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    I have come close to trees for sure.....and yes I...

    I have come close to trees for sure.....and yes I do miss it. I get invites all the time and have to say no because of my neck, not my back. It hasnt been easy. All my ski partners are way younger...
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    Tests Before Surgery Healthcare Proxy

    Nancy, Here are some links.....

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/tests-performed-before-surgery
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    Yeah, my body was rock hard for many years.....In...

    Yeah, my body was rock hard for many years.....In the movie below, I consider this skiing the ultimate 10 level skiing, the skiers are all pro and built like steel. Many of the skiing sequences are...
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    I knew you were going to say that at some point....

    I knew you were going to say that at some point. Staph is resolvable.... You have been outstanding at staying positive after all that you have been through which deserves praise....

    You are one...
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    Nancy, you mean David Wolpert. I had a split...

    Nancy, you mean David Wolpert.

    I had a split clamshell brace that was made "before" my surgeries that didnt fit too well after my surgeries, so I didnt wear it much. (About 3X) It has velcro...
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    Still surviving down here.....dont have the...

    Still surviving down here.....dont have the excruciating pain, but still pretty strong. Trying to lay a low as possible.

    No more pickup truck rides for me....

    Ed
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    A staged surgery would be doing the front first,...

    A staged surgery would be doing the front first, then waiting a day or two, then doing the back. I wondered about it when it was explained to me, but like I said, I was out so it didnt even matter....
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    Ok, so they will do an A/P on you. Ask about...

    Ok, so they will do an A/P on you. Ask about stage dates. I had a 2 day stage, they started from the front. I was out and not awake between both surgeries.

    As far as which levels and exact...
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    Still happening? Its been over a year since your...

    Still happening? Its been over a year since your crash.

    Its so bizarre to have this pain when you know its not the arm....You can also have more arm and hand pain than neck pain.

    Its like...
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    Nancy This one is a tough one for me to answer...

    Nancy

    This one is a tough one for me to answer especially after all the vehicle outings doing me in lately....Once again, in my case this has everything to do with my neck and not my back. My...
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    Same here. My surgeon had "No Treadmills" in 1/2"...

    Same here. My surgeon had "No Treadmills" in 1/2" BOLD letters

    Again, I took another bumpy stop and go local trip in a Toyota Pick up that completely wiped my neck out. My forearm also hurt like...
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    On the link I posted above, Neurospine uses "In...

    On the link I posted above, Neurospine uses "In Spine We Trust"

    Wow! What a statement!

    That sure is something to think about....

    Ed
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    Tina, I will be 12 years post on Jan 31st. The...

    Tina, I will be 12 years post on Jan 31st. The fusion mass from T2-Pelvis is great, there is no pain other than minor soft tissue tightness. My neck herniated in 2013, and that has slowed me down...
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    Back to normal will require change and...

    Back to normal will require change and adaptability. Maybe back to normal isn't the right term, perhaps think of it as "fully healed" After age 50, its 2 years or more.

    All sorts of things can...
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    I don't know if its wonderful....perhaps more...

    I don't know if its wonderful....perhaps more realistic and informative.

    Exercise the back muscles? Go for twisty car ride in Colombia, that should cover it. (smiley face)

    I don't think there...
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    Bucket seats make all the difference in the world...

    Bucket seats make all the difference in the world for us. They hold us in position so much better than a bench seat. Also, seeing the upcoming curve helps....being in the back seat, that becomes...
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    Full Fusion and Cars

    I recently took a very twisty road trip in the mountains of Colombia that nearly killed me. I was a passenger in the back seat of a Honda CRV which is not a bucket seat, hanging on to each of the...
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    Ohh Jackie... Have they identified the...

    Ohh Jackie...

    Have they identified the bacterium? I know of one member here who had to have debridement surgery to remove necrotic tissue...

    And yes its good that it didn't extend to the...
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    Nancy, You might find this of interest. ...

    Nancy, You might find this of interest.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6104735/

    Ed
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    Bill, Below is a list of some of the things that...

    Bill, Below is a list of some of the things that can happen to us when we get older. There is no easy answer. I hear if you surf goofy foot, it helps with left side foraminal stenosis at L3. Offshore...
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    It is mainly the neck...herniated discs and...

    It is mainly the neck...herniated discs and spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal cord. My neck became painful in May 2013 around 5 years after my scoliosis surgeries. I do not believe this was...
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    Probably so, depends on the vehicle. My neighbor...

    Probably so, depends on the vehicle. My neighbor crashed her Prius on a regular basis, (every 3 months) and yes the insurance company dropped her after 25 years. She changed vehicles and has not...
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    I guess you could start with surgery being the...

    I guess you could start with surgery being the last ditch effort. There is no rushing into what we do as adult scoliosis patients....Funny how I waited 34 years for my surgeries, and with the neck...
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    Your welcome, Dr Sharon Dr Ed (OT V111 Grand...

    Your welcome, Dr Sharon

    Dr Ed (OT V111 Grand Master Thetan Neuroscienpsychobabchiropsycologist) Chiroscientology is also my specialty. (That's adjusting with the e-meter attached, you know, like a...
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    Tina, Every once in a while they will tingle and...

    Tina, Every once in a while they will tingle and I am going to wait on the neck. I probably will never have my neck done unless it gets intense. My surgeon and I talked about a 2 level ACDF. From the...
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