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    shows 'read' for 'unread' posts

    a curious question, Linda,
    I have not been on the forum much in the past 4 months, yet when I signed in today, almost all of the posts are showing as 'already read' with the closed envelope....
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    Sticky: I am most definitely happy I had surgery

    I have not been on the forum site often since my surgery but plan to provide more update and photos soon.

    I am only 4 months post-op. Even at this early stage of recovery, I have never regretted...
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    a belated happy birthday, Doreen. I like your...

    a belated happy birthday, Doreen.
    I like your taste in martini's!
    Judy
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    thank you all for reality checks

    I'm just about set for the surgery in 2 days. The responses to the material needs here have also answered many questions and concerns about the physical challenges, successes and coping skills...
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    One of my main concerns in the hospital and home...

    One of my main concerns in the hospital and home was remaining calm, meditative, and relaxed during recovery. Since music has such great impact on my psyche during normal times, I thought if I loaded...
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    A beautiful piece, Lisa, your voice is lovely and...

    A beautiful piece, Lisa, your voice is lovely and strong, your words sincere.

    The arts provide tremendous healing for the person creating and those who have the opportunity to experience it.
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    thank you all for reality checks

    Since my surgery date is approaching and I've been hunkered down doing the paperwork and bills in advance, and going through the pre-op visits, I've been getting a bit more nervous…it is really going...
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    I saw Dr Boachie on Monday for my final visit...

    I saw Dr Boachie on Monday for my final visit pre-surgery, and when I quietly mentioned something about muscles re-connecting and pain, he quickly said 'yes, and from all the stretching' referring to...
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    Foam Toppers question

    yes lots of great suggestions, thanks to you all for repeating what was said months ago but is now more critical to me personally.. alarms clocks for meds, electric plugs table height, silk Pajamas...
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    Doreen--I'm with Boachie for surgery. After being...

    Doreen--I'm with Boachie for surgery. After being on this forum for awhile, I made a list of the top 3-4 docs all talked about and loved and he was simply the first one I wrote down. I'm confident...
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    THANK YOU Kayde for starting this thread!

    I know there are lots of threads on the must-haves for scoli surgery but….whew! I can't wrap my head around it.

    I am scheduled for surgery Oct 19, T4-sacrum and have also spent the last 2 weeks...
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    I agree Linda, that it's important to respect...

    I agree Linda, that it's important to respect knowledge while still asking all your questions. I also feel that there is probably not only one way to a solution. I had 4 opinions, two with highly...
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    technical website question

    how do you get the quotes from a previous reply in the blue frame as so many of you do?
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    ...'My pain is not really bad right now unless I...

    ...'My pain is not really bad right now unless I overdo and at this point overdoing is easy….'

    so, does this sound a little contradictory, Lisa? ; )

    We can certainly be tough on ourselves and...
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    Thank you both for your experiences. My pain is...

    Thank you both for your experiences. My pain is definitely not like Lindas, however sounds familiar as Lorz issues. I don't want to start a whole new hunt for something that may 'simply' be the...
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    Thanks, Eliza, I'm not seeing much spam on my end...

    Thanks, Eliza, I'm not seeing much spam on my end and wouldn't have thought of bumping up anyway.
    judy
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    rib pain…or not rib pain?

    some help in self-diagnosis of pains….
    For at least 4 weeks I have been feeling some pain periodically in my lower right-side rib area, sometimes sharp, sometimes just nagging pain. I had first said...
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    pt or not to pt…seems to be individual with the...

    pt or not to pt…seems to be individual with the doctor from what I've read here. Some don't want any, ever, some want it quickly. I understand the benefits to both, the goal for both being to heal...
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    oy--in anticipation of my surgery in mid-october,...

    oy--in anticipation of my surgery in mid-october, i have been taking my usual 'minimal' approach…no new bed, wait and see etc. BUT I hadn't considered my car…a perky convertable SAAB with manual...
  20. stretch ligaments to improve correction @ surgery?

    So, in preparation for my surgery in mid-October, I've been exercising as I can…having to modify to avoid increasing pain.
    As I was stretching today, I wondered: Boachie had a bending xray done of...
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    I, too, wish you well for your surgery and best...

    I, too, wish you well for your surgery and best of luck with an uneventful and speedy recovery. Your calm is what we all hope for.
    Judy
  22. Hi Terri, As one still on 'this side' of surgery...

    Hi Terri,
    As one still on 'this side' of surgery (I'm scheduled with Dr. B for mid-October) I freshly understand the shock we undergo upon hearing just how bad our scoliosis is and the need for this...
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    Hi Doreen, the ribs on my right side are just...

    Hi Doreen,
    the ribs on my right side are just sitting on my pelvis as well. I hadn't realized it back in January of this year but always felt a nagging kind of need to stretch it up. The past few...
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    Pooka1 makes an interesting point that reminded...

    Pooka1 makes an interesting point that reminded me of a comment Dr. Boachie said at my initial consult. He mentioned that if I had fused my thoracic curve say about 15 years ago, I might not have...
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    (hmmm, I was surprised that your story brought tears to my eyes.)
    thanks for your fabulous and inspiring vacation details…as well as your reality check that followed.
    As a...
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