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  1. Tableone, I am also one who gets injections. My...

    Tableone,
    I am also one who gets injections. My Botox injections in the neck and upper shoulders can be excruciating. My doctor gave me 2mg of Ativan to take one hour before the procedure and 2mg to...
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    I wish your daughter well and you some peace of...

    I wish your daughter well and you some peace of mind.
    It's horrible being a mom and seeing your child suffer.
    Linda is so reassuring. She pretty much knows what they will do.
    Please keep us...
  3. Susan, Oh I hope they figure out what's causing...

    Susan,
    Oh I hope they figure out what's causing your leg paralysis tomorrow!!!

    Thank you everyone for your well wishes for me on Susan's thread! I hope you don't mind, Susan.
    I can still walk....
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    Sorry about that. It wasn't meant to continue. I...

    Sorry about that. It wasn't meant to continue. I only made a comment because it was mentioned and it is another complication that can happen.
    If we focus on complications when we decide to have...
  5. Susan, I am also having trouble with my legs. It...

    Susan,
    I am also having trouble with my legs. It started suddenly and I have good days and bad days. The bad days are rough and I really should have a walker for those days. But my leg problem can...
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    Susan, have you mentioned this to Dr. Hu? If not,...

    Susan, have you mentioned this to Dr. Hu? If not, I would. Where does your fusion begin at the top?
    Anyway, I don't mean to hijack this thread but thought it was worth mentioning. I'm not sure of...
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    Jill, I am not by any means an expert. But this...

    Jill,
    I am not by any means an expert. But this is not the first story I've heard about people's appearance changing from immediate post-surgical to later on. I don't have an answer to what causes...
  8. Thread: Update

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    Kara, I'm just reading this thread for the first...

    Kara,
    I'm just reading this thread for the first time.
    Wow, it just never seems to stop with you. But I can relate.
    At least they know what's wrong with you and are fixing it little by little.
    Is...
  9. Sometimes it makes us feel good to do...

    Sometimes it makes us feel good to do "something". Exercise, if done properly, never hurts a person. If a brace can be tolerated and the combination effective for some people it's worth a try. We...
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    Aren't you have surgery for a broken rod next...

    Aren't you have surgery for a broken rod next month?
    Is your feeling to leave the forum brought on by the need to move on and live life?
    I don't come here as often. I pop in once in awhile but...
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    Melissa, It sounds like things are looking up...

    Melissa,
    It sounds like things are looking up with regards to Yaffa. Perhaps the social worker will understand that your husband can pick up some of the slack as far as playtime on the floor with...
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    Twisted, Your story has always inspired me!...

    Twisted,
    Your story has always inspired me! While from the back you can see a curve, it looks NOTHING like 70o! Mine looks about like that only higher and my curve is half yours! Your torso from the...
  13. Interesting! Dr. Boachie is operating on people...

    Interesting! Dr. Boachie is operating on people in their 40's with mild to moderate scoliosis in the thoracic spine to treat low back pain. It's something to think about. He commented on the...
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    So your use is recreational and not for scoliosis...

    So your use is recreational and not for scoliosis pain?
    I would suggest taking your cannabis in another form to spare your lungs. Smoking it is harsher on the lungs than cigarette smoking. People...
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    You are welcome. You will find that most people...

    You are welcome. You will find that most people on here are very open and candid about their situations. We help each other cope with the trials that come with having this deformity or having a loved...
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    Delta, You are NOT annoying. This is why this...

    Delta,
    You are NOT annoying. This is why this forum is here. People like us need others to talk to that understand how we are feeling.
    Your progressive scoliosis is NOT your fault, either. Your...
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    Delta, It sounds like you're at between 50-60%...

    Delta,

    It sounds like you're at between 50-60% lung capacity.
    This is nothing to take lightly, especially if you experience these symptoms upon exercise.
    I would suggest going back to the doctor...
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    Hi, Tableone. My take on the medicinal use of...

    Hi, Tableone.
    My take on the medicinal use of cannabis is that the plant produces drugs that have potential benefits and potential risks. I don't see the legalized use of the plant chemicals as any...
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    What kind of pump? Is it something that you wear...

    What kind of pump? Is it something that you wear at night to keep the fluids pushed up and out of your legs?
    My step-dad also had knee replacement surgery. He now has some pretty bad edema in his...
  20. Thread: In the news

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    I'm sure quite a few!

    I'm sure quite a few!
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    Linda, Just a "thing" about barometric pressure...

    Linda,
    Just a "thing" about barometric pressure and pain...

    My DIL is fused and I am not. We both woke up in horrific pain on Thursday. I'm not convinced that the fusions have everything to do...
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    That may be correct, I don't know. BUT, if he...

    That may be correct, I don't know. BUT, if he "sees" a right thoracic of any significant degree, he may assume it came first. I fully expect my compensatory curve to bypass my structural curve in a...
  23. Thread: In the news

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    I think someone posted a picture of his skeleton...

    I think someone posted a picture of his skeleton on here somewhere, perhaps the research section?
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    Linda, I'm glad to hear that things are finally...

    Linda,
    I'm glad to hear that things are finally going well for you. Hopefully, in a year you can say you are pain free (except the tragedies of aging that befall us all).

    ((((HUGS))))
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    You're welcome, Diane. Left convex primary...

    You're welcome, Diane.

    Left convex primary curves are "rare" in comparison to right curves. So your doctor is right about it being rare. That doesn't make it not true just because it is rare. I...
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