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  1. Recommendation: Dr. William Lauerman, Georgetown Hospital

    It's been a long time, folks, and I found you all again b/c I was recommending this forum as a lifesaver to someone else.

    I can't recommend Dr. William Lauerman highly enough. He is at Georgetown...
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    Keeping you and Ben in my thoughts and prayers,...

    Keeping you and Ben in my thoughts and prayers, Nancy!

    You *can* do this and you *will* get through it.

    We're with you!
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    So far, it's been gradual. When we saw the...

    So far, it's been gradual.

    When we saw the surgeon at 3 months, all her curves (including the corrected one) measured in the 20s.

    When we saw him at 6 months, the top was like 19 degrees or...
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    Wonderful news! You are on the "other side"! ...

    Wonderful news! You are on the "other side"! May she have a speedy recovery!
  5. Hi, Jill. My dd had the same levels of fusion...

    Hi, Jill.

    My dd had the same levels of fusion done last September. She is doing well, although we are dealing w/some (hopefully) minor issues now which may/may not be surgery related.

    This...
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    My surgeon had told us that the main curve drives...

    My surgeon had told us that the main curve drives the others.

    Since he corrected my dd's main curve (60 degree left thoracic), the others seem to be diminishing on their own.
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    Sara, I am so sorry to hear this. Is there any...

    Sara, I am so sorry to hear this.

    Is there any way you can get it checked out?
  8. 8-month post-op, but what the heck is going on with the scar?

    Hey, all.

    My dd, Paula, had surgery 8 months ago (t-2 to t-12).

    I've been checking her scar regularly, and today for the first time, I noticed two pinprick size dots at about 2" and 3 3/4"...
  9. Welcome to the forum! You will find lots of...

    Welcome to the forum! You will find lots of support and information here--sometimes things one might forget to ask a surgeon at a visit, or some things they may not tell you because this is "normal"...
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    The reason why we picked Dr. Lauerman at...

    The reason why we picked Dr. Lauerman at Georgetown is that he is considered one of the top surgeons on the East Coast, and we didn't feel like going as far as NY either.

    He also deals with adult...
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    Walk, walk, walk. My dd is not very athletic,...

    Walk, walk, walk.

    My dd is not very athletic, so we bought a treadmill about 7 months prior to surgery. She walked every day.

    It helped improve her lung function immensely!

    Also, walking...
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    If you are not limited to the Baltimore area, I...

    If you are not limited to the Baltimore area, I would also suggest that you at least get a consult with Dr. Lauerman at Georgetown in DC.

    We are in PA and my dd had her surgery with Dr. L at...
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    I am sorry to hear of your dd's diagnosis. ...

    I am sorry to hear of your dd's diagnosis.

    There are many of us here who did not catch our children's scoliosis--please don't beat yourself up.

    You've come to a place where you will find a...
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    Amen! That was our situation as well. In...

    Amen! That was our situation as well.

    In fact, our insurance didn't pay as much as they should have to cover the costs--well *less* than the "normal" average.

    Yet our surgeon and everyone...
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    Hi, Rich. I spoke with a woman over the summer...

    Hi, Rich.

    I spoke with a woman over the summer whose son had his surgery done at CHOP. I forget the surgeon's name, but they were pleased with his outcome.
    The only drawback she said was that...
  16. Thread: help

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    I should add that once you get to this link,...

    I should add that once you get to this link, click on "find a specialist," then agree to the terms, then once you click on that, you will be taken to a page where you can do a "geographic and...
  17. Thread: help

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    Welcome to the forum. Have you also tried...

    Welcome to the forum.

    Have you also tried taking your child to scoliosis specialists in your area? Here is some information from www.srs.org:

    http://srs.execinc.com/edibo/PublicDirectory
    ...
  18. Thread: new to this

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    Welcome to both of you! @Pat: You mentioned...

    Welcome to both of you!

    @Pat: You mentioned Johns Hopkins Hospital. If you are close to DC, you may want to check out Dr. William Lauerman at Georgetown University Hospital for an opinion as...
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    Congratulations to you both! :D

    Congratulations to you both! :D
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    All good points you make Sharon. You are...

    All good points you make Sharon. You are right--the acne would have bacteria, whether a teen or an adult has it.

    Dd did have antibiotics during surgery--remember all of her medication allergies? ...
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    Sharon, now that you mentioned it, I think it was...

    Sharon, now that you mentioned it, I think it was the 2nd surgeon we saw about whether or not he thought Paula would be ok proceeding with surgery with the acne stated that it's a different case with...
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    Each surgeon has different instructions about...

    Each surgeon has different instructions about showering. My dd had a dressing on her back and we were told not to get the dressing wet, so we had her sit on a shower bench to clean her and then I...
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    Dear Melissa, We certainly understand your...

    Dear Melissa,

    We certainly understand your disappointment (and that word doesn't even cover it) on the cancellation of your surgery. We, too, had to do that for my dd b/c of anemia.

    But it can...
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    I would definitely see what you can do to clear...

    I would definitely see what you can do to clear up the back acne, if nothing else, for your peace of mind.

    We discovered our dd's just a few weeks before her surgery. As her first surgery had...
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    Hi, My dd had a lot of fluid retention after...

    Hi,

    My dd had a lot of fluid retention after surgery. In face, she gained 11 lbs.

    She had temporary renal failure in the hospital. The kidney doc told us that this could happen. It didn't...
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