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  1. I think we are all a little confused. When did...

    I think we are all a little confused. When did PT get a bad rap? It sounds like PT is doing wonders for you, so why do you need or take Vicoden when you can get it? How long ago did you see your...
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    It took about a year to find the right surgeon...

    It took about a year to find the right surgeon for my daughter. She was diagnosed at age 12 and had surgery a little over a year later. Our decision to have surgery was pretty much made for us as...
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    Sticky: Here's my daughter's experience: Date of...

    Here's my daughter's experience:

    Date of surgery: December 7, 2004
    Diagnosed at age 12 (Scoliosis 36* and Kyphosis 79*)
    Grade II Spondylolisthesis untreated
    Surgery at the age of 13
    Surgery...
  4. Congrats on your anniversary! I just saw...

    Congrats on your anniversary!

    I just saw your post today and the title of your thread caught my attention very quickly. Why? Because Dec. 7th is also my daughter's anniversary! She is now 7...
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    Be sure to take your own sanitary pads as a lot...

    Be sure to take your own sanitary pads as a lot of girls start their periods during their hospital stay and you don't want the pads that the hospital will offer. Remember to take some comfort things...
  6. This might be true for my daughter. Because my...

    This might be true for my daughter. Because my mom had total knee replacements and had to pre-medicate before any dental appointment, I asked Jamie's surgeon. He told us to pre-medicate for a year,...
  7. Thread: Hurricane Irene

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    It's been a wild weather week for the east coast....

    It's been a wild weather week for the east coast. First the earthquake and now the hurricane. It'll be a week to remember!

    Mary Lou
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    You will get different response, but my daughter...

    You will get different response, but my daughter wore regular pull over t-shirts starting at about three days post-op. I think it depends on the kid and/or the length of their fusion. Jamie is fused...
  9. Thread: sunburns

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    Remember to reapply suntan lotion often...

    Remember to reapply suntan lotion often especially after swimming.
  10. marykay, Making the decision to allow a...

    marykay,

    Making the decision to allow a surgeon to do my daughter's surgery was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Do I regret our decision? No. Does Jamie regret our decision? No and we...
  11. Thread: SpineKIDS

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    Linda, Yeah, it is too bad because it is a...

    Linda,

    Yeah, it is too bad because it is a great place for the kids. I've recommended this site to the kids. Hope it doesn't mean a ton more work for you!

    Kara,

    I know you've been on...
  12. Thread: SpineKIDS

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    SpineKIDS

    Not sure where to post this, but it was recently announced that SpineKIDS forum will be shut down at the end of the month. I know a lot of us, myself included, have recommended the site to the...
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    I was told to protect my daughter's scar from the...

    I was told to protect my daughter's scar from the sun completely for the first year after surgery. Her surgeon told us to keep the scar from getting ugly we should protect it from the sun. We did...
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    Hi, Just wanted to remind you both to check...

    Hi,

    Just wanted to remind you both to check the date the thread was started before posting your response. Squid had her surgery almost 6 months ago, so I'm sure she doesn't need advice on what...
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    I've been through some very difficult times in my...

    I've been through some very difficult times in my life....lost both my parents last year, lost a brother when I was a teenager....but dealing with my daughter's Scoliosis journey has been way more...
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    Like someone else said, my nerves got the best of...

    Like someone else said, my nerves got the best of me too, but my faith kicked in as well. No matter what your religious beliefs, have faith in yourself. Trust that you made the right decisions--the...
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    This is a perfect example of how things have...

    This is a perfect example of how things have changed, even in the past six years. When my daughter had her surgery six years ago, she too had internal stitches with steri-strips. We were told to...
  18. Thread: Musicians

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    Ed, thought you'd enjoy this....when I asked my...

    Ed, thought you'd enjoy this....when I asked my youngest daughter what she wanted for Easter, she sent me a link to drum sticks! Happy Easter!

    Mary Lou
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    I'm not sure exactly where you are located, but I...

    I'm not sure exactly where you are located, but I took my daughter to Hershey Medical Center in Hershey PA for her blood donations which is where her surgery was done. Not sure if they will do what...
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    Dr. Segal feels the same about Dr. Betz. The...

    Dr. Segal feels the same about Dr. Betz.

    The first time we saw Dr. Segal, he asked us what we were doing there. Jamie and I looked at each other because he was holding a copy of her MRI results...
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    No need to apologize for not seeing the date on...

    No need to apologize for not seeing the date on the post....you are offering good information--spammer was not. :)

    Yep, you have an excellent memory! Dr. Lee Segal was Jamie's surgeon and he...
  22. Jamie was 13 y.o. and skeletally mature when she...

    Jamie was 13 y.o. and skeletally mature when she had her surgery.

    Mary Lou
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    What does this have to do with the post? ...

    What does this have to do with the post?

    Besides, the last reply to this thread was over 8 months ago so I'm sure they've firgured it out by now. Please don't post things that just clog up the...
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    Hi, Jamie was 13 y.o. when she had her...

    Hi,

    Jamie was 13 y.o. when she had her surgery. She is now 19 1/2 y.o. and doing great! Once her restrictions were lifted after a year, there's really nothing much she can't do. Her doctor...
  25. Thread: skating

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    Kara, Since your one year check up is this...

    Kara,

    Since your one year check up is this month, why don't you write all your questions down and take them with you to the appointmnet? Every patient is different and just to be certain, ask...
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