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    Hello to everyone,
    I am currently researching an article I'm doing for a writing class on the emotional/psychological impact of scoliosis diagnosis, esp. in adolescents. As you can see from my...
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    Hello to forum members and old friends from my active days on here! I am taking a writing class (bucket list and loving it) and am currently doing an article about scoliosis, focusing on the...
  3. Thread: One year!

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    Congratulations Cathy and it was great to hear...

    Congratulations Cathy and it was great to hear from you. It will still keep getting better. I envy that you lost weight after your surgery. For some of us it was the other way around, but I'll trade...
  4. Thread: A POSITIVE post

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    Fabulous news that you're back to singing. My own...

    Fabulous news that you're back to singing. My own experience as a choral singer is that I can sing much better since my surgery because of better breathing capacity, no pain when standing and...
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    Great to read this post, Cathy. You sound like...

    Great to read this post, Cathy. You sound like you're in a much better frame of mind. Getting rid of some of those "mind altering" drugs makes a huge difference. Your before and after x rays are just...
  6. Thread: One month

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    I totally agree with Ed and some of the other...

    I totally agree with Ed and some of the other posts. Honestly, all those narcotics just wreak havoc on your entire system while they're doing the pain mgmt. job. I know some people have had rough...
  7. Thread: Hip pain

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    Hi Cathy, It was wonderful to hear from you and...

    Hi Cathy,
    It was wonderful to hear from you and your back looks absolutely fantastic!!! Have been checking the forum frequently and looking for posts from/about you. First few weeks are sheer hell...
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    Hi Cathy, I just wanted to wish you luck and let...

    Hi Cathy,
    I just wanted to wish you luck and let you know I am thinking of you this week. Have been reading some of your recent posts and I can totally relate to what you're going through. The...
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    Hi Cathy, I know we're probably going to chat at...

    Hi Cathy,
    I know we're probably going to chat at some point soon but my only thoughts would be to take it one day at a time and listen to your body. Sometimes recovery is 2 steps forward and 1 step...
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    Hi Karen - great to hear you're doing well at 4...

    Hi Karen - great to hear you're doing well at 4 years post-op. It's kind of interesting the way we all sort of bond during our surgery years, sort of like a high school or college class! I know I...
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    I have been going to an excellent therapist who...

    I have been going to an excellent therapist who specializes in myo-facial release. He helped me with pain relief before my surgery, and with reducing scar tissue formation and promoting healing...
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    Last year (2 yrs. post op), I decided that I was...

    Last year (2 yrs. post op), I decided that I was given this gift of a healthy new back and I wanted to do everything I could to maintain it. My weight was up (never lost any after surgery) although I...
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    Just wanted to say hi to everyone. It's been...

    Just wanted to say hi to everyone. It's been quite a while since I've been on the forum and I see lots of posts from familiar names. I am a few months past 3 yrs. post-op, fused T-4 to sacrum and had...
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    I really didn't stress out too much about not...

    I really didn't stress out too much about not being able to do things.The David Wolpert book was my bible and I was pretty well prepared about what to expect. My husband was wonderful throughout the...
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    Glad you've reached the 6 month milestone and...

    Glad you've reached the 6 month milestone and that things are going better for you. This whole journey is a growing experience in so many ways beyond that extra inch or two we gain physically. My...
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    Ed, You are awesome--thanks so much!

    Ed, You are awesome--thanks so much!
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    Search question

    Hello to everyone. I am trying to locate posts from a young woman in the Chicago area who did an amazing blog about her surgery--am thinking it was in the last 2 years and I'm pretty sure it was on...
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    I don't know if this goes along with this thread...

    I don't know if this goes along with this thread or not but am going to share anyway. Was in a shoe store recently being waited on (yes, there are still stores that do that) by a very attractive...
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    Just chiming in agreeing with the other posts. Going into a surgery like this, you have to have the utmost confidence in your Dr. I had a consult with a very reputable surgeon in a major teaching...
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    Newspaper article

    So I was home sick with the flu several weeks ago and saw a request in the local paper for people willing to share their stories about "taking a leap of faith" to coincide with Leap Year. I sent a...
  21. Thread: Big News!

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    How wonderful for you! Congratulations!! Isn't it...

    How wonderful for you! Congratulations!! Isn't it awesome to be able to share non-scoliosis news with forum friends?! My best to you and your family.
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    Two years ago at this time, I was right where you...

    Two years ago at this time, I was right where you are right now. Nights were terrible. I could not get comfortable, would get spasms, etc. It was very painful to try to turn around and move at all in...
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    Sticky: I am almost 2 years post-op and there are times...

    I am almost 2 years post-op and there are times when I still can't believe how much better my life is because of my surgery. I do not feel limited in any way and can stand and teach, cook, sing and...
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    Hi Debbe--Great to hear from you and that things...

    Hi Debbe--Great to hear from you and that things are good at 3 years out. You were my role model and such a support for me in those stressful pre-op weeks.
    Anyway, just a comment on steroid shots...
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    My fusion was t-4 to sacrum and I was originally...

    My fusion was t-4 to sacrum and I was originally told I would go to re-hab for a week after my hospital stay. However, I did "too well" during my hospital stay so that I didn't qualify for my...
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