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Forum: The Big File 04-03-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By David
I just thought I would stop by and let everyone...

I just thought I would stop by and let everyone know that I am getting married!

http://www.dhwaldron.net/blog/?p=172

While not directly ADR-related, I definitely admit that having surgery with...
Forum: The Big File 01-22-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By David
Why don't you forward your POP3 account to gmail...

Why don't you forward your POP3 account to gmail for a couple of months and see if it works better for you?

If it doesn't (or you don't like it), then all you need to do is disable the...
Forum: The Big File 01-21-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By David
Couple of potential suggestions: 1. Forward...

Couple of potential suggestions:

1. Forward your email to a gmail account (which is what I do). Gmail is pretty efficient at identifying and filtering spam.

2. If you are more of a POP3 email...
Forum: The Big File 11-26-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,768
Posted By David
- Symptoms 100% low back pain. Before...

- Symptoms

100% low back pain. Before surgery, I was at a 5/6 pain level at all times (even with prescription medication)

- Surgery done (if any)

L4/L5 and L5/S1 Prodisc (14-NOV-2006)

-...
Forum: The Big File 08-23-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By David
The first few days in the hosptial are probably...

The first few days in the hosptial are probably going to be a bit rough, as ADR is major surgery.

Presuming you have a recovery similar to mine, repeat these words: "Slow and steady wins the...
Forum: The Big File 06-19-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,787
Posted By David
In summary: 1. Contact Pro-Spine, fill out...

In summary:

1. Contact Pro-Spine, fill out their medical history / questionaire.

2. Send all necessary MRIs, CT scans, discogram reports, xrays, etc to Pro-Spine.

3. Be patient, as Pro-Spine...
Forum: The Big File 05-30-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By David
Good point.... To my knowledge, I wasn't...

Good point....

To my knowledge, I wasn't taking anything that most here haven't taken in the past:

Lyrica: 300mg / day
Vicodin: 1000mg+ / day
Fluoexetine: 40mg / day
Ibuprofen: ...
Forum: The Big File 05-30-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By David
Not yet. Other than being slightly 'annoying', I...

Not yet. Other than being slightly 'annoying', I don't consider it to be a big deal.

Obviously, I figured that I would float it past the community to see if there might be a correlation between...
Forum: The Big File 05-30-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By David
The chest / abdominal cramping (for me) is...

The chest / abdominal cramping (for me) is similar to what Terry describes.

Every once in awhile (primarily when I bend over a bit to tie my shoes), I get what feels to be a muscle cramp in my...
Forum: The Big File 05-29-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By David
That pretty much mirrors my symptoms to a 'T'. ...

That pretty much mirrors my symptoms to a 'T'.

David
Forum: The Big File 05-29-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By David
I have done a small amount of searching on this...

I have done a small amount of searching on this topic, and I can't find a definitive answer to this question, so here goes....

Over the last couple of months, I have been having some leg and chest...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-12-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,941
Posted By David
Zeegers: ...

Zeegers:

http://www.alphaklinik.com/en/alphaklinik

Since I am a bit biased... http://adrsupport.org/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Bertagnoli:
...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-06-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,941
Posted By David
I have heard good things about Dr. Bitan, and I...

I have heard good things about Dr. Bitan, and I *tried* to have two level ADR with Dr. Yue, but, due to various factors, I chose to have surgery with Dr. Bertagnoli, and couldn't be happier with the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-28-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,704
Posted By David
If you haven't already seen this, you might want...

If you haven't already seen this, you might want to take a look at some of these study documents:

http://www.dhwaldron.net/adr/pdf/

Other than that, you are in the right place! Keep asking as...
Forum: The Big File 03-23-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,710
Posted By David
Yup. I concur 100%. I got the same 'song and...

Yup. I concur 100%.

I got the same 'song and dance' from a couple of U.S. surgeons before I decided on Dr. B (and I wish I would have made that decision two years earlier!)

David
Forum: The Big File 03-21-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,861
Posted By David
I concur with Chuck. I also thought that Cyprus...

I concur with Chuck. I also thought that Cyprus was potentially suspicious, but it is 100% legit.

(in the end, when the surgery ended up costing a bit less than I had wired, they even wired the...
Forum: The Big File 02-23-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,781
Posted By David
Agreed 100%. Let me know if you need a...

Agreed 100%.

Let me know if you need a translator, as another trip to Germany would be fun http://adrsupport.org/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

David
Forum: The Big File 02-21-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,666
Posted By David
I guess I will see everyone on the 'flip side'...

I guess I will see everyone on the 'flip side' http://adrsupport.org/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

David
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-05-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By David
Looks like about 16 days, 20 hours to go...

Looks like about 16 days, 20 hours to go http://adrsupport.org/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Looking forward to riding with Dean sometime this summer....

David
Forum: The Big File 02-04-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,781
Posted By David
I would suggest some patience. Depending...

I would suggest some patience.

Depending upon how busy the Pro-Spine staff is, it may take a week (or longer) before you hear anything back.

From someone who has been through the process, trust...
Forum: The Big File 01-26-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By David
I will try and answer this question. My...

I will try and answer this question.

My parents and I stayed in Hotel Romerhof (Straubing hospital), and were very happy with our decision.

I believe that the drive from the Romerhof (in...
Forum: The Big File 01-13-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By David
Looking forward to the day when Dean's back feels...

Looking forward to the day when Dean's back feels as good (if not better) than mine! http://adrsupport.org/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

David
Forum: The Big File 01-12-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By David
The story that Kim tells is almost exactly the...

The story that Kim tells is almost exactly the same as mine, except I was able to make it to Germany a bit earlier than Dean could.

I tried to schedule 2-level with Dr. Y around the same time, and...
Forum: The Big File 01-11-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By David
Thanks! That was exactly what I was looking for. ...

Thanks! That was exactly what I was looking for.

Now, I know what to ask for from my primary care physician (who, by the way, was impressed by the scar on my stomach. He was surprised to learn...
Forum: The Big File 01-10-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By David
My 3 month evaluation for Pro-spine is coming up...

My 3 month evaluation for Pro-spine is coming up shortly.....

When I go to my primary care physician, and ask for lumbar xrays, do I need to specify what type? (flexion, other?, etc).

Thanks.
...
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