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  1. Thinking of you...

    So sorry Susie, it sure had to be very hard to share this with us, but know that there are many prayers going up for you and your scoli family.
  2. Hi Susie, glad you posted to let us know how you...

    Hi Susie, glad you posted to let us know how you are doing on your 10 year anniversary, hope you keep posting. Be well.

    Dolores
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    Fusion is solid😜

    You might be right about this virus going around, even out here on Long Island Ed. Received a call today with the results of my cat scan and MRI, they said there is no evidence of non fusion...
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    Sudden excruciating pain for 5 days

    Hi all, the usual, have not posted in a while, but do check in on the posts. Have been feeling pretty well except for neck and shoulder issues, but last Saturday thought I was coming down with the...
  5. Just for another opinion maybe

    Hello KS mom, and welcome to this very informative and supportive forum! I see that you are from Long Island, and for a second opinion, I had a successful surgery with dr. Agulnick in Garden City....
  6. I guess it will be something to live with, not...

    I guess it will be something to live with, not the worst, and like you I can be good at dressing to make it not so obvious! I still don't get the kyphosis/lordosis difference! My lower back always...
  7. I will look at my surgical report to see if there...

    I will look at my surgical report to see if there is mention of lordosis. I've read on this forum topics about lordosis, and what get, guess, is in order to prevent flat back, the lordosis creates a...
  8. Thanks Sharon, I am going to look into planking,...

    Thanks Sharon, I am going to look into planking, I see it mentioned also in the non-surgery area also, but it mentioned it was used to keep curves from increasing. Before my fusion I did a little...
  9. Thanks Stephan, I was able to look up the plank...

    Thanks Stephan, I was able to look up the plank suggestion, seems to be a yoga position; have to look at it a bit more because with not being able to bend. Also would you explain the vacuum.
  10. Suggestions for getting rid of pregnant belly look!

    Would love any suggestions on how to get rid of my pregnant looking belly. Had, as you can see in my signature line, surgery in '09; I am now just stating to put some weight on, unfortunately, it is...
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    Amazing! 5 years passes so quickly. Mine was just...

    Amazing! 5 years passes so quickly. Mine was just 4 months after you, and you and a few others who had the surgery just before me were such an encouragement. It helped me with the fear of the...
  12. Went to Otho yesterday, they took x-ray's then...

    Went to Otho yesterday, they took x-ray's then consult with the doctor -- he scheduled me for an EMG where they stick you to see how your nerves react. He did not see anything broken or any screws...
  13. Hi Linda, yes it does seem that many people here...

    Hi Linda, yes it does seem that many people here in the forums do suffer from shoulder and neck pain, sometimes I think it stems from long fusions and the fact that the cervical area has to take in a...
  14. Hi Jennifer, always love reading your posts --...

    Hi Jennifer, always love reading your posts -- you are always so positive and encouraging to everyone! Unfortunately my surgeon who performed my fusion no longer accepts my insurance, or any...
  15. 4.5 year post op -- have pain sort of like sciatica

    Hi everyone, have not posted in quite awhile, but do always pop in to see how everyone is faring. It's been a little over 4 years since my surgery, besides shoulder and neck pain that I am dealing...
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    Hi Jackie, I have fallen a few times, also others...

    Hi Jackie, I have fallen a few times, also others on this forum have mentioned falls also, my theory is, in my case, is when people who are not fused, when they loose balance due to whatever, can...
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    Went to my appointment with pt yesterday for...

    Went to my appointment with pt yesterday for consult and some therapy that was so wonderful! As to the consult, as Linda explained therapy is definately what I will need. When I asked him about...
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    Hi Susan, thanks for your input, I will post...

    Hi Susan, thanks for your input, I will post after my appt. with therapist what comes of the consult, not sure yet if I should notify my surgeon of what is happening. What levels are you fused?
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    sagital imbalance?

    Have not posted in a while (always look in though to see how everyone is doing), all is fine except my posture, it seems to me that my hips are pushing forward when I stand, making my belly look...
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    Hi Kara, hope you are ok, good thing you did go...

    Hi Kara, hope you are ok, good thing you did go to the emergency room, about a month ago I also hit my head pretty hard from a trip on the sidewalk while I was walking my dog, I sill have some pain...
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    Tilting?

    I'm a little confused (which is not that unusual for me), but what do you all mean by tilting, I can bend over in what they call a flat back position, but I can't bend down to pick up something...
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    Hi Jena, I'm sorry if I scared you a bit about my...

    Hi Jena, I'm sorry if I scared you a bit about my fall, but I had my surgery in June of '09 (wow, I just realized I just passed my 3 year anniversary!), but anyway it's not my balance that's off,...
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    Hi Jena, I'm sorry if I scared you a bit about my...

    Hi Jena, I'm sorry if I scared you a bit about my fall, but I had my surgery in June of '09 (wow, I just realized I just passed my 3 year anniversary!), but anyway it's not my balance that's off,...
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    Hi Jennifer, I'm always in awe of how well you've...

    Hi Jennifer, I'm always in awe of how well you've come along and your positive attitude. Your right though, it is a scary thing because I have no problems with walking, I can walk for long distances,...
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    Hi Linda, as usual you always have a way of...

    Hi Linda, as usual you always have a way of putting things into perspective, that is exactly what I felt, not being able to correct the fall, and knowing this when you go down is very scarry!

    Hi...
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