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  1. Thread: I'm back

    by letty
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    I'm back

    It's been a long time. Took me a long time to figure out how to post a new thread. How is everyone doing? I've gone through a lot in my personal life and I can say I'm a survivor with the help of...
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    No surgery for me

    Well, well, well, it's been a long time I haven't logged in. I am now 58 years old, going on 59 this year. With 67 degrees thoracic curve, I lead a vey normal life, full time job, enjoying grandkids...
  3. Thread: Anyone over 65?

    by letty
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    Here's to good health to you and me despite the...

    Here's to good health to you and me despite the presence of scoliosis. Keep up the good work. Just like you, I am planning to stay active even after retirement. I sure would be interested in that...
  4. Thread: Anyone over 65?

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    I am not over 65 yet but getting there. I will...

    I am not over 65 yet but getting there. I will be 58 this year and my curves progressed to 68 degrees. My bode density is excellent and quality of life is not affected by the scoliosis. So, for...
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    Rosella, I consider myself under the category...

    Rosella,

    I consider myself under the category with severe scoliosis (68 degrees now) at age 57. I also consider myself fortunate because the scoliosis doesn't bother me and I don't bother it...
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    That is exactly what the good doctor advised,...

    That is exactly what the good doctor advised, Linda. Enough calcium to maintain my bone density which he says is very good as of now. He said I cannot afford to have osteoporosis with the scoliosis....
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    no surgery recommended

    Hello, everyone. I am so excited to tell you all that I got checked by Dr. Sweet in Rockford, IL last Friday Mar 4, 2005. He is a very experienced and caring doctor who does a lot of spine...
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    Linda, The link you posted is really good. ...

    Linda,

    The link you posted is really good.

    Letty
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    Heidi, I am praying for you. I hope everything...

    Heidi,

    I am praying for you. I hope everything goes well and your recovery be fast.

    Letty
  10. Thread: Copes Clinic

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    Final, Can you please elaborate on the copes...

    Final,

    Can you please elaborate on the copes thing. What do they do and how did they mess up your back? A lot of people like us are interested in knowing more about them. Thanks.

    Letty
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    Henrique, Isn't that discrimination? I mean,...

    Henrique,

    Isn't that discrimination? I mean, you didn't get the jobs that you really wanted because you have scoliosis. I'm sure you can do the job well if they gave you a chance. I understand...
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    I am interested. Please give me more inormation...

    I am interested. Please give me more inormation about the meeting. Thanks.

    Letty
  13. Thread: judy

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    judy

    Anybody heard from Judy, the cool grandma? She had surgery a month or two ago and I've been thinking and praying for her.

    Letty
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    What is soma?

    What is soma?
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    Judy my dear, I will be thinking about you...

    Judy my dear, I will be thinking about you tomorrow and my prayers will be with you. Your operation will be successful and your recovery will be fast. And of course, you will be very very happy with...
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    I got teary eyed reading your post, Frankie....

    I got teary eyed reading your post, Frankie. Living with scoliosis is hard, coupled with not finding the right doctor to help you. You went to the right site. You will find compassion here because...
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    My prayers are with you, Judy. I am sure you're ...

    My prayers are with you, Judy. I am sure you're making the right decision. You will be okay, my friend. Keep in touch as soon as you can.

    Letty
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    Judy, The other cool grandma here is still...

    Judy,

    The other cool grandma here is still undecided. My decision will be based on cosmetic reasons (big hump on the right side of back) as well as fear of future problems. My thorasic curvature...
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    Kmart, I will be following closely on your...

    Kmart,

    I will be following closely on your case and other's advice for you. Our age are not that far (I am 57). I am mostly interested in above 50s experience. This forum has been very...
  20. Thread: 57 and older

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    Thank you, Cheryl for you response and info. I...

    Thank you, Cheryl for you response and info. I appreciate it.

    Letty
  21. Thread: 57 and older

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    Thanks to Judy's post somewhere, I just found out...

    Thanks to Judy's post somewhere, I just found out there are page 2 sometimes. And I thought all along that some of my posts are missing. Ahh, the wisdom that comes with age does not apply with...
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    Theresa, Are you still unfortable lying on...

    Theresa,

    Are you still unfortable lying on your side now?

    Letty
  23. Thread: Hi New here!

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    What is SEMD?

    What is SEMD?
  24. Thread: 57 and older

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    Cheryl, Who was your surgeon? Letty

    Cheryl,

    Who was your surgeon?

    Letty
  25. Thread: costoplasty

    by letty
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    Linda, Dr. Weistroffer from Minnesota who is...

    Linda,

    Dr. Weistroffer from Minnesota who is now stationed in San Diego at the Naval Medical Center. I will be looking into a second opinion. Thanks for your reply.

    Letty
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