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  1. Ketamine Infusion

    Pam,

    I want to mention Ketamine since its something a few of us have had during our surgeries...Low dose "Ketamine Infusion" has been increasing for chronic pain patients these days....it might...
  2. TEXT NECK, and growing horns out of our skulls... Dr Sanjay Gupta

    I think that most of us with scoliosis are highly aware of our body position's and the forces they produce. It comes naturally. I myself with a full fusion and a degenerated neck live a "vertical"...
  3. The amounts of animal cruelty on a "global" scale...

    The amounts of animal cruelty on a "global" scale throughout history are mind boggling.....People have lacked compassion, understanding, and empathy for wild animals since the beginning of time....
  4. Thread: My niece

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    Sharon, I knew you would get a kick out of that....

    Sharon, I knew you would get a kick out of that. And yes, its serious. Extremely serious.

    The cruise ship sickness scenarios sound like sanitation issues....(no need to read the articles) and if...
  5. Don, I know of one member here that had a shunt...

    Don, I know of one member here that had a shunt installed as a teen. This was a long long time ago....She didn't have any problems with it.

    Your scoliosis story is amazing. 60 years of service is...
  6. Thread: My niece

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    Pros and Cons of Tethering Dr Luhmann ( Easy reading for parents and patients)

    https://www.stlouischildrens.org/health-resources/pulse/pros-and-cons-vertebral-body-tethering-scoliosis

    Interesting that he mentions possible disc herniation's resulting from the long term...
  7. Thread: My niece

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    Unless you have Dingo timing, (Perfect timing)...

    Unless you have Dingo timing, (Perfect timing) and your kid has scoliosis, the only way to make sure you get that chance is to be active and seeing a tethering surgeon on a regular basis. It could...
  8. Thread: My niece

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    Its only huge for the perfect tethering candidate...

    Its only huge for the perfect tethering candidate that misses that chance.

    For an 11 year old, when you think about growing rods and all the revision surgeries, I agree....for someone older, past...
  9. Pam, Chet was looking at Johns Hopkins... Dr...

    Pam, Chet was looking at Johns Hopkins... Dr Kebaish.

    But, he was an extremely difficult case and I don't think they wanted to operate....I cant remember what happened with Chet's decision.
    ...
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    Luke, the good news is, It doesn't look bad at...

    Luke, the good news is, It doesn't look bad at all....when you get the x-rays, go ahead and post. It does look like you have a "slight" kyphosis, but I wouldn't worry about it.

    You realize that...
  11. Thread: My niece

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    This is a new wrench in the gears....and will...

    This is a new wrench in the gears....and will most likely slow down any surgical decision making.

    Kara, How old is your niece? Does she live in or live close to Sacramento?

    Ed
  12. Thread: My niece

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    I don't think that one should become overly...

    I don't think that one should become overly depressed or upset because they missed the tethering window. Like Pam had in her signature, fusion is not the end of the world. Our "acceptance" of our...
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    I know what you are saying....I think we get...

    I know what you are saying....I think we get pretty good at adapting to scoliosis. You have done well.

    I went camping at the incredible Eastern Sierras south of Reno last week, (By Yosemite) and...
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    Kara Congratulations on 9 years. Do you...

    Kara

    Congratulations on 9 years.

    Do you have any pain at all? Any gripping or tightness? Just wondering....

    Ed
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    Luke, I am retired now. I sold my business when I...

    Luke, I am retired now. I sold my business when I went into my surgeries....it was a precision manufacturing facility in which we manufactured parts and assemblies for mainly semi (chip mfg) and the...
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    Jen, as they say in Australia, "no worries" ...

    Jen, as they say in Australia, "no worries"

    Congratulation's on 10 years....

    We missed you around here.....do try to stop in when you can

    Ed
  17. Thread: My niece

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    It looks like its mostly about the timing.... How...

    It looks like its mostly about the timing.... How interesting that you have to get that correction to relieve the pressure on the tether so it wont break.

    So, age 13-14 looks like the optimal...
  18. Thread: My niece

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    Oh boy.... Any complication stats you remember...

    Oh boy.... Any complication stats you remember Sharon, or amount of patients that had to be fused after tethering failure?

    Its been a few years now on tethering.....but it seems that not all...
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    There are a few of us around here..... Work...

    There are a few of us around here.....

    Work and general life?.....Well, you can read through many of my posts....I eventually quit my job and started my own business so I could have complete...
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    Hi Lynn Glad to hear everything is ok...its...

    Hi Lynn

    Glad to hear everything is ok...its been a long time

    Wouldn't it be funny if our surgeons read what we post on here...... "bad on the posture" is not the greatest thing for them to...
  21. Lisa I sent you a PM (Private mail) It will...

    Lisa

    I sent you a PM (Private mail) It will show up in your e-mail. It has my phone #

    Ed
  22. Lisa Not Charlotte, but if I needed spine work...

    Lisa

    Not Charlotte, but if I needed spine work done in North Carolina, Dr Hey would be a surgeon I would want to talk to.
    https://heyclinic.com/

    Dr Hey's You Tube channel...
  23. Importance of cervicogenic general dizziness (neck)

    Here is a study on dizziness..... mainly having to do with our necks. (I suffer from this)

    Its seems that we have our surgeries and many of us end up pulling weeds with our very expensive spines....
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    You see what happens when you do a foot rub!...

    You see what happens when you do a foot rub! (smiley face)

    I have had my share of foot pains and I usually do a hot Epsom salt soak in a small tub if this happens. Its amazing how this works. I...
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    Sharon Right now I have a lot to say, but...

    Sharon

    Right now I have a lot to say, but don't know what to say. I hope this makes some sense. Ha ha

    I will pitch some statements, some questions and ideas, but trying awfully hard not to...
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