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    I haven't done PT yet. I was going to wait until...

    I haven't done PT yet. I was going to wait until my 6 month apt. and ask him then. I've been doing some things at the gym Dr. Rand approved though.

    Thanks Sally. Hope you're doing well.
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    It happened about 2 months after my surgery. I...

    It happened about 2 months after my surgery. I think I did too much bending at the knees and maybe I did it the wrong way?
    I have an appt with my primarcy care and then I'll probably speak to a...
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    4 months post op

    I haven't checked or written in a bit...I've been busy back to teaching and my normal routine.

    I wanted to ask if anyone has had knee problems after surgery? I am finding that in the last 2.5...
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    Sally, I'm glad he helped you and had I needed...

    Sally, I'm glad he helped you and had I needed him....I would''ve talked to him.
    I could've used an ear when I got home from hospital that's when I was at a low point.
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    Sneaky Doctor's Bill

    I had such a great experience at the New England Baptist Hospital, but I got a sneaky bill in the mail yesterday that got me mad.

    When I was in the ICU a behavior therapist came in per Dr. Rand's...
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    you can do it!

    Hi Jamie,

    I had my surgery on June 29th after many years of worrying. I read posts on here and asked lots of questions and thought about it so much I drove myself a little nutty.

    I had a...
  7. Thread: some thoughts

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    Heard back from Hillary today about some...

    Heard back from Hillary today about some questions I had for Dr. Rand. No pt/pilates until 4-6 months :(

    But I can drive in about a month.
    After I meet with him Aug. 18th. I will ask about...
  8. Thread: some thoughts

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    I know I need to calm down. Thanks ladies :)

    I know I need to calm down. Thanks ladies :)
  9. Thread: some thoughts

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    Sally, I wouldn't do anything without Dr. Rand's...

    Sally, I wouldn't do anything without Dr. Rand's permission. I have an appt with him Aug. 18th. I can't imagine I'm just to walk, walk, walk until then?!

    I've got to start moving more than that!...
  10. Thread: some thoughts

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    Jenee, Your words almost bring tears to my...

    Jenee,

    Your words almost bring tears to my eyes. I feel so ready to turn the next corner, but I know I need to be patient and keep myself safe because I am still so fresh from surgery.

    You...
  11. Thread: some thoughts

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    some thoughts

    I'm feeling SO much better than when I first came home. I'm eating, drinking, sleeping a bit, and pooping! :)

    I am walking as well and doing stairs here and there. I have run 1/2 marathons in...
  12. Thread: update

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    update

    so after my last post about being discharged and still feeling sick. ... i ended up going back to the hospital because i couldn't keep down clear liquids. so i had another round of iv's and was...
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    surgery done...need help

    Hi guys, I had my surgery 6/29 and I just got home today.
    Wow is it rough!
    I was not expecting to be so nauseas and dizzy/weak. I had such a hard time with the meds making me nauseas and throwing...
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    Lily, I am going forward with it and it's...

    Lily,

    I am going forward with it and it's this Wed! I'm still having the nerves, but like you said I think it's normal. I feel good about my decision but am scared too. It's good to hear people...
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    I'm so happy you're doing well Carole! Thanks...

    I'm so happy you're doing well Carole!
    Thanks for your support and words of wisdom too!

    -Christina
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    Ed you do have a way with words. Thanks to all...

    Ed you do have a way with words. Thanks to all for your words of wisdom. I just read, cover to cover, Scoliosis Surgery: The Definitive Patient's Ref. and it was extremely helpful.

    I'm going...
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    thanks for listening guys. i have had some other...

    thanks for listening guys. i have had some other opinions...all say they would operate on me, but it's my decision.

    i would be fused from T1-T11 or 12. so a long one.
    i also am not in horrible...
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    canceling surgery

    I've never been so indecisive it's ridiculous. I literally am up at night and have lost my appetite. I don't know if I'm making a mistake by having the surgery. It's scheduled for June 29th. I...
  19. Thread: reading curves

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    Is it possible two surgeons could read the same...

    Is it possible two surgeons could read the same xray differently?

    I'm trying to establish progression.
  20. Thread: reading curves

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    reading curves

    In 2008, Dr. Wood at MGH read my thoracic curves as 35 degrees and 39 degrees.
    In 2009 thru 2011 Dr. Rand read my thoracic curves as 40 degrees and 47 degrees. There was no progression according...
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    Kurt, I've been doing Stott Pilates for about...

    Kurt,

    I've been doing Stott Pilates for about a year now and my core has greatly strengthened. I go to my gym and use the pilates machines there.

    If you don't have access to that form. I also...
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    Carole, I'm in a very similar situation as you. ...

    Carole, I'm in a very similar situation as you. I've got a slightly bigger curve and am having a longer fusion though.

    I have surgery scheduled for June 29. I'm not in an enormous amount of pain...
  23. Thread: blood clots

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    blood clots

    I was wondering if blood clots have been common for some people after surgery. I have two genetic mutations that make me prone to getting a clot. I've never had one though, but my sister did and...
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    Dr. Frank Rand patients

    Does anyone know if Dr. Rand has an email address that he responds to?

    I have some questions and don't want to go through the secretaries.

    Thanks, Christina
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    Not trivial at all! I'm happy for you! I went...

    Not trivial at all! I'm happy for you! I went bathing suit shopping before my honeymoon and almost cried. It was really painful to feel so deformed while I was supposed to be celebrating. I had to...
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