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  1. Dr Boachie says “Take it easy a little bit” I...

    Dr Boachie says “Take it easy a little bit” I get a kick out of that, if he only knew what I was doing on skis years ago....talk about spinal abuse!

    A total complete sedentary lifestyle? Do Monks...
  2. Linda, This could be what Sharon was referring...

    Linda, This could be what Sharon was referring to....


    .https://www.hss.edu/professional-conditions_adult-scoliosis-low-lumbar-degenerative-disease-spinal-stenosis.asp

    Those with deformity...
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    Jana Here is some reading material....Once...

    Jana

    Here is some reading material....Once again, self diagnosis is fruitless, but this info will give you a head start....

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3270594/
    AION...
  4. Thread: Now my dad

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    Kara, How bad are his curves? Ed

    Kara, How bad are his curves?

    Ed
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    Very good news Jana...At 6 weeks we are ready to...

    Very good news Jana...At 6 weeks we are ready to jump out of the nest, and start flapping our wings....

    If you look into eye problems after spine surgeries, they will essentially say they are not...
  6. Hi Amanda, Good to see you posting again. I...

    Hi Amanda, Good to see you posting again.

    I come back from work and I see the forum is quite busy. He he Some interesting points on all the threads and I happened to see that you are thinking...
  7. Flerc, I have no idea. I would have to see a...

    Flerc, I have no idea. I would have to see a photo of the brace you are describing from 200 years ago.

    The Copes brace does support under the armpits, and the hips. It keeps you from bending...
  8. Thread: Broken Rod

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    I don’t know if I would consider it a...

    I don’t know if I would consider it a blaze.....maybe its because we get stronger as we go along. Yes, that’s what it is.

    As we live with scoliosis, we become educated with our affliction. This...
  9. I thought so also.....but that was 25 years ago....

    I thought so also.....but that was 25 years ago. I have attached photos of my Copes brace. I actually still have it. If you have any questions on Copes, I will happy to answer them...

    I did many...
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    I had a feeling you were going to run out of...

    I had a feeling you were going to run out of Percoset. I would make a phone call first thing Monday morning, your surgeon “might” want you to come in. I had my staples pulled around 10 days post, and...
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    Welcome and congratulations! We like having...

    Welcome and congratulations!

    We like having younger posters around here.....

    Try to take it easy for at least another day, (smiley face) I shouldn’t say that around here, but us older folks...
  12. I didn’t know that Color therapy originated in...

    I didn’t know that Color therapy originated in Atlantis....I thought that was something that originated in San Francisco in the 1960’s. He he

    Even though jokes are needed, I am shedding a few...
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    Yup. Your still extremely early......Good days...

    Yup. Your still extremely early......Good days and bad days are normal. Wasn’t that a Led Zeppelin song?

    Keep up the good work!

    Congratulations...

    Ed
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    Linda, I believe it started with an L1-L5 ...

    Linda, I believe it started with an L1-L5 4 level lumbar fusion....

    Misty, I also want to say congrats on the big decision. It’s something we never forget.

    Since our x-rays look...
  15. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Sharon, Love that Starbucks Colombian! Once...

    Sharon, Love that Starbucks Colombian!

    Once again, up extremely early in the morning, a sign that something is wrong. I was completely wiped out from looking down most of the day yesterday at...
  16. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Ok, one more....LOL I need coffee Ed

    Ok, one more....LOL

    I need coffee

    Ed
  17. Thread: Broken Rod

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    I agree. Ultimately it doesn’t end..... I wish I...

    I agree. Ultimately it doesn’t end..... I wish I could come up with something but we have way too many scientific questions that need to be answered..... All the modalities of treatment are temporary...
  18. Funny how we use the truck analogy....My surgeon...

    Funny how we use the truck analogy....My surgeon told me that when I get done with you, you will feel like you were hit by a train and hit with every axle. Ok....(preparing for pain) He was...
  19. Jana, Sitting is hard. I could only sit for a few...

    Jana, Sitting is hard. I could only sit for a few minutes at a time for the first few months.... But it does get better.......Most of the time, I do not lean back when I sit in a chair, I can, but I...
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    Misty, Scoliosis surgery doesn’t offer a...

    Misty,

    Scoliosis surgery doesn’t offer a realistic timeframe.... Its just not black and white. I know, it’s a scary thing, and all of us have been there.....Its nice to think about getting it done...
  21. Jana Are you in La Jolla? I lived in El Cajon,...

    Jana

    Are you in La Jolla? I lived in El Cajon, Spring Valley, and Escondido 35 years ago....I realized that San Diego is not a great place for snow skiers.

    I cant remember and maybe Linda...
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    L1-L5 is not considered a full fusion.....that...

    L1-L5 is not considered a full fusion.....that might explain the 3 weeks.

    Multiple opinions have great value, especially when it comes to the spine......(Thought for today) And surgeons need to...
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    Misty Nice to have Gail (and others) pop in...

    Misty

    Nice to have Gail (and others) pop in and break the ice....She is spot on.

    What kind of surgery is he doing? Did he tell you how many levels? I am wondering on this 3 week recovery...
  24. I went skiing with around 18 people. It was going...

    I went skiing with around 18 people. It was going to be the last blast since they all knew I was going in for scoliosis surgery. All younger, expert skiers, I was their mentor on the mountain, and...
  25. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Tam I cant believe it, and you have also had...

    Tam

    I cant believe it, and you have also had quite a trial with that BMP overgrowth complication all along...

    Let us know......

    Ed
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