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    Posted: May/04/2017 at 11:59am
Dear all,

I am delighted to let you know that I am off crutches, walking without pain and going strong for the time being. The surgeon is happy that the bone graft isn't being re-absorbed by my body and is happy with my massive improvement. We won't be certain that the fusion has been successful until October November time. But I thought I'd update you with this fantastic news. I can even walk upstairs again (although I still get the frights when I see a set of stairs, I assume it will take a while to get over that).

This past week I turned 25, so my lovely boyfriend took me away to Paris to celebrate. It's the first birthday in 5 years I have been pain free, not taking pain killers and able to walk without using aids of some sort, and it's the first holiday I've been on in 5 years where I've been able travel without organising assistance.

Here are some photos to celebrate!





24 years old
Diagnoses;
Symphysis Pubis degenerative change and dysfunction - Oct 2015
Osteitis Pubis since Oct 2012
Ligament dysfunction Dec 2013

Treatment;
Pubic Fusion Surgery - October 2016
Prolotherapy March 2015 - August 2015
Lloyd Release Procedure Jan 2014
Pamidronate infusions Sep 2013-Jan 2014
Cortisone injections Aug-Dec 2013
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Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I'm crying happy tears. Thank you for sharing this Kate
DDD C3-C6 with multiple osteophytes causing both moderate foraminal and canal stenosis and flattening and impinging on the spinal cord
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Booger54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2017 at 8:01pm
That is GREAT news Kate03!! It is always heartwarming to hear of such wonderful success stories and I believe that they are an inspiration for many, if not all of us. Congratulations!!!
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Hi Kate

These are wonderful news. I am so pleased to hear how good you are doing and how happy you feel. We love it when we hear news like these.

Thanks for the update and the pictures. You look very beautiful and happy.
Chronic pain throughout the spine caused by osteoarthritis (DDD). Started at neck, spread to thoracic, and lately to lumbar area. Most of my spine is affected by bulges, disc height loss and dehydration, bone spurs, annular tears, foraminal stenosis, probable nerve impingement, and degeneration at end plates and facets.

The disease extends from Cervical C2-3 to C7-T1. Thoracic T4 to T10.
Lumbar T12-L1 to L5-S1.
It is all non operable.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/08/2017 at 8:38am
Oh Kate!!!

What wonderful news. Truly the best in a long time.

Way to go---never giving up---and the pictures are just beautiful !!!

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Hi Kate. It is wonderful hearing your news.
Nice pictures.
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Congratulations Kate! I have a lot of pelvic nerve damage and am so happy to hear a success story. You look like you are feeling great!
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1996 During routine laparoscopy for endometriosis, had multiple pelvic and bladder nerves burned, resulting in neuralgia and dysfunction of nerves & organs in left pelvis, leg, groin, etc.. Have tried many treatments with varying success.

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