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    I too, found that the little every day method...

    I too, found that the little every day method works best. And remembering to ask for help if you need it is important, too :-)

    My husband still hasn't stopped teasing me about the time he found me...
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    resurrecting an old thread!

    Just got invited to skydive by someone I haven't seen since before my surgery. That and parasailing were the two things I didn't get to before I went under the knife. Since I am definitely healthier...
  3. Thread: My Blog

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    scar

    Your scar looks about as healed as mine, and I've been "done" almost exactly a month longer! Your back is going to look great once it heals all the way :-)

    Looking forward to summer and bikinis? I...
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    I guess I'm out of the norm - I'm finally saying...

    I guess I'm out of the norm - I'm finally saying goodbye to my hosp bed tomorrow. I'm still not sleeping perfectly in the regular bed; but I miss my husband, and the doctor says it's time.

    My...
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    I couldn't get enough visitors, I started being...

    I couldn't get enough visitors, I started being bored the third day. (That's when my mom said she knew I was OK) The chair they sat me up to eat in folded out into a bed for a visitor. The only night...
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    tie shoes? I wish....

    I'm still keeping my tennis shoes tied and using a long shoehorn to slip them on. Ikea has an AWESOME one for 87 cents!
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    I haven't been able to bend that way since I was...

    I haven't been able to bend that way since I was in grade school! Of course, that was about the time my dad started calling me Cyd Charisse (for you kids, she was a movie star and dancer in the 40's...
  8. Thread: My Blog

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    heart rate problems?

    Monie, it sounds like I had the same heart rate problems as you, but they never got to the bottom of mine. Did they give you a reason? I had my surgery August 29, and I promise, you will feel human...
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    cutting toenails post-fusion?

    Not sure if this is the best place - feel free to move wherever...

    How do any of you with long fusions (Dr only ended up going 11 vertebrae) cut your toenails? Am I stuck getting pedicures the...
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    Thanks! It's good to know I'm not the only one...

    Thanks! It's good to know I'm not the only one crying :-) My pain is waaaaay less than before the surgery, in fact it has been since the first week! The only thing that hurts is my siatica (sp?)...
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    I did take a pulmonary function test; I...

    I did take a pulmonary function test; I registered above normal for a healthy person :-) They thought it was from years of playing the flute and piccolo (pays to be a band geek, I guess...). How is...
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    I never did have a degree given for my kyphosis...

    I never did have a degree given for my kyphosis because it was a component of the rotation of the original upper curve. So I guess it was 44, too? (Linda, does that make sense?)

    Dr. Wagner at...
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    I'm back - sort of!

    Well, folks, it seems the surgery was a success! I am much straighter and taller (get the actual numbers a week from yesterday) and much nicer to look at in the mirror. The doctor says I am...
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    When you asked I realized I had left it out -...

    When you asked I realized I had left it out - when I went back to add my surgery date I changed it too :)
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    Oops!

    My sister just kindly pointed out that that is my dad's birthday - I knew the date sounded familiar! Guess we will have to celebrate the day before....
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    27 - hoping I'm still young enough to heal...

    27 - hoping I'm still young enough to heal fast...
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    Surgery August 29

    Just got my date - it seems so far and yet so close...
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    Yay!

    Congratulations! What kind of work do you do? I'm curious as I have 9 weeks of sick time saved up right now....
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    What she said ;) Also, will being fused...

    What she said ;)

    Also, will being fused T3-L3 correct my kyphosis? It's not affecting my health, but every time I catch a glimpse of myself in a store mirror or a plate glass window; I look like...
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    Not a mom; but can you two post when your girls...

    Not a mom; but can you two post when your girls start riding the bus again? I am scheduled for surgery in August; and have been worried because I have a 30 min car ride and a 20 min bus ride to...
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    Poll: Good news!

    Hubby has started to come around since appointment - still not all there; but much better. We went camping this weekend and he had a long talk with one of his Navy buds that I'm pretty sure had to do...
  22. Dr's appointments? carrying X-rays? tip!

    After seeing me hauling my X-ray, bone scan, and MRI films around, one of my friends bought me an artist's portfolio. It's heavy duty purple cardboard (my favorite color) and has nice wide nylon...
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    I know I'm too old to be posting in here, but I...

    I know I'm too old to be posting in here, but I saw this thread and couldn't stay away. I grew up in southern CA and when I found out I had scoliosis, my parents didn't brace me because of the heat....
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    Poll: Well, doctor wants to operate in August, so we'll...

    Well, doctor wants to operate in August, so we'll see what hubby says tonight. (He's been out of town since before appt.)
  25. Thread: Hi all!

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    surgery go-ahead

    Not sure whether to be releived or scared :-)

    Dr. Wagner gave the go-ahead for surgery today. It looks like it will be this August - they don't schedule that far ahead; but if I do it earlier...
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