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G'day from Australia

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,899
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi All!

I found this site thru google.

A little bit about me, 12 years ago I suffered an unstable fracture to my T12 vertebrae. I had it corrected with surgery which involved a spinal fusion from my T11 to my L1 and pedicle screws were inserted to support my spine.

I have been having some back pain and some neurological symptoms in my legs. Recent scans have revealed that the screws have become loose; my GP said it looks like it might be slipping out of place.

I will now need surgery. My GP thinks that my neurosurgeon (who I see on Sept 25th) will remove the screws altogether.

I'll post my questions in the appropriate thread.

Thanks for reading :H
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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry to hear you are having problems with a previous surgery! that must be so frustrating!! it is nice to have someone so far away stop by!! good luck and i hope you to see you around!! Jenny :)
  • Hi Paul
    Hi Jenny

    Thanks for your warm welcomes ;))

    Paul: That's not my cat, I just thought s/he made a great looking 'sneakypuss' I have two cats, but didnt have any recent photos of them to use.

  • to SH. Glad you found the site. Keep us updated.
  • Welcome to Spine Health. Can't wait to see pictures of your cats!

    "C"
  • Hi Agriman
    Hi "C"

    Thank you both for your warm welcomes :)))

    "C" Ive changed my avatar pic, that is one of my two cats; Kali
  • It is so nice to have someone here from down under. We have members here from all over but I do not recall meeting anyone from Australia. If I could travel anywhere that I wanted it would be to Australia. I am really in to wildlife and you have some spectacular wildlife there! Who knows maybe one day. So sorry to hear of your troubles. Hopefully the screws will come out and you will be pain free. Good luck and please keep us posted.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,728
    Hi, from up over. Welcome, It's always good to have people join the site from all over the world. I hope the hardware removal cures your problems.
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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