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    From the woman who struggles with patience....I...

    From the woman who struggles with patience....I say, be patient! Healing and decrease of inflammation takes time.
    Hugs, Susan
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    Hugs to you! Hope that you are healing! Susan

    Hugs to you! Hope that you are healing! Susan
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    FIFA....is that your name? It has such a...

    FIFA....is that your name? It has such a positive sound to it,

    Your post was brutally honest which I greatly appreciate. My recovery from my recent spinal cord injury has been challenging...
  4. In the United States: I understand that Titanium...

    In the United States: I understand that Titanium is not detected in the airport metal screen ( that's the hand held wand). I have gone through numerous airport scans in the standup scan that...
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    Sending you healing thoughts. Hoping that you...

    Sending you healing thoughts. Hoping that you find less pain after you heal. I know that you will do well.
    Looking forward to hearing from you. Susan
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    Hope that your surgery is uneventful and that you...

    Hope that your surgery is uneventful and that you are on your way to healing.
    Susan
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    FIFA, I had the same emotional reaction after...

    FIFA, I had the same emotional reaction after surgery that you describe! My very kind husband had no idea what to do with me. I cried over very small events....like the tears were there just waiting...
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    I need someone like you to help me to navigate...

    I need someone like you to help me to navigate the Internet! I am imaging that you are much younger than I am ;+} .

    Re: the lawsuit, there are so many individual patient variables that can affect...
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    Linda, come down to Puerto Vallarta with me! It...

    Linda, come down to Puerto Vallarta with me! It was a high of mid 80s yesterday, low in the 60s.

    Suggestions......a heating blanket at night? Heating pad on and off during the day?

    Steroid...
  10. Melissa, wishing you well with your surgery. I...

    Melissa, wishing you well with your surgery.

    I am in Puerto Vallarta having survived the plane ride. My husband helped me to walk to the bathroom. It was quite a challenge! We are in a nice...
  11. Thread: App

    by susancook
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    Melissa, I bought an app but it is for lots of...

    Melissa, I bought an app but it is for lots of forums, I think that it is called "Forum Runner". I cannot figure out how to bring up the Scoliosis Forum on it, so I gave up.
    Susan
  12. Having to use a grabber is so-so-so minor...

    Having to use a grabber is so-so-so minor compared to the rest of problems that I face. I hope to recycle it to someone else in the future. Your visit at rehab was so awesome for me. You are such...
  13. Mark, so kindly brought one of these grabbers to...

    Mark, so kindly brought one of these grabbers to me as a gift in the rehab hospital. I really like it and recommend it. Thanks Mark! Susan
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    Rise, how did you access the complaint? Susan

    Rise, how did you access the complaint? Susan
  15. Jackie, thanks for your support! I totally...

    Jackie, thanks for your support!

    I totally agree that for me, the revision was minimal compared to the original. I think that it is because the original had all of the stretching of muscles,...
  16. Liz, you are right: no bending at the waist. ...

    Liz, you are right: no bending at the waist. Bending at the hips is OK. You are totally right about thinking that you might do some bending and twisting that is inappropriate. I have tried to...
  17. Thread: First post

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    The butt wiper? I learned from an OT in SF just...

    The butt wiper? I learned from an OT in SF just how to do it. Here is the Mercedes Benz way.

    Use the salad tongs (not the ones from your kitchen because when you need them from the kitchen, you...
  18. Your previous comment: With respect to a...

    Your previous comment: With respect to a "pedicure", i thought of that... and still think of that... but, I can's (yet) get past the image thing! ;)[/QUOTE]

    Mark, Can't get past the image thing?...
  19. Mark, 1) I promise not to show the...

    Mark,

    1) I promise not to show the delightful-wife-mother-of-your-children-cutter-of-your-toenails your comment....for a price.

    2) What video would you like in the background?....remember that...
  20. To my "groupies".... I love ya and need ya,...

    To my "groupies".... I love ya and need ya,
    Update: After my last posting, I sent my pain management MD Dr. Grace Chen (her hobby is kick boxing....love it!) an email expressing my agony. She...
  21. Mark, first of all, don't piss off your wife. ...

    Mark, first of all, don't piss off your wife. Serve her with kindness and gentleness because....guess who will be trimming your toenails next week? ( Pedicures run about $25.00 and include a warm...
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    Dixiesmom: I do not have another surgery planned...

    Dixiesmom: I do not have another surgery planned but my surgeon is "pessimistic" that one of his screws will hold. Swell. So, I just wait and wait.....he wants me to meet with him and Dr. Hart...
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    Hope that you are finally settling in at home. ...

    Hope that you are finally settling in at home. Sending you healing and good bowel movement messages.
    Susan
  24. Thread: Update

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    Kara sending you healing messages for your foot...

    Kara sending you healing messages for your foot surgery. This will be a "piece of cake" for you since you did so well with your back surgery. Remember that you are a very strong woman. Take some...
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    Jackie, thinking of you! Hope that your day gets...

    Jackie, thinking of you! Hope that your day gets better.with all of the positioning and tugging that they do in surgery, your back muscles are probably quite sore. Does a cold pack help?

    I hope...
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