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    Baylor Doctors Update

    Dr. Hostin is with Southwest Scoliosis Institute in Plano with two other physicians that were formerly with Baylor Scoliosis Center. I had follow up care only with Dr. Hostin as my surgeon there...
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    Need surgeon in central Florida

    I am needing follow up after surgeries in 1986 and 2005. I have moved to Florida and need a physician recommendation. Having neck and shoulder pain.

    judyk
    Fused T 11-sacrum 1986 Ft. Worth, TX...
  3. I hope the PT works for you. It may be difficult...

    I hope the PT works for you. It may be difficult for you, but keep up the faith and you can do it! You have been through so much, and this may be the answer. I know it has worked for me. Good...
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    How do they do the injections? Were they done...

    How do they do the injections? Were they done outpatient or in the office? I am very curious. My surgery started at T2 as yours did. I am almost 3 years out too. Every now and then I need a...
  5. Thread: Carer choice!

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    I think Sue RRT has the right idea. Take your...

    I think Sue RRT has the right idea. Take your time easing back to work. I worked part-time for a while (2 twelve hour shifts a week) and never did them in a row. Then I worked them in a row to see...
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    I am doing fine, no problems at all. Good luck...

    I am doing fine, no problems at all. Good luck on your pending surgery, and keep us posted. Can't believe it is #6 for you. You are a real trooper.
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    Dr. Shelokov

    I had my surgery in 2005 and had United Healthcare. His office stopped taking that. So, I switched to my husband's insurance, and they stopped taking that. I was due to go back this month for a...
  8. Thread: neck issues

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    With neck issues, which specialist is better--a...

    With neck issues, which specialist is better--a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon, or does it just depend on the doctor himself? I too have neck issues which have been present both before and after...
  9. Thread: I'm back!

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    Just wanted to wish you good health while you are...

    Just wanted to wish you good health while you are getting back to work. You have been through a lot. I hope your work is understanding. Can you tell if you are standing straighter (not leaning...
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    To Diane in Dallas

    Diane did you have a bone growth stimulator after your surgeries? Just curious--I am almost 2 years post op and have some of the shoulder area pain you mentioned. It is not constant though, and...
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    I was lucky and had a phone attached right onto...

    I was lucky and had a phone attached right onto my hospital bed, and I really appreciated the calls from my family and friends. I guess it was about the fifth day when I started talking with them. ...
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    Linda, so sorry to hear of your fall. I hope...

    Linda, so sorry to hear of your fall. I hope your recovery goes smoothly. When it rains it pours it seems sometimes. Thanks for the update on Trudy's passing. Take care of yourself.
    JudyK
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    I can't believe she is gone. I know how worried...

    I can't believe she is gone. I know how worried she was throughout the time she was waiting to have surgery, and I wish I could have done more for her. I could tell in her postings that she fretted...
  14. Thread: Driving

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    Good for you Linda. Just remember your good body...

    Good for you Linda. Just remember your good body mechanics getting in and out of the car, etc. I remember it feeling weird the first time I drove but it was so great! Next year at this time you...
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    This is a stupid question but if you have a long...

    This is a stupid question but if you have a long fusion like I do (T-2 to sacrum) is it OK to do pilates? I'm not that familiar with it. I know I have trouble getting on the floor and am not...
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    Also, when the tube was in my mouth I don't...

    Also, when the tube was in my mouth I don't remember it bothering me because I was so groggy. When they removed it, they talked me through it and I remember coughing once and then it was out and...
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    I remember the doctors and nurses waking me up...

    I remember the doctors and nurses waking me up after the surgery to tell me it was over. I was not in any pain, still intubated with the breathing tube, and then I was out again. I would wake up...
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    I think you will recover just fine. You are...

    I think you will recover just fine. You are still very young to have the surgery. My first surgery was at age 30 and I did great. My second--at age 49--was much more difficult to recover from.
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    Thanks so much. I have my DVR set already to...

    Thanks so much. I have my DVR set already to record it.
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    Joan, we are the same age, and my surgeon...

    Joan, we are the same age, and my surgeon originally said my recovery would entail about 3 months of leave from work. However, it was 5 1/2 months before I was able to return. My work wouldn't...
  21. Thread: Cabin fever

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    Linda, do you like to read? If you can read...

    Linda, do you like to read? If you can read while laying down that is great for helping your body to heal. If you can sit for short periods, word search puzzles and crossword puzzles help, just...
  22. Thread: hair length

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    I had excellent care in the hospital and had my...

    I had excellent care in the hospital and had my hair washed and I was bathed every other day. It felt so good to be clean. I also bought the waterless shampoo and still have it a year later--didn't...
  23. Thread: I Drove Today

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    Glad you had a good time shopping! Good for you!...

    Glad you had a good time shopping! Good for you! You are lucky you are in the education field. Most school districts are more than willing to work with you with regards to your return to work. I...
  24. I have been wondering how you have been doing. ...

    I have been wondering how you have been doing. So glad to hear from you. My prayers are with you for a full recovery. Take care of yourself.
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    I really didn't feel like visitors at all during...

    I really didn't feel like visitors at all during my hospital stay but then I don't have small children. One thing that I did like was talking on the phone to family and friends when I felt up to it.
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