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    Linda G, Thanks for the update. This breaks...

    Linda G,

    Thanks for the update. This breaks my heart and I am at a loss for words. What a freak thing this is. I can't imagine the shock her family is going through. I will be praying for her...
  2. Thread: hair length

    by Gail
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    I had long hair at the time of my surgery and...

    I had long hair at the time of my surgery and still do have long hair that strikes a little below my bra clasp. The only problem I had was trying to hold a dryer above my head to dry my hair down...
  3. I wore a corsett for 2 weeks.

    I wore a corsett for 2 weeks.
  4. Thread: Scoliosis & Women

    by Gail
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    I was 16 years old.

    I was 16 years old.
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    Here is one of my previous post: I wear a...

    Here is one of my previous post:

    I wear a quarter inch shoe lift in my left shoe. Although, a quarter inch may seem like a little...I can really tell the difference when it is not in my shoes.
    ...
  6. Thread: Massage Chairs

    by Gail
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    I went to Furnitureland South one day...got in...

    I went to Furnitureland South one day...got in one of those expensive massage chairs that feels like rollers going up and down your spine. It also had a calf massager on it. I thought it was pretty...
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    In my opinion, if you are a sought out surgeon...

    In my opinion, if you are a sought out surgeon with many patients you have no need to advertise for more patients. Advertisement of any kind is extremely expensive. That doesn't mean this surgeon...
  8. Thread: choosing a chair

    by Gail
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    I didn't have any furniture I could sit in once I...

    I didn't have any furniture I could sit in once I got home. The recliner was too low and the reclining mechanism was too "jerky". I sank in the other furniture and it caused my hips and back to...
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    After surgery I was hyper sensitvie on my back. ...

    After surgery I was hyper sensitvie on my back. I couldn't stand a towel sliding back and forth on my back, couldn't stand someone to put anti-biotic ointment on my incision. I could definitely...
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    I've heard that the sensitivity of the metal...

    I've heard that the sensitivity of the metal detectors can be turned up or down. With recent terrorist attempts I would guess that they have now been turned up.

    Gail
  11. Thread: Airport Security

    by Gail
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    New Homeland Security Travel Guide

    GUIDANCE FOR AIRLINE PASSENGERS

    Raised Threat Levels:

    - The U.S. threat level is raised to Severe, or Red, for all
    commercial flights flying from the United Kingdom to the...
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    I guess we could all get us one of those vest and...

    I guess we could all get us one of those vest and wear them when winter comes...what a fashion statement!

    Kindest Regards,
    Gail
  13. Thread: My 15 inch. scar

    by Gail
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    ScoliGal, Your scar looks good but your back...

    ScoliGal,

    Your scar looks good but your back looks great! It looks perfect.

    Kindest Regards,
    Gail
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    I will be praying for you and your surgeon and...

    I will be praying for you and your surgeon and looking forward to hearing your success story!

    Kindest Regards,
    Gail
  15. Thread: Weight Gain

    by Gail
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    My surgeon did not request an enema before my...

    My surgeon did not request an enema before my surgery. I ate like crazy after surgery and experienced extreme constipation after I got home from the hosptial. Many other patients who went to him...
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    Hello Scoliosis Guy, Interesting...thanks for...

    Hello Scoliosis Guy,

    Interesting...thanks for the link.

    Kindest Regards,
    Gail
  17. Thread: Driving

    by Gail
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    Summer, A plastic shopping bag placed on my...

    Summer,

    A plastic shopping bag placed on my cloth seats helped me slide in and out easier. Also, if you have electric seats you can slide the seat back and get your seat belt easier and then...
  18. I had been trying for several weeks to get a...

    I had been trying for several weeks to get a surgery date. Finally, I was called on a Thursday afternoon and told my surgeon had a cancellation for Monday if I wanted to have the surgery that date. ...
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    I can sleep on my back with or without pillows...

    I can sleep on my back with or without pillows under my legs. It does feel better with a pillow. I prefer sleeping on my side...I want to feel the pillow on my face. I spent 40+ years belly...
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    Angela, Wishing you a successful surgery...

    Angela,

    Wishing you a successful surgery outcome, and a quick and complete recovery.

    Kindest Regards,
    Gail
  21. Thread: Rough Night

    by Gail
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    Satin sheets and wearing satin pj's made it...

    Satin sheets and wearing satin pj's made it easier for me to logroll and readjust myself once in the bed.

    Kindest Regards,
    Gail
  22. I started eating the morning after my surgery. I...

    I started eating the morning after my surgery. I ate everything on my plate! I was crying the morning after my surgery because I was going to have to wait for breakfast and I was starving. After...
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    My surgeon told me I wouldn't need a hospital...

    My surgeon told me I wouldn't need a hospital bed. Hindsight, I probably would have gotten one, but chose to get a lift chair instead...what a god send to have something I could actually sit in, get...
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    I was wondering how you are able to lie on your...

    I was wondering how you are able to lie on your belly for a massage? I am fused from T-9 through L-5 and it is not comfortable. Being a belly sleeper for 40+ years I miss being able to lie on my...
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    Hi Katie, Here is what was in my suitcase: 4...

    Hi Katie,

    Here is what was in my suitcase:
    4 pairs of satin pj's
    bedroom shoes
    2 jogging suits
    BIG panites to fit over waist of corsett
    Cuddl Duds tshirt to wear under corset
    Walkman with...
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