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  1. No, I don't have any difficulty with motion. So...

    No, I don't have any difficulty with motion. So I assume that means a surgeon wouldn't operate for just cosmetic reasons.

    (I had actually asked a doctor many many years ago if there was a surgery...
  2. I searched and found there is an American Apparel...

    I searched and found there is an American Apparel about a half hour from me. I looked at the two kinds of shirts (Le new big tee and Viscose
    Sexuali-Tee) and the first one looks very much like the...
  3. Thank you boogaloo, (I want help but in no way...

    Thank you boogaloo, (I want help but in no way do I want to burden others. I apologize to anyone who I might be driving crazy because I tend to be, as I was five years ago, repetitive.)
  4. What kind of help? (Years ago, I did the...

    What kind of help? (Years ago, I did the exercises a physical therapist gave me to build up the muscles that were supposed to reduce the winging. It didn't reduce the winging. Five years ago I...
  5. First, I see that already (and not you Pooka) a...

    First, I see that already (and not you Pooka) a couple here are doing just as I feared. They see me as a nuisance. I see some annoyance with me.

    Second, the suggestion that I get wider neck...
  6. I have a stored library in my brain of all the...

    I have a stored library in my brain of all the times over the past three decades I was made fun or imitated. It would take pages and pages if I were to write out all those incidents. But I'll just...
  7. I added this to my initial post just to show the...

    I added this to my initial post just to show the variety of neckline widths that women's shirts come in: http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z404/flahblosteem/neckline_widths.jpg

    As I said, five...
  8. Yes I do believe finding the right shirts, shirts...

    Yes I do believe finding the right shirts, shirts with wider necks and that are loose fitting, will help. I know clothes can make a difference because when I was younger we lived in a section of...
  9. I actually went to a PHYSICAL therapist back in...

    I actually went to a PHYSICAL therapist back in the 1990s who said just that, I had a winged scapula. And he gave me exercises to do, so I went out and bought a bench, weights, and other devices and...
  10. Thank you boogaloo but what you suggested I...

    Thank you boogaloo but what you suggested I actually TRIED. I saw psychiatrists and pyschologists for years, and was on all kinds of medication for the anxiety and other emotional and mental...
  11. I thank you but I just don't see that "my back...

    I thank you but I just don't see that "my back looks good" and throughout my life others have confirmed how bad I look as I have been verbally made fun or imitated by SO many (classmates, teachers,...
  12. I completely rewrote my initial post

    The initial post I made several weeks ago was just to re-introduce myself since it's been years that I posted here

    That done, I have completely rewritten the initial post, including a link to 5...
  13. I have to be quick and brief, as I have a small...

    I have to be quick and brief, as I have a small window of opportunity to reply, so I apologize.

    My parents just think it's severe chronic depression. And it is that. They just don't realize...
  14. No, I have no physical pain from my three spinal...

    No, I have no physical pain from my three spinal conditions. But I do have all sorts of physical symptoms that are all manifestations of the emotional and psychological distress. The emotional pain...
  15. I don't know the exact numbers. In all the years...

    I don't know the exact numbers. In all the years I had been checked, I never paid close attention to the numbers because I was so distraught about the whole situation. I have a vague memory of the...
  16. Thank you, Melissa

    Thank you, Melissa
  17. As I said, I'm middle-aged, and they are now in...

    As I said, I'm middle-aged, and they are now in their "golden years." At this point, I don't want to stress them out anymore. They have been good to me in EVERY other respect. Bent over backwards...
  18. Hi Pooka. Thank you for the warm welcome back....

    Hi Pooka.

    Thank you for the warm welcome back.

    I do moniter my condition visually. I mean, I look in the mirror. I know how I looked years ago. I don't see any change, and if I have, it...
  19. I haven't posted in a few years. And I'm still a mess.

    Any help with my "back issue" would be greatly appreciated

    Below are five pictures, each numbered with descriptions.

    http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z404/flahblosteem/bck_pic.jpg

    The...
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    I'm male and I can definitely relate. My life...

    I'm male and I can definitely relate.

    My life basically ended in early high school.

    I have a two scoliosis curves, one lower and one upper, and I have kyphosis. All my curves are mild to...
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    Yes, I've had better luck with certain kinds of...

    Yes, I've had better luck with certain kinds of shirts: hooded shirts/hooded sweat jackets and collar shirts. But those are fine for cold weather. It's the spring and summer, when it's hot, over...
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    OK, I hope this picture is more helpful. It's...

    OK, I hope this picture is more helpful.

    It's four pics in one. First, on the left-hand side, me with my right arm NOT extended and you'll notice I'm "merely" roundbacked.

    But on the...
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    Yes, hooded shirts, jackets are helpful during...

    Yes, hooded shirts, jackets are helpful during the winter months. I have plenty of those.

    My problem is summer and spring and fall. Wearing basic T-Shirts. Like Hanes. Or Fruit-of-the-Loom. ...
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    Yes as I explained in another thread and I think...

    Yes as I explained in another thread and I think in this one too earlier, I saw specialists and they all said I was between mild and moderate and not a candidate for surgery, despite the physical...
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    Thank you Rohrer01 I'm going to do that. I'm...

    Thank you Rohrer01

    I'm going to do that. I'm going to take some more pictures, different angles of my back, and maybe that will help. As I said, I don't share this problem with anyone so it's...
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