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  1. Thank you for the update. The new hardware brings...

    Thank you for the update. The new hardware brings "morning stiffness" to a whole new level! It takes time to not fight that feeling. I am glad that all went well.
  2. Liz, welcome to a great forum of friends and...

    Liz, welcome to a great forum of friends and great information. We do learn a lot from our own experiences. I think this information is what helps the most. The ideas and suggestions allow us to come...
  3. Best wishes on your surgery on Monday. May your...

    Best wishes on your surgery on Monday. May your healing go well. Jackie
  4. Good morning Susan. It will take a long time to...

    Good morning Susan. It will take a long time to process this . It took me years because I had an injury that was complicated by scoliosis. It takes a huge amount of time and is a very slow process....
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    I am not Linda but I just had part of my hardware...

    I am not Linda but I just had part of my hardware taken out and at the same time the Dr checked the fusion. I think he checked the whole spine but did not take all of the hardware out. The surgical...
  6. Susan I am just sending well wishes. A nice...

    Susan I am just sending well wishes. A nice vacation sounds great. And warmer weather. Does your winters get cold? I live near Chicago and if is anything like last winter it will be trough.
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    I still have trouble sitting. To sit totally...

    I still have trouble sitting. To sit totally upright is ok but on an angle it just doesn't work I am fused t-2 to pelvis. If my legs are straight out then I must sit like a Pilates v.not too...
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    I just had part of my hardware removed but my...

    I just had part of my hardware removed but my surgeon said to remove it all would be another major surgery with major risks. It does make you think---- do I want to go through that again.
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    So happy for you Susan. Nice to know that all is...

    So happy for you Susan. Nice to know that all is going so well.
  10. Hi Susan. How are you doing? The fall had to be...

    Hi Susan. How are you doing? The fall had to be so scary. Your surgery wasn't that long ago. Is the walking improving?what has your original surgeon said? We all hope each day is an improvement over...
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    Melissa, I feel so sorry for you and your family....

    Melissa, I feel so sorry for you and your family. I live very close to all of my grandchildren so I get to see them all of the time. It will be so hard not to get to see her and be such a big part of...
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    Yes ed and while covering all bases we are...

    Yes ed and while covering all bases we are talking about being uncovered ourselves!
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    It is amazing that modesty goes right out the...

    It is amazing that modesty goes right out the window when you are in that much pain. My daughter brought a friend with her[male) and I kept moving the covers and she kept covering me up. I just...
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    Just another comment on the gardening issue. Just...

    Just another comment on the gardening issue. Just like all passions it is in our blood to play in the dirt. It is near impossible at the first year to get in position to do anything needed on the...
  15. As you approach your surgery date take a walk for...

    As you approach your surgery date take a walk for strength and get a good book to read for when you can stay awake long enough to do so. Good luck and we are all on your side .Jackie
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    Hi Fifa, we all welcome you. It took me several...

    Hi Fifa, we all welcome you. It took me several years to post here but I too had followed the forum for awhile. At first you will not want anyone there but I found out ,the hard way that you need...
  17. Hi Susan, I too live near Chicago and have to...

    Hi Susan, I too live near Chicago and have to agree with you about the weather. It is hard on us for sure. I met Diane earlier this year but do not know anything about the Dr you mentioned. Diane saw...
  18. I hope your journey home went well. How was your...

    I hope your journey home went well. How was your Dr visit? Glad you got to go home .
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    Well the good news is the growth is benign. So I...

    Well the good news is the growth is benign. So I don't have to do anything about it right now. I can have it taken out now or it has to be checked every 6 months. Now that is a good question ---do...
  20. Good morning Susan. I sent you a private...

    Good morning Susan. I sent you a private message. I look forward to meeting you if you come to Chicago. Maybe I will make it that way. I do have a good friend on the west coast. So you never know....
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    Melissa I hope all goes well with your...

    Melissa I hope all goes well with your granddaughter. They are so special. Those babies help us forget our own problems. We are all wishing you well.
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    Hi Ed, I knew that Ct scans use a lot of...

    Hi Ed, I knew that Ct scans use a lot of radiation but I didn't know that it was that much. If I counted right I think I have had 6. Two awhile ago and 4 more recent. In addition to regular X-Ray....
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    Thanks for the wishes and I find out on Tuesday...

    Thanks for the wishes and I find out on Tuesday if anything further is needed. The biopsy was easy. The Dr needed 3 samples and got all three right away. Easy as pie!
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    First surgery is healing well and today I cut...

    First surgery is healing well and today I cut another med from my treatment. It is exciting to get off the nerve meds after 3 plus years. It is not gone but improving. I will find out on Tuesday if...
  25. Hi Susan,it was good to hear from you and I hope...

    Hi Susan,it was good to hear from you and I hope you are continuing to improve. Are you still a snail? Have you become a rabbit? You are so kind in your concern for the rest of us scoliosis people.
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