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  1. Thread: spinecor

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    quick addition to everyone else's responses...

    quick addition to everyone else's responses regarding the brace washing. i do it once a week in separate bags, cold water, no fabric softener and in the dryer for 1/2 the amount of time as normal (i...
  2. Thread: spinecor

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    laura, thanks for making the clarification. :o ...

    laura,
    thanks for making the clarification. :o yes, that is exactly what i meant and i loosened the pelvic straps this afternoon. everything is a-ok.

    jill & laura,
    thanks for the congrats! ...
  3. Thread: spinecor

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    update on lucas

    hi everyone,

    we got back from montreal late last night. dragging this morning . . .

    lucas is the same (which is definitely a good thing). in nov he was 24/18. now he is 21/19. he looks good...
  4. Thread: spinecor

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    emarismom, your post is very well said. all...

    emarismom,

    your post is very well said. all of us just want to do what is best for our children. we all come from different backgrounds, but we have that in common.

    good night,
    deshea
  5. Thread: spinecor

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    theresa, sorry my husband has family in...

    theresa,

    sorry my husband has family in northwestern vermont so we always stay with them. no help on hotels.

    another option is a passport "card" versus "book". supposedly cheaper and possibly...
  6. Thread: spinecor

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    i wanted to also try and "discuss" the whole in...

    i wanted to also try and "discuss" the whole in brace x-ray versus the out of brace x-ray. first and foremost, i am a parent and not a medical professional.

    second, a slight history of where...
  7. Thread: spinecor

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    another post from me to say -- amanda, what a...

    another post from me to say -- amanda, what a wonderfully detailed post on vbs. i'm glad that theresa and anyone else coming to this thread will have a better idea of what it is and your thought...
  8. Thread: spinecor

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    hi theresa, i'm glad you're back and taking...

    hi theresa,

    i'm glad you're back and taking deep calming breaths (as we all are!). that's great that harvard has given you more info. don't be surprised though if you still have to do an appeal...
  9. Thread: spinecor

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    since i was curious, i went to pubmed to see what...

    since i was curious, i went to pubmed to see what was the first article published about the spinecor brace. here it is:

    Ann Chir. 1999;53(8):781-91.Links
    [Reductibility of idiopathic...
  10. Thread: spinecor

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    theresa, did you get my e-mail? it was...

    theresa,

    did you get my e-mail? it was heavily laden with attachments so i hope it went through okay.

    deshea
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    theresa, i promise an e-mail tonight about...

    theresa,

    i promise an e-mail tonight about those letters sent to hphc. last night was crazy here.

    also i would like to say that as a newer parent coming on the board to ask questions and...
  12. Thread: spinecor

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    jill, congrats on katie's appt! great...

    jill,

    congrats on katie's appt! great numbers. don't have much time before dinner, but i don't think that i have your e-mail address. do you have mine to e-mail off-board? if not, i will send...
  13. Thread: spinecor

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    i will e-mail you the letters that we sent when i...

    i will e-mail you the letters that we sent when i get home. i'm at work right now and don't have the first set of appeals that we did. harvard is pulling your leg about not paying for the spinecor...
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    hi theresa, i don't post frequently here (but...

    hi theresa,

    i don't post frequently here (but always read!). i also have harvard pilgrim ppo. we are in massachusetts but go to montreal for our appointments. i have successfully gotten 80%...
  15. i appreciate everyone's response to this thread. ...

    i appreciate everyone's response to this thread. it does put my mind at ease that lucas will one day have this behind him.

    interestingly enough, i found this article on pubmed which i found...
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    at least things are moving forward now, but it...

    at least things are moving forward now, but it always does seem to involve multiple phone calls to everyone! i'm sure all of us on this board can empathize!

    deshea
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    i think that they basically try and wear people...

    i think that they basically try and wear people down. i have gone through the dispute route many times. while you wait for your insurance company to call you back, it wouldn't hurt to get in touch...
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    Lisa, Do you have a benefit entitled "Durable...

    Lisa,

    Do you have a benefit entitled "Durable Medical Equipment" or DME? That is what braces fall under. Usually there is a cap per year. Good luck!

    Deshea
  19. anya, thanks so much for your reply. you have...

    anya,

    thanks so much for your reply. you have been through a lot yourself. you are right about having surgery later. on the one hand, there are advances out there in technique and...
  20. Question from a parent with a child with scoliosis

    pardon me because i have not read any of your threads on this part of the nsf board. i was hoping that you might be able to help me comprehend scoliosis after one stops growing. my son will be 6...
  21. Thread: spinecor

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    hi again, i'm a little more with it today. ;) ...

    hi again,

    i'm a little more with it today. ;)

    hi stephanie! nice to see you here as well. i'm a bit of a scoliosis board junkie. i'm sure i need help, but hey, it keeps me sane through all...
  22. Thread: spinecor

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    hi everyone, as jill already mentioned, we got...

    hi everyone,

    as jill already mentioned, we got to meet her family which was wonderful. katie seems like a real trooper.

    our news isn't quite as wonderful, but not awful either. lucas' #s are...
  23. Thread: spinecor

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    we'll definitely see each other. our appt. is at...

    we'll definitely see each other. our appt. is at 1p. our whole family will be there so i'm sure you'll recognize us -- lucas and ruby tend to attract attention in the small office because of their...
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    a good resource is to go to the www.srs.org...

    a good resource is to go to the www.srs.org website and find a specialist there (physician locator on the left). specifically look for those doctors whose specialty match the age of your child -...
  25. Thread: spinecor

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    celia, still here. our appt. is next monday. ...

    celia,

    still here. our appt. is next monday. i'll probably report back on tues am since we're driving directly from montreal home. keeping my fingers crossed!

    deshea
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