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    I have a similar fusion as you but stop at the...

    I have a similar fusion as you but stop at the T12, so you might have a little less flexibility than me, but at six weeks I walked on the treadmill, used the recumbent bike, started with lat pull...
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    I started PT and going to the gym at about 5-6...

    I started PT and going to the gym at about 5-6 weeks myself. My surgeon actually encouraged it. I think that because I started my PT and going to the gym so early, that is why I'm feeling quite...
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    My fusion is similar to yours and my doctor said...

    My fusion is similar to yours and my doctor said one year post op, ideally.
  4. Thread: Pt

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    I am just past three months post op and only had...

    I am just past three months post op and only had my thoracic region fused as well, my lumbar self corrected after the thoracic fusion. I am now done to 5* both thoracic and lumbar from 48 and 31...
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    Thanks Janet, I actually do take zyrtec, but for...

    Thanks Janet, I actually do take zyrtec, but for some reason it just doesn't seem to be helping. I see the Dr. next week maybe he will have some advice, in the meantime I guess I just have to deal...
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    No I don't mind you asking at all. I'm 33 and in...

    No I don't mind you asking at all. I'm 33 and in otherwise good health. I have been excersing a lot and think that has really helped me to feel much better. I seem to always feel better when I'm...
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    Nerves regenerating/ burning sensation

    So I'm about three months out 8/27 will be three months. I have started to have an intense itching and burning in some areas of my back where the nerves are regenerating. Does anyone have any...
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    I have the shoulder blade problem, my physical...

    I have the shoulder blade problem, my physical therapist is giving me excersises that he thinks will help, he says essentially the problem is the muscles are too elongated on one side and too short...
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    I take 2 mg every 4-6 hours as needed, but now at...

    I take 2 mg every 4-6 hours as needed, but now at approx seven weeks I only take before bed with two Tylenol. I'm happy to say I sleep through the night. Something I could not do before the...
  10. Thread: some thoughts

    by CaroleM
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    I'm fused t4-t12 and was allowed to start...

    I'm fused t4-t12 and was allowed to start swiimming and doing PT at five weeks. It has been great. I'm finally starting to feel normal, still taking Tylenol and Valium as needed. I'm also allowed...
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    At three weeks I went off all narcotics on my...

    At three weeks I went off all narcotics on my own. They were reaking havoc on my bowls and I couldn't take it anymore. I started to take two acetaminophen in the morning and night with Valium and...
  12. Thread: Pneumothorax

    by CaroleM
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    Pneumothorax

    Had my first post op visit today and am now back at the hospital because I have air in my chest. I have been having trouble breathing since the surgery but chalked it up to my asthma and surgery. ...
  13. Thread: Exercising

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    Try the pilates 100, it's hard to explain but you...

    Try the pilates 100, it's hard to explain but you lift your legs a few inches off the floor and your back too but you keep it straight you hold the position as you pulse your arms up and down 100...
  14. Thread: Bracing

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    My surgeon does not brave either, but I too worry...

    My surgeon does not brave either, but I too worry that I am doing too much so soon after surgery, just three weeks tomorrow and I certainly would not want to have to do this surgery again because I...
  15. Thread: Bracing

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    Bracing

    Why do some people get braced after posterior surgery and not others? Just curious.
  16. I have asthma too, but I have never had the...

    I have asthma too, but I have never had the traditional wheezing kind. I get the same thing a tightness in the chest followed by shallow breathing then coughing. The doctor says the coughing is the...
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    I was in a very similar position to you and am...

    I was in a very similar position to you and am only a few years older. I opted to do the surgery as my progression was very rapid. I had surgery on 5/27 and although the week after wards I...
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    Surgery 5/27 was a success!

    My surgery on the 27th went very well. I'm fused t2-t12 48 degrees to less than 10 and lumbar 31 degrees to 0. I'm doing really well and was able to walk a mile yesterday and today. It took 40 mins...
  19. Thread: Odd question

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    Odd question

    I am just wondering if any of you guys have experienced livedo reticularis? I am wondering if there is a correlation between the scoliosis and the livedo...
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    Congratulations on the successful surgery! As...

    Congratulations on the successful surgery! As someone who is having surgery on Friday I am heartened to hear such wonderful progress. Keep us posted.
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    Christina, I feel for you that your family is...

    Christina,

    I feel for you that your family is not very supportive it's a very hard decision to make, and even harder when you don't have 100%support. I am very lucky that my husband is super...
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    Hi, I totally understand what you are going...

    Hi, I totally understand what you are going through I'm at 48 thorac and 31 lumbar and am having surgery on 5-27. The anxiety and second guessing your self is tough, I have a lot of that myself, ...
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    Thanks everyone for the great advice. It's great...

    Thanks everyone for the great advice. It's great to hear about everyone's experiences. I am glad there is such a great group out there to share with.
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    I know it is hard to believe, but I have had...

    I know it is hard to believe, but I have had rather extensive testing x-rays and cat scans and have been to two different surgeons specializing in scoliosis. The rapid progression is what made both...
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    New to the Forum Surgery set for 5/27/11.

    Hi everyone. I'm new to posting here; although, I've been reading for a while. I am having surgery on 5/27/11. I'm at 48 thorac and 31 Lumbar, but I'm only having a thorasic correction. So, I'm...
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