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#1 John Sprung

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:31 PM

I'll be away from this board for a while, starting Monday. We shot some x-rays to check the progress of that C6-C7 fusion in my neck, and surprise, it turns out that one of the screws holding the metal plate in place has come about half way out. I have a CT scan this afternoon to check whether the hardware can all come out or not, and on Monday morning, I'll have a second operation to take care of whatever we find in the scan today.




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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:40 PM

Something Sprung, huh. I will do your surgery for half of what they are charging you. Jeez man, good luck with that. Did you break your neck or something? It sounds very serious. Good thing medical technology has come as far as it has. Could you imagine this 100 years ago?
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:40 PM

Sorry to hear that John. I hope all goes well and we'll see you back here soon.
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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:59 PM

Best wishes, John. We'll be thinking of you.
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#5 Tim Terner

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:00 PM

Going to miss you John, Welcome back real soon
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:18 PM

Going to miss you John, Welcome back real soon


Want a second opinion? I've got my good screwdriver kit, a needle and thread, and a bottle of vodka.

In all seriousness, I hope everything goes the best way possible.
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#7 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:35 PM

Best of luck, John!
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#8 Hal Smith

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:09 PM

Geez John, that stinks.

My wife who lives with an L6-L7 fusion and a Titanium cage will be praying for you. That's good, she's a real prayer warrior, having just finished a year-long Jesuit retreat in daily life, etc., etc. She gives good prayer!

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#9 Tom Lowe

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:57 PM

Wishing you a speedy and safe recovery, John. You're one of my favorite people on this board.
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#10 Tim Carroll

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:10 PM

John,

Really sorry to hear that. Sending you positive energy for a speedy recovery and a return to the forums. Won't be the same while you're gone.

Best,
-Tim
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#11 Paul Bruening

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:14 PM

Good luck, John.
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#12 Simon Wyss

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:09 PM

Could you imagine this 100 years ago?

All the best, John!

Yes, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (pronounced Röntgen) discovered the X-rays in 1895, so we could have transluced you with some overdose but positively. Reminds me of my natural adhesion L5-sacrum
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#13 Simon Wyss

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:26 PM

Could you imagine this 100 years ago?

All the best, John!

Yes, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (pronounced Röntgen) discovered the X-rays in 1895, so we could have candled you with some overdose but positively. Reminds me of my natural adhesion L5-sacrum

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