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    Here is some quick info (before I go do some...

    Here is some quick info (before I go do some homework:) )

    How I felt afterwards: I remember EVERYTHING! When I first got out of surgery I kept going into a very quick sleep, then waking up. The...
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    thanks mamakay :) Yeah my friend and I haven't...

    thanks mamakay :)
    Yeah my friend and I haven't talked in 6 months!!!:):). I was invited to go see her concert for this HUGE choir thing and I rejected the offer. She told her parents that she just...
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    hey everyone! I would like to reopen this thread...

    hey everyone! I would like to reopen this thread to anyone with questions about surgery or bracing
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    Sorry I didnt write sooner, but I usually get an...

    Sorry I didnt write sooner, but I usually get an email saying someone responded and I didn't so I thought no one wrote back.

    mommamia~My curve was 48 degrees when I had my surgery. I have never...
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    Poll: I had the surgery already so the curve doesn't...

    I had the surgery already so the curve doesn't change, but before the surgery in 6 months it went from 20's to the late 40's! hope this helps!
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    Hi, I was exactly your daughter's age when I was...

    Hi, I was exactly your daughter's age when I was braced. Currently I am 14 and I have just had the surgery on June 4. I found that stretch pants were good, but if your daughter is worried about her...
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    My friend said she watched it and came up to me...

    My friend said she watched it and came up to me and said "I saw your type of surgery last night on tv". I told my mom and now she is TIVO-ing it. :). My friend said that it was really bloody (well...
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    hi everyone! I feel 99.99999999% better! The...

    hi everyone! I feel 99.99999999% better! The only reason I don't feel 100% normal is because I still cannot do a lot of activities until june or so. Last night my school had a dance so I had to...
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    hey everyone! remember me :)?

    Hi...I had surgery in June so if you have any questions post them here:)
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    Mine before surgery was about 44. What's yours?...

    Mine before surgery was about 44. What's yours?
    ~Jill
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    I don't remember if I said this...but now I can...

    I don't remember if I said this...but now I can shower without a shower chair!!! Talk to you later!
    ~Jill
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    Anyone who has had surgery- ...

    Anyone who has had surgery-
    Right after surgery, the first few months...did you tend to hunch later on in the day when your back was getting tired and weaker? Lately my back has...
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    Today I went to the doctor for my 2 week post-op...

    Today I went to the doctor for my 2 week post-op check up. My doctor's main nurse told me to say hi to this one girl who was having the same surgery in a few weeks. So I said hi and we exchanged...
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    Tomorrow is my first post-op checkup (2 weeks...

    Tomorrow is my first post-op checkup (2 weeks post-op). Everything is going fine except one thing. Yesterday my friend was over. She twisted my back and then shoved me!!!! I am so mad at her!!!...
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    My surgery was two weeks ago yesterday (friday),...

    My surgery was two weeks ago yesterday (friday), and things have definitley gone by fast. It seems like I got home from the hospital this week, and surgery was last week. Amazingly, even though I...
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    I had T4-T12, so I think 8 +/- . Do you know how...

    I had T4-T12, so I think 8 +/- . Do you know how many you are having fused? Mine where, as you can tell by the T, in my thorasic area (upper back). talk to everyone soon!
    ~Jill
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    Thanks :) ! I didn't get worn out at all :)...

    Thanks :) !
    I didn't get worn out at all :) :)!!! I am also able to sit down and get up on my own more, too. talk to you later (probably a longer walk today :) )
    ~Jill
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    walked to the end of my street, turned to the...

    walked to the end of my street, turned to the next, walked to a caldisack, walked back home, up the stairs, down the stairs, to my back yard, then to the couch.....what a work out :). getting better...
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    If you say so...that seems a little early to me. ...

    If you say so...that seems a little early to me. if your surgery is in august, correct me if I'm wrong, 5 months seems too soon to me. I had my surgery almost two weeks ago and I don't think even I...
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    it was a little bit painful at first, I had to...

    it was a little bit painful at first, I had to take it slowly so my back wouldn't hurt too much, but you get used to it. are you sure your doctor is taking the cathader out when you are still...
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    oh yeah, one more thing. when you are in the...

    oh yeah, one more thing. when you are in the hospital it's true what everyone says, you don't care about the baths or anything. the baths make you feel more like yourself and you feel so much...
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    I'm not quit sure how it goes in, but it doesn't...

    I'm not quit sure how it goes in, but it doesn't really matter because you are knocked out from the medicine they give you. You dont really need to worry about it going in because like I said,...
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    hi, yeah, I'm doing fine. The cathader was not...

    hi, yeah, I'm doing fine. The cathader was not painful at all when it was in me or anything, but when they took it out it didn't hurt at all, it just felt kind of weird. But dont worry, it's not at...
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    hi everyone!!!

    Hi everyone!!! This is actually me typing and everything :) ! As you all know I got home on Wednesday sometime around 6pm. Today is Saturday and I am feeling a lot better. My mom is slowly getting...
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    today is surgery

    Right now it is 4:50 am, and I woke up at 4am. Today is the day of surgery!!!! I am so excited and once again not nervous (at least now....). I have to be down at the hospital by 6am and we are...
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