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    Cathy Congratulations! They also tied me down...

    Cathy Congratulations!

    They also tied me down so I guess I was a bad boy....that’s what everyone told me anyway. (smiley face)

    Sitting is very difficult and it does take many of us a long time...
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    As any scoli that has been through the thick and...

    As any scoli that has been through the thick and thin of scoliosis surgeries, thinking about our hardware all our lives, I think its our right, and a very personal thing for us. I think that most...
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    Thoracoplasty. They are not all that common in...

    Thoracoplasty. They are not all that common in the US, or at least on this forum. Modern spinal implants do correct rotation quite a bit and reduce rib humps...

    I don’t think something of this...
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    No.....its not..... Do you know how many days...

    No.....its not.....

    Do you know how many days you will spend in the hospital?

    How are they monitoring growth? With an MRI? and or X-ray?

    Ed
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    This seems logical.....the higher the imbalance...

    This seems logical.....the higher the imbalance the more stress.....I take it you are asking about your thoracic with single rods now. But you are fused through that area.....

    There are quite a...
  6. ALIF tidbits continued.... I had no bone used...

    ALIF tidbits continued....

    I had no bone used in surgeries. None. It was BMP and synthetic bone pastes....All scoliosis surgeons now are aware of the pain caused by pelvic “mining” and yes, bone...
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    I have Synthes “Pangea” system for my hardware....

    I have Synthes “Pangea” system for my hardware. They provide “Pre-bent” rods with the lordotic and kyphotic bends pre formed. They must be annealing after the bend, its another re-heating process...
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    Pseudarthrosis. Non-union. Failed fusion.Titanium...

    Pseudarthrosis. Non-union. Failed fusion.Titanium termites.....(scoliosis forum humor)

    http://www.orthospine.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/67

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19652031
    ...
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    Jackie, what do you mean “just gave up?” It is...

    Jackie, what do you mean “just gave up?”

    It is looking like you will need to go. This will be a diagnostics trip.....Do you have someone to go with you? When are you going?

    Be sure to let us...
  10. Some Friday night ALIF tidbits.... From what I...

    Some Friday night ALIF tidbits....

    From what I understand, if you have bad DDD this leads to severe vertrebral end plate damage, and ALIF is the only way to prepare the end plates. This cant be...
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    Its hard to say....sometimes it seems that way,...

    Its hard to say....sometimes it seems that way, but I think that we have disc problems to begin with.....or they degenerate or alter faster than normal, a biochemical disaster or medical insult. Disc...
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    Kara Congrats on 5 years! You have come...

    Kara

    Congrats on 5 years! You have come through with flying colors.

    Great report!

    Ed
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    You have made great strides in your recovery! ...

    You have made great strides in your recovery! You are one of the lucky ones, no doubt.

    My neighbor is going in for his revision next week due to MAJOR pain from his 02/17/15 surgery. He had 1...
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    My surgeon examined me and he knew what was up....

    My surgeon examined me and he knew what was up. He then asked me if I wanted to shoot the MRI’s. Since I had not hit my deductible, my co-pay was a whopping $1800.

    If you decide you actually do...
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    Dixie I have my neck thread when my cervical...

    Dixie

    I have my neck thread when my cervical herniation’s decided to flare up.... April 2013 I took a Medrol 6 day pack, then Diclofenac for a month. That worked...It hurt like hell, my fingers...
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    Have you asked about some sort of brace? A good...

    Have you asked about some sort of brace? A good orthotist might be able to figure out something......perhaps a soft brace...

    Nice signature! Its helpful.

    Ed
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    Ok Jackie Here is a sample signature, correct...

    Ok Jackie

    Here is a sample signature, correct if I made a mistake. This tells us what was fused and when

    12/08 T10-Pelvis
    09/10 C5-6, C6-7
    02/11 T2-T10 PJK Revision or extension
    08/14...
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    Jackie I’m wondering about your neck......of...

    Jackie

    I’m wondering about your neck......of course, I’m going to be very interested in this due to my history.

    What exact levels do you have fused right now? Without this stated in a...
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    Jackie, I have no idea what is going on with...

    Jackie, I have no idea what is going on with you.....it could be a whole host of things....

    How long has this been happening? and how many times? Can you lay low so it doesn’t get triggered off? ...
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    Karen 4 years now.....wow! I didn’t go in...

    Karen

    4 years now.....wow!

    I didn’t go in on much of any schedule, the last time I went in was for my neck 2 years ago which was 5 years post. They acted like “where have you been?” I didn't...
  21. Very cool..... He has a nice little rack and...

    Very cool.....

    He has a nice little rack and pinion setup in the front of his model, and some expansion devices buried in the vertebral bodies....I am guessing this is to show the growth of the...
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    Cathy Have your hubby post so we know how you...

    Cathy

    Have your hubby post so we know how you are doing. Write down your username and password for him.

    Your ready, you can do this....

    Ed
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    You will. You have a good reason to have a positive attitude now that you are all fixed up....

    The walking might be a chore......but its something we have to do while holding our heads up, and...
  24. Susan, you sound pretty good. Are you up and...

    Susan, you sound pretty good. Are you up and walking now.....or at least standing?

    Ed
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    The day of surgery is a day we never...

    The day of surgery is a day we never forget.....there are many emotions but I think the strongest is the fact that you are giving in, finally giving up the battle. It’s a complete release....

    They...
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