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    Thank you, Kathy. She has a wonderful story.

    Thank you, Kathy. She has a wonderful story.
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    that is remarkable

    that is remarkable
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    Thank you, Karen. I am having this done with Dr....

    Thank you, Karen. I am having this done with Dr. Lenke at Barnes Jewish in St. Lewis. I plan to call you but I have had many appointments.
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    I will be in halo traction for 10 days prior to...

    I will be in halo traction for 10 days prior to surgery. I was in halo traction in the 70's before my 1st surgery and I wore a halo cast after my surgery. Although my spine is fused, Dr. Lenke...
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    Thank you for your response. I am very anxious. ...

    Thank you for your response. I am very anxious. In fact, starting to respond has just shot my anxiety higher. I know that Lenke is great and that he has a good team but my pulmonary function is...
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    pulmonary problems, post polio

    I am headed for surgery on 6/6 and 6/8 with Lenke. I had prior surgeries in the late 80's with Moe and Winter. My surgery is very high risk because of my pulmonary failure. I would love to hear...
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    Thank you for sharing. Your a very intelligent...

    Thank you for sharing. Your a very intelligent and handsome young man. I am so happy for you now that you have the body that you were intended to have. Enjoy
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    Congrats to you!!!! You look great. Thanks for...

    Congrats to you!!!! You look great. Thanks for posting.
  9. [QUOTE=titaniumed;121016]Kate Kyphosis is...

    [QUOTE=titaniumed;121016]Kate

    Kyphosis is correct.

    Usually there are some restrictions in recovery, I didnít lift much more than a dinner plate for about 3 months and took it quite easy till I...
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    True, but for those of us that have kyphosis and,...

    True, but for those of us that have kyphosis and, or, rib humps, bones that are soft are prone to bend with our curves. We can do something about this by being aggressive in our treatment of our...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the info. Will do.

    Thanks for the info. Will do.
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    I read your info and I do believe that you are...

    I read your info and I do believe that you are older. I like knowing that I am not the oldest. I hope that you are doing well. Wish me luck on the 6th and 8th. I am very high risk but need the...
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    I challenge you on the status of oldest person. ...

    I challenge you on the status of oldest person. Now, I am ok with losing, but I doubt that you are older. My next surgery is June 6th and I turn 68 on June 3 rd. I don't feel old, my thinking is...
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    I was told by Dr. Lenke nurse that some Red Cross...

    I was told by Dr. Lenke nurse that some Red Cross groups would try and charge me. She said not to pay, as they are not suppose to do that. Complain to the national office.
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    Well, I am of another mind. The spine is very...

    Well, I am of another mind. The spine is very complicated. It is conceivable to me that the even a curve your size can cause great pain. It all depends on the nerves. You may have some nerve...
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    Out of curiosity

    Yes, Dexa scan is the type of bone scan you need. If you have osteopenia, or osteoporosis, your back will start bending. I neglected this because I thought I was fine. The test that I had checked...
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    out of curiosity

    My rib hump changed after 20+ years! We are older and our bones can become weaker. I plan to ask Dr. Lenke for a brace to wear some of the time for the next couple of years. I am working with a...
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    Out of curiosity

    Janet,
    We met in Dr. Lenke's waiting room. My husband and I were seated next to you and yours. In fact, you told me about this forum. Thank you. My surgery is June 6th and 7 th. halo traction on...
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    not the news we were hoping for or expecting

    Okay, you weren't perfect, observing and understanding everything parents. That's history and focusing on it is keeping you from making your best choices now and you have big choices to make.
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