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    Thanks everyone, I am pre surgery for the ones...

    Thanks everyone, I am pre surgery for the ones who got confused. This situation actually got me to the emergency room this weekend. My arms got real warm and tingly pain and my hands turned blue. I...
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    Unusual numbness

    As I am discussing surgery for my Lumbar scoliosis at the moment (L4-T12), I have been having a strange recurrence.

    My spine curves to the left just so this will make more sense. In the past...
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    It is not about spirituality, it’s about becoming...

    It is not about spirituality, it’s about becoming AWARE of yourself, those are two different things.
    I am not asking anyone to become spiritual, it’s not about that, I am only asking to open your...
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    You can heal your life

    I have been recommended this book "You can Heal your life" by Louise L. Hay. I actually purchased it a couple of years ago and never read it.. till now.

    This is a healing book and refers to all...
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    Hi Raynne, I have not had my surgery yet but I...

    Hi Raynne,

    I have not had my surgery yet but I am 29 years old as well with Lumbar 45 degrees. I think we all have some big decisions to make and many pros and cons. My daughter is almost 9 years...
  6. Hi Jess, Plesae look up at my previous post, I...

    Hi Jess, Plesae look up at my previous post, I added the names and locations of the Surgeons in the post itself.


    Yep, NOT having scoliosis would be better. So many things to wish for,...
  7. UPDATE** Surprising changes!

    I met with a couple other Doctors in California.

    I didn't expect to hear the info I heard from the surgeons, they both explained me things in different ways, I think I may have some clarity on...
  8. Thread: flying post op

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    I never had surgery so I don't know but I asked...

    I never had surgery so I don't know but I asked surgeons this question before. Were you suggested to stay in St Louis for a week or longer post op for a check up? I was told flying should be fine 2...
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    Thank you all for the inputs. I met with another surgeon Dr William Smith. He does Xlif as well. He suggested fusion from T10-L3 without rods. Brace for 2-3 months afterwards. He said this was from...
  10. Thank you all for the great advice :) I am...

    Thank you all for the great advice :)
    I am gonna meet now with new surgeons, so starting to make appointments. Will make sure to ask this time all the right questions. Will also ask for stopping at...
  11. Hi, I know how confused you are feeling now. It...

    Hi, I know how confused you are feeling now. It is beyond stressful finding the right surgeon, it can be very frustrating when things don't seem right, feel suspicious.
    I had to back up from a...
  12. Thank you, your sweet words are very appreciated....

    Thank you, your sweet words are very appreciated. I am gonna put together all the doctors everyone recommended me here and research and contact them.. Lots more homework ahead..
  13. Thank you for the important notes. Didn't know...

    Thank you for the important notes. Didn't know there was a different in levels operated on with the age. It's a great question to ask a surgeon.. about the timing to the wearing out of discs below...
  14. For your questions, yes, I have explored many...

    For your questions, yes, I have explored many alternative options, have spent thousands of Dollars on Chiropractors and Physical Therapy, which did not make any difference, if anything it made it...
  15. Yes, Xlif would be 2 incisions from the side and...

    Yes, Xlif would be 2 incisions from the side and few small ones on the back with 2 rods and 4 screws. This is what the Xlif videos shows too, sorry I didnt emphasize it.

    Yes, there is always a...
  16. Thank You all for the support, that was very...

    Thank You all for the support, that was very appreciated and much needed right now. before I respond to you all, I have to update.. I finally received an email from my Doctor CC'd to his assistant...
  17. Thanks you for your good wishes Rohrer, All the...

    Thanks you for your good wishes Rohrer, All the best to you too. The Ambassador I spoke to was not my Doctor's patient, but a patient of the Xlif(minimally invasive) Surgery. I have met with a...
  18. Update

    I got a response from the website I just mentioned. One of the ambassadors called me and said she will get me in touch with a patient Ambassador that had same Surgery. I told her in details what I...
  19. Thank you Ed, I just contact her, as I was...

    Thank you Ed, I just contact her, as I was reading some of her threads, she is a positive one. I appreciate you telling me about her experience.
  20. Update

    Ok so after my responses here last night, I received an email from the doctor assistant that a patient will be contacting me. I did receive a phone call this morning from a lady(female finally) who...
  21. P.S. Sorry about the late response, I really...

    P.S. Sorry about the late response, I really didn't want to deal with it. I just want this all behind me, as I see this now, it serves no purpose other than enormous amounts of stress. I have really...
  22. Thank you all for your kind support and I am very...

    Thank you all for your kind support and I am very happy this forum exists ;)
    The Doctor assistant said the Doctor told her which patients to contact for referrals. She said 3 were supposed to call...
  23. What was your experience with patient referrals by Doctor?

    I have been researching for a surgeon in a while. Till I came across one, I believe I found him through this forum. I was inquiring him for a while and I felt like he would be a good choice. He does...
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    Discomfort Questions- Did Surgery help??

    Pain questions- resolving with surgery??

    I wanted to know from the ones who already had a surgery if scoliosis surgery helped the discomfort and pain I am currently experiencing..

    1)Hip and...
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    Thank you leahdragonfly for all the info. 2 weeks...

    Thank you leahdragonfly for all the info. 2 weeks post operation sounds like you are healing very well, this is so uplifting to hear. Do you feel big difference in the recovery you had 15 months ago...
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