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    Duluth Trading Company

    Duluth Trading Company makes shirts for men that look like button-downs but actually close by means of magnets behind each button. The magnets are like snaps but actually don't snap, it's magnetism...
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    The authors have made sure this article comes up...

    The authors have made sure this article comes up near the top in google searches, giving it some appearance of authority.

    I can see why people are tempted to consult treatments like this - it's...
  3. What are these parts of the brain for; empathy?...

    What are these parts of the brain for; empathy? social skills?



    As a psychologist you achieved this accreditation for your practice? Tell us more about that.
  4. Having a Lawyer Deal With Hospital Charges?

    Prior to my spinal fusion surgery I contacted my surgeon's office to find out if everything was covered by my insurance. I was told that it was and that it looked like I wouldn't owe anything.
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    Of the occupational therapy aids, my hospital...

    Of the occupational therapy aids, my hospital offered me a dressing stick and they wanted me to pay for it right then and there, which was dumb because I didn't have any cash. (I guess this is a good...
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    OK, but I don't quite understand your answer. ...

    OK, but I don't quite understand your answer.

    I said:

    "If my surgery had been done when I was younger the curvature wouldn't have gotten so large that it interfered with my walking. Wouldn't I...
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    I don't know all the jargon about scoliosis yet. ...

    I don't know all the jargon about scoliosis yet.
    A T curve is a thoracic curve?
    By save levels, do you mean save (or just put off) having to fuse more vertebrae later in future surgeries? By doing...
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    I don't know what happens when you go from the...

    I don't know what happens when you go from the hospital to rehab, Nancy, what happens to your stuff. I would agree you should find out in advance.

    My things were stored in my unlocked closet all...
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    I was in the hospital for fusion surgery in the...

    I was in the hospital for fusion surgery in the past year. I will answer from my point of view, you might disagree on several points. I think you are overpacking.

    Dry or wet shampoo, face wash –...
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    That's not what I would have expected because...

    That's not what I would have expected because techniques 10-20 years ago are supposed to be improved over those from 30-50 years ago.



    Linda, I realize no one likes to operate on young people...
  11. I'm glad surgery worked out so well for you. It's...

    I'm glad surgery worked out so well for you. It's amazing that you went from a wheelchair to doing the things you do now.

    Do you actually lift heavy weights at the gym now?

    If you need a...
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    That's true, but despite advances, some of the...

    That's true, but despite advances, some of the problems haven't been solved. Like, they don't know why some people get infections in their hardware after many years, do they? So they haven't...
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    That study on younger people is relatively good...

    That study on younger people is relatively good news but it only covers 10 years post-surgery on people of mean age 25, not a lifetime. When these young people get older and weaker I'll bet the...
  14. Older Adults who are Single Having Surgery Prolonged Due To Age

    You could argue that it's none of the doctor's business what your arrangements are at home, but the hospitals always ask. Their occupational therapists try to have you make the most of your physical...
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    Understandable.

    Understandable.
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    This thread has gotten off topic

    Are there rules here about threads staying on topic?
    I think this detailed discussion of Scoli's condition belongs elsewhere.
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    But surgeons must have an idea from the patients...

    But surgeons must have an idea from the patients who have been seeing them for years for regular checkups. The ones who discontinue seeing them are probably a mixture of happy and unhappy patients....
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    I'm not sure about your first paragraph because I...

    I'm not sure about your first paragraph because I think doctors stick to what they know and try to improve it for as long as they can rather than try something different. In other words, fusion is...
  19. When you've first had surgery your back is tender...

    When you've first had surgery your back is tender and painful. At the beauty salon, when they lower the back of that chair to get your hair rinsed at the sink, it can can be scary. But you'll be OK,...
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    You can probably develop osteoporosis from...

    You can probably develop osteoporosis from inactivity if it's in your makeup.

    I'm just a regular Sally Sunshine today, aren't I?
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    Yes, I took probability and statistics. If you...

    Yes, I took probability and statistics. If you know the probabilities of all the components, you can compute the sum total probability. I'll bet no one knows the individual probabilities of these...
  22. Why is it hard to pick up snow with a shovel?...

    Why is it hard to pick up snow with a shovel? Even light, powdery snow?
    With gardening, do you have to stand up because you get stiff crouching or is it something else?
  23. Nancy, please feel free to add to my list. These...

    Nancy, please feel free to add to my list. These are just things that are most important to me personally that sound challenging with a full fusion. I will probably be adding things I forgot.
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    If we ever have Medicare For All I wonder if...

    If we ever have Medicare For All I wonder if government will make some improvements such as forcing doctors to keep data and contribute to a database for each patient that would follow them wherever...
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    "Even if 99 out of 100 people don't have any...

    "Even if 99 out of 100 people don't have any complications, the one person who did have a complication is affected."

    Then you'd never have any surgery because there is a small rate of death from...
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