i want a whole new spine for my birthday, is this possible?

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   Posted 1/11/2006 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
they can do replacement hips, lungs, kidneys, heart, pancreas, knees, etc, welp i want a new spine. is this possible?
no cure for arthitis, lots of people have this why no cure? now i have been DX with fms, PA, and rhuemy looking for AS also.
how long can one live with all this going on? any one have any stats on life probablity with PA, OA, AS, etc?
failed neck surgery from T-bone crash was passenger and a drunk came out of a liquor store parking lot and hit us. neck fused at c-5-6-7 anterior and posterior. NS used my right hip bone to fuse my neck posterior and laminectomy, foraminotomy, anterior corpectomy (from c3-c7- a corpectomy is where they strip away the bone from the front vertrbre and put in donor cadaver bone, then two metal plates with 5 screws) posterior fusion with 6 more screws and two more metal plates that were put in too long for my neck and have to come out-NS goof up. left torn rotator cuff re-attached with two pins in shoulder, bilateral carpul tunnel, HNP T 7-8, 9-10- 11-12. HNP at L5-S1 and L2-3. mild chairi hindbrain herniation of 3mm. FMS, generalized seziure disorder from closed brain injury since my head hit the air bag at 45 mph and 3 cm  mass in brain from 'head tongs' they used to hold 'head' in place for the posterior fusion, depression/aniexty (wonder why) childhood incest survivor. Just only won ssi hearing after waiting 2.5 years and 3 denials. taking norco,  xanax, ambien, provigil etc. tried nearly every AD on the market with miserable side effects, awaiting blood tests by rhuemy doc to see if anything in my blood since i took 5 pints of blood with the posterior fusion-nerly died from that one.

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   Posted 1/12/2006 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Missie Hi,

I know how you feel,and you did bring up some really good point's.I have ask that question my own self many time's and have yet gotten an answer either.I have crohn's,ra,oa and sjerens disease.Infact I seen my Rheumy yesterday and she tols me that my oa was prgressing and was getting much werse than my ra.I looked at her and said oh joy.So any say she said that she that i was gonna have to have knee and hip surgery before long and it is my left side.I told her that untill I had no other options and could not walk then we would set down and dicusses it.So I do shar the frustration that you are going through.Oh I forgot I have oa in my spine as well and i was giveing some shot's in the lower part of my spine to give me some relieve it has helped with the pain somewhat but it never takes the pain away all together.Please let me know how you are doing.

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   Posted 1/12/2006 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Missie, I am greedy, I want a whole new body for x-mas next year. Too many things getting wore out. I have reached the point surgery wise, if they remove something, they better put something back in its place. LOL. Hugs, Susie

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