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    Hi Jennifer, My doctor did listen to my lungs,...

    Hi Jennifer,
    My doctor did listen to my lungs, but he said that since my back is so straight, it could be causing me to have problems breathing.
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    lung problems after surgery?

    Hi everyone,
    I was curious, have any of you who have had the scoliosis surgery experienced lung problems? I've been having some lung problems lately... I've been weezing and having chest pains and...
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    weird rash along my spine?

    Hi everybody,

    Here recently I discovered a very strange rash along my spine. It doesn't itch at all, and it's nowhere else on my body. I'm a little worried about it. And I don't know if this has...
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    What is happening?

    man this forum has gone down-hill. I get nothing but put-downs from people nowadays. I haven't been on here in a while, but the minute I got back on the forum, there was a thread that was stuffed...
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    Pooka1, Thanks for replying, but no, I'm not...

    Pooka1,

    Thanks for replying, but no, I'm not fishing around for other answers. Having the birthday party at a bowling alley was a last minute decision, and I can't call me surgeon's office...
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    What Do You Think?

    Hey Everyone!

    Sorry it's been so long since I've posted last! Everything seems to be healing up well so far, but I have a question. I'm almost 15 weeks post op and I am going to a birthday party...
  7. Thread: Pre-Op

    by beach_chikie
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    From my experience, my doctor had me get 2 new...

    From my experience, my doctor had me get 2 new x-rays. Then he went over what would be happening on the morning of my surgery. After my appointment was finished, he told me that it would be best to...
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    Excersises after surgery

    Hey everyone,

    When do you think I would be able to do excersises like crunches, push ups, running, etc.? I'm starting aerobics in August -- do you think that would be too soon? How long was it...
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    2nd Post-Op Appointment

    Hey everyone,

    So today was my 2nd post-op appointment with Dr. King. He had me go get x-rays, too. It was funny, I was in the x-ray lab and they had just gotten a brand new x-ray machine, so I got...
  10. Thread: school

    by beach_chikie
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    Hi Sanah, I went back to school at 4 weeks...

    Hi Sanah,

    I went back to school at 4 weeks post-op. I made sure to talk with my counselor about making certain adjustments at school. My counselor made sure to get me a pass that said I could...
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    Well I just got a couple bills from the hospital...

    Well I just got a couple bills from the hospital for my spinal fusion and just the supplies that they used in the operating room cost $49,000 :eek: !!! And there is still of course more bills to...
  12. Thread: ouch!

    by beach_chikie
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    ouch!

    Wow, today I have been having a lot of pain in my back. I've been doing so good lately, that I forgot about some of my restrictions. Today I accidentally tried to bend and curve my back -- a huge no...
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    Hey Pooka1, I'm so glad to hear that the pre-op...

    Hey Pooka1, I'm so glad to hear that the pre-op appointment went well! It's nice to hear some good news before the big day. Good luck on Wednesday, and best wishes for a speedy recovery! :)

    I...
  14. Thread: ???

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    hey everyone! Thanks for all of your replies!...

    hey everyone!

    Thanks for all of your replies! BTW, I totally forgot to mention that my curve seems more noticable now, than before the surgery. One of my shoulders is higher than the other, my...
  15. Thread: ???

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    ???

    Hi everyone,

    ok, so I have another question... (Sorry) Before my surgery, my doc said that I had a 52* lumbar curve and a 25* thoracic curve. During the surgery, he only fixed the lumbar curve,...
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    hey everyone, thanks for all the replies! I...

    hey everyone,

    thanks for all the replies! I was just wondering about this because before my surgery, my surgeon said NOT to take any NSAIDS for at least 6 months after my surgery, but now he is...
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    Advil and Spinal Fusion?

    Hey everyone,

    I heard that Advil is not good to take after having a spinal fusion because it is an NSAID (sp?) and it decreases bone growth... Do you think that taking even the smallest amount...
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    Before my surgery, I had a lumbar curve of 52...

    Before my surgery, I had a lumbar curve of 52 degrees and a thoracic curve of 25 degrees, so I think I was in the same situation as you are as far as it goes to where the larger curve is... :) .
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    awesome!

    WoW! Congrats on your correction!! Hope things are going well! :D
  20. Thread: rod?

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    rod?

    Hey everyone,

    I have this lump at the top of my incision, and it has been causing me alot of pain recently. Could this be the rod? Has anyone else experienced this? Is there any way to stop the...
  21. next appointment

    Ya, I think my next appointment is on April 22nd, 2008 =)
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    oh wow! Does anyone know if titanium rods can...

    oh wow! Does anyone know if titanium rods can also set off a metal detector?? And will I need to carry a card that explains my hardware around at airports??
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    matjesnic, Thanks for taking time to read my...

    matjesnic,

    Thanks for taking time to read my post! I will be going back to school part time (maybe for 1-2 weeks) and then try to go full time. I completely forgot to ask for a doctors note for...
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    Before surgery I was 5' 3'' and had a curvature...

    Before surgery I was 5' 3'' and had a curvature of 52*.

    After surgery I was 5' 4 1/2" :D (don't know what the curvature is now)
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    Recent Appt.

    Hey everyone,

    I had my first post-op appointment yesterday with Dr. King (3 weeks after surgery). He took a couple x-rays and they looked so much better than what the first x-ray looked like (the...
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