found L5-S1 partially fused. Had to cut it apart to put in M6.
Please excuse brevity - SEVERE carpel tunnel.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:56 PM
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Thanks Lylith we saw the Gothic quarter last year on a visit. My outcome wasn't as great as I planned. Woke up with arm pain, worst then I ever had and still not sleeping. All they want to give me is Tylenol and Motrin. Everything else seems to be working and healing great except for the arm. i am walking , eating , swallowing Ok and no pain when I turn my neck.

Just took X-rays at 9 pm for DrClavel to review my arm situation I will ask him to bump up the pain meds too, as I have had my limit of Motrin and Tylenol for tonight. If it weren't for the dead painful arm I think I would already be ready to go out on the town. Hopefully Dr Clavel will have a plan tomorrow. He seems to be very. personable and caring and also I'm sure a good surgeon.

I had a lot of calcification and also floraminal stenosis as well as spinal compression stenosis that he had to clean out so he spent an hour extra doing all that. Hopefully nothing was cut that shoudnt have. I head to the hotel tomorrow so I think I will ask for pain meds. 30 years of back trouble and haven't had to take hardly any except for Motrin. Go figure!! He's a great doc and I'm sure it will work out!
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Scheduled for4 level lamanectomy 7 May2013 c3 through C7 with hardware. cancelled
Scheduled for 3 level discectomy 7 may 2013 with fusion. Cancelled
Now scheduled for 3 level ADR in Barcelona with Dr Clavel. C4-C5. C5-C6 and C6-C7.
May need lumbar later as I have had 6 injections. They do help. Also had Physical Therapy. Just had 3 level cervical discectomy with C4-5. C5-6 C6-7 ADR but have severe arm pain now. Waiting for X-ray and Dr Clavels plan.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:06 AM
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Found out that they put your shoulders back to get to theC7 disk space with traction. Sometimes pulls muscles and nerves out of place so i am waiting to see a physical therapist at the hotel. Finally got meds for pain too so should be on tract for recovery as everything else is working fine. He said this sometimes happens on a three level surgery. I now have a $42000 bionic neck, lol.
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Scheduled for4 level lamanectomy 7 May2013 c3 through C7 with hardware. cancelled
Scheduled for 3 level discectomy 7 may 2013 with fusion. Cancelled
Now scheduled for 3 level ADR in Barcelona with Dr Clavel. C4-C5. C5-C6 and C6-C7.
May need lumbar later as I have had 6 injections. They do help. Also had Physical Therapy. Just had 3 level cervical discectomy with C4-5. C5-6 C6-7 ADR but have severe arm pain now. Waiting for X-ray and Dr Clavels plan.
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