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  1. Thanks so much for your detailed reply. You...

    Thanks so much for your detailed reply. You would go with the guy who would hyper-correct? I was worried about that--he wanted to fuse her WHOLE spine!!

    We chose the other guy...but just found...
  2. update

    My daughter's surgery is scheduled for December 18.
  3. Thank you all for sharing your ideas and wisdom. ...

    Thank you all for sharing your ideas and wisdom. I know the reason you are not keen on Somatic Learning is that you care.

    For what is worth, we have scheduled the surgery. In the meantime, I see...
  4. Instrumentation metals & Straight correction VS. balanced correction

    I just returned from taking my 13-year-old to see two surgeons on the West Coast.

    She has an S-curve--thorocolumbar. Both would fuse T10-L3.

    One said that because she is so flexible, he would...
  5. Hi Gayle, Thanks for your response and concern. ...

    Hi Gayle,
    Thanks for your response and concern. We leave next week to see three orthopedic surgeons in CA--(Skaggs, Newton, Mundis).
    If they say we have time to explore this, then we will.
    Just...
  6. Hi Sharon, I didn't see your questions til after...

    Hi Sharon,
    I didn't see your questions til after we got back from the visit.
    She doesn't have any xrays--she's just a mom who had a big S curve and spent her whole life in pain. She was supposed...
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    love the pixie dust...wonder if it really is...

    love the pixie dust...wonder if it really is safe?
  8. Thanks, Sharon and Ed, I so appreciate your...

    Thanks, Sharon and Ed,
    I so appreciate your feedback! It makes me not feel so alone.

    Sharon: we are going today to meet with the woman who said she healed her spine. Leave no stone...
  9. Thank you all! I really appreciate your...

    Thank you all! I really appreciate your feedback. I will definitely ask about the singing and the anterior method!

    You will NOT want to know that a woman I have known for many years told me a...
  10. How is range of motion, quality of life affected if T11-L3 is fused?

    I am looking for people who have had experience with fusion into the lumbar (to L3 or below).

    My 13-year-old daughter dreams of singing and dancing on Broadway. Will a fusion like this be the end...
  11. Dr. Akbarnia

    Thank you all, so much.
    This morning, I woke up for the first time in weeks smiling--a feeling of acceptance and hope that we are moving in the right direction.

    I checked out Dr. Gupta's and Dr....
  12. thank you, all

    Thank you all for your words of support and wisdom. I will check out those docs and look up the word "osteotomy"!
    yours,
    Mary
  13. Newton & Skaggs; Right Thoracolumnarfusion & QOL ; Titanium vs. Stainless

    ALOHA!
    My 13-year old daughter has an unusual 60 degree right thoracolumbar curve. We've tried alternative methods to stop its progression
    for 10 months, but realized in June that our efforts don't...
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