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    Best wishes to Carmen, JNC. Hope the post-op...

    Best wishes to Carmen, JNC. Hope the post-op phase goes well for her.

    Best,

    Sam
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    good wishes for nicole and family

    Hi Melissa-

    I am so glad to hear that Nicole's surgery went well, although I know that the post-op recovery phase is a bit rough.

    My daughter friends' had set up a visiting schedule with her...
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    Hi Clarexp- My daughter was treated by Dr....

    Hi Clarexp-

    My daughter was treated by Dr. Boachie at HSS recently, and he is indeed quite a caring person. Having said that, I should tell you that once Dr. Boachie saw the progression of my...
  4. Hi Sherie- I will be thinking about your...

    Hi Sherie-

    I will be thinking about your daughter, and praying for her, on Nov 15th. I am sure she will do really well.

    I asked for the ambulance because I was alone with my daughter in NYC and...
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    Hi Laurie, That is a bit scary. My daughter...

    Hi Laurie,

    That is a bit scary. My daughter just had a surgery in June, so I understand your concern. I hope he's feeling fine now.

    Hi Carmell,
    I also recall one of the nurses at the...
  6. Hi Sherie- We flew home the day she was...

    Hi Sherie-

    We flew home the day she was discharged. I made sure she took her medication (her last dose, as it turned out) before she left for the airport, and I filled her prescription before she...
  7. kyphosis surgery (with Dr.Boachie) succesful, two months post-op terrific (long post)

    Dear All-

    First of all, my sincere apologies for disappearing since my daughter's surgery at HSS with Dr. Boachie on June 13th. {Thank you Lynn for letting everyone know that the surgery went...
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    Thanks for the prayers, Melissa. Feel free to...

    Thanks for the prayers, Melissa. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have. I learned a lot on this board, and I am still learning a lot as I talk to my daughter's surgeon's and doctors. I...
  9. Hi Ramona: I did read about Patrick (I think I...

    Hi Ramona:

    I did read about Patrick (I think I put a small post on a thread related to him), and was hugely energized by his news. I am glad to hear that he is doing well, and ready to put it all...
  10. back from pre-op with Dr. Boachie, getting ready for surgery on June 13 - long post

    Dear All-

    I haven't posted in a while, but I thought I should post an update.

    My daughter is scheduled for a fusion surgery for kyphosis on June 13th with Dr. Boachie at HSS. We just came back...
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    Dear Melissa- My daughter, who is also 13, is...

    Dear Melissa-

    My daughter, who is also 13, is undergoing surgery next week. Her surgeon, Dr. Boachie, decided to go with Titanium. At our pre-op consultation two days ago, he mentioned that he...
  12. thanks for the posting

    Thanks for sharing your experience. My daughter is scheduled for a surgery next week on Wednesday at HSS with Dr. Boachie. Your posting was very encouraging.

    Sam
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    Best wishes

    I will be thinking of you, and sending good wishes your way.

    Best,


    Sam
    Daughter scheduled for L2-L5 fusion on Jun 13, 2007
    Hospital for Special Surgery (Dr. Boachie)
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    Thanks for posting the comment. Best, Sam

    Thanks for posting the comment.

    Best,

    Sam
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    Hi Neil, Welcome to the forum. I have not...

    Hi Neil,

    Welcome to the forum. I have not seen a post about this topic, although I would be very interested in hearing folks' response. My daughter has kyphosis and we enjoy bicycling together...
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    good wishes for patrick

    Dear Ramona,

    I can understand the many emotions you are experiencing - my daughter is having surgery on June 13 and as the day draws closer I feel more anxious (about the challenges of having a...
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    Thanks, Steve. I also thought that it would be...

    Thanks, Steve.

    I also thought that it would be good for my daughter to talk to other kids who have had the same experience, but thus far she has shown zero interest in talking with other kids...
  18. Hi Susanna, Thanks for the thoughtful...

    Hi Susanna,

    Thanks for the thoughtful message.I sent you a PM.

    Sam
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    Very intersting. Thanks for posting the links,...

    Very intersting. Thanks for posting the links, Karen.

    My daugher is getting a lumbar fusion (L1-L4) with Dr. Boachie in June and I have learned through reading Neuwirth and Wolpert's book that...
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    Chris, Thanks for posting that. I am always...

    Chris,

    Thanks for posting that. I am always curious about alternative technologies. My daughter is scheduled for a fusion in June and I often wonder about possible technologies that might help...
  21. thanks, susanna

    Dear Susanna,

    Thanks for taking the time to respond. Your post was exactly the kind of information I was looking for. You are correct - I am a single parent, but blessed with wonderful friends...
  22. Hi Susannajon, I just called HM Tower and they...

    Hi Susannajon,

    I just called HM Tower and they quoted me $215, which is definitely cheaper than Bel Aire (the HSS facility). Thanks for that tip.

    How long did you have to stay in NYC for...
  23. craig's list rules!

    Hi All,

    I thought I would share that I found quite a few listings on Craig's list for places to stay in NYC near the Hospital for Special Surgery that are more affordable than the Bel Aire...
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    Dear luv4beth, I am so sorry to hear about the...

    Dear luv4beth,

    I am so sorry to hear about the difficult time you are having. Like you, I was very concerned about the insurance before I decided on moving forward with the surgery and spent many...
  25. info on Dr. Dalvie

    Sayma,

    I did a websearch on Dr. Samir Dalvie and found this website on him. I guess he is at the Bombay Hospital and not at the Tata Hospital in Bombay.

    http://www.indiaspine.com/about_us.htm...
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