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    I was in Caracas in 1967 after a major earthquake...

    I was in Caracas in 1967 after a major earthquake and did an earthquake tour. This quake wiped out Henry Charriere and thus prompted him to write Papillon after which the movie was released. (Some...
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    Sharon, I forget the horses name......Between...

    Sharon, I forget the horses name......Between that, she being prego, myself drinking Aguardiente, and my collection of nasty Spanish phrases, it made for a wild ride! LOL In the photo, I had just...
  3. I think that my 10 day post op questions had to...

    I think that my 10 day post op questions had to do with the dressing, keeping it clean, when to change, and so forth. I was taking hot soaks in a deep tub for pain, and then showering after using an...
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    Julia I will never forget your pre...

    Julia

    I will never forget your pre MRI.....that was quite a shocker.

    On the jogging, you might try a fast walk......bouncing isnít a great activity for us....

    I recently went horseback...
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    I cant remember the exact symptoms of my...

    I cant remember the exact symptoms of my scoliosis at age 23 anymore, but Iím sure that I might have been tingling at your age. I wouldnít be too alarmed about it since it happens to all of us at...
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    Horseback riding with full fusion

    I have to admit that I was hesitant about horseback riding, but figured what the heck. Iím not much of a horse person but rode for 3 hours in the Colombian mountains and had no problems at all with...
  7. Oh boy.....Liz, things can be tough right now,...

    Oh boy.....Liz, things can be tough right now, but it does get better......think ahead. Use your mind and transfer yourself.....Emotions do have an effect on pain, do try to keep this in check.
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  8. Me three... Liz, sounds pretty good so...

    Me three...

    Liz, sounds pretty good so far.....your doing great!

    (Been trekking around the country of Colombia and trying to follow between spotty internet.)

    You guys hang in there....
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    Karen We were ones who did quite well with it...

    Karen

    We were ones who did quite well with it all and itís a blessing......I think that we eventually need to let go of our surgeons at some point, and there comes a time when we really donít need...
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    Stress induced analgesia

    I battled different types of pain for a lot of years and did all sorts of things.....I have also felt major pain, alarming events.....You know you are there when you are ready to go to the hospital...
  11. Liz, 5 days is too soon especially after an...

    Liz,

    5 days is too soon especially after an A/P. I would plan on rehab just in case you need the shots.

    I was in for 10 days and then they wanted me to go to re-hab. Since I was tired of...
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    The posterior incision zone becomes numb, itís a...

    The posterior incision zone becomes numb, itís a 4 inch wide area centered down the scar. Actually, with this area being numb, it acts as a benefit during recovery. The bandage is thick and laying...
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    I have had quite a few done through the years, my...

    I have had quite a few done through the years, my guess would be around 60, and always after a pain event....my x-rays were ďusuallyĒnever shot for monitoring. When you do a lot of x-rays through the...
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    The opioids make you itch......and the numbness...

    The opioids make you itch......and the numbness takes around 1-2 years if I remember correctly....

    Ed
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    Scoliosis is frustrating but we are fortunate...

    Scoliosis is frustrating but we are fortunate that we have forums now.....Decades ago we were truly alone. I thought I was the only one that had scoliosis back in 1974 and the surgeons didnít convey...
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    I have done thousands of adjustments since 1986,...

    I have done thousands of adjustments since 1986, and for ďshort termĒ pain control it worked quite well. Long term benefits might be pain control without destroying your body (liver and kidneys} with...
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    Poor Sparky.....Hoping he feels better for...

    Poor Sparky.....Hoping he feels better for Christmas......

    BK my cat had FUS many years ago.......I guess it was the magnesium in the food, and switched his food....Heck, I even had my share of...
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    Merry Christmas from Titaniumed! Ho, ho, ho! Ed

    Merry Christmas from Titaniumed! Ho, ho, ho!

    Ed
  19. Sleeping was very hard for me in my immediate...

    Sleeping was very hard for me in my immediate recovery due to pain....Maintaining any position was also difficult and I found myself moving often.....Sleep or lack of it becomes extremely valuable...
  20. Handicapped scuba links and vids.... ...

    Handicapped scuba links and vids....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5m_W08UyVo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRUzWbX9hbU

    http://diveheart.org/about-us/about-diveheart/
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  21. Susan Do you feel up to diving again? You...

    Susan

    Do you feel up to diving again? You could do a beach launch, and have someone bring your gear to you.....Can you kick your legs with fins on? If not, have somebody tow you with a rope.

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    Oh boy, you poor thing..... I hope everything...

    Oh boy, you poor thing.....

    I hope everything is ok.....or at least bearable to some extent. We know you cant type or sit right now, try to stay strong and hang in there.

    Ed
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    Oh yeah.... I was freezing most of the time,...

    Oh yeah....

    I was freezing most of the time, but then could start sweating just a minute later.....and had my highest gas bills during my recovery period. An electric blanket might not be a bad...
  24. Susan....There are a lot of unanswered questions...

    Susan....There are a lot of unanswered questions with all of this but you have done it in the past.....youíre a pro at this! Donít let negativity and worry take control. There are a lot of positives...
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    Dixie Everything should work out...

    Dixie

    Everything should work out fine.....Where is this happening? Miami?

    Post when you can....

    Ed
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