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    It's so great to hear that Elias is doing so...

    It's so great to hear that Elias is doing so well. If that magic school bus is stopping anywhere near Seattle, maybe we could try to meet...
  2. Regarding rissers, my son had surgery at age 12...

    Regarding rissers, my son had surgery at age 12 and his risser was probably a 0 or a 1, and within the short range of "normal" size for his age. Then after he'd only grown an inch or two after his...
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    Congratulations to Emily! That's really a...

    Congratulations to Emily! That's really a wonderful accomplishment for her. You definitely have a right to brag!
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    It sounds like Elias is doing great, Elisa! I'm...

    It sounds like Elias is doing great, Elisa! I'm so happy for you!!!
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    My son's situation sounds similar in some ways: ...

    My son's situation sounds similar in some ways: His shoulders still look uneven, unless he consciously adjusts his posture. He definitely did not get the "perfect" posture that so many people seem...
  6. Hi Marykay, My son had his surgery 4 years ago...

    Hi Marykay,

    My son had his surgery 4 years ago and he can basically do anything/everything. He is on two swim teams throughout the year. He is in two marching bands, he hikes and goes on long...
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    My son swam before his surgery, while he wore a...

    My son swam before his surgery, while he wore a brace for 3.5 years or so. His core was still very weakened by the brace, despite the swimming. I always encouraged his swimming for the same reasons...
  8. Thread: My Turn

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    I'm so happy for you Linda! I hope the...

    I'm so happy for you Linda! I hope the transition back to work goes smoothly and your recovery continues with little or no pain.
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    I totally agree that the Shriners are a very...

    I totally agree that the Shriners are a very special breed of people. I try to give them donations whenever I can. They were ready to fly us out to PA for an appointment at the Philadelphia...
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    Alexander walked outside a little further every...

    Alexander walked outside a little further every day - first to the end of our driveway, then to the corner, then a block, etc. He was walking like this (with me usually) a few times each day for...
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    Congratulations on a successful surgery! The...

    Congratulations on a successful surgery! The first night home was very rough for us too - pretty awful, but each day was better and easier than the next. Make sure to keep her walking as much as...
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    Hi Elisa, I'm glad the oil is helping and I...

    Hi Elisa,

    I'm glad the oil is helping and I know what you mean about the lack of sunshine. However, Alexander was just in Victoria, BC with his school's marching band and he actually came home,...
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    Elias's back and shoulders look so straight and...

    Elias's back and shoulders look so straight and even, Elisa!

    His scar will definitely keep fading with time. Make sure to keep it out of the sun this summer. He should probably keep a shirt on...
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    That is such great news about Leah! Her x-ray...

    That is such great news about Leah! Her x-ray looks virtually straight. I am so impressed with that procedure and I wish my son's scoliosis had been treatable with VBS.

    Congratulations!!!!
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    Lia is very cute. I hope her scoliosis remains...

    Lia is very cute. I hope her scoliosis remains stable and she keeps growing. Thanks for sharing her progress!
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    Hi Del, It's great to hear that the 2nd...

    Hi Del,

    It's great to hear that the 2nd surgery was successful for Elysia's lower spine. I hope her pain is now gone. How is she feeling these days?

    Laurie
  17. Thread: Physio?

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    Alexander had PT about 6 mos. after his surgery. ...

    Alexander had PT about 6 mos. after his surgery. He did the PT for many, many months in order to try to help his posture. It helped to some extent, although he still needs some reminders to stand...
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    Once we realized my son's brace wasn't working,...

    Once we realized my son's brace wasn't working, since his curves were increasing and surgery became required, we were told he could stop wearing it. It was such a great relief for him to not have to...
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    I am so happy for you all that you're finally...

    I am so happy for you all that you're finally home, not to mention his amazing correction!
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    I hope the trip home goes smoothly Elisa. I'll...

    I hope the trip home goes smoothly Elisa. I'll be thinking about you all day driving up I5 and passing pretty close to our house. Elias sounds like he's doing so great.

    Here's to a "normal" life...
  21. Thread: Swimming?

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    Alexander was also allowed in a pool around 3...

    Alexander was also allowed in a pool around 3 weeks post-op. It wasn't the most comfortable place for him at that time because he felt really unstable and like he might slip and fall. When he tried...
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    Hi Lokana's Dad, I just read your entire post...

    Hi Lokana's Dad,

    I just read your entire post today for the first time. I'm sorry your son has to go through this surgery. My son had it done at age 12. But despite causing a lot of stress and...
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    Sorry to be so dense about the blog. Yes of...

    Sorry to be so dense about the blog. Yes of course, the link is in your signature - it was late at night when I asked about it and I spaced the link...

    It's really important to keep the meds at a...
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    Wow Elisa! Elias got such great correction and...

    Wow Elisa!

    Elias got such great correction and it seems like he's having a really good recovery! I am so happy for you both.

    I hope you are able to leave the hospital and get home as soon as...
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    Hi Elisa, I haven't been on this forum for...

    Hi Elisa,

    I haven't been on this forum for over a month but I looked for your thread and have finally finished reading it. It's all really amazing - what you're all going through! I'm very...
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