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    Scoliosis Support Groups in Canada?

    *I already posted this on www.spinekids.com, but I think that there are the same number of (if not more!) Canadians on this site as well*

    I am just wondering if anybody knows of any Scoliosis...
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    i just noticed that you were from edmonton, so i...

    i just noticed that you were from edmonton, so i thought that i would reply again.

    i just discovered that calgary has a national spine care clinic
    http://www.nationalspinecare.com/ here in...
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    Dr. Richard Hu, Calgary, AB

    I am going to be seeing Dr. Hu here in Calgary in the next couple of weeks/months....

    I'm just wondering if anyone has heard of him, or has anything good to say about him.

    My surgeon in BC...
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    Poll: massage therapy can work wonders... i also...

    massage therapy can work wonders...

    i also went to a personal trainer, and he designed a program for me (including stretches) that i can follow to strengthen my core and my spine.

    keep in mind...
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    lrmb!

    The pregnancy talk (for people with fusions).

    My doctor just wanted to make us aware that scoliosis can be hereditary, and that there is a very small chance that our children could also have it. ...
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    Generally they do not do MRI's for Scoliosis. ...

    Generally they do not do MRI's for Scoliosis. Regular x-rays are of the norm.

    I just recently had a bone scan, where they insert radioactive stuff in you and then take the pictures a couple...
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    I did hear about one story in Edmonton, Alberta...

    I did hear about one story in Edmonton, Alberta where a doctor performed surgery on a scoliosis patient. He ended up perfoming 80 surgeries on her spine, and eventually killed her. I'm pretty sure...
  8. My curve was worse than yours. My ribs/chest...

    My curve was worse than yours.

    My ribs/chest bone do not stick out unnaturally, but my shoulder blades do and are still quite uneven (only noticeable in tight shirts, but I don't particularly...
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    Sarahdan, I too got my surgery done at BC...

    Sarahdan,

    I too got my surgery done at BC Children's Hospital. My surgeon was Dr. Stephen Tredwell, but I hear that Dr. Reilly is fabulous as well. A lot of people go through life with a 10...
  10. Although I was born on a small island, there were...

    Although I was born on a small island, there were just about 600 kids in our high school. As far as I know, there were only 2 people who had Scoliosis in our school (me and another girl). We were...
  11. Hi Alison, I would start applying for jobs...

    Hi Alison,

    I would start applying for jobs that won't affect your spine at all...

    I have had many job interviews over the years, and not once have I brought it up in an interview. If it then...
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    lung capacity

    Ali,

    I have definitly noticed the decrease in lung capacity. Prior to my surgery, I was on both the swim team, and track and field. Five years post surgery I am not capable of much sports-wise. ...
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    bras suck

    Hey Uskoa,

    I have totally noticed this to. I have never spent the time looking for a proper bra that fits me, I just try and make the regular La Senza bras work. The biggest issue is the...
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    Hi Stefanie, I have mixed emotions over my...

    Hi Stefanie,

    I have mixed emotions over my brace. I wore it for just over a year, for 23 hours a day (well I was supposed to). Not only did the brace create physical trauma on my body, but it...
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    I don't think I had stretch marks on my back, but...

    I don't think I had stretch marks on my back, but I definitly got them on my upper thighs after the surgery. The surgery did cause me to grow 3 inches, so for such rapid growth in a short period of...
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    My incision runs from my neck to my tailbone. ...

    My incision runs from my neck to my tailbone. The swelling/redness is only on the lower right handside and runs vertical along the length of my scar.

    Over the past couple days, it has become more...
  17. Dr. Tredwell

    Hi Kendall,

    I waited just over 6 months to see Dr. Tredwell, although my curve did shift from 40 degrees to almost 60 in less than a year.

    If you phone his office and talk to the receptionist,...
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    Infection of Rods after 5 years???

    Hi. My name is Jill and I am new to this forum. I found this site, while trying to self-diagnose myself on the internet (I know....not a good idea).

    I had Scoliosis surgery in 2000, and had...
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    medications

    I have to say that I have never found a medication that has worked right for me, that is still on the market.

    I was on Vioxx for years, before I heard of all the damage that it can do to your...
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    I highly recommend Dr. Stephen Tredwell in...

    I highly recommend Dr. Stephen Tredwell in Vancouver, BC. Although he is only dealing with adolescents/children (Head of Pediatric Orthopaedics at BC Childrens Hopsital) right now, he would give you...
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    I have to say I wasn't at all excited to be...

    I have to say I wasn't at all excited to be getting a scar, but now 5 years later I rather love mine. It makes me unique, and that's what I like about it. Mine is a rather curvy line from my neck...
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    I don't really remember bringing much to the...

    I don't really remember bringing much to the hospital. Of course the essentials are necessary.....pyjamas, toothpaste/brush, socks, slippers.

    The weirdest part of the experience was being in...
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    I went back to school after 4 weeks. I found...

    I went back to school after 4 weeks. I found that even then I couldn't last long at school, due to lack of energy and uncomfortable seating. I refrained from taking a backpack, and just carried a...
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    scoliosis and pregnancy

    After I had my 4 year check up with my surgeon, he did talk to me about pregnancy. He said that Scoliosis can be a hereditary disease, and that there is a small possibility that one or all of your...
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    Dr Tredwell is a genius

    Wow, there is nothing that I would say about Dr. Tredwell that isn't positive. He has helped both my sister and I tremendously. Me with Scoliois, and her with various surgeries for Cerebral Palsy. ...
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