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    Full fusion vs not?

    Don't know how old you were esp in 1998 but given I'm 63 I think it would be wise to go forward w/ full fusion as I do not want to be facing another surgery at age 66 +? Nancy
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    Any progress with bendable rods?

    Linda- Has there been any research or actions in US with this type of bendable rod? If so who/where?
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    Shoes

    I live in comfort shoes depends on size, etc but I wear 8 1/2 & like Jambu - tried Sketchers but they were 2 small. www.hammacher.com has pair of house shoes that provides the back support I/we need...
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    Thanks for info- Ithey have various dry shampoo-...

    Thanks for info- Ithey have various dry shampoo- I use Dove- itís a dry spray that you spray on the roots of hair (I section my hair 1st spray & work it in- stay away from the foam ones - they are...
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    Clarification?

    Thanks for the details!
    I have just a basic bathroom tub/shower w/ tile; Is the basin like a rectangular, tubber ware container? I was also thinking about installing handles on wall of bathtub-...
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    Thanks Linda

    Thanks Linda
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    New Medicare Plans Suck in KY

    I got new Medicare Plans for 2020 & they are horrible (for the 1s I can afford). Went w/ Anthem MediBlue PPO w/ maximum in/out of pocket $6,700. However, my PT appts now $10 per visit going up to $40...
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    Shower???

    I understand that Iíll have to use a shower chair BUT how in the world after you are in shower, pull shower chair (facing facet) pulled up enough so you donít ďbendĒ to reach facet??? I am a bath...
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    Thanks for Info

    Tina & Linda -Appreciate your thoughts & info. Of course I was/am freaked out by the MRI report. I looked up every word on that document. I already knew my spine was/is a mess (WE know our bodies...
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    MRI findings

    Tina, Here's Dr. G's report 12/17: degenerative scoliosis w/ coronal imbalance 8cm R, positive imbalance of 14cm, flat lumbar, fused L2-3, curvature at that time was 13 degrees in thoracic. I did see...
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    How do you wash your hair since you canít bend...

    How do you wash your hair since you canít bend over? I have problems now doing this at the sink Nancy
  12. Like your style Ed (ha, ha) really like the idea...

    Like your style Ed (ha, ha) really like the idea of using it in hospital Nancy
  13. . Thanks for the info as Iím...

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    Thanks for the info as Iím facing surgery early part of 2020-always looking for items I may need- hope your surgery went well Nancy
  14. Foam Toppers

    Ed, this may be a stupid? I have older Tempurpedic box springs -got new memory foam mattress (medium firm) from a company called Relief in CA - they have innovative way to vent your body heat thru...
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    Forgot to ask in my thread- I have serious...

    Forgot to ask in my thread- I have serious problems in Cervical which will require 2 surgeries- symptoms: deep neck pain, sometimes radiating pain from neck/shoulder/arm, headaches, earlier on some...
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    Google -Best Scoliosis drs in USA- find Beckerís...

    Google -Best Scoliosis drs in USA- find Beckerís Reviews- saw 2 doc Dr Flynn & another-1 in Orlando but the other West Palm Beach- donít know if this helps- Ií going out-of-network for mine-found Dr...
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    When I 1st saw Dr Gupta 12/17- 1 of the things he...

    When I 1st saw Dr Gupta 12/17- 1 of the things he basically told me was ďitís all about your thinking ď - get it about having faith/positive attitude but itís been a very difficult pain path some of...
  18. Understand- I Use to establish outcome measures &...

    Understand- I Use to establish outcome measures & review them. I chose Dr G because he was rated as 1 of best Scoliosis drs in USA. I recently found out about 1 member of his team Clinical Research...
  19. How to find individual Dr outcomes?

    Linda, Is there a way to find individual Surgeons outcomes? Especially for Dr Munish Gupta's? Thanks Nancy
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    Thanks for info
  21. Sorry Ed tried to find Lindaís thread on research...

    Sorry Ed tried to find Lindaís thread on research but maybe itís been awhileóam recovering from PT pain now-will try to look further in research forum (should have posted there to start) thanks Nancy
  22. percentage of 1st Scoliosis surgery rlater require revision?

    As Iím looking at my 1st Scoliosis surgery & Reading about so many revision threads makes you think about your future. I know its a crap shoot but thereís gotta be research out about this. If anyone...
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    Ed I quickly read the article question- does...

    Ed I quickly read the article question- does taking CBC oil like daily build up in body having positive effect regarding bones? Also maybe I didnít read everything but didnít see anything about stem...
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    Totally get it regarding importance of voting out...

    Totally get it regarding importance of voting out Mitch/trumpó donít understand why Kentuckians donít understand what they how much harm and divisiveness they are responsible for. Guess Iím 1 of few...
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    I do have Medicare Advantage Plan-will be looking...

    I do have Medicare Advantage Plan-will be looking at new plans that come out 10/1 but itís going to be very expensive just going out of network aloneóam worried given I probably will have 2 out of...
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