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  • Saw my surgeon today because he had to cancel tomorrows appointment CT scan shows that my sternum is fractured at the top end  He said it happened during the time I was in the hospital or nursing home, and when he increased my weight limit in the last ...

  • You are very welcome. Yes, this group is full of wonderful people with lots of experience. They sure helped me get through a rough spot during my third month.  Hope all goes well with your scan and your healing : ) Michelle ------------------------------ ...

  • Thank you so much Brent I just received my CT scan results tonight, and am not Medically Savvy, but looked up a few words in the summery they noted..From what I could understand there is no infection and I have an appointment with my surgeon ...

  • Mary, You indicated that shortly after your surgery you started hearing popping cracking sounds in your chest I agree with the advice that you probably started the wrong type of exercise too soon. My surgeon advised that exercises stressing the cartilage ...

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  • You are very welcome. The Sternum is not bone, but cartilage and the blood flow that helps bone heal is not there. You are going to be fine, but be patient. Take care Richard Short Chapter 395 ------Original Message------ Thank you so much ...