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  1. Chris, I could have written your post 5 years...

    Chris,
    I could have written your post 5 years ago. I had a sagittal imbalance (flatback) develop after my first surgery and I felt and looked just like you are describing. Are you able to stand up...
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    So glad to hear your good news! "A race against...

    So glad to hear your good news! "A race against time". You could have pulled those words from my surgeon's mouth. That is exactly what he told me...
    Hope you are feeling better physically and...
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    Linda, I cannot believe how we have been on a...

    Linda,
    I cannot believe how we have been on a parallel course. Keep your chin up. Things will be okay. When I broke my rods I had so much pain and started to pitch to the left. I could barely...
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    Sensitive back

    My back has been sensitive like that ever since I have had my first surgery. When I get touched on my back by anyone it feels like what I imagine a taser gun would feel like. Pats on the back and...
  5. Well I will toot my own horn too! I have had any...

    Well I will toot my own horn too! I have had any number of people tell me that they can't believe that I have had the extensive back surgeries that I have had. If they didn't know, you can't tell...
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    Hey Evelyn, That's funny, I just got on to...

    Hey Evelyn,

    That's funny, I just got on to look up hip pain and saw your post. Today I started to have pain in my right hip , but in the front, about 2 inches below my hip bone. More of a...
  7. Such a good post...and great things to remember. ...

    Such a good post...and great things to remember. I am one year out from my second revision surgery, doing great and still sometime wonder why I had surgery in the first place. It is easy to forget...
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    Grandma's sword...that's so funny!

    Grandma's sword...that's so funny!
  9. Susan, I think you misunderstand when you think...

    Susan,
    I think you misunderstand when you think that Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis patients are part of a unique group...those of us that have have scoliosis for most of our lives also have...
  10. Different for Everyone

    I must be different. I use my sink for washing my face, brushing my teeth, putting on makeup etc. I bend slightly forward, just bending one of my knees into the vanity for support. I don't find it...
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    Benefits to being fused...there are many...

    I just noticed this thread,and it started me thinking. Even though I have had a rough surgical journey with 2 revisions, I would do it again. I know many of you would be surprised at that.

    I...
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    Jersey, These also sound like symptoms of...

    Jersey,
    These also sound like symptoms of anemia. Shortness of breath with exertion, tachycardia...although surely you have been checked for this prior to surgery. I agree with Evelyn, definitely...
  13. Lisa, I'm not sure why you think you can't carry...

    Lisa,
    I'm not sure why you think you can't carry things after surgery. You will have a lifting restriction of about 5-10 pounds for about 3 months but that will not limit you from carrying small...
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    my 2 cents

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    I apologize , I just started to read your thread, after I responded to your PM...Oh well.
    I am so sorry you have had such a hard time. I really can relate when you say that you are just an...
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    Irina, I can answer your question! After my...

    Irina,
    I can answer your question! After my first scoliosis surgery, I developed a sagittal imbalance due to poor surgical technique. My symptoms were exactly as you describe. I leaned forward...
  16. Don't get discouraged! I experienced pain to...

    Don't get discouraged! I experienced pain to various degrees and in various locations for at least the first year or longer after each of my surgeries. It really is a long recovery, but you have...
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    Happy Summer!

    My pain experience after 3 surgeries has been different each time. After my first surgery I was in severe pain for at least 9 - 10 months. My second surgery seemed less painful, and I was off my...
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    [QUOTE=babyboomer16;139879] Linda, I know...

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    Linda,

    I know how hard it is to be unable to stand up straight, so exhausting on your body. I feel your pain. And I am so excited for you!
    Your situation is much...
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    Jess, Hah! I did all of these things over...

    Jess,

    Hah!

    I did all of these things over the weekend...cleaned the kitchen, got down on my knees and scrubbed the shower pan, and did laundry with my top loading washing machine...plus...
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    Hi Jersey, First I wanted to say how sorry I...

    Hi Jersey,

    First I wanted to say how sorry I am that your road has been unexpectedly rough for you. Please don't be so hard on yourself. I really do hope that there will be a turnaround for you...
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    Evelyn, I don't mean to keep butting in on...

    Evelyn,

    I don't mean to keep butting in on your conversations, lol...

    I just remembered something when you asked about sitting. After my first revision surgery which was pretty major...
  22. Hi Gayle, I am so sorry this happened to you. ...

    Hi Gayle,

    I am so sorry this happened to you. I just read this whole thread today and was hoping things worked out for you.

    After all you have been through, that's the last thing you need.
    ...
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    Seven weeks without a sneeze? Wow! And in the...

    Seven weeks without a sneeze? Wow! And in the springtime too...
    Yes, it is a little tender to sneeze, even a couple years out.

    I was surprised how my steps added up to miles too. My job...
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    Hi Evelyn, I hope you are feeling well...I...

    Hi Evelyn,

    I hope you are feeling well...I can't believe it has been 8 weeks already!

    To answer your questions...I think everyone does it differently regarding the pain medication and driving. ...
  25. Hi Boomer, I've been in your shoes with the...

    Hi Boomer,
    I've been in your shoes with the sagittal imbalance and I know the pain and disability you are going through. Its the type of thing that is hard to
    explain to someone unless they have...
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