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  1. The brace is an extra measure of protection...

    The brace is an extra measure of protection should you fall or stumble....I wore mine when I left the house. I did all my walks outdoors, my surgeon insisted on it. Getting some sunshine, and just...
  2. Jessica, try not to worry about things and trust...

    Jessica, try not to worry about things and trust your medical professionals. They do this stuff all the time. Walk in there confident, not worried.

    One thing I worried about was the bed pan. It...
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    Tina, these are the 3 main centers....There are...

    Tina, these are the 3 main centers....There are others, but these are the main ones.

    HSS Hospital for Special Surgery NYC
    https://www.hss.edu/hss-spine.asp#tab-2...
  4. The word symptoms has me thinking back a few...

    The word symptoms has me thinking back a few decades.....What symptoms and at what frequency? This changes quite a bit over the years. Each of us has to define our own pain and make a judgement call...
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    That's correct. I had drains.....(Installed while...

    That's correct. I had drains.....(Installed while under general anesthesia) Hemovac drains. Not under a local, like a chest tube.

    These were approx 6mm dia hoses. or roughly around 1/4" dia.
    ...
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    Looking at Pleural Effusion (Fluid) rates on one...

    Looking at Pleural Effusion (Fluid) rates on one study, they are actually extremely low "without" using drains......but they can happen. 28 out of 3225 patients

    I see they scrapped the large...
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    Well, one thing is certain. Where there is no...

    Well, one thing is certain. Where there is no population, there is no COVID. Logic would mean that highly populated areas would have higher figures.

    With medicine, you have good news and you have...
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    Dr Hannah Straight on COVID and health.

    Here is my favorite doctor talking about COVID-19, and health. She is a local out here in Tahoe.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kYxgCAQnws

    She mentions vitamin D and Dr Hey has also...
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    I pretty much stopped skiing in 2013 because of...

    I pretty much stopped skiing in 2013 because of the lack of deep snow, and my neck problems. We actually had some of the best powder skiing in a LONG time in Feb, 2019, but I was not doing well...
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    Jackie, I follow these sites for COVID figures....

    Jackie, I follow these sites for COVID figures. Also, you can check with the county that you currently reside in for local zip code data. Sites will have moving average charting.
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  11. Thread: Dancing

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    Moderna 3rd phase trials start in July with...

    Moderna 3rd phase trials start in July with 30,000 people. There is a huge push going on.
    ...
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    Yeah, I think it was on your old webpage many...

    Yeah, I think it was on your old webpage many years ago which was a good site. I don't want this stuff to get lost.

    With your "should I have surgery test"... I took it a few times over the years...
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    Jessica, here is an old UCSF PDF "Preparing for...

    Jessica, here is an old UCSF PDF "Preparing for surgery" form that Linda posted years ago.

    See attachment below

    This should help out with planning

    Ed
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    We sure turn into zombies when we set our...

    We sure turn into zombies when we set our dates....heck I even turned into a backup dancer on one of those Michael Jackson video's.... And they said I can't dance. (smiley face)

    There are a lot...
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    Prehab before surgery

    Anxiety exercise....

    When I was at work leading up to my surgeries, I was running down the block and back every 45 minutes. People would come in and I would say I have to run now. Have a seat, I...
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    Jessica, It's going to be alright. These vascular...

    Jessica, It's going to be alright. These vascular surgeons are amazing these days.

    I had a friend who had a total aorta replacement done at age 69. (18 years ago) They put a garden hose in from...
  17. Sharon, I think that's a sure bet. I guess you...

    Sharon, I think that's a sure bet. I guess you could look at some of the authors and see what they are doing....

    Dr Weiss was in China a few years ago bracing. With 3-4% of 1.4T population and...
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    Scream affair.....I have had a few of those. Many...

    Scream affair.....I have had a few of those. Many of us here can relate. Nerve pain can be especially difficult to deal with.

    Funny how with my sciatica pain years ago, I would have a massage,...
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    Kara, Congratulations on 10 years! Cane we...

    Kara, Congratulations on 10 years!

    Cane we assume that your back is fine?

    And how is your foot?

    Ed
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    Thanks for the info Susan. I didn't know about...

    Thanks for the info Susan. I didn't know about CBD Gels, I guess I might as well go to the weed store and investigate. I will put my Chewbacca mask on (with COVID mask over it so no one sees me. LOL...
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    Same here, no e-mail notification on PM's If...

    Same here, no e-mail notification on PM's

    If the forum is quiet, and you don't log in, you won't know if you have a PM.

    It's probably a software update.

    Ed
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    Hi Susan I was wondering about Diclofenac gel....

    Hi Susan

    I was wondering about Diclofenac gel. I just so happened to pick up a tube when I was in South America, it's the 1%

    I have never used the topical Diclofenac gel. Does it matter where...
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    Your right.... Scott sure had low Cobb values...

    Your right....

    Scott sure had low Cobb values for many years. Hard to say if the rotational therapy had anything to do with that, but the last 9 months were scary. I hope he is ok.

    The early...
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    Thanks Jessica..... Many people or adults...

    Thanks Jessica.....

    Many people or adults have trouble sitting after scoliosis surgery, the thing is that they don't report times so its hard to measure how painful it is to sit. It was bad for...
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    Dingo's boy Scott also had an alarming...

    Dingo's boy Scott also had an alarming progression rate right before he was tethered. I don't remember, you would have to look. It was a shocker.

    Dr Boachie has scoliosis scouts looking at kids...
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