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    driving

    We were concerned that because of the lenght of Amber's fusion that she would have problems looking over her shoulder while driving.. so.. Before she went to do the test to get her learner drivers...
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    pain

    The drs couldn't tell us why she had the pain. All they said was 'sometimes it just happens'. I know that doesn't offer much comfort for you. It didn't for us either. I think I posted under 'muscle...
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    4 1/2 yrs post op

    I can't believe it has been a year since I have posted on here.
    This morning I recieved an email asking for an update on my daughter Amber. Amber was fused from T4 to L4 in May of 2004. Toward the...
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    Good idea Mary Lou, most adults carry that sort...

    Good idea Mary Lou, most adults carry that sort of info. I will do that for my girls as well.
    Cheryl
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    Amber's back held her off going for her learners...

    Amber's back held her off going for her learners permit. She was worried that she wouldn't be able to drive at first, then she lost interest in learning at all. Then a few of her friends were getting...
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    Congratulations to Shelby on a succesful surgery...

    Congratulations to Shelby on a succesful surgery and to your family for getting though it as well.
    Amber doesn't play any sports. But she does have 4 sisters that she is an absolute idiot with...
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    2 1/2 yrs post op

    Well it has been quite a while since I have been in here. I have just had a quick look through some of the newer threads and I am suprised and happy to see many familiar names still posting.
    My...
  8. Thread: Muscle Spasms

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    Just a quick update on Amber. As we hoping but...

    Just a quick update on Amber.
    As we hoping but not really expecting, gradually her pain eased and one day she realised that it was gone.
    We still don't know what caused it, I guess we never will....
  9. Thread: Muscle Spasms

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    Thanks Alison, How are things with you now? I...

    Thanks Alison,
    How are things with you now? I hope all is well.
    I guess Amber will do it when she is ready. There is no rush. It is good to know the other success stories though. It does help...
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    Chrissi considering your age, what has your...

    Chrissi considering your age, what has your growth been like?
    Cheryl
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    Amanda, Why did you have the rod removed? How is...

    Amanda,
    Why did you have the rod removed? How is it now?
    Best wishes
    Cheryl
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    Hi Chrissi, It does take a little while for...

    Hi Chrissi,
    It does take a little while for people to reply to posts. Unlike a lot of 'teen' forums where you can get a reply in minutes.
    Please tell us a little about yourself, like what your...
  13. Thread: Muscle Spasms

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    Thankyou Kay, where is Stephanies fusion? ...

    Thankyou Kay, where is Stephanies fusion?
    Amber is worried about learning to drive. They are very strict here on looking over your shoulder, you know when changing lanes as well as reversing. She...
  14. Thread: Muscle Spasms

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    Amber's latest check up

    Well Amber has been moving around much better lately. She says the pain has not really changed but she is learning to live with it.
    None of the tests that she has had done have shown anything...
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    Amber has taken lots of anti inflamatories but...

    Amber has taken lots of anti inflamatories but they did not help at all. We have been seeing a spinal surgeon that we have been seeing for several years. He did not do Amber's surgery but he did...
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    I'm happy for you Sheena. It is hard to see your...

    I'm happy for you Sheena. It is hard to see your own body as other people see it. That goes for everyone not just people with scoliosis. In time you will see what the people around you see.
    Most...
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    Keep nagging at your doctors. We are going...

    Keep nagging at your doctors. We are going through maybe a similar thing. You need to get it checked out properly. It could turn out to be nothing major, but it is best to find out for sure.
    Best...
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    Welcome to the forum and to the other side of...

    Welcome to the forum and to the other side of surgery. As far as I know it is the doctors preference as to where the bone comes from. The first 2 or 3 weeks home are the worst. But each day will get...
  19. Thread: Muscle Spasms

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    The surgeon that Amber is seeing here is in...

    The surgeon that Amber is seeing here is in consultation with the one in Sydney that did her surgery.
    So far nothing has shown up on any of the tests that she has had done.
    Now that she is off all...
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    Amber is now off all of the medication that she...

    Amber is now off all of the medication that she was on. Today will be the first full day of none, so I am wondering how she will cope. She is still asleep right now.
    She does not want to have more...
  21. Thread: heya

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    Sheena, Maybe you could 'write' to your...

    Sheena,
    Maybe you could 'write' to your parents. I know that might sound a bit silly. But if you write down what you are felling and how things they have done have made you feel, like you would...
  22. I know how you must be feeling. It is so hard to...

    I know how you must be feeling. It is so hard to watch not only the one with the scoloisis but the whole family go through the stress leading up to the surgery. I am thinking of you all.
    Try to...
  23. Thread: heya

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    Sheena, how long ago did you have your surgery?...

    Sheena, how long ago did you have your surgery? It sounds as though you may have a type of post op depression, have you talked to your doctor about how you are feeling. The recovery period can seem...
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    Congrats on reaching the 1 year mark. I hope...

    Congrats on reaching the 1 year mark. I hope everything keeps going well. It really is amazing the difference a year can make.
    Brenda, my daughters curve is also atypical. She is now 18 months...
  25. Thread: heya

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    Hi Sheena, Welcome to this forum. What is it...

    Hi Sheena,
    Welcome to this forum. What is it that you are unhappy about?
    I am sure you will find at least a few people to talk to about anything that you are feeling.
    Best wishes
    Cheryl
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