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Old 10-13-10, 12:31 PM   #1
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L$-L4 Fusion and Discectomy Successful yesterday, going home today

I had my minimally invasive fusion and discectomy yesterday morning, and it is about 98% sure that I am going home this sfternoon.

The nurses were amazed that I was up and walking an hour this am, one called me a "star patient." It is sure nice walking without pain.

PT thinks I will get back on bike sooner than later.

More later.

(Can't stop watching those guys climbing out of that mine!)
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Old 10-13-10, 12:34 PM   #2
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Great news but I have heard that the nurses on your ward have decided on a Keep fit programme. They get fed up with being chased around the ward by the patients.

Best to get home and get some pampering in from the wife.
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Old 10-13-10, 01:21 PM   #4
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That sounds great. I hope you continue to astound them with your recovery.
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Glad you are feeling better. Hoping for a fast recovery.
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Old 10-13-10, 01:51 PM   #6
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'minimally invasive' sounds so much better than 'massively invaded'.
Good luck with the rehab.
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Old 10-13-10, 01:53 PM   #7
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Glad you've found relief and are feeling good.

Don't over do it but get back on the bike soon!
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Good to hear. You should still be able to play it up for a while to get some care and attention though. May as well get some mileage out of it.
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"Invasive" and "minimal" are two words that just don't belong together.
But anyway, get out of the hospital, and heal quick.
Remember; Chick's dig scars.
Your bike must be lonely, give it some lovin' soon.
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Old 10-13-10, 02:53 PM   #10
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2:45 pm Wednesday October 13th - HOME and giung ti take a nap!!
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That's good news, but I doubt if any of us are surprised. You've got fitness and a good attitude; they wish all their patients were like you.
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This is really good news!
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Old 10-13-10, 03:06 PM   #13
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Great news and I hope the PT who said "sooner" is right!!! Just don't push it please!
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Good luck with a speedy recovery.
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Good to know you are feeling better! Hope the rest of your recovery goes just as well.
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This is great news, Denver. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Old 10-13-10, 05:15 PM   #18
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Heal quickly, because I'm itching for a fight.

j/k Feel better soon! We older athletes tend to heal better than most.
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Good news, heal well. Hope your recovery goes as good as the operation did.
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Well thank goodness that's behind you!

Seriously, heal fast but heal well.
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Absolutely wonderful news!!!
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that's great, now; tell me again which one is the L$?

seriously tho, I had a not so minimally invasive fusion from L3 to L5 in April of 2005 (52 staples on two insicions). wishing now that would not have waited so long. mine was a complete success and I was back on the motorcycle 10 weeks after surgery and riding it to work every day two weeks later. I should have gotten back on the pedaling two wheeler again at the same time but just starte that again this past January after stopping 10 years ago due to the back pain. Do what the PTs tell ya and heal quickly!!
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Good to hear you're getting on with the recovery.
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that's great, now; tell me again which one is the L$?

Oops

That should be L$ - L%

Sorry about that.
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That's great. Heal up
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