dislodged implant?

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Is it possible to dislodge a disc replacement implant? I'm 12 days post-op ADF c5/c6. I have a painless lump right under my scar which just doesn't feel 'right'. I also have throbbing pain between my shoulderblades. Any insight? Waiting to hear back from the consultant and/or the hospital.

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    hi minx,

    and OMG!!!! :shock: we are normally good with our 'own' bodies, you know when something doesn't feel right!! :yikes: lets just hope its not anything too serious eh :?: i don't know i haven't had my op yet! it will be next year now cos i had to postpone it! :wah: both me and gail :boing: are having our necks done, but sorry i couldn't help you, can i just ask where your scare is? oh i'm gonna be asking you loads of questions now lol, no sorry i won't, its just that there's not many with p disc's in neck on here!

    keep us updated on what the consultant says :ok:

    take care, sorry i wasn't much help,

    :rose: mandy :rose:

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    Sorry to freak you out :oops:

    I got a call back from the hospital. Apparently the pain in my upper back is because I have been 'overdoing it' :roll: and the 'lump' is just clots and other debris which should resolve eventually. I have to massage my scar.

    I'm truly sorry if I freaked anyone out. It was more of a hypothetical question.

    Forgive?

    The op btw has been a total success smile The arm pain and leg/bladder issues have completely gone smile

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    hi minx,

    that is good news, i am pleased it must of been very worrying :huh: you didn't freak me out :lol: i'm glad the hosp got back to you pretty quick! (as i was no help at all!! lol) massage your scar....ouch i had to do that on my foot...very sore, i used aqueous cream bp, it was ok!

    and well your gonna have to take things a bit more easy now, its not been long since your op. and really glad that otherwise the op was a success :magic:

    so put your feet up and keep us posted, :ok:

    take care.

    :rose: mandy :rose:

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    My scar BTW is on the right side of my neck, about 2 inches long and about at the level of my voicebox.

    I'm adding a picture but it might be a while before it it approved...

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    hi minx,

    hey thats better than i thought it would be!! me and gail :boing: were talking yest about what they will look like, we are gonna compare lol, we was racing to who gets they op first :lol: , i think gail gonna win :evil: i wanted her to go first cos she 's my 'ickle guinea pig!! what she goes through then i will too :twisted: (bit cruel aren't i??) lol, i had to postpone mine for the time being, but i have a new pre-op app on 11th jan, it was supposed to be today! ekkk!!! but i'm gonna see when they can operate again cos i may have to cancel all together :wah: but i'll see,

    anyway thanx for the pic,

    :rose: mandy :rose:

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    hi minx

    wow the scar looks very good , by the time it heals properly it would be hardley visable, im very curious now cos as mandy said theres not many on the site with \"neck\" problems, hope you dont mind me asking, what restrictions are put on you post-op regarding lifting etc. (eager to get back to work) have you/did you have problems with your voice i,ve heard some people do. im waiting at this time for a phone call or letter giving me a date to have my op(c5-6 and c6-7 with fusion, and decomression of the cord) thanks again for your postings been informative and im not quite so scared now.

    hi mandy

    you beat me this morning!!!!

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    gail i did beat ya, oh thats a first!!! :nahnah:

    minx how long after can you drive??? :cheers: see you very rare! lol, me and gail won't leave you alone now!!! :yikes: you'll be bomb-barded with questions now!!! :run: lol

    :rose: mandy :rose:

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    Lol bombard away smile

    That picture was taken 5 days post op: right after I took the stitch out. It's a LOT better now smile Let me see if I can get a better, more 'in context' picture smile

    I'm driving already wink The surgeon said I can drive as soon as I feel able to do an emergency stop. Having said that I'm not driving long distances: just to the supermarket etc. I haven't left town yet and I think it will be a few weeks before I am ready for the fast stuff.

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    Here we go smile

    Here is a pic I took about 10 mins ago. Not too shabby at all IMO :D

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    I'm sure it won't be long before it is approved smile
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    oh wow i want your surgeon!!!!

    looks fab . im getting excited now thinking im going to get my life back and not long after the op by the looks of it.

    hope you continue to do well. tell you what your a good advertisment for your surgeon lol. did you have the one or two discs done and did you have the fusion as well?? sorry about the questions. gail

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    omg!!! thats brill!! did you have it done at kings?

    how long was you in for? and did you have sore throat?? :sorry: i'll save some questions for later, just having lunch!! but i can't get over how ell you've done, me and gail :dragon: ,

    just saying we look forward more to it now!!! (if that possible lol) ,,

    take care talk soon ,

    :rose: mandy :rose:

    gail that don't mean you a dragon lol, it means you from wales lol xx

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    I was admitted on the wednesday morning and had my op that afternoon. I was in for 3 nights. Thursday morning I was up and walking, and in the afternoon I had a very welcome shower. Friday morning was a very painful day as I couldn't swallow. They gave me some IV pain relief and if that hadn't worked I would have to have had steroids IV. Thankfully the pain relief worked and I didn't need the steroid shot and by Saturday morning I was well enough to go home smile

    I had the op done at Capio Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford. There was a [b:79dd471dcc]lot [/b:79dd471dcc]of arm pain when I actually came round from the anesthetic, but after HUMONGOUS amounts of fentanyl and voltarol and sitting up a bit that soon went. After that went I have had zero tingling/pain in my arm. As far as I am concerned this has been a total success.

    I had one disc done: c5/c6 and he made the hole for my arm nerves bigger, and also shaved off all the osteophytes he could get at. Didn't need a collar either.

    Still stiff and achey but as the neck is essentially broken by the operation I can expect that. That will heal smile

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    Forgot to add that, yes, I had the fusion done too smile There's some sort of bone friendly medium in there which will eventually ossify.
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