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    Due to my lung impairment, my surgeon,...

    Due to my lung impairment, my surgeon, pulmonologist and neurologist decided on posterior only procedure. The correction is reduce some but the risks drop and my recovery time dropped along with...
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    Jen, There are all types of exercises so...

    Jen,
    There are all types of exercises so possibly exploring with a physical therapist. Also, there are yoga programs for scoliosis patients and also restorative yoga with emphsis on ease of the...
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    HI! Please use the assistance that is out there....

    HI!
    Please use the assistance that is out there. Anti-depressants are nothing to be ashamed of and pain makes changes in the neuro chemistry due to the stress. So it is a help to take the stress...
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    Hoooray!! Have a wonderful time. Say hello to...

    Hoooray!!
    Have a wonderful time. Say hello to Micky for me!
    Christine
    June 13 2005 T3 -L2
    Scoliosis and
    Thoracic Lordosis
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    Tessa, My system is delicate too. I actually...

    Tessa,
    My system is delicate too. I actually lost weight on some of the weight gain supplements because they were too rich and I got diarreha. I found combining a soy supplement with a green...
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    Hello, I agree with most because I did not have...

    Hello,
    I agree with most because I did not have an appetite for a long time. AFter surgery I weighed 95lbs. I ate jello and soups and did a breakfast drink. 5 months later I reached 101lbs. My...
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    HI, I was 106 before the surgery and am not...

    HI,
    I was 106 before the surgery and am not gaining very fast. I had lost weight due to my respiratory problems while my appetitie has returned the weight seems to be stabilzed for awhile. The...
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    Back In The Saddle

    Hello Everyone,
    I had my surgery in June 2005. It has been very successful and I am back at work. The pain has greatly reduced. I had surgery in the thoracic region for scoliosis and thoracic...
  9. Thread: Count Down

    by chrisfrie
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    Surgery Soon

    I finished my pre registration at the hospital and everything is set. Thank you all for the support. I will try to get email set up at home so I can touch base now and then.

    Take Care!...
  10. Thread: Count Down

    by chrisfrie
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    surgerysoon

    Thanks Heidi for your warm wishes and support. This coming week I will be only working two days and have family coming in. I'll get my nails and hair done and get a massage. Then I'll be ready :)...
  11. Thread: Count Down

    by chrisfrie
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    Count Down

    Hi Everyone,
    Well my surgery is one week from Monday. Work has been crazy in trying to tie up lose ends, transfer cases, court reports and meetings. I seem to be working from Dawn to midnight and...
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    Zach's Mom

    Thinking of you and sending prayers and healing thoughts.
    Take Care,
    Christine
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    questions

    Lois,
    I have already filled out the paper work and handed it in to the doctor's office and my surgery is scheduled for June 13th. You can actually download the forms off the internet specific to...
  14. Thread: Surgery Soon

    by chrisfrie
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    chrisfrie

    Thank you very much for the support I will keep you posted.
    Christine
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    sammyboysmommy

    Through disability you might be eligible for programs through social services. Are you planning to sign up for disability (short term). I have and it is a simple process. It can supplement your...
  16. Thread: Surgery Soon

    by chrisfrie
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    Surgery Soon

    Well I am 2 1/2 weeks away from my surgery. I have a mixture of anxiety and relief the wait is over. There is still so much to do. I hope to be able to return to work in 2 months. I am having...
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    Surgery

    Sue,
    Thanks for writing back. Yes, I mentally am prepared I think as I can get. I agree the pain is getting the best of me and I never thought I would say that. The breathing I am hoping will...
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    Sue, I noticed that you got fused from T3 to S1....

    Sue,
    I noticed that you got fused from T3 to S1. I am going in for surgery in June. From T3 to L1. A lot less surgery. They are doing an additional piece during the surgery on some disks in my...
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    Chrisfrie

    Hi Sue,
    I had a spinal epideral for the same pain. I am not sure of what specifically yours is. Mine helped for about 1 month and then the pain is back. I am trying to keep down my use of pain...
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    surgery

    Shari,
    I am 47 and will be having my surgery June 13th and I can tell you waiting is torture. I keep busy with projects. I am using hypnosis which has really helped me. I got some head phones and...
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    yoga

    I purchased the video several months ago and while I have practiced yoga since the 70s it was benneficial in working with my specific curve and also made me rethink certain postures that I love but...
  22. Thread: Sleep # bed

    by chrisfrie
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    sleep #

    I have a sleep number as px by my doctor. By the way if your physician writes a px for medical necessity it is fully tax deductable. I love my bed. I was unable to sleep for months and now most...
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    I am waiting to have surgery but my doctor told...

    I am waiting to have surgery but my doctor told me about the select comfort. A combination air and swedish foam bed. Because it does not have any springs there are no pressure points and the select...
  24. Jessy, Congrats on a successful surgery. For me...

    Jessy,
    Congrats on a successful surgery. For me both vicodin and ultram keep me from sleeping. Good for pain bad for catching the ZZZs. I was given a sleeping pill for pain until I stopped taking...
  25. Thread: Flexibility

    by chrisfrie
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    Jen, Congratulations! How are you feeling? ...

    Jen,
    Congratulations! How are you feeling? What is it like? I hope you don't mind me asking.

    Christine
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