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  1. Regardless of the stats, when adults are in pain,...

    Regardless of the stats, when adults are in pain, a lot of pain, its not really going to affect the decision. I was guaranteed 100% complications and did my surgeries anyway. Every other surgical...
  2. I was thinking stats on complications..... ...

    I was thinking stats on complications.....

    Infection and pseudarthrosis stats....

    Ed
  3. Most of us do well with scoliosis surgery. If...

    Most of us do well with scoliosis surgery. If there was no improvement, they wouldn't be fusing people for over a century. Most get done, come out ok, and don't post anymore, or pop in every once in...
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    I can't answer. I don't know if anyone can...

    I can't answer. I don't know if anyone can answer. The positive results are based on "only one study".

    I think that its logical to say that there are always contradictions, always some sort of...
  5. Sharks, Surgery, Fear and Anxiety

    Since Dr Hanscom mentions anxiety at the bottom of his post, I figured I would post this video. Controlling anxiety is important.

    This couple are excellent filmmakers travelling the world on a...
  6. Thanks Sharon, I guess I have my security...

    Thanks Sharon, I guess I have my security settings set up way too tight.

    There are a lot of adult members here with head shaking scoliosis x-rays. I guess that's an advantage of severe scoliosis,...
  7. Linda, The link does not work... Ed

    Linda, The link does not work...

    Ed
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    Jackie, You could ask about an NG tube.... They...

    Jackie, You could ask about an NG tube.... They drain your stomach's contents through suction. I did not vomit in the hospital. I had one for my scoliosis surgeries and was NPO due to an Ileus. ...
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    3 days sounds ridiculous. They wont release you...

    3 days sounds ridiculous. They wont release you unless you are hunky dory. The insurance companies, they are a funny bunch, I guess conjoined twins get 4 days now....I wouldn't worry about it.

    I...
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    How long did they say you will be in the...

    How long did they say you will be in the hospital?

    Ed
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    Thanks Sharon..... I don't know what to say other...

    Thanks Sharon..... I don't know what to say other than that symptom's are the result of suffering organs.

    That was Charcot who said that in the 1800's The founder of modern neurology.
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  12. Thread: Pre-Op Pain

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    Nancy, You have it going on... The reason why...

    Nancy, You have it going on...

    The reason why I asked is because we have never seen anyone do a full fusion with cervical fusion in one series of surgeries. (Unless Linda knows) Either you do the...
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    Sounds great Bill, congrats on your December...

    Sounds great Bill, congrats on your December daughter.....

    We had the best powder skiing in Feb 2019 in many many years here but I didn't go due to weather related pains....I am going down to...
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    Tough day today, I really feel the weather...

    Tough day today, I really feel the weather changes and temp drops with neck oriented fatigue, and slight dizziness and slight headache. Not pain, just wiped out. Had to turn the heater on here.
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    Burdle, On ASC, it seems that the ABC doc's in...

    Burdle, On ASC, it seems that the ABC doc's in New Jersey have patented the adult tethering procedure so its really hard to find any data on surgical methods.....They don't give away "any"...
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    I would mark her height in a closet and date it....

    I would mark her height in a closet and date it. Do this in the morning as we are shorter at night....

    I have been glancing at Dr Harms site and learned that scoliosis patients with S curves don't...
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    I see...Scoliosis patients need to be monitored...

    I see...Scoliosis patients need to be monitored "especially" through growth spurts.....as adults, some of us have waited....I waited 34 years and was fused at age 49.

    Both of my curves progressed...
  18. Thread: Pre-Op Pain

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    Nancy, I am a little lost with who is doing what....

    Nancy, I am a little lost with who is doing what. You have a local neurologist that has looked at your neck? What does the radiologist say in the reports about your neck?

    Did this neurologist say...
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    Yes, as far as tethering is concerned, the timing...

    Yes, as far as tethering is concerned, the timing has to be right.

    The data Sharon posted mentioned that the tethering candidates are 1 out of 5. Only 20% of these kids are accepted for VBT..... ...
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    It would be best to get your tethering questions...

    It would be best to get your tethering questions answered by a "tethering" scoliosis surgeon. Below is a link
    https://pediatricspinefoundation.org/physicians/


    Scoliosis surgeons are Orthopedic...
  21. Thread: Pre-Op Pain

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    Water therapy saved me....I started diving for my...

    Water therapy saved me....I started diving for my scoliosis, and didn't know if it would really work, but scoliosis sure is a good excuse to dive! Ha ha

    I will never forget being on the dive boat...
  22. Thread: Pre-Op Pain

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    Nancy, You have done a lot of weaning lately...

    Nancy, You have done a lot of weaning lately which is painful. That's not an easy thing to do, your body is going through some major biochemical changes....I take it you are now off the Zanaflex? I...
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    This happens a lot you know, or at least we think...

    This happens a lot you know, or at least we think about it. It was one of my main reasons for doing my surgeries (other than pain) at age 49. I knew it had to be done at some point, and I knew I...
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    If you look at reviews on "anything", your going...

    If you look at reviews on "anything", your going to have both good and bad reviews. From surgeons to hotels to products, it doesn't matter what it is. It almost makes looking at reviews worthless....
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    Its been a long time....I had to look back at...

    Its been a long time....I had to look back at some of the old posts, its nice when some of the old members stop by....

    Congratulations on 10 years!


    Ed
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