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    I sense a powerful determination......which is a...

    I sense a powerful determination......which is a good thing. Keep going. You are ready for the hardest part.....you have weighed the side effects of heavy meds vs surgical pain and now know and feel,...
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    The story of our lives...... Doctor says; “I...

    The story of our lives......

    Doctor says; “I have to go in, any questions?”

    Patients thinks; “Oh my God, what am I going to ask him?”(In less than 2 minutes, you have his attention, you have...
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    I knew you would get a kick out of the planter...

    I knew you would get a kick out of the planter idea.....(smiley face)

    I never saw the Who. But have witnessed floor riots and well,....you want to exit stage left if that happens. It wasnít...
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    Cathy I was assuming that you had one......A...

    Cathy

    I was assuming that you had one......A clamshell usually has splits on each side and velcro is used to tighten it up.....

    I wore mine only when I left the house for the first few...
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    Yeah right.....(smiley face) You must be feeling...

    Yeah right.....(smiley face) You must be feeling pretty good to be doing a Who concert....Please consider wearing your clamshell to this show.... after all, you ďareĒ still delicate......

    Nice...
  6. Thread: Hip pain

    by titaniumed
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    Keep going.........slow reduction. I felt so...

    Keep going.........slow reduction.

    I felt so much better with my smoothies......the nutrition is always of great value, and we need it doing these extensive surgeries. We really get run down in...
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    Woah.....Peg. You need to lay low right now and...

    Woah.....Peg. You need to lay low right now and need COMPLETE REST. A scoliosis recovery pit stop. Sometimes we have to do these.....

    Sure sounds like it could be your neck if your arm or arms are...
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    Jackie I did get your CT scans but I donít...

    Jackie

    I did get your CT scans but I donít know how to read them......and Crystal is in Louisville.

    I have to admit that the 3D CT scans are very neat looking.......too bad your in the...
  9. Thread: One month

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    The 4-6 week period was THE hardest part for me....

    The 4-6 week period was THE hardest part for me. I was over 100mg of Percoset and it wasnít working well at all. Talk about respiratory depression!

    We have seen countless people chime in around...
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    I looked on the map and you are way up there! How...

    I looked on the map and you are way up there! How do you deal with any medical issues being so far from Toronto? Wow!

    I had a friend that owned Lindsay Island, and would go there and try to...
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    Marianne The walker is used as a safety...

    Marianne

    The walker is used as a safety device. If you are sure you wont fall, you donít need it. Just make sure you donít fall. I would have a 10 foot walk to the bathroom from my bed, think...
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    Peg...for now I would simply lay down, and slow...

    Peg...for now I would simply lay down, and slow down. When you go in, ask your surgeon about getting some NSAIDís for emergency use. I think that after 6 months you should be ok, but check with your...
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    Is it something like this? ...

    Is it something like this?

    http://www.anatomybox.com/winged-scapula/

    Ed
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    Jackie, I sure would like to see a few photos of...

    Jackie, I sure would like to see a few photos of what is going on.....shoulder heights and this situation with your head.

    I just couldn't imagine having my head leaning, it must be hell on the...
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    Hmmm.......Bold is funny. (smiley face) Yup. I...

    Hmmm.......Bold is funny. (smiley face)

    Yup. I clean it out, and I get hit.......I donít pay much attention to the PM system since you can only type a short paragraph before it balks.

    Its...
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    Its going to be hard for me to be objective when...

    Its going to be hard for me to be objective when talking about screening for scoliosis because I wasn’t caught early....an emotional thing for me, deleting multiple posts changing thoughts. Even if...
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    Thanks for the answers guys.... There are a...

    Thanks for the answers guys....

    There are a few different ways at looking at this.....

    If you substitute the word scoliosis with the word cancer, it changes things.....

    If my kid had cancer...
  18. Gardinia, how about walking outdoors? There is...

    Gardinia, how about walking outdoors? There is fresh air out there, and sun......these things help.

    What did he say about the non fused areas and crack at T10-T12? He still wants to wait things...
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    With an idiopathic case starting at age 9, its...

    With an idiopathic case starting at age 9, its going to start small, how do you spot the mildest of curves? An Adams test is fine but if there is mild or no rotation this could be difficult.....
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    Maria All good stuff..... With the kids,...

    Maria

    All good stuff.....

    With the kids, you have to catch them early.......What is going on with the school screening these days? Do some schools do it and some donít? I have no idea....

    Is...
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    Drug trial to reduce the tumor? How do you...

    Drug trial to reduce the tumor?

    How do you know its safe?

    Ed
  22. Thread: Walking

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    Itís a good idea to have ski poles or walking...

    Itís a good idea to have ski poles or walking sticks when you walk. One in each hand.....They add support, and if you slip they will help prevent a fall.

    They are also good for balance.

    Ed
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    My walking went very slowly.....and it took me a...

    My walking went very slowly.....and it took me a almost a year to get to a mile. I finally did that in the Redwoods National Park Thanksgiving 2008. I have a thread with photos here of that trip. It...
  24. Thread: Sleeping

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    Cathy, yes, the meds are hard on the...

    Cathy, yes, the meds are hard on the mind.....between that and the constipation, I decided I had to cut back and eventually quit while keeping notes....Many posters here have posted in the past...
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    Suzie, I think you were the first to respond on...

    Suzie, I think you were the first to respond on my initial introductory thread, back when I was just starting to feel good. Yes, it was very rough for me the first few months, but it all came around...
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