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    Hello to all I am on the road to another...

    Hello to all I am on the road to another recovery. As far as I know all went well . The surgeon removed the scapula across the ribs but we will not know if it worked for 6 weeks when I will start...
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    Thank you Peggy. I will know soon

    Thank you Peggy. I will know soon
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    Thanks Melissa. I pray all is well with you too

    Thanks Melissa. I pray all is well with you too
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    revision number 5 ,an unusual fix

    On Monday I will have my hopefully last revision surgery. It is an unusual fix to needing a thoracoplasty. Every doctor has decided that would be a very risky surgery. But my right scapula is trapped...
  5. Good news and I hope it helps. I ask for a brace...

    Good news and I hope it helps. I ask for a brace but was told it was not available in 2011. Glad it is now
  6. Thread: 8 wewks

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    I agree with ed as a part of. Addiction is within...

    I agree with ed as a part of. Addiction is within us. I grew up in the 60's with all of the freedoms of the time. I fortunately was able to bypass the drug culture of the time . However I am addicted...
  7. You may try an upper extremity specialist. I did...

    You may try an upper extremity specialist. I did not find the answer to the shoulder blade issue until that doctor looked at the fusion and the shoulder. Since you are also having shoulder pain that...
  8. I agree with the statement of feeling abandoned....

    I agree with the statement of feeling abandoned. I am feeling that from my spine team. I was not heard about the shoulder blade problem leading of of my thoracic fusion. 4 years of it. I did do PT...
  9. Thread: Cup size

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    I have the same problem with the abdomen. And I...

    I have the same problem with the abdomen. And I only had posterior fusion. I think it is from the created curve to match the high degree of kyphosis. It is frustrating for sure as I can't really do...
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    Well I got .y surgery date. It is June 29. This...

    Well I got .y surgery date. It is June 29. This will make the fourth surgery since the original one. It is on the scapula but because of the ribs out of place due to scoliosis and kyphosis. So I...
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    Thanks Susan and Melissa. Both of you have had a...

    Thanks Susan and Melissa. Both of you have had a long journey and understand that the surgeon doesn't need to get angry at the patient when all the patient is doing is asking for help. Even when it...
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    Marsha can the tumor be causing some pain? Also,...

    Marsha can the tumor be causing some pain? Also, sometimes another doctor can see something different and you get another opinion. If your insurance will pay for it you could bring your tests on...
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    an unusual fix

    Well the team of doctors from the university has come up with a plan to try to fix my shoulder blade. They also found the cause. My right scapula is trapped on ribs 3,4,and5. Of course it is because...
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    Well I now have the answer to the trapped...

    Well I now have the answer to the trapped scapula. It is called snapping scapula and scapular dyskinesis. My right scapula is trapped on ribs. Instead of doing a thoracoplasty the doctor is going to...
  15. I know you had a great surgeon for your surgery...

    I know you had a great surgeon for your surgery but have you gone to any other doctor? I wouldn't normally recommend doctor shopping but I have found that sometimes the surgeon knows that you should...
  16. Cathy, even after 6 years I cannot make it...

    Cathy, even after 6 years I cannot make it through anything that requires sitting like that. So I choose my space so I can get up and down without bothering anyone else. It takes planning and...
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    Melissa, take care and keep us posted. Praying...

    Melissa, take care and keep us posted. Praying things get easier for you.
  18. Thread: Reality

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    Yes rest is key. And others will not understand....

    Yes rest is key. And others will not understand. Even my surgeon told me it would take 6 months. Oh right. Now that I am 6 years out, I told him that was a major understatement. For me, I though I...
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    Cathy, I had a terrible time coming off of...

    Cathy, I had a terrible time coming off of tramadol. It was worse than the narcotics. I won't make it again. I find heating pads work. Also a lot of walking.
  20. Hi Linda, it does seem if there is a treatment...

    Hi Linda, it does seem if there is a treatment order. Such as steroids, PT,etc. However, I think that works for awhile but the spines we have sure suffer a lot. I have t2-pelvis and C-4-7 fusion. The...
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    They do have 100mg dose. I was told to reduce...

    They do have 100mg dose. I was told to reduce 100mg a week. But I had been on it a long time. It took awhile to adjust the sleep cycle.
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    Yes I just stopped and delt with the side...

    Yes I just stopped and delt with the side effects. It was hard!
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    Cathy, I had a terrible time getting off of...

    Cathy, I had a terrible time getting off of tramadol. It was harder than the narcotics. I know they say it shouldn't act like that but it did. I just bit the bullet when I decided to get off it and...
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    Thank you for the information. Did you find the...

    Thank you for the information. Did you find the surgery difficult?
  25. Thread: Meningocele

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    Meningocele

    I just got the results of a new CT scan. It was taken to try to figure out what has caused the right shoulder to drop and right scapula to shift. The university doctors are teaming up to find that...
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