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    That's incredible! It certainly reminds us that a...

    That's incredible! It certainly reminds us that a situation can be anything you make it.
  2. I'm 20 and in college, and I agree with just...

    I'm 20 and in college, and I agree with just about everything that has been said already.

    Never in my life would I choose to go through this surgery because of the way I look. I always hated it...
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    Congratulations. : ) I just hit my 3 year post-op...

    Congratulations. : ) I just hit my 3 year post-op mark too. Glad you're doing well!
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    I've been wondering about the Magec technology......

    I've been wondering about the Magec technology... After the rods are fully extended, or however they determine to stop extending, can the rods be removed? I have been trying to find that answer, but...
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    Just a thought... I had a lot of dizziness after...

    Just a thought... I had a lot of dizziness after my surgery, especially when I leaned forward a little and while lying in bed. I felt like my whole bed was tipping over at times. And that was a few...
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    The nice thing about the brace ones is that some...

    The nice thing about the brace ones is that some of them have an extra bit of cloth on one side that goes over the top of the brace so it doesn't rub your arm pit raw. I found that extremely helpful....
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    Well, I'm a teen and I have a blog about my...

    Well, I'm a teen and I have a blog about my scoliosis experience. A lot of people have found it very helpful, since I tried to include everything involved with my scoliosis, whether it's bracing,...
  8. The shower chair is a very good point. I don't...

    The shower chair is a very good point. I don't know what I would've done without one. It was so helpful. And it was a while before I could take a shower on my own, but like everyone has been saying,...
  9. I'm so glad to hear that he's doing so well! I...

    I'm so glad to hear that he's doing so well! I actually have been thinking about him recently. And congrats for making All County Band!! : ) Hope he's continually doing better!
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  11. I agree that most doctors will talk surgery at 50...

    I agree that most doctors will talk surgery at 50 degrees. It's a really tough decision of whether to have surgery or not, and I'm sorry you're having to make that decision. I have a blog and video...
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    Sticky: One of the best things (although hard) that's...

    One of the best things (although hard) that's ever happened to me.
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    Long lasting nerve problems?

    I know there's another thread about nerve pain, but I'm pretty sure everyone who has responded is only a few months post-op. I'm almost 2 years (in Nov.) post-op, and whenever I use my arms a bit, I...
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    I definitely agree with everyone here. After my...

    I definitely agree with everyone here. After my surgery, I was really discouraged about the way I looked and felt because it wasn't fixed. But actually, over time-- probably around 8-12 months or...
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    I think that's a great idea! I know that I would...

    I think that's a great idea! I know that I would have loved to read something like that before my surgery. That could be such a help to others. People want to know what to expect-- not necessarily...
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    First of all, congratulations on your music...

    First of all, congratulations on your music degree! I'm in the process of getting my music ed degree. (One of the best fields of study, but that's just my opinion.) : )

    I'm glad you were able to...
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    Congrats! I'm wondering if these anniversaries...

    Congrats! I'm wondering if these anniversaries will ever stop being exciting as time goes on. Probably not. : )
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    I just sent you a PM. Also, I have friends...

    I just sent you a PM.

    Also, I have friends whose nephew just had surgery for his scoliosis at the Shriners hospital in Philadelphia. They were extremely happy with the outcome and everything went...
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    Throughout my entire bracing experience, we've...

    Throughout my entire bracing experience, we've had to deal with Tricare since my dad was a Marine. As the child, I couldn't have cared less about all that, so I don't really know much about it....
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    I probably won't post much at all now that I'm...

    I probably won't post much at all now that I'm back at college, but I'm still reading everything. This got my attention, though.

    I have to agree on the exercise issue in that, from personal...
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    I'm glad you found this forum, and that you've...

    I'm glad you found this forum, and that you've decided to post! I have to agree-- I am so thankful for every person who is a part of this. A lot of us have great families and friends that we can talk...
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    Our recliner was my best friend for quite a while...

    Our recliner was my best friend for quite a while after surgery! We had just bought one after my grandma had a triple bypass (or something like that). It was nice because when I started feeling...
  23. You might want to check out this blog. It's made...

    You might want to check out this blog. It's made up of a whole group of parents who have kids that are in casts and have had/are having surgery for growing rods. http://luckycastclub.blogspot.com/
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    I hope everything goes well, so you can get all...

    I hope everything goes well, so you can get all this behind you! Praying for you and your appointment!
  25. My surgeon and others have said that after a...

    My surgeon and others have said that after a year, rollercoasters are fine. I'm not sure about some of the other rides, though.
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