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    Sticky: Very happy I did the surgery and that this thread is here!

    Date: March 6, 2009
    Surgeon: Dr Ganesh Swamy, Calgary, Alberta
    Fused: T4 to L4
    Curves: both 55 degrees (20 post-op)
    Age: 25
    Approx Recovery: Felt good at 1 yr, Felt recovered at 2 yrs
    Gave...
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    they are quite confident they can epi me if they...

    they are quite confident they can epi me if they have to. They looked at the OR reports before confirming but they think it will be fine!
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    Pregnancy Post Op

    Hi All!

    Today I am due with my first baby (I've been predicting she'd be late...). My surgery was 2 years, 4 months ago.

    I just want to say that even throughout pregnancy, I have had less back...
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    9 months is when I kept noticing little random...

    9 months is when I kept noticing little random improvements to celebrate.
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    no brace for me!

    no brace for me!
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    Hi Shari! I agree with Linda, I don't think...

    Hi Shari!

    I agree with Linda, I don't think the pushing should worry you =)

    I hear you with the "other stuff" being hard. I got a bladder infection just after I came out of the hospital and...
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    at the risk of getting in trouble...vrs the risk of katie

    Hi katie<3,

    It looks like you haven't haven't had a lot of people respond. I'm not technically a "kid" however I'd like you to have an answer.
    I did personally experience numbness in my toes...
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    Hi Rich, I was able to be on my stomach in a...

    Hi Rich,

    I was able to be on my stomach in a "playing with kids" posistion at about 9 1/2 months. However, I'm not sure how much "playing" I could have done.

    I'm a year plus half a month now...
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    Happy one year!!! 3 more days till mine, wow...

    Happy one year!!! 3 more days till mine, wow time flys!
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    11 month 12 days post op and...

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=11170078&id=604435275&saved

    With my Dr's blessing of course!
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    This is great news! I'm so excited for you. I'm...

    This is great news! I'm so excited for you. I'm 6 months post op and my husband and I would like to have a baby as soon as I'm able, keep us posted on how you do!

    Congrats again!
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    Hey 52skeedoo, Thanks for the congrats! I...

    Hey 52skeedoo,

    Thanks for the congrats! I worked 3 days and now I have 2 off again, easing in slowly...next week 4 days then I'll do the full week.

    I have a desk job with no filling, just...
  13. Thread: Swimming

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    I'm 6 month post op and have fun in the water but...

    I'm 6 month post op and have fun in the water but still find actually "swimming" (doing strokes, laps, etc...) a little too difficult but I notice I am getting better and am able to do more and more...
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    Back to work!

    Six months post-op yesterday and back to work tomorrow...time flys!
    I wish I had another 6 months off with pay and no "recovering" limitations, lol!
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    About 2 months post op I woke up on morning lying...

    About 2 months post op I woke up on morning lying on my stomach, I had done it in my sleep! Then until about month 3 it was a big effort to get there but I loved it and felt no pain. I can sleep in...
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    I'm a monkey too! Did you get an email reply...

    I'm a monkey too!
    Did you get an email reply back from your doctor regarding your email?
    I'm almost three months post op and able to bend (with doctor's approval). When I saw my doctor a week and...
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    Hi Susan (asccbodypro), There is a post from a...

    Hi Susan (asccbodypro),

    There is a post from a few weeks back about the breathing pain that you may find helpful, you're not alone!:

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=8770
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    I feel for you! I've never had to get it cut off...

    I feel for you! I've never had to get it cut off but even to leave it at the jewelers to be cleaned makes me sad!
  19. Thread: Toes!

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    Thanks for your concern however, like I said, I...

    Thanks for your concern however, like I said, I accidentally figured it out (aka: DIDN'T try on purpose) and I'm not trying to overdo or rush things. I was simply excited that it could be done and...
  20. Thread: Toes!

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    Toes!

    At 8 weeks post op I am able to touch my toes without bending my knee! I accidentally figured it out but it feels good to know flexibility does return! (Prior to surgery I could lay my hands flat...
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    WOW! My eyes actually welled up (with joy of course) as I read about everything that is happening in such a short amount of time, Congrats!
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    Hey Becky, I'd say you're also still swollen a...

    Hey Becky,
    I'd say you're also still swollen a bit. I'm 6 1/2 weeks post op and still 'quite' swollen, not effecting my clothes tho. However, the swelling could definitely be part of your...
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    That sounds awesome! I'm only 5 weeks post op...

    That sounds awesome!
    I'm only 5 weeks post op but live in Banff, Alberta. I can't wait to someday return to the hill!
    Way to go Ed!
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    Hey Scurve4947, Im 3 weeks post op and still...

    Hey Scurve4947,
    Im 3 weeks post op and still in PJs. I either go without a bra or where a really lose fitting shelf bra style bedtime tank top. Also, slipperry, silky PJs are best because...
  25. Thread: Frustrated!

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    Less Frustrated Now...

    Hi Guys.

    So my mom wasn't able to get her vacation time adjusted however I have a God send mother-in-law who has volunteered to fly in from the west coast when my mom has to go home! I also...
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