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    Before I forget, UW has videos. Scoliosis videos....

    Before I forget, UW has videos. Scoliosis videos. You might find these interesting since you will be operated on there.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/UWTV/search?query=scoliosis

    Funny, in one of...
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    Of course.... We are all terrified, its the...

    Of course.... We are all terrified, its the hardest thing we ever have to do in our lives especially with the possible complications that can happen.

    If your going to go in and do this, you just...
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    Its up to your surgeon.... Tough question.......

    Its up to your surgeon....

    Tough question.... Some of us can have our game plans changed in different ways.....maybe not so much scoliosis patients but anyone that has any sort of neurological or...
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    I also have the occasional jerks, stings, and...

    I also have the occasional jerks, stings, and pain yelps. Not like tourettes, but I guess I could have some fun with that....Ha ha

    CNS patients can be sensitive to hot and cold. I cant handle the...
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    He is suspicious of something and wants to take a...

    He is suspicious of something and wants to take a look....he might look up high into the neck.

    I didnt have a CT done for my scoliosis surgeries, but I had one done 7 months before looking for...
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    Who diagnosed you with this? ...

    Who diagnosed you with this?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperreflexia

    Did you have a spinal cord injury at some point?

    Ed
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    Surgeons usually have pretty good insurance...

    Surgeons usually have pretty good insurance people working for them as they want to know about getting paid.... This really comes first. Direct your questions through them. I dont know what kind of...
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    I see....The surgeon in Seattle will probably...

    I see....The surgeon in Seattle will probably TLIF the T10-L4 Levels. And ALIF the bottom 2 levels....This spares the large anterior incision. Did you ask about BMP and or auto graft? What will he...
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    I had severe rotation in my curves.....I also...

    I had severe rotation in my curves.....I also have a CT that shows the rotational correction after my surgeries, let me know and I will post it.

    What do you think now? Keep it local and do the...
  10. Rohrer! Yes, it has been a few years......Glad...

    Rohrer! Yes, it has been a few years......Glad your son got you a new computer, welcome back

    I am down in Colombia again. Flying back on the 21st, then down to Mexico 5 days after.

    Having a...
  11. Where are you located? I ask because if you go...

    Where are you located? I ask because if you go out of state, out of network, insurance companies used to only pay 50%. Scoliosis surgeries are not cheap.

    If you think your going to do surgery,...
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    Correct I guess I think mostly TLIF due to Dr...

    Correct

    I guess I think mostly TLIF due to Dr Lonners explaination of it being a "refined" PLIF. Less muscle dissection and nerve manipuation. ...
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    Yes, this is part of the Opoid crisis. Doctor...

    Yes, this is part of the Opoid crisis.

    Doctor charged with 2nd murder. ...
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    Falling is not good. (at any stage, for anyone) ...

    Falling is not good. (at any stage, for anyone)

    I was warned about cracking my fusions in ski crashes....especially with a large rotational force. I dont think just because you do not hear a...
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    Yes, good catch Sharon Already knowing about...

    Yes, good catch Sharon

    Already knowing about the 4% in the Danish study, I was thinking about all the rest (96%) that were not affected quite as bad. Like me. Airplane pilots and even the Japanese...
  16. Susan Did they install grease fittings? You...

    Susan

    Did they install grease fittings? You could go in for a grease job every once in awhile and skip the shoulde replacement surgery. (smiley face)

    So what do you think? Pretty easy surgery...
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    Do scoliosis patients have greater cancer rates?

    Sharon, It always hard for me to talk about Tonibunny....but thought I would follow up

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6560808/


    Any increase in breast or other cancers in...
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    Jamie, I agree, time to go in and shoot an x-ray....

    Jamie, I agree, time to go in and shoot an x-ray.

    Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Its hard to say what it could be....

    Let us know what they see....

    Ed
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    Evelyn, did Dr L do TLIF's on you? Just...

    Evelyn, did Dr L do TLIF's on you? Just wondering? Did you ever get your hospital reports after your surgeries?

    You will need an experienced revision surgeon......its going to be up to him....
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    10-100X the radiation of a coronal x-ray, and I...

    10-100X the radiation of a coronal x-ray, and I have read that the 3D CTs emit substantially more.

    Cumulative and time. Cancer can take its time, or be FURIOUS and spread like an Austrailian wild...
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    There it is......a few times?....Your not on the...

    There it is......a few times?....Your not on the Thai kickboxing circuit are you?

    Its been a lot of years Evelyn, so sorry to hear about this.

    Ed
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    Yes, very interesting that the rod or rods can...

    Yes, very interesting that the rod or rods can break not even know it, and it takes soft tissue inflammation to trigger off the pain.

    There have been a few rod breakers over the age of 50 here...
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    The rods could be 90% of the way to failure...

    The rods could be 90% of the way to failure during recovery, then you fuse and all is good, wait a few years, crack your fusion, then it takes a week to complete the rod breaking process, or the...
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    We talked about it up front. For some reason he...

    We talked about it up front. For some reason he didnt want to use my bone and that he was going to use some newer bone pastes of that era (2008) (Along with BMP Infuse kits)

    Once again, I guess I...
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    I am concerned with activites that break rods. ...

    I am concerned with activites that break rods.

    It seems that lifting items "off the floor" and bending over, getting into lower cubboards are in the testimonials from the rod breakers....they dont...
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