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  1. Thread: One year on...

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    Happy Valentine's...

    Tx - my pre-op pain was not severe but my curve was - and was progressing. Each to their own!

    Lynne- I've got those heels on...

    SBee - love that book title...

    Happy valentine's ...
  2. Thread: One year on...

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    One year on...

    I had my surgery one year ago today. I just saw my surgeon. He's very happy, and so am I ...
    It was a long year, that now, looking back, I see passed in the blink of an eye!
    Rhythmed by check ups...
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    This is a good sign. I think that many of us...

    This is a good sign.
    I think that many of us deny the effect that living with scoliosis has on our bodies, pre-op. It's good to realize that IT IS TIRING to live with it. I think it is part of the...
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    my thought is....go for it. The sooner the...

    my thought is....go for it. The sooner the better, no?
  5. Thread: So Disappointed

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    This is so hard. You've seen yr doc so he knows...

    This is so hard. You've seen yr doc so he knows best. Just to say that I had the IMPRESSION of one leg shorter, and I definitely did have a shoulder imbalance, and a hip a little bit off in the early...
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    Chris I had the same curve as you,and was also...

    Chris
    I had the same curve as you,and was also quite balanced . I had one posterior surgery and got corrected to 23. A/P was never really discussed, even though i'm fused T3 - L5. I'm very pleased...
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    I would agree with Chris. I started physically...

    I would agree with Chris. I started physically back at work yesterday. I'm 8 and a half months post op and plan to do just one day a week from now til the end of the year. I'm lucky in that I can do...
  8. Thread: How long???

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    It's Been A While...

    SUSIE BEE/ CHRIS

    I check in from time to time. 8 months + post op now. To answer yr original post Susie - still not back to 'normal'. But we have to adjust to the new normal (I can tie my shoes -...
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    I'm fused T3 - L5 at 7 mths post op, now 48 yrs...

    I'm fused T3 - L5 at 7 mths post op, now 48 yrs old. If you are seriously considering surgery, best take the advice of a surgeon you are confident with. I am delighted with results cosmetically - 2...
  10. Thread: 7 months post op

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    Hi Sue I'm just a little after you, I'll be 7...

    Hi Sue

    I'm just a little after you, I'll be 7 months post op 14/9. What I will say is I have had a lot more 'weird' feelings in my back these last couple of weeks. Sometimes it's lumbar,...
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    Hi Chris I felt exactly the same in the weeks ...

    Hi Chris
    I felt exactly the same in the weeks after surgery. I had posterior surgery without swelling. My right hip stuck out more, when before surgery it was my left. My waist curved more on the...
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    Glad your back. Great correction. Take it easy...

    Glad your back. Great correction. Take it easy and have lots of patience....
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    I'm not sure but I think swelling in the ab area...

    I'm not sure but I think swelling in the ab area happens with anterior surgery? I had posterior surgery, and had no swelling. Weight loss and lengthening of torso gave me a flatter stomach.
    Note to...
  14. Thread: Anya's back!

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    I wore the compression stockings for 3 weeks...

    I wore the compression stockings for 3 weeks during the day, and took them off at night. Had hip pain too, and still have it occasionally, but less and less..
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    I lost about 2 inches off the bust area and...

    I lost about 2 inches off the bust area and dropped a bra size. This was in part due to straightening, and in part general weight loss which it seems to happen often after surgery. Just for info, I...
  16. Thread: hair loss

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    I'm at 4 mths post op too. I was told to expect...

    I'm at 4 mths post op too. I was told to expect hair loss, and I have it. I started taking supplements to prevent it about a month ago, and I feel like it's helping...
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    Thanks, Chris. Sorry it took so long!

    Thanks, Chris. Sorry it took so long!
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    UPDATE - 4 months post op

    First, I have to apologize for not posting sooner. To be honest I was a bit shocked by news we had just a couple of days before my op, and I avoided the forum for a while...
    Although I didn't post...
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    Hi Kari I will have to wear a brace for 3 months...

    Hi Kari
    I will have to wear a brace for 3 months afer surgery, according to my surgeon (planned T4 - L5). I did'nt like the idea, and told my surgeon so. He said 'imagine you broke your foot - you'd...
  20. Thread: this is it...

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    Looking forward to hearing from you, gayle. Stay...

    Looking forward to hearing from you, gayle. Stay positive...
  21. Thread: pre-op visit

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    Good luck Gayle

    Thinking of you...
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    thanks for the question...

    Hi Gayle
    My op is feb 14 and was just thinking about asking the same question! Good luck!
  23. Thread: Anyone from UK?

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    Hi Sai I'm 47 and my op is scheduled for feb...

    Hi Sai

    I'm 47 and my op is scheduled for feb 14 - er, soon! I've lived in Paris for the last 13 years - feels like yesterday..
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    clothes, clothes..

    Hi the optimist

    You're being really helpful. You remind me of me a few years ago...

    I don't think any one could, should or would go through this surgery for purely cosmetic reasons - and I...
  25. Thread: Anyone from UK?

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    Hi Sai I'm originally from London but now living...

    Hi Sai
    I'm originally from London but now living in Paris, and I'll have my surgery here - so I guess I don't count!
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