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    quadraplegia

    Is it possible for someone to become a quadraplegic (paralyzed from neck on down) from scoliosis itself?
  2. Thread: Animals

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    Animals

    Is it possible for animals to get scoliosis?
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    surgery is done

    Just wanted to let everyone know the g-tube surgery went great. It's been hard to adjust, but i will get used to it.

    While i was in the hospital though, i found out something else.....and it's...
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    swallowing isn't really the MAIN problem. it's...

    swallowing isn't really the MAIN problem. it's directing that food and liquids to my stomach instead of my lungs. I've been taking it slow and in small protions, to decrease that risk of choking....
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    G-tube surgery needed

    Hey all,

    I got bad news. i'm gonna need to have a G-tube put in me. Lately ,it's been very difficult for me to swallow food or liquids, and my doc wants a tube in me before i end up choking. The...
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    my curves are 82/79, and yes this is my first...

    my curves are 82/79, and yes this is my first scoli surgery
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    Surgery date rescheduled

    hey all. my surgery date had to be rescheduled to Jan. 24th. the organ damage i sustained is beginning to show, so my doctor pushed it ahead before i get any worse. i'm very close to needing oxygen...
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    worry worry worry

    I've had dozens of people (even my dr.) tell me there's absolutely nothing to worry about.....when in reality, there's TONS to worry about. You don't want to think that something will go wrong, but...
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    My doc wants to see me again in one week, just to...

    My doc wants to see me again in one week, just to see if anything changed. what has him concerned the most is drug interaction. i'm already on medicine for seizures, pain, low blood pressure and...
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    Organ damage

    i went to my docs today and it turns out i have damage to my heart, lungs, stomach, liver and kidneys and it's quite severe. i was put on more medication to help my organs stay healthy until my...
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    thank you so much. it is just so weird how fast...

    thank you so much. it is just so weird how fast my curves progressed. i think i was told that my curves are 82/79 now. and my neighbor (bless his heart) gave me his wheelchair to use, since i'm...
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    Results are in and (2/17/05).....

    I went to the docs today and it turns out i need surgery for my curves. they went from about 30 degrees to over 70 degrees in about 5 months. that really scared me. i have to go back for more tests...
  13. Thread: 12/10/04

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    Phew!

    Good news all, i'm able to go see this physician after all. my mom called the insurance company and they went ahead and honored it. She'll just have to pay 30% of the cost instead of the 10% if this...
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    thanks. the only reason i asked is because my mom...

    thanks. the only reason i asked is because my mom works with a woman who's husband has scoliosis in the same place i do, high in the back. his doctor told him that it's best to live with the pain...
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    pain or no pain?

    is it better to just live with pain if it's not causing any health problems, or is it best to just go for the surgery?
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    NOOOO

    Bad news, yesterday at my mom's work, her health insurance was changed with little notice. We found out that the doc i'm supposed to see isn't covered nor is the hospital he's at. hopefully they will...
  17. Thread: 12/10/04

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    kidneys

    all i can really do is to just go to this doc and hope for the best. some of the people who work with my mom said they arent suprised that i may need surgery, because my curves are getting so bad....
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    thanks so much. i needed that

    thanks so much. i needed that
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    hello!

    I finally got an official day and time to see my new physician. I'm relieved, but at the same time, i'm scared out of my mind. Relived that i'm going to get treatment, but scared as to what...
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    post-op medications

    i've been curious about something. i done a little research on scoliosis surgery and what happenes afterwards. a couple spots i looked at said something about being put on medications after surgery....
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    i would think that surgery would be done with a...

    i would think that surgery would be done with a curve at 45 degrees. Surgery is [supposed] to be done when a curve is at 40 degrees or higher. my curves are a little over 30 but not quite 40 degrees...
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    Poll: thanks again Danite. my curvature is getting...

    thanks again Danite. my curvature is getting worse by the month and i was told that if my curves are at 40 degrees or more, i will need surgery. i also have epilepsy and i don't know if that'll make...
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    Recovery time

    about how long does it take to recover from scoliosis surgery?
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    Poll: thanks for the reply. i was just kinda curious...

    thanks for the reply. i was just kinda curious because i have 2 curves, both of which are a little over 30 degrees, and i never got treatment yet. and i think mine is getting worse. but i was just...
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    Poll: On average...

    On average, how much does your spine curve each month?
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