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  1. Thread: Panic!

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    Sometimes having a good cry is the best medicine...

    Sometimes having a good cry is the best medicine of all. Heck, even a little bity cry is good medicine! :D Perhaps trying to get her to understand that this like other hospital stays would help. ...
  2. Thread: Panic!

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    Hi Lorrie! I had herrington rods put in when I...

    Hi Lorrie! I had herrington rods put in when I was 13 and can understand how hard this is! The post-op tests that I had included checking my breathing and blood pressure as well as final x-rays of...
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    Hi! The doctor that I went to is named Dr Thomas...

    Hi! The doctor that I went to is named Dr Thomas Lowe who's at Lutheran Mediacl Center in Wheatridge Colorado. He's been very active in research and work on treatments of children with scoliosis. ...
  4. Thread: ssi let downs

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    Exactly150, there is an essential oil that will...

    Exactly150, there is an essential oil that will help the pain if you are willing to try alternative therapies! It's helichrysum. Just a few drops rubbed on the area helps pain a great deal. My dad...
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    Hi! Having your back checked out by a good...

    Hi! Having your back checked out by a good surgeon is a very good idea. My dad had/has scoliosis with kyphosis (hunchback) and he started to have heart problems. The curve takes away room the heart...
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    DeeDee, If you don't want to use alot of...

    DeeDee,
    If you don't want to use alot of perscription pain meds look into holistic help. My dad had herrington rod surgery and then had the lower rods removed when they pulled from the spine. ...
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    While you wait to see another doctor there is a...

    While you wait to see another doctor there is a holistic pain remedy you can take. The essential oil helichrysum can be rubbed over the spot where the pain is, just a few drops does wonders! My dad,...
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    The drop in curve is a mini miricle! I pray that...

    The drop in curve is a mini miricle! I pray that this will continue too!

    My dad and I had identical problems too. Both had kyphosis (hunchback) and both had scoliosis! We made into a medical...
  9. Thread: She's so thin

    by MaryK
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    Hi Cheryl, It's good that her appetite is...

    Hi Cheryl,

    It's good that her appetite is good. SInce she has a fast metabolism anyways it could be that it's kicked into supper high gear. As long as her energy level isn't effected it...
  10. Thread: Sport

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    Hi Jules! I remember getting to go back to pe...

    Hi Jules!

    I remember getting to go back to pe after my surgery. It was great! The backache is probably because your muscles aren't used to the work any more. Just remember to stop if the pain...
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    Jeff, My dad had a similar problem. His rods...

    Jeff, My dad had a similar problem. His rods pulled from the spine because of things done at work. He had only part of his rods removed and is doing good.
  12. Thread: Is This True

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    I remember that shoulder blade pains well! As I...

    I remember that shoulder blade pains well! As I remember they were the worst for me to deal with. I had a should injury just weeks prior to surgery.

    Cheryllee, my dad also had health problem...
  13. Thread: doctors

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    From experience and advice I've learned to always...

    From experience and advice I've learned to always keep searching until you have found a doctor who will work with you and listen to you concerns. The journey is worth the rewards.
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    I've read up a bit on lordosis curves and have...

    I've read up a bit on lordosis curves and have learned that there are gentle stretches and excercisies that help. I found at a health fair that my lordoisis curve is a bit big so I started some...
  15. Thread: Is This True

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    Connie, I'm going to put on my "Dear Abby Hat"...

    Connie,
    I'm going to put on my "Dear Abby Hat" and suggest that you thank them for their efforts but you have decided on the surgery. You could add in that their efforts to help is touching. That...
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    I had my surgery at age 13 and my doc said it was...

    I had my surgery at age 13 and my doc said it was possible that I would grow to 6 ft tall. Thankfully that didn't happen. From what my doc explained the portion not fused can continue to grow. ...
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    When I had my surgeryat 13, the Children's...

    When I had my surgeryat 13, the Children's hospital indenver colo, one parent was allowed to stay in the regular rooms. Mom got to sleep (haha) on the padded window sill. The non window bed had a...
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    Morphin or valium comes to mind. I couldn't...

    Morphin or valium comes to mind. I couldn't imagine! Stopping often to get out and walk would help some. Other than that nothing comes to mind. Niagra Falls would be nice to see, but is it worth...
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    Doctors like that give good docs a bad name! ...

    Doctors like that give good docs a bad name! Hopefully you'll find a different doctor that will give you the time of day. If he's that bad with schedules and such how bad would he be for surgery...
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    My dad had a good portion of his rods taken out a...

    My dad had a good portion of his rods taken out a yr after his 1st surgery. He is doing well, 15 yrs later. He does have back pain but the neurologist he sees said it had nothing to do with his...
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    Connie, Congrats on the surgery date. It will be...

    Connie, Congrats on the surgery date. It will be hard but it is definately worth it! Any little problems I have now (my weight, sigh) is a thousand times better then pre-op! Now then, take a real...
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    Going elsewhere would be a very good idea. The...

    Going elsewhere would be a very good idea. The pain you are in says that something is wrong. As hard as all of this is try to keep your hopes up and go to someone else!
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    Mopey, as much pain as you have right now try to...

    Mopey, as much pain as you have right now try to remember that you can get through this! Going to another surgeon would be good if that is possible. It is obvious that something must be done! Many...
  24. Thread: Just had surgury

    by MaryK
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    Theresa, you asked about my excercises. They...

    Theresa, you asked about my excercises. They ones I was given to do I still haven't figured out, and the surgery was 15 yrs ago! I was to do crunches and later sit ups and there was one where you...
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    That's wonderful Charlotte! Taking getting in...

    That's wonderful Charlotte! Taking getting in shape slowly is a good idea at anytime. The reason is that when you are out of shape it is easy to injure muscles. So go with the idea that if the...
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