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completely fused c3 to s1 and 5 inches shorter than before

Completely fused from C3 to S1  and 5 inches shorter than before but still weigh the same--everything between neck and hips just squished together (from the waist down I think I look pretty good for an old lady---full disclosure I am 77!)   I am very happy and feel so lucky to have been fixed  but I do wish I looked better.  I have a very healthy diet and do not eat much, but I am very limited in what I can do physically.   I think I have had just about every sort of therapy, e.g. water, physical---also acupuncture , massage, pain meds and on and on.   But my walking is dismal and I am not painfree.  It has been several years since my last surgery and I know I have no right to complain about being short and fat but I think one way to say thank-you to my family and my surgeons would be to look as good as I possibly can and as good as I feel. I have thought about getting sucked out or getting "iced out"  --sorry but I don't remember the correct terminology!--but I am open to all suggestions.  Thanks so much for reading all this babble-----I really am not vain but I am happy with how good life has been to me and I want the world to know how happy and lucky I am!

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