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  1. Thread: this is it...

    by gayle
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    this is it...

    well tomorrow is the big day and im nervous .im leaving tonight to go stay with my mom for the early wake up tomorrow at 4.i will let everyone know or have someone update how im doing.this group is...
  2. Thread: need some advice

    by gayle
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    need some advice

    my internist dr put me on potassium pills till surgery cause im low on it but the surgeons office is making me take a laxative tonight for surgery.wont the laxatrive mess with my potassium levels?the...
  3. Thread: pre-op visit

    by gayle
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    pre-op visit

    i went for my pre-op and registration today.my surgery is at 7:30 thursday morning.everything looked good on my blood tests ecept they said i have sugar in my urine but my sugar levels are fine.i...
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    things for hospital...

    do i need to being a bag for the hospital or should i just have my husband bring stuff when i go to a regular room? also what kind of clothes do i need when i come home since i cant raise my arms...
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    hi sue, my surgery is in 7 days, i guess a day...

    hi sue, my surgery is in 7 days, i guess a day after you.im nervous too but i agree with joann and have faith that everything will be ok.
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    hi karen ,does it matter with toenail polish?

    hi karen ,does it matter with toenail polish?
  7. Thread: brace questions

    by gayle
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    brace questions

    i know i will need to wear my brace in the hospital after surgery so im wondering if i will need to bring a tank top to wear underneath it like you would a regular brace?
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    i will have to wear a brace also for 3 months but...

    i will have to wear a brace also for 3 months but havent heard anything about causing anything.
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    i also have a cold or allergies, cant tell...

    i also have a cold or allergies, cant tell which.hopefully ill be fine in 2 weeks.its just my eyes want to water and i had a cough the other day that almost made me lose my voice..lol.its better now...
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    thanks for all the replies.i know this forum is a...

    thanks for all the replies.i know this forum is a great support system.at the moment i seem to be doing fine but i know days before surgery i may freak out again..lol.im going to hate being away from...
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    just wondering.....

    im just wondering if you can wear toenail polish in surgery? i know you cant on your fingernails.also did anyone have to take a laxative a couple of days before surgery requested by the drs office?...
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    i am so sore now, my ribs hurt and everything.im...

    i am so sore now, my ribs hurt and everything.im just ready for this surgery to be over with.what about vacationing? did anyone go on vacation 6 months after their surgery?like maybe a weekend trip...
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    lots of questions! please help

    ok im getting really nervous at the fact my surgery is in 2 weeks.i went today to get a full massage to relax and kindof forget everything.well the soothing music and background effects it had that...
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    what about if you need a filling replaced on your...

    what about if you need a filling replaced on your tooth but its not infected or anything?is it ok to have surgery?
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    teeth problems and surgery...

    my husband told me that his dad couldnt have knee surgery with a bad tooth because of chance of infection .i didnt know that if you had a bad tooth it would affect surgery or your teeth.does that...
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    i had a congenital heart defect called atrial...

    i had a congenital heart defect called atrial septal defect.they found my scoliosis at age 11 but did not find my heart defect till age 21.i got that repaired but not sure if that is connected to...
  17. when you have 2 or more spine specialists telling...

    when you have 2 or more spine specialists telling you yes your curve is bad you need surgery then you will know basically that is something to strongly consider .i went to 2 orthopedic surgeons and a...
  18. well is it possible to see a third dr to see if...

    well is it possible to see a third dr to see if he says one or the other?
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    blood patch and spinal surgery....

    if you hace had a blood patch due to spinal headache, will it cause problems during spine surgery?
  20. Thread: I have a date!

    by gayle
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    thats great you finally have an op appt.i know...

    thats great you finally have an op appt.i know how awful it is to have to wait.
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    well im definatly having the surgery on february...

    well im definatly having the surgery on february 8th.im not going to back out ,i know i have no choice.i just wish i would have gone ahead and had it done 2 years ago when the dr gave me a choice.i...
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    kkong-- my surgery is in about 4 or so weeks and...

    kkong-- my surgery is in about 4 or so weeks and im nervous also.for christmas i got my husband to get me a gift certificate for a massage and so i plan on going to do that at the end of this month...
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    a good age to have scoliosis surgery

    im just wondering if im 31 years old ,would i recover about the same as a 20 something yearold or am at two old of an age to recover as fast as a younger person would?what is the good age to have...
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    Thats ok Berta..lol. i dont think he would get...

    Thats ok Berta..lol. i dont think he would get away with going on vacation with out me..lol.we live almost 2 hours away, not quite that but to where he will only be able to visit for an hour.so i...
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    when is help needed after surgery?

    my husband is wondering if he will need to take vacation while im in the hospital or needed the most when i come home?i will have some help at home but not much and we have three young children.
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