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    I talked on the phone the day after my surgery,...

    I talked on the phone the day after my surgery, but I don't remember the conversation at all...
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    I am fused T10-L5...my surgeon told me at my...

    I am fused T10-L5...my surgeon told me at my pre-op that doing yoga/pilates after the surgery and staying in good shape in general from now on would GREATLY decrease the chance that I would need...
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    Hi! I'm 20 years old and had surgery three...

    Hi!

    I'm 20 years old and had surgery three months ago to fuse from T10-L5 to correct a 46 degree curve. I was not in a great deal of pain before the surgery either. Most of my pain apparently came...
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    I had a posterior fusion from T10-L5. Up until...

    I had a posterior fusion from T10-L5. Up until the day before surgery, I was scheduled for anterior fusion with a rib removal from T11-L3, but at the pre-op, my doctor decided he needed to fuse...
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    http://www.myspace.com/ashleymclennan

    http://www.myspace.com/ashleymclennan
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    I was fused T10-L5 on December 14th, 2006. I...

    I was fused T10-L5 on December 14th, 2006. I don't regret my surgery, it was necessary as my curve was only going to worsen as I got older and potentially become more difficult to correct or correct...
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    I sent you a private message...it's just so funny...

    I sent you a private message...it's just so funny that we never met at the hospital and then met on here! haha

    I don't remember having pain with my blood transfusion...I don't really remember...
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    I had a follow up at 1 month, and will have one...

    I had a follow up at 1 month, and will have one at 3 months, then I think 6 months or 1 year.
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    Would it be at all possible for you to have...

    Would it be at all possible for you to have surgery during the summer, or do you plan to take classes during the summer semester as well? Depending on the extent of your surgery, it MAY be possible...
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    I have noticed it hurting more on rainy/cold...

    I have noticed it hurting more on rainy/cold days, but I thought it might just be a coincidence, but maybe it's not.

    And it does hurt all over my hip, and down my right thigh when it's...
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    Bone graft pain

    I was just wondering about how long it took for the pain from the bone graft site (iliac crest) to go away. I do not have a separate incision, my scar just goes off to the right side at an angle for...
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    I had a catheter for 3-4 days and gradually had...

    I had a catheter for 3-4 days and gradually had different IV's taken out (I had several)...all of them were out by day 4.
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    I know once the catheter was out I was allowed to...

    I know once the catheter was out I was allowed to wear underwear, which I was really happy about...and I think on the last day or two I wore my own clothes, once all the IV's were out.
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    I'm at two weeks post op and left the house to go...

    I'm at two weeks post op and left the house to go to a small family Christmas lunch at 11 days post op (I was able to lay down on the sofa there when I wanted to but was able to sit up at the table...
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    10 days post-op!

    Just wanted to update you all...my surgery was last Thursday, December 14th with Dr. Burkus at the Hughston Orthopedic Hospital in Columbus, GA. I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Burkus...
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    My surgery is on Thursday morning as well, I'm...

    My surgery is on Thursday morning as well, I'm right there with you. You will be in my thoughts & prayers! :) Keep in touch.
    -Ashley
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    I had my first period when I was 14, almost 15,...

    I had my first period when I was 14, almost 15, and was actually surprised because my bones are very small and I have always been underweight (but healthy). I've heard before about the correlation...
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    while we're on the hair note...this may be a dumb...

    while we're on the hair note...this may be a dumb question but i've never been in the hospital before (my surgery is next thursday!)...but will anyone wash my hair at any time while i'm there? i just...
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    oops, didn't realize you were asking about...

    oops, didn't realize you were asking about treatment for curves 60+. Just wanted to contribute my experience since I've tried chiropractic treatment and am now having surgery anyway.
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    I started going to a chiropractor 2 or 3 times a...

    I started going to a chiropractor 2 or 3 times a week three years ago when my curve (thoracolumbar) was 37 degrees, just to see if it helped. He didn't make any promises. As soon as he decided it was...
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    I am having anterior surgery on December 14th to...

    I am having anterior surgery on December 14th to correct a 46 degree thoracolumbar curve...I also have very little back pain. Only when I have to stand or sit for more than a couple of hours do I...
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    That is pretty cool that we'll probably be in...

    That is pretty cool that we'll probably be in surgery at the same time...that is strangely comforting to me to know that someone else out there will be in my same situation on the 14th. I will...
  23. I haven't actually had my surgery yet, but my...

    I haven't actually had my surgery yet, but my doctor said I will have a brace for three months, all the time except for at night.
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    I'm a little late reading this, but I hope your...

    I'm a little late reading this, but I hope your appointment went well and alleviated some of your fears! I know I had about a month long wait before I could get an appointment with my orthopedic...
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    I'm 20 years old and am having anterior surgery...

    I'm 20 years old and am having anterior surgery to fuse T11-L3 this December...actually during the last half of finals week since I will already be done with finals. This will give me a full month to...
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