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  1. Wow. reading this thread has made me realize how...

    Wow. reading this thread has made me realize how lucky I was to be an observant kid. I had the screening in my 6th grade gym class. They did it in the locker rooms at my school. I remember my gym...
  2. Thread: Pain

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    From what I remember from my recovery (I'm just...

    From what I remember from my recovery (I'm just shy of 9 years post-op), you shouldn't be too concerned about having some pain as its been less than a year still. I was in PT for a while, and it...
  3. My experience in the hospital was very different...

    My experience in the hospital was very different from what I've read here. I was almost 16 when I had my 1st surgery, and didn't really want my parents around all the time.

    Since the hospital...
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    My situation was a little different, but I was...

    My situation was a little different, but I was skiing again about 9 months after fusion. I raced XC and my surgery was scheduled around the New England J2 Championships. I went from racing in the VT...
  5. Sounds like we are in a similar situation. I...

    Sounds like we are in a similar situation. I also have pain along my right shoulder blade, with occasional muscle spasms, and had my rods removed. My surgeon suggested thoracoplasty several years...
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    I never had revision surgery despite being a...

    I never had revision surgery despite being a candidate for it (kyphosis above the fusion and crankshafting), but I did have ALL of my hardware removed almost 6 years ago. I can't believe its been...
  7. Thread: Hey everyone!!

    by Randi_K
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    Christl- Having my hardware removed was due to...

    Christl- Having my hardware removed was due to circumstance. A little over 2 years after my fusion, I developed an inflamed area at the top of my incision. It would alternate between a swelling...
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    I had all my hardware removed about 6 years ago,...

    I had all my hardware removed about 6 years ago, and my doc let me keep it. I left the hospital with a plastic baggie of rods and hooks, and parts of some screws. It weighed less than 2 pounds.
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  9. Thread: Hey everyone!!

    by Randi_K
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    Im glad my story was helpful to all of you. I...

    Im glad my story was helpful to all of you. I really hate the mis-conception that surgery is a life changing event.

    Pooka-- I was riding horses and involved in 4-H before I was diagnosed. The...
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    I had the same thing with the itching. I also...

    I had the same thing with the itching. I also have a couple spots where I still don't have feeling 9 years later. An ex of mine used to think it was hilarious to gently poke me in a numb spot with...
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    I have a post-op hospital story that I think is...

    I have a post-op hospital story that I think is pretty funny.

    It was the first day that my physical therapy torturers got me out of bed. I had made it into a chair, and had been sitting up for...
  12. Thread: Hey everyone!!

    by Randi_K
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    Hey everyone!!

    I've been lurking around here for a little while, and finally decided to join and start sharing. I know people have lots of experience with surgery and short-term, and I'm hoping to be able to help...
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    I know im not going to be popular by saying this,...

    I know im not going to be popular by saying this, but trying to hard to protect your kids won't help them in the long run. I was 15 when I had my first surgery, and remember how trapped I felt during...
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