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    Someone who had also had Scoli surgery did give...

    Someone who had also had Scoli surgery did give me the suggestion to always slide forward to the edge of the chair before standing up...sounds really basic, but I don't think I had been doing this....
  2. I just don't think you should have come down like...

    I just don't think you should have come down like that on another forum member who was just asking some questions...and expressing sympathy to the OP...and the questions were not addressed to you...
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    Sitting in chairs

    Does anyone else have trouble sitting in chairs where the seat is tilted back? For some reason, this is very painful for me. I am fused T1-L4. I can sit in chairs that have an even seat, and where...
  4. please keep this forum friendly and let people...

    please keep this forum friendly and let people speak or not speak for themselves...we are all going through a lot of painful situations here....it doesn't help when you post messages like that. If...
  5. I hope you at least consider posting, perhpas...

    I hope you at least consider posting, perhpas anonymously, about your doctors and hospital on Yelp. It would help others and also maybe allow you to feel that you had some voice in all this as well....
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    Hello: I'm so sorry you have Scoliosis...

    Hello:

    I'm so sorry you have Scoliosis flatback. If you do a search on this forum for "flatback" you will see many past threads on it and lots of info.
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    Please let us know which surgeon this was so we...

    Please let us know which surgeon this was so we can avoid them. It is unconscionable that a surgeon operating today would give someone flatback! I am so sorry for all your suffering. I don't care how...
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    I would also like to avoid any more fusions. Good...

    I would also like to avoid any more fusions. Good luck.
  9. Pedophilia is across the board wherever there are...

    Pedophilia is across the board wherever there are children, and is just as prevalent with rabbis, teachers, doctors, coaches, and youth ministers. It has nothing to do with any one particular...
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    This is a misleading. I am happy the little girl...

    This is a misleading. I am happy the little girl is doing great, but the picture shows the girl standing up straight, but it does not show her arching her spine, or bending to the side, or doing any...
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    I am so sorry these terrible things happened to...

    I am so sorry these terrible things happened to you in the hospital. I hope, when you are able, that you will consider calling the hospital and finding out who your physical therapist was who did...
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    I am so happy for you that you received...

    I am so happy for you that you received disability! I also appreciate you giving us so many facts because I know a lot of people on here talk about applying for disability. All this has been very...
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    Patient modesty for teens with Scoliosis

    To all the teens and their moms I hope this will help you!

    When I was a teenager I had many X rays, brace castings and fittings with male technicians and it made me very uncomfortable. At an age...
  14. Oh, sorry about the confusion! It was me who put...

    Oh, sorry about the confusion! It was me who put flexible fusion in quotes. I've found a lot about it on the web. It sure sounds interesting.
  15. Actually if you just type into google "flexible...

    Actually if you just type into google "flexible fusion" you come up with plenty of info on it. UCFS, where the moderator of this site works, is not doing it. But plenty of other medical schools are...
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    I am so terribly sorry for your pain and hope you...

    I am so terribly sorry for your pain and hope you feel better soon. I'm not going to say anything silly like "stay positive". I'm just going to pray that this last surgery has given you at least some...
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    looking for emotional support in appropriate places

    I just wanted to say how sorry I am that your husband is not (or is unable to) give you the emotional support that you so rightly need and deserve during this time. That must hurt. Scoliosis surgery...
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    I am sorry for your pain. Sometimes this site...

    I am sorry for your pain. Sometimes this site seems very pro-surgery, yet it helps to read about painful outcomes of surgery, too, even for these second surgeries. It seems that scoliosis surgery is...
  19. Tramadol

    i am so sorry that you are in pain from the surgery.

    Your info about Tramadol is incorrect. It's an opiate, although a synthetic opiate/narcotic. It is used in dogs and also in people. You can...
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    I am so sorry to read about this. Since you say...

    I am so sorry to read about this. Since you say you are in a county/public health system for the low-income, you probably had to go to a county hospital and had no choice to go anywhere else. I...
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    Annabeller: It's a shame no one answered your...

    Annabeller:

    It's a shame no one answered your original question. I'm sorry I can't either. However, I just wanted to say that you don't need anyone's permission to have a baby. You are a grown...
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    Patti I am so sorry about your cousin, I just...

    Patti

    I am so sorry about your cousin, I just said a prayer for him.

    Just because a surgeon is famous, it does not mean that they do not make errors in judgement and even big mistakes....
  23. I don't think any of us can say for sure what...

    I don't think any of us can say for sure what will be possible in 50 years. Please let us know what you find out!
  24. Digital X-rays for adults and breast shields

    I am trying to get evaluated for pain and flatback following surgery several years ago. But the managed care system I'm in insisted on sending me to a spinal neurosurgeon instead of an orthopedic...
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