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    Rockycarm -- I'm glad you also had good results...

    Rockycarm -- I'm glad you also had good results from Dr. B. Let us know how your checkup in April goes -- hopefully Linda is right!
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    Dr. Boachie-Adjei is retiring

    Hi all,

    Quite a few of us here had our surgery with Dr. Boachie, and I found out today that he's retiring in October of this year. In January, he's going back to Ghana (his homeland) to work...
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    Hi Susan, I haven't been on the Forum lately...

    Hi Susan,

    I haven't been on the Forum lately but checked in to see this post. YES, I had these happen and they made me yell! Eventually I was prescribed 5 mg of Valium to take at night for them...
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    Other than all that.....a piece of cake. ;^)

    Other than all that.....a piece of cake. ;^)
  5. Thread: Graduating

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    Congratulations Kara! Love the picture.

    Congratulations Kara! Love the picture.
  6. Hi Linda -- I also agree. I think one of the...

    Hi Linda -- I also agree.

    I think one of the hardest things for scoliosis patients (especially older adults) to accept is the fact that with or without surgery, their bodies will never be normal....
  7. Thread: Project Runway

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    What a riot! -- now I've seen everything...! ;^)

    What a riot! -- now I've seen everything...! ;^)
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    The very best of luck to you, Michele. It sounds...

    The very best of luck to you, Michele. It sounds like you've got all your bases covered.

    I literally cringed when I read what your overzealous therapist had you doing at 7 weeks -- obviously you...
  9. Are you bionic?? If I ever need more...

    Are you bionic??

    If I ever need more surgery (please nooooooo), I'm booking your surgeon!!!

    Seriously -- I'm very happy for you that you're doing so well. It's awesome!
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    Linda, Boachie's office advised me to go to my...

    Linda, Boachie's office advised me to go to my local doc, which I did, and she just cut off the suture ends. There was no redness or swelling anywhere around where the ends poked out and what I...
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    Sutures coming through skin??

    This is something I've heard and read about but haven't experienced...BUT...a couple of days ago in the shower I felt what appeared to be some kind of skin tag on my back, slightly above and to the...
  12. Thread: Private Nurses

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    Actually Susan, a friend of mine who's a nurse...

    Actually Susan, a friend of mine who's a nurse was staying with me during the first few days during visiting hours. She's not licensed in NY and so wasn't allowed to do nursing duties but she acted...
  13. Thread: Private Nurses

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    Hi Irina. I had a private aide stay with me at...

    Hi Irina.

    I had a private aide stay with me at night while I was in HSS, and I needed her. The hospital contracted her from an agency they use. Her main job was to find a nurse to give me meds...
  14. Karen, you're saying that adhesions and scar...

    Karen, you're saying that adhesions and scar tissue always grow back? I would think the surgery you just had would create its own scar tissue all over again, is that right? Is there any way to see...
  15. Good Lord, that's terrifying. I'm so glad you're...

    Good Lord, that's terrifying. I'm so glad you're okay! Thanks for letting us know.

    I have heard that this is a potential development for anyone who has had any kind of abdominal surgery -- it...
  16. Susan, I had severe nerve pain and weakness in...

    Susan,

    I had severe nerve pain and weakness in my right leg after anterior surgery as well. It was very scary. I would say it hurt a lot for about 2 months, then started to settle down. The...
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    I also had anterior/posterior performed in one...

    I also had anterior/posterior performed in one surgery. Many surgeons are now using a posterior-only approach, but I did get a fantastic correction that's holding up great. It was a challenging...
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    I would say that at this point, it's unrealistic...

    I would say that at this point, it's unrealistic to expect to be up and moving freely by 7 a.m. I wouldn't hesitate to ask friends to help...perhaps the offers to help are coming less because people...
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    "Anomaly in the torso" -- I LOVE that!! I think...

    "Anomaly in the torso" -- I LOVE that!! I think that should be the official term for all post-op scoliosis patients....!

    Congratulations on your successful checkup. Regarding the dog issue: my...
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    That's very encouraging news. I know that...

    That's very encouraging news. I know that throughout the hardest part of my recovery, I always felt that it seemed a bit less painful when I knew that everything was in place and okay. At least the...
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    I didn't use a thing on my scars and they faded...

    I didn't use a thing on my scars and they faded pretty quickly. The one thing you don't want to do is expose them to the sun for a year or so.
  22. Do you have room in your suitcase for a stowaway?...

    Do you have room in your suitcase for a stowaway? I don't take up much room....;^)

    Yeah, definitely go -- you should be more than okay for this trip by then!

    Best wishes.
  23. Thread: Question

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    Hahaha Pooka.....

    Hahaha Pooka.....
  24. Congratulations on your excellent outcome! I...

    Congratulations on your excellent outcome! I loved your video; the scenes at HSS really brought back memories.
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    He is the cutest baby ever! Best wishes to you...

    He is the cutest baby ever! Best wishes to you as you make your way through this...you'll find a ton of support here.
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