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  1. Sticky: I KNEW I shouldn't have read this...

    I KNEW I shouldn't have read this thread...:confused:
  2. Hi, Ed! Great to hear from you! You're so...

    Hi, Ed! Great to hear from you! You're so sweet. I missed you (in fact, I ALMOST PMed you from New York during the surgical visits, as I felt my heart racing with pending decisions.)
    Yes, I...
  3. Back and about to Bite the Bullet, but...(lengthy catch-up)

    Hi, all! I was unable to follow through on surgery five years ago, because family members bailed on promised help. In-between, a youngish son (now 26) has expressed willingness to help...
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    Fare thee well, scoli-sister! All best...:) :)...

    Fare thee well, scoli-sister!
    All best...:) :) :)
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    Yeah, the more I think of it (listening to ...

    Yeah, the more I think of it (listening to many others too) age 50 - for women, men-o-pause I s'pose - DOES seem to be a major (bad) milestone scoliosis-wise...:(

    Kind of a ...
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    Right, Ed. All good comments about the...

    Right, Ed. All good comments about the peripheral decisions surrounding surgery. Yes, you did indeed go through the recovery from the nethermost reaches of hell.

    I remember all your...
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    Private room or private attendant? Which matters most in comfort/survival?

    Scuze the digression, Steve, but I want to ask Ed (and anyone else) to elaborate on the private room issue - and by implication other private care issues - They periodically rear their ...
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    Sorry for delay. Good you sent her a PM but be...

    Sorry for delay. Good you sent her a PM but be forewarned that according to what her Profile says, she hasn't been online here since late August.

    However, you can find her posts by clicking...
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    Hang on, Steve. I know you have to be shaking...

    Hang on, Steve. I know you have to be shaking in your scuba fins (can't say "boots" right?) but these things DO end, and having chosen a tip top surgeon is the greatest thing you can do...
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    Prayer and care, Steve, dear. We all need...

    Prayer and care, Steve, dear.
    We all need each other's positive energy.
    In this regard we are each other's truest family - empathy, in the deepest sense.

    "Lynette" (netname) - late...
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    Thank heaven. After a while numbness almost...

    Thank heaven.

    After a while numbness almost sets in.

    Glad you told us. Feel we are family.
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    Gayle, Many congratulations and all the very...

    Gayle,

    Many congratulations and all the very best wishes on a smooth recovery WAY over to the other side of that once so distant shore.

    I have been marooned on a different shore - ...
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    Happy pictures, great people, friends all......

    Happy pictures, great people, friends all...

    Keep us in the loop - in a manner of speaking. Straight loop! Love your hair and profile too, Sharon. You are a pretty lady -...
  14. Consider them sent! You and yours already...

    Consider them sent! You and yours already have automatic special delivery access from this data point for whatever it's worth.

    ...Also a personal "oh, no" at the mere thought of MORE ...
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    Thanks for writing in, Ed. I am embarrassed...

    Thanks for writing in, Ed. I am embarrassed to admit I don't recall Sharon's original fusion length - only that dramatic saga about the well-meaning (but adamant) docs who insisted she...
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    Aw-RIGHT!!! Congratulations. Can't wait to...

    Aw-RIGHT!!!

    Congratulations. Can't wait to hear more,
    Meanwhile, heal, heal, heal...
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    Very sorry to hear about your continued severe...

    Very sorry to hear about your continued severe pain!!

    Yes, I certainly do think you need a second opinion before going on with a surgeon who failed to resolve your problem the first time around...
  18. Many many thanks, Sharon for your wise,...

    Many many thanks, Sharon for your wise, encouraging words. Much appreciated, and yes - for sure, who wants a surgeon who doesn't think he can "do it"? I guess my main objection is with doctors ...
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    special class action suit for ranbow! >;-Z

    Aw, rainbow, with all the sad stories around this site, sometimes I just have to step back and say how sorry I am that someone is suffering as s/he is and how MUCH it sucks. You're one of ...
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    You're fabulous, Jamie Anne. We really should ...

    You're fabulous, Jamie Anne. We really should assemble some kind of collection of post surgical tales. "The Best of...NSF". So MUCH stands out in your account! There's so often some...
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    How about a new scoli classic, junosand? Doctor-as-patient!

    Bon voyage, junosand! As a physician, you've made a real contribution in your (so far) short time here. I look forward to your return, notes in hand.

    As a "fellow traveler" straddling...
  22. Just noticed this. Having been posted when I ...

    Just noticed this. Having been posted when I was out of town it was outta sight when I returned. Glad I spotted it.

    Looks handy though I still have questions. First of all, you asked...
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    Now that IS a cheery note! (perks up). ...

    Now that IS a cheery note! (perks up). Hmmm. :)
    I'm finding it very helpful to compare notes with others in similar situations, one way or another.

    Let me point out that it can be...
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    A+ Rich, and thanks for the PMs. One step...

    A+ Rich, and thanks for the PMs. One step forward for one man, a giant step forward for "scoli-kind". Well done! :)
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    After mild narcotics addiction, Depression...

    After mild narcotics addiction, Depression hits me bad, but when struggling to get off development of a truly massive tolerance, let me warn anyone to whom it may apply - insomnia, ...
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