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    Thanks for the appreciation Gardinia... ...

    Thanks for the appreciation Gardinia...

    Becoming an addict will be up to you. Your doctor “should” provide support in the direction YOU wish to take.....

    If you are comfortable and can stay...
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    Dixie, Its not so much scaring as it is...

    Dixie, Its not so much scaring as it is “informing” that the decision is critical. Critical decisions need plenty of thought, and multiple opinions help, and one doctor can be wrong and so can a...
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    Ok, one more to push it over the cliff on the...

    Ok, one more to push it over the cliff on the radiology humor......

    Try to cheer up Melissa....

    Ed
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    Melissa Oh boy....well, they will get it...

    Melissa

    Oh boy....well, they will get it figured out....

    You have to remember that we get in there and some of these non scoli docs look at our stuff, and well, take that deep breath....
    ...
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    As your body heals, and after all the pains of...

    As your body heals, and after all the pains of immediate recovery pass, you will notice what “might not” heal, or notice any problems areas.......We all hope this doesn’t happen, and there is no way...
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    There are no answers to the bear claw gripping in...

    There are no answers to the bear claw gripping in the thoracic. It seems that we need to be able to lay down when this happens, it always helps.....

    When you look at photos of scoliosis surgery,...
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    Gardinia The decision to remove hardware is...

    Gardinia

    The decision to remove hardware is not an easy decision......going back in there and dealing with bone overgrowth like Linda mentioned and scar tissue is not something to take lightly....
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    We almost need a poll on who did PT, and who did...

    We almost need a poll on who did PT, and who did not......It’s probably around 50:50.

    I did not participate in any scoliosis physical therapy, ONLY walking. Walking was hard enough!

    At 8...
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    Deep breaths Melissa..... It was good chatting...

    Deep breaths Melissa.....

    It was good chatting with you on the phone! I don’t text since I always have the wrong glasses on, have cataracts now,......and my eye surgeon wants me to wait.

    Its...
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    I don’t know either. Willpower and fight for...

    I don’t know either. Willpower and fight for survival, that’s why I always call immediate recovery “survival mode”.

    Long pause.........

    But the good news is that you made it through the...
  11. “If I only had a spine” I could wile away the...

    “If I only had a spine”

    I could wile away the hours
    Conferrin’ with the flowers
    Consultin’ with the pine....

    And my head I’d be scratchin’
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
    If I only had...
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    That would be me.....Didn’t need osteotomy since...

    That would be me.....Didn’t need osteotomy since my sagittal balance was good. I’m a true scoli, that’s for sure. No kyphotic or lordosis issues other than the standard lack of lordosis in the neck. ...
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    The worst thing about something like this hitting...

    The worst thing about something like this hitting the papers or tabloids is that the truth gets skewed. The story gets sensationalized, and a judgment passed by readers based on inaccurate and unfair...
  14. They would really be frowning if they competed in...

    They would really be frowning if they competed in a pogo stick competition.....

    I just deleted 20 jokes, trying to exercise some control around here....

    I wont be ending this post with “Hang in...
  15. If the hole is drilled crooked, the screw is...

    If the hole is drilled crooked, the screw is under constant stress.....even without being attached to the any other hardware.

    Drilling straight holes is not an easy thing......Drills also wander...
  16. Funny how these hikes and walks call us.....we...

    Funny how these hikes and walks call us.....we can be hurting, but still we go out and do these things.

    Melissa, You should have called me, I would have come down for that one again

    I see they...
  17. Susan, I believe there have been a few “broken...

    Susan, I believe there have been a few “broken anchor” posters here in the past but I cant remember who.

    The one thing I have always wondered was why they have different diameters of screws. If a...
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    No meds? You’re a tough one Jackie..... When I...

    No meds? You’re a tough one Jackie.....

    When I went into PT for my shoulder, I had a really good therapist.....and they are gentle in the beginning with the movement. My shoulder therapy was a...
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    Melissa, This is the norm, I’m sure you Doc will...

    Melissa, This is the norm, I’m sure you Doc will get it worked out.

    Ed
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    Jenee Thinking of you, hope everything is...

    Jenee

    Thinking of you, hope everything is ok......

    I will send a PM

    Ed
  21. Sock installer’s are the norm. I’m surprised you...

    Sock installer’s are the norm. I’m surprised you don’t have one yet....
    http://www.amazon.com/SOCK-FOAM-GRIP-Health-Beauty/dp/B000SOJM84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436635300&sr=8-1&keywords=sock-aid
    ...
  22. Wait on diving for $20 bills, that comes...

    Wait on diving for $20 bills, that comes later....(smiley face)

    I have always thought of my second year of my recovery as my “fine tuning” year, and that was all about soft tissues. (stretching...
  23. Gwenie All of us have had the pre surgery...

    Gwenie

    All of us have had the pre surgery jitters. I pretty much turned into a zombie.....feet dragging, no attention span, maybe some drooling. (Do zombies drool?)

    Learn to breathe! In hard,...
  24. Linda, So that’s you and me so far.....The...

    Linda,

    So that’s you and me so far.....The only experienced back and neck crackers here! Like I said, there are not many chiro scolis that post about adjustments.

    I would crack my spine...
  25. Mark, Why is everyone dropping cash? Wow! I can...

    Mark, Why is everyone dropping cash? Wow! I can come up and help with that problem. I know, I can quit my job, go hang out at UCSF and dive for all that cash that the scoli patients drop. If I’m...
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