Search:

Type: Posts; User: Ginger W.; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,875

    Thanks for your perspective, Ed. We certainly...

    Thanks for your perspective, Ed. We certainly ARE a courageous troop of survivors. Susan inspires me with her attitude. Ed inspires me because he is willing to support so many of us on the forum. ...
  2. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,875

    Good point, Linda Racine, regarding insurance. I...

    Good point, Linda Racine, regarding insurance. I had an illustrious career as a child care provider which naturallywould make me cautious about insurance. However, my brother is extremely wealthy...
  3. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,875

    I am having sacral issues, just one year after a...

    I am having sacral issues, just one year after a surgery with Dr. Berven. The pain varies throughout the day. However, it is quite limiting and definitely focused around S2. CT scans (with...
  4. Replies
    2
    Views
    2,004

    Knee pain - recently fused to sacrum

    Dear Scoli Friends ~

    In October I was fused from L3 through the sacrum. (Previously fused T4 - L3) I can feel that my walking style is different without the old pelvic motion and I am guessing...
  5. Two Post-Surgery Accessories - never seen mentioned

    Dear Scolis,

    Two things REALLY helped me through my recent surgery and I want to share:

    1.) I purchased a cheap twin-sized memory foam topper (Walmart) which my daughter put on my hospital bed...
  6. Two Post-Surgery Accessories - never seen mentioned

    Dear Scolis,

    Two things REALLY helped me through my recent surgery and I want to share:

    1.) I purchased a cheap twin-sized memory foam topper (Walmart) which my daughter put on my hospital bed...
  7. Replies
    0
    Views
    1,697

    Surgery expenses NOT COVERED by insurance

    Dear Scoli Friends ~

    Do you know of surgery expenses which your insurance (or/and Medicare) doesn't cover and must be paid 'out of pocket'?

    For example - I understand that the ambulance to...
  8. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,829

    Surgery expenses NOT COVERED by insurance

    Dear Scoli Friends ~

    Do you know of surgery expenses which your insurance (or/and Medicare) doesn't cover and must be paid 'out of pocket'?

    For example - I understand that the ambulance to...
  9. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,483

    Recovery time frame for YOU

    On Oct 23, Dr. Berven of UCSF will perform my surgery from L3 - S1. I read about Linda Racine's recovery (our fabulous moderator) from almost the same surgery. Very helpful. Still, I need more how...
  10. Replies
    1
    Views
    1,519

    Recovery time frame for YOU

    On Oct 23, Dr. Berven of UCSF will perform my surgery from L3 - S1. I read about Linda Racine's recovery (our fabulous moderator) from almost the same surgery. Very helpful. Still, I need more how...
  11. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,914

    I really appreciate your perspectives on...

    I really appreciate your perspectives on extending my fusions. Being realistic about some limitations is important and I feel like both of you provided me with a balanced view of your outcomes. ...
  12. Replies
    2
    Views
    2,169

    Brilliant. Makes total sense.

    Brilliant. Makes total sense.
  13. Replies
    0
    Views
    1,195

    Questions to ask - 1st consultation???

    Dear Scolis,

    I'm going to choose between two surgeons - Dr. Hu and Dr. Berven - and have appointments with both. Many of you have gone through initial consultations and went their with a list in...
  14. Replies
    2
    Views
    2,169

    Questions to ask -1st consultation???

    Dear Scolis,

    I'm going to choose between two surgeons - Dr. Hu and Dr. Berven - and have appointments with both. Many of you have gone through initial consultations and went their with a list in...
  15. Replies
    6
    Views
    3,697

    Thanks, TitauniumEd and Susan for giving me your...

    Thanks, TitauniumEd and Susan for giving me your take. I'm moving forward on my path toward surgery and I haven't had a moment's doubt about that. When it's time, it's time.

    I'm grateful to hear...
  16. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,914

    First time for L4 to Sacrum

    Hello Scoli Friends ~

    I decided to go to this page since I am not revising my surgery from ten years ago . . . just extending it to lower levels - from L4 to sacrum.

    I had several great years...
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    3,697

    What to expect - 2nd Surgery L4 to Sacrum

    Hello Scoli Veterans ~

    I am preparing myself for additional surgery after being fused from T4 - L4 ten years ago. My surgeon, Dr. Boachie, thought it would probably be necessary but gave me the...
  18. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,736

    My Outcome - 8 years later

    When I was searching the forum before my 2008 surgery, I wanted to see outcomes DOWN THE ROAD. There wasn't much available. Now, I try to post annually AND share the good word about FOCOS, the...
  19. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,669

    My Outcome - 7 years later

    When I was searching the forum before my 2008 surgery, I wanted to see outcomes DOWN THE ROAD. There wasn't much available. Now, I try to post annually AND share the good word about FOCOS, the...
  20. 3 Years Post-op Report + How to Help Scoliosis in Africa

    Hi Fellow Scolis -

    I am three years post-operative and I continue to do very well. I have a blog about my recovery http://www.gingerinrecovery.blogspot.com (also a link at the bottom of this page)...
  21. Replies
    4
    Views
    3,543

    Hey Cara - it's inspiring to read about your son...

    Hey Cara - it's inspiring to read about your son collecting braces to send to Africa. I was there in April and know first-hand how these children suffer.

    Debbei, my friends were quite nervous...
  22. Replies
    4
    Views
    3,543

    Helping Scoliosis in Africa

    Hi Fellow Scolis -

    I am two years post-operative and I am doing spectacularly. I have a blog about my recovery (and a link at the bottom of this page) and another blog about my current life -...
  23. Replies
    7
    Views
    7,369

    Yes. Lyrica was extremely helpful for me after...

    Yes. Lyrica was extremely helpful for me after surgery. It is the only post-operative medication which I have continued to use @ 75 mgs per day - a very small but helpful amount.
  24. Replies
    11
    Views
    3,114

    Report on Appointment

    Dear Friends,

    I'm a wee bit tardy in reporting on my 11-month appointment - really my FIRST real appointment since I was three weeks out. I went to Ohio after seeing Dr. Boachie in NYC. My kids...
  25. New beginnings for the woman with an Improved...

    New beginnings for the woman with an Improved Spine! So happy for you.
Results 1 to 25 of 161
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4