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  1. Thread: Updates

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    Updates

    My DD#2 was fused T2-L5 on July 3rd of 2012. She had complications, to say the least. Her body rejected vicryl(sp?) stitches, so her incision opened up on day 8. She had to be opened back up all the...
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    I'm not going to defend my Dr, as I am confident...

    I'm not going to defend my Dr, as I am confident in his ability. I have had two opinions, including from an SRS specialist (James Shook). Both said T-5 through L-5. It is difficult enough explaining...
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    Appointment today

    We had our appointment with the second orthopaedic surgeon. Christen is having T5-L5 fused. Surgery us scheduled for June 12th. I'm a bit overwhelmed, and my husband is taking it pretty hard....
  4. Thread: Confused

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    so grateful

    I am so thankful that I found these boards. I am excited to see that there are several Drs. within an hour drive of my home who perform this surgery, which makes it a real possibility if DD#3...
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    I really needed to read this tonight, so thank...

    I really needed to read this tonight, so thank you. You know how the late night thought process works? Everything just seems so much scarier at night.
  6. Thread: Confused

    by ChrissysMom
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    Confused

    I am still very new to both this board, and scoliosis in general. DD#2 is 13yo and has a double major curve of 54/50. Surgery is going to happen for her. The Dr. decided to x-ray the other two kids,...
  7. Thread: New here

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    Oddly enough, hearing that she isn't even really...

    Oddly enough, hearing that she isn't even really borderline on surgery is probably easier than if I had to take a gamble and decide myself.
  8. Thread: New here

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    Her Xray was evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon,...

    Her Xray was evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, who gave his impressions and suggested surgery, and next Thursday we see the Orthopedic surgeon who actually specializes in spines. I don't know if...
  9. Thread: New here

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    Relief!

    Good news! DD #1 and #3 had beautifully straight spines, and DD #1 is a Riser 5, so she is in the clear. Their X-rays were so beautiful. DD #1 said "it almost looks weird to see a straight spine."...
  10. Thread: New here

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    Thanks. Those are some excellent things for me to...

    Thanks. Those are some excellent things for me to ask next Thursday. This will be the second orthopedic surgeon, because the in network Dr. wanted her referred out to a spine specialist. I haven't...
  11. Thread: New here

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    Overwhelmed

    Thank you all for your responses and for even taking the time to look at the X-ray. I am overwhelmed by your kindness. It's all been moving so quickly, and people keep implying or straight out...
  12. Thread: New here

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    I'm not a parent who is willing to put my kid...

    I'm not a parent who is willing to put my kid through years of unproven treatments just so i can sleep at night. I have posted her X-ray on my blog. Wondering if it seems to match the dx. If this...
  13. Thread: New here

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    New here

    My 13yo daughter was dxd with scoliosis at her routine physical in March. The pediatrician thought it was probably a 12 degree thoracic, 10 degree lumbar that we should keep an eye on. X-ray revealed...
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