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    sympathy

    SuzieBee- you have always been so kind and understanding, I am shocked and so sad to hear of your recent losses, especially the loss of your grandbaby. muy prayers will go with you, and for your...
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    "Innate memory"

    Good point Susie B- think about wearing braces for your teeth! if you stop wearing the retainer, your "straight" teeth will revert to the crooked position. it takes years for the new bone to...
  3. appreciation and prayers

    Hi Pam, I certainly appreciate hearing from you. it is so frightening to hear about your post-op condition, you did have a very long fusion too. I know of another member who must use narcotic...
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    Hi. Thank you for sharing these feelings. I...

    Hi. Thank you for sharing these feelings. I have not scheduled surgery yet, one friend said to me "you've been planning that surgery forever". and it's true, yet... I fear I will wake up in a...
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    Oh Susie! so glad to hear that your lumbar area...

    Oh Susie! so glad to hear that your lumbar area is holding up. that's wonderful to hear! thanks for posting, always neat to hear good news! xxx Jamie in TX
  6. Mkatz

    Hello MKatz, how are you feeling now? any better? any pain relief? narcotics are useful- the most dangerous side effect= overdose or taking pills too soon ( not waiting 4 hrs or so) you could...
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    oh how terribly disappointing. and to hear it...

    oh how terribly disappointing. and to hear it the way you did- with what you remembered Dana the PA saying- oh! As if you are such a high risk case... you know, when my husband & I were trying...
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    Rise- do you have an external brace? I just...

    Rise- do you have an external brace? I just thought- if you did, if you slept wearing it- the brace would keep you from bending. When you wake up and find yourself sleeping sort of curved- does...
  9. UGH more news- well, I will be having another...

    UGH more news- well, I will be having another surgery in Aug. it's nothing compared to scoli, and it's elective but.... I just feel that after the scoli surgery I want to be competely done. no...
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    Oh Rise, your words echo my thoughts "once this...

    Oh Rise, your words echo my thoughts "once this is done, it can't be undone" but... you are in control. Your body was not going to get better, now- a skilled surgeon has corrected your...
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    Great news, M&M! I'm 20+ yrs your senior, but...

    Great news, M&M! I'm 20+ yrs your senior, but I'm scheduled for Nov. 4th/ We can do this! It will be so nice to get this behind us. 4 days seems like such a short time for such a horrific...
  12. reasons

    just to remind myself: why am I choosing to have surgery?
    1. my spine is not going to get better by itself, no way, no how.
    2. my spine has a good chance of getting worse with age (...
  13. been staying away

    hello again... well, I started reading and re-reading the revision posts, and it can be discouraging., I think " what if , next year I will be posting here- saying I need a revision?" AAACK> ...
  14. Biggest Chicken on here - surgery date Nov 4

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    OK, it's real- my surgery is scheduled for nov 4th. too paralyzed to write much right now. this too will pass. I keep saying "I wish this was over already"... so now- at least I...
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    prayers

    oh my- I am so very sorry to read about all this- especially the knee replacement AND the broken rod!! I am sending prayers. and I thnk perhaps now there is hope.... at least now- you have hope...
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    welcome

    hi Rise, what a curve you have! I share your hobby of beach combing - it's the one "fun" activity I try to do - but like you said, it causes pain, bending over to look for and pick up shells. i...
  17. Clarification of Doctor's discussion

    hello to all, and thank you for sharing your concerns.

    I wanted to write in more detail and explain the doctor's conversation- when I last posted, it was late at night and Iw as very tired, so...
  18. Discogram, anyone?? don't recall anyone discussing this.....

    @Susan - oh, thank you, but I am acutely aware of my limitations .... I appreciate your encouraging words. My husband's a really great guy - which is why I wish I could do more for him.
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  19. massage -

    Hi Susan, osrry to hear the "gentle" massage caused you to ache. The first time I ever had a massage was during Physical therapy, post-op for my C spine recovery. Later that day- I felt...
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    I agree Melissa - I am also depressed, "major...

    I agree Melissa - I am also depressed, "major depressive disorder" that will not relent, so I take meds.

    My friend, another RN, confided to me that she had started taking anti depressants. ...
  21. PS - Sharon, i think i understand what you...

    PS - Sharon, i think i understand what you mean by cutting losses: it will be a new "normal" for me, I will deal with the post-op limited mobilty, I am trying to do that now- avoid bending,...
  22. thank you, Sharon & TiEd, there are other...

    thank you, Sharon & TiEd, there are other reasons for the depression, it's been a battle, scoli isn't the only scourge I carry. be that as it may: I try to move forward, that's why I "set the...
  23. ps

    the surgeon said my L3- L4 was "bone on bone", back in 2011. I swear, sometime I think I can feel it moving/ grinding especially when I have poor posture....
  24. hi again, thank you Susan, Linda and Rorher for...

    hi again, thank you Susan, Linda and Rorher for listening to my vent. the depression is here to stay, I've been on & off different antidepressants for about 11 yrs now, my Primary care doc said...
  25. Oh here goes- a personal vent of sorts, and a wishful "surgery date"

    Hello my scoli friends, I've set a date: Oct 13. Now I must get my surgeon to agree. I wish this was behind me - but as much as I tell myself to plan, to prepare - the days creep past and I...
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