Sasha/Kyzmos and the back

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Marty H, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Marty H

    Marty H Guest

    Heya all

    today (Friday 28th) at about 10am Sasha is finally going to get her
    spinal fusion done. It involves having 2 discs removed, the facet
    joints removed from 3 vertebrae and about 1/2 ton of titanium
    screws,rods and cages put in. Its about a 7hr op.

    For those who don't know, Sasha was involved it a car accident about 4
    years ago when a drugged fucked moron ran up the arse of her stationary
    car at 120kmh. After recovering from all the injuries her back totally
    gave way 15 months ago and she has been fighting the TAC (pricks) every
    since. TAC are paying for the op after a hell of a lot of fighting but
    wont pay for the 15 months off work. You wonder where our money is
    going especially when Sasha pays 2 premiums to the TAC and was not at
    fault...but that's another rant.

    I will keep updating the thread and post the contact details when she
    well enough to be contacted, there is talk she might be in intensive
    care for a little after the OP

    she should be on line early next week for those with her MSN/email

    anywho, here is a copy of the email she sent out

    **Firstly i would like to say a huge thankyou to everyone of my dear
    friends, who have supported me through the last 15mths with my back
    problems. I wouldnt have been able to make it this far without all the
    love and support you have all given me, fortunately we are nearly on
    the home run.

    Today i go into hospital, and tomorrow i will be having major spinal
    surgery, the conclusion will be a nicely fused lower lumbar spine, with
    Titanium Interbody Cages, Rods and Screws.

    I will be staying at Epworth Private Hospital in Bridge Road, Richmond
    for up to 2+ weeks, then hopefully off to a local Rehabilitation
    Hospital for upto 2 months.

    Its going to be a long slow road back to recovery, but definatly worth
    it :)

    If you would like to come and see me, please contact Marty or Denise
    (My Mum) for the details of my ward and bed, or the phone number.

    Thanks once again for your support, and i hope to see you soon.

    Sasha xxx **
     
    Marty H, Jul 28, 2006
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  2. Marty H

    Hammo Guest

    I had no idea that all that had happened.

    Best of luck with the op, and more importantly, rehab.

    Out of interest, which discs and vertebrae are involved?

    All the best

    Hammo
     
    Hammo, Jul 28, 2006
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  3. Marty H

    Marty H Guest

    I know is the Lumbar region I think it L3, L4 ans L5... but down there

    mh
     
    Marty H, Jul 28, 2006
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  4. Marty H

    Kevin(Bluey) Guest

    Don't know Sasha ,but anyone who has the courage to go through with a
    big op like that deserves all the support and best wishes we can give .
    So ,Sasha all the best with the op and the rehab.
     
    Kevin(Bluey), Jul 28, 2006
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  5. Marty H

    smack Guest

    Tell her good luck from me
     
    smack, Jul 28, 2006
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  6. Marty H

    Knobdoodle Guest

    Fark; best wishes for her.
     
    Knobdoodle, Jul 28, 2006
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  7. Marty H

    Dale Porter Guest

    sasha is out of surgery, all looks good. I have only heard second hand that the surgeon is happy with the way the op went. I'm with
    her now, she is in a lot of pain and groggy from lots of mophine. Intensive care wasn't needed which is a great sign. the op was
    about 5hr...

    I past on all the well wishes, she was very much appreciated and will get to read them next week.

    I will post contact details over the next day or 2.

    Marty
     
    Dale Porter, Jul 28, 2006
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  8. Marty H

    CrazyCam Guest

    Hmm, about thirty-something years ago, they didn;t use titanium stuff.
    (Probably hadn't been invented then!)

    Still, even tho I used to be taller than I am now, it worked a treat for me.

    Hope this is true for Sasha, too.

    regards,
    CrazyCam
     
    CrazyCam, Jul 28, 2006
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  9. Marty H

    Knobdoodle Guest

    Knobdoodle, Jul 28, 2006
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  10. Marty H

    Hammo Guest

    So the neck is now part of the back?

    Hammo
     
    Hammo, Jul 28, 2006
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  11. Marty H

    Dale Porter Guest


    So the Lumbar region is now part of the neck?
     
    Dale Porter, Jul 28, 2006
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  12. Marty H

    Hammo Guest

    Sure, if you want it to be. Lumbar spine certainly isn't.

    It is hard to know when the only information I was given was a spinal
    fusion.

    The neck is part of the neck. The lumbar spine is part of the spine. It's
    also part of the back. The cervical spine ie neck) is part of the spine.
    Therefore, the neck is part of the back, or the lumbar spine is the same as
    the neck.

    You decide.

    Hammo
     
    Hammo, Jul 28, 2006
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  13. Marty H

    Johno Guest

    Hello Marty... please pass my best onto Sasha - I do hope all goes
    well and that she is back on the Guzzi quick smart....also pass on
    that we *expect* her to be on beer wench duties at PI!!!

    Johno

    no, rest up Sash, I 'll get this round of beers fot the lads!!
     
    Johno, Jul 28, 2006
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  14. Marty H

    Dale Porter Guest

    *Points Hammo to Marty's post from much earlier this evening giving Hammo the extra info he had asked for*
     
    Dale Porter, Jul 28, 2006
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  15. Marty H

    bikerbetty Guest

    gosh, that's what I love about you Johno.... so selfless..... ;-)

    Marty, fingers crossed for Sasha (yeah, I don't know either of you "really")
    but I can truly empathise - if not for the actual trauma of the op, then at
    least for the difficulty of the long rehab period...

    Hang in there! Hope all went well today.

    betty
     
    bikerbetty, Jul 28, 2006
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  16. Marty H

    Moike Guest

    Marty H wrote:

    Pass on my best wishes, Marty.

    A young lady from work had a similarish operation about 12 years ago.

    I had known her many years earlier [1] and took over part of her role
    for a time whilke she was recovering and couldn't drive due to the
    body-brace she was getting around in.

    These days I sometimes meet her in the gym where she does huge numbers
    of one-handed pushups. (No, Clem, that isn't a euphamism. She can do 60+
    pushups with just the tips of her toes and the fingers of one hand
    touching the floor.)

    Last year she came third in a national body-building contest.[2]

    There's hope.

    Moike

    [1] She's about my age but looks ~31.
    [2] Calm down, she's happily married.
     
    Moike, Jul 28, 2006
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  17. Marty H

    justAL Guest

    From Maggie and I,

    We're looking forward to seeing her tomorrow.

    justAL and RiderMAGZ
     
    justAL, Jul 29, 2006
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  18. Marty H

    justAL Guest

    There was once this BMW riding old dude that helped me push start a busted
    GPX on the GOR years ago. He was doing well but was understandably
    exhausted. These days I think he could push that thing a mile. ;)

    justAL
     
    justAL, Jul 29, 2006
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  19. Marty H

    Marty H Guest

    I will put security on alert :p

    mh
     
    Marty H, Jul 29, 2006
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  20. Marty H

    justAL Guest

    I'll wear pants! I promise!

    justAL


     
    justAL, Jul 29, 2006
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