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    Thats a tough one. You also have (SCI) spinal...

    Thats a tough one. You also have (SCI) spinal cord injury which can create (CNP) Central Neuropathic Pain.

    At some point, you "could" pursue a (BCI) brain computer interface to try to reduce your...
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    Susan, Glad everything is ok, thanks for...

    Susan, Glad everything is ok, thanks for posting...

    It must be quite the challenge typing your posts....I hope the pain isnt too bad. (no response is necessary)

    I think its better that you...
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    Did I read that article wrong? I think so..... ...

    Did I read that article wrong? I think so.....

    If so, I stand corrected. Sorry young people!

    Ed
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    Thanks Jackie! Again, The recall is for the...

    Thanks Jackie!

    Again, The recall is for the "Model X" system first manufactured in July 27, 2017...... Prior versions are "not" affected.

    End cap seperation occuring in .5% on the Model X...
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    Coronavirus Statistics Johns Hopkins

    For those looking for current Coronavirus stats, this is a good site.

    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

    Go upper right, click on 3 bars, select mobile version

    Lower left, click data for...
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    Jackie, If you have appointments set up, you...

    Jackie, If you have appointments set up, you might want to be proactive and call them to see if they have made any changes in regards to coronavirus. It will be interesting to see how they handle...
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    Linda, Correct. And WBC count is not a 100%...

    Linda, Correct. And WBC count is not a 100% guarantee of diagnosing infection. Or at least in the elderly.....

    Blood work is the first diagnostic thats used. Then it goes from there....(When you...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukocytosis WBC...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukocytosis
    WBC count can be elevated by emotional stress let alone any surgical procedure. Other causes are listed below.
    ...
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    Ok, I see...Even though the doctor in the link I...

    Ok, I see...Even though the doctor in the link I posted mentions that implant infection happen in 2-14%, its still material we need to be aware of. If someone has implants, this is need to know...
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    Jackie, I was talking about bacterial infection...

    Jackie, I was talking about bacterial infection resulting in implant infection, not coronavirus.....Staph mostly, attaching to our hardware.... Staph is everywhere.

    For coronavirus, I have read...
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    This is good news Jackie..... Just a hunch but...

    This is good news Jackie.....

    Just a hunch but I would imagine that they will want some time to go by before you go in again on another surgery. Let things settle down some.

    I would talk to...
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    To learn about scoliosis related matters the...

    To learn about scoliosis related matters the others wont tell you....from hands on experience. Knowing what to expect, knowing what to ask, knowing what to do. When I was diagnosed, there was...
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    That's hilarious! Even though many use a less...

    That's hilarious! Even though many use a less than zero probability, its impossible.

    The one thing we do know is that the probability of repeat growing rod surgeries is 100% You cant grow from 3...
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    Linda, sorry, I guess I should have added the...

    Linda, sorry, I guess I should have added the links and did that post differently...

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25102498

    Adjacent segment disease (ASD) is a broad term encompassing...
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    The way I understand the terms or remember easily...

    The way I understand the terms or remember easily is that "Radiculopathy" is a set of several conditions that produce pain "before" fusion surgery.

    And ASD, being the same basic thing with a set...
  16. This is good news Jackie....Are you still on...

    This is good news Jackie....Are you still on antibiotics? What are you taking and for how long?

    Too bad there wasn't some way of determining infection with some sort of instant test or device....
  17. 3D Printing technology video Barrow Phoenix

    Probably so..... Here is a video on 3D technology for scoliosis surgery.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toNXY8mHFdE

    Dr Juan Uribe...
  18. Current status of 3D printing in spine surgery

    Linda, You know, I pondered on using the word may.....(sigh) but 3D printing is the cats meow...The article explains below.

    Spine surgeons dealing with scoliosis are familiar with many of the...
  19. I have never had any hint of dishonesty from any...

    I have never had any hint of dishonesty from any surgeon I have ever met.....If anything, I had more problems with them being too honest. Its impossible for them to cover all complications....and its...
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    Yeah....Your right, it didn't matter with me...

    Yeah....Your right, it didn't matter with me either, which isn't the norm in most cases. Today its different due to the improvements. I really have to think hard about my diagnosis since you do...
  21. Another thing to notice is the progression. The...

    Another thing to notice is the progression. The 1990's were the most productive period in spine. It sure did drop off after 2000....

    The advancements that have been made in scoliosis surgery in...
  22. You might look at this one from the European...

    You might look at this one from the European Spine Journal

    I also have noticed more studies from China lately.... They have 4 times our population, that would mean 4 times the amount of spine...
  23. CNA = Certified Nursing Assistant...they provide...

    CNA = Certified Nursing Assistant...they provide basic care. They are not Registered Nurses. or RN's They report to a Registered nurse.

    $22/hr sounds about right. There are many companies that...
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    No, It cant be a crime because you have to assume...

    No, It cant be a crime because you have to assume that the rest of the mountain can slide and take you out. Its dangerous hanging out in slide prone areas. Always ski with a partner, and account for...
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    You "could" buy items on Amazon, and return at...

    You "could" buy items on Amazon, and return at Kohl's if you are worried. Or simply red it in.

    I lost my grabber on the first day. Hard to figure since I live alone and have nobody to blame....
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