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  1. Sleeping was very hard for me in my immediate...

    Sleeping was very hard for me in my immediate recovery due to pain....Maintaining any position was also difficult and I found myself moving often.....Sleep or lack of it becomes extremely valuable...
  2. Handicapped scuba links and vids.... ...

    Handicapped scuba links and vids....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5m_W08UyVo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRUzWbX9hbU

    http://diveheart.org/about-us/about-diveheart/
    ...
  3. Susan Do you feel up to diving again? You...

    Susan

    Do you feel up to diving again? You could do a beach launch, and have someone bring your gear to you.....Can you kick your legs with fins on? If not, have somebody tow you with a rope.

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    Oh boy, you poor thing..... I hope everything...

    Oh boy, you poor thing.....

    I hope everything is ok.....or at least bearable to some extent. We know you cant type or sit right now, try to stay strong and hang in there.

    Ed
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    Oh yeah.... I was freezing most of the time,...

    Oh yeah....

    I was freezing most of the time, but then could start sweating just a minute later.....and had my highest gas bills during my recovery period. An electric blanket might not be a bad...
  6. Susan....There are a lot of unanswered questions...

    Susan....There are a lot of unanswered questions with all of this but you have done it in the past.....you’re a pro at this! Don’t let negativity and worry take control. There are a lot of positives...
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    Dixie Everything should work out...

    Dixie

    Everything should work out fine.....Where is this happening? Miami?

    Post when you can....

    Ed
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    Our bodies build up an immunity and many that are...

    Our bodies build up an immunity and many that are on their meds realize that they are just SO nasty......This seems to happen around the 6 week mark and then the question arises “How do I get off...
  9. I think so.....Half man, half horse “and” fully...

    I think so.....Half man, half horse “and” fully fused....add the bow and arrow and it makes for quite astrological combination....I kinda wonder what Nancy Reagan would say about this? I do know that...
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    I completely understand Marta.....Now I know you...

    I completely understand Marta.....Now I know you “are” a skier.....I grew up skiing ice at the old Great Gorge in NJ, with many Vermont trips back in the 60’s, mainly Stowe. I had a photo of me and...
  11. I was guaranteed 100% that something would go...

    I was guaranteed 100% that something would go wrong.....which was the way my surgeon conveyed the complexity of my situation. He told me that “it would help”, which in the end helped with my...
  12. Me? I never ever thought I would hear these...

    Me? I never ever thought I would hear these words......Wow, I’m blown away! LOL

    Ahhh, the test of all tests.....

    My surgeries were extremely painful and had a lot of bone ground out in ALIF...
  13. First of all, today is Linda’s birthday! Happy...

    First of all, today is Linda’s birthday! Happy Birthday Linda, you’re the best.....

    I posted photos of me on Marks thread.....maybe I should start a new shoe tie and squat thread and link it to my...
  14. And some more.....Of all these photos, I started...

    And some more.....Of all these photos, I started perfecting Squat 1 first at the kitchen counter unloading dishes from my dishwasher right after surgery. Always keep spine erect.....The penny is...
  15. Mark, be patient it will come.....I waited till I...

    Mark, be patient it will come.....I waited till I was around 7-8 months before even attempting any stretching or pulling down.

    Here are some photos of me bending so you can see the...
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    Yes Peg, D. All of the above.... I had and...

    Yes Peg, D. All of the above....

    I had and have heartburn which seems to be directly related to fat intake. When I cut out the fats, it isn’t a problem. I like to eat a bowl of cereal before...
  17. Yeah, I guess its hard......I almost forgot since...

    Yeah, I guess its hard......I almost forgot since it was 40 years ago that I went through the same thing. After I got through the shock phase, I was fine with it, accepted it, I wasn’t going to let...
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    Fifa, I see your posts are getting longer, which...

    Fifa, I see your posts are getting longer, which is a good sign.....

    I hope you are eating.....I say this because on meds, eating can seem impossible. The body can barely keep up after major...
  19. Initial reactions to a scoliosis diagnosis can be...

    Initial reactions to a scoliosis diagnosis can be a scary, heartbreaking thing.....Our minds whirl with questions of the unknown(What is going to happen?) while we are in shock, then after a while we...
  20. Mark It seems like you are doing well! It took...

    Mark

    It seems like you are doing well! It took me a year to get up to a mile.....

    Wasn’t that fun? Back when we were kids we were all afraid of the Dentist.....Now its no problemo.....(smile...
  21. Thread: Update

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    Kara With the foot pains you have been in, you...

    Kara

    With the foot pains you have been in, you must be good and ready to get this done....

    Try not to worry too much....these surgeons are pretty good these days...

    Ed
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    Fifa After I came home, I couldn’t post....and...

    Fifa

    After I came home, I couldn’t post....and e-mails were down to just a few words because I was in survival mode where every minute was spent trying to get comfortable some how.
    Remember that...
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    Karen, your not kidding..... There is going to...

    Karen, your not kidding.....

    There is going to be some pain involved with this....try not to let it get to you, she is going to be fine....

    Please keep us posted.....

    Hang in there

    Ed
  24. Thread: BMP Mishaps

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    Tam What do you do in pre-op, I forget?...

    Tam

    What do you do in pre-op, I forget? (smiley face)

    Thursday is you day right? If not you can hit me later....

    Its going to be good to get this repaired.... you have had a hard 2...
  25. Susan, you have a perplexing situation with your...

    Susan, you have a perplexing situation with your spine falling forward the way it is.....whatever you say, we don’t consider it whining.....not at all. If something does happen, these guys are going...
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