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    Thank you! I have been considering that, but she...

    Thank you! I have been considering that, but she has a tendency to forget to turn it off, and I had heard that the electricity was bad for the body...(not sure if that was real or just a trend)
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    Keeping your back warm

    Hi folks...it's been a while and my daughter is doing awesome, wonder if any of you are familiar with the common aches and pains and if you have any tricks to keeping from getting so cold in below...
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    3 months post op...

    I recently heard of a concern that when my daughter has her teeth cleaned that she needs a round of antibiotics the day before. First of all, is it true, I have tried to contact the nurse and...
  4. Thread: Here we go

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    Beautiful

    it IS a beautiful correction...
    there was a girl there that was a couple of years younger that had the same kind of curve and came out with the same remarkable results...
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    Recovering...

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    Dr. Gupta is a ROCK STAR! Shriners Children's Hospital is the best. Thank you all for all your support and for all of your recommendations nearly everything came in handy. She has had...
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    Thru the pre-op

    good to go...count down to the "big" day...he says he won't have to fix the rib hump YAY!:cool: and that she will be so much straighter :) and that no brace afterwards, so blessings keep coming...ttfn
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    Thank you,Thank you,Thank you

    What a wonderful thing you have done here!!!This is so helpful...I am a planner, for planning then plan for the planning...lol thank you so much...as I read everything its just a matter of keeping...
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    I need help planning

    :DCan any of you give me ideas how to plan for the return home, (items, obstacles, comfortable places for her) what to be prepared for (worst & best case), so we are not so overwhelmed...any insight...
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    Thank you for your offer of the book we have a...

    Thank you for your offer of the book we have a few of them, yes we purchased recliners over last summer in preparation, she has a nice new mattress...others have suggested temprapedic, but they are...
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    Thank you all for your insight and wisdom. I...

    Thank you all for your insight and wisdom. I know every case is different, but do any of you have an idea of the estimated time line from day before surgery through to recovery. I have no idea how...
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    She quit swimming last spring :(, it was hurting...

    She quit swimming last spring :(, it was hurting her upper back too much...she is in color guard now...did you ever find yourself second guessing your decision and agonizing over making such a big...
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    Here we go

    so we saw Dr Gupta in January and her curves had progressed at least 10+ degrees in 6 months so he decided surgery was immanent. As of today she has a set date of April 30...when we set the date a...
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    paralysis

    my daughter just asked if scoliosis caused paralysis...I told her I didn't think so...am i right?
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    as curves progress...

    as her curves grow would this be too early for her to have upper respiratory issues at this early stage?
  15. Thread: Frustration

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    Frustration

    we have an appointment in June, in the meantime...my mom has been telling my daughter and other people that she doesn't need the surgery and that with the right kind of physical therapy should be...
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    not sure I agree with the doctors call

    we saw the doctor yesterday and he said he dosen't feel a sence of urgency to do the surgery...I don't think I agree, I think she needs it, she is in pain every singly day I think even she was...
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    other opinions

    I appreciate the option of a second opinion, but Shriners allows me to have help with the whole medical process. I took my parents the first time, and have showed them all of the xrays and they have...
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    thank you...just getting frustrated at the lack...

    thank you...just getting frustrated at the lack of support I have for her, banging my head aginst a wall...they are in denial, because facing it hurts their feelings, it's totally personal.
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    No support...

    Still overwhelmed, my parents won't believe that my daughter's scoliosis has progressed and thatwhen I called her doctor asked us to come in sooner than her May appointment, and has recommended...
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    Increasing pain...

    My daughter has had steadily increasing pain near her biggest and lowest curve (I guess that's the lumbar??) for about 2 or 3 weeks now, I called Shriners and now they want to see her next week...
  21. these are very interesting ideas, so on the...

    these are very interesting ideas, so on the subject of a recliner...would you recommend one over a bed to sleep after surgery?
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    I personally think the breathing thing was...

    I personally think the breathing thing was allergies with an approaching storm and the fact that she is out of the water simply leans towards her lack of exercise is making her feel different. I...
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    no I know it won't correct it, I am aware that...

    no I know it won't correct it, I am aware that it's just supposed to stop progression, but I did have a fear of the atrophy of the muscles.
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    one more thought

    thank you to all who reached out, I appreciate knowing that there is support, even if there's none locally. My daughter is complaining about her back hurting and that she can't seem to fill her...
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    Bracing pain...

    My daughter just stopped wearing her "Minnesota" brace after about 6 months in she didn't want to be bothered and I couldn't make her wear it, and she never wore it as much as she should have (20...
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