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    hi dixiesmomie.... i cannot imagine a shot...

    hi dixiesmomie....
    i cannot imagine a shot helping for one day...that sounds
    awful...and more like the novocaine was helping more than
    anything from the shot itself...

    my injections in SI joint...
  2. Thread: Beach seating?

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    i have a reclining chair like the first one Ed...

    i have a reclining chair like the first one Ed showed...
    it reclines and tilts....alll the waaaaay back....it takes the weight
    off spine and makes me feel float-y....
    (but i have not had surgery)...
  3. dear Susan please...if you spend any time at all...

    dear Susan
    please...if you spend any time at all on that stupid doctor...please try to remember that doctors who cannot explain what is happening BLAME THE PATIENT and it is only their own...
  4. hi jane i am surprised to read about the...

    hi jane
    i am surprised to read about the bursitis since you had fusion...

    i have been told that the bursitis in my left hip is caused by
    uneven loading of spine due to my scoliosis...i have not...
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    may i ask how many knee surgeons you have met...

    may i ask how many knee surgeons you have met with so far...?

    i have knee problems with scoliosis...have not had scoli surgery...but both my knees are now bad...no idea how it happened...a cyst...
  6. great that Dr Hu got it together and got people...

    great that Dr Hu got it together and got people onto the problem
    before things got any worse with the screws...in my mind i
    couldn't understand why they didn't reach her immediately for such
    a...
  7. susan...ditto what everyone else said... i...

    susan...ditto what everyone else said...

    i feel so badly for you....
    i hope Dr Hu can see something on Xrays to figure out what
    has happened...or how...
    and if it is not structural....then...
  8. i hope you get relief...that was the only spot on...

    i hope you get relief...that was the only spot on me that
    they ever injected that actually DID give me relief, as i wrote...the relief would kick in within 24 hours....and usually lasted...for me...
  9. susan...how very frightening...all you have been...

    susan...how very frightening...all you have been going thru of late...

    there is alot of info on the internet...
    if you look up "paralysis caused by fibromyalgia" there is info about how a...
  10. Thread: Telephone call

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    Martha i am sorry you are in pain and glad you...

    Martha
    i am sorry you are in pain and glad you have a pain management doctor...

    i really think the top surgeons are there because they have done alot of scoliosis surgeries...because their entire...
  11. Thread: Telephone call

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    i saw several top surgeons when i was consulting...

    i saw several top surgeons when i was consulting for surgery....
    i did not see Dr Lonner for pain management...

    i read about him on his website...
    also..."Admoul"....Anne from NJ had surgery...
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    yes...everyone is different... i don't know if i...

    yes...everyone is different...
    i don't know if i would go 5 or 6 times...it was very
    expensive at dermatologist's office...a doctor did it...
    and i do not know if it is the same price...
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    RE: laser Irina....i needed TWO tx and...

    RE: laser

    Irina....i needed TWO tx and done...at a dermatologist's office...
    any area that got two tx was free of hair for me...
    so i most definitely did NOT need 5 or 6 tx...
    and the two tx...
  14. Thread: Telephone call

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    hi Martha i love Dr Lonner...i like his...

    hi Martha
    i love Dr Lonner...i like his knowledge and skill level and his personality...
    saw him last month...i have seen him several times over the years.
    he still wants me to have surgery...i...
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    well...thoracic surgery only i can see it......

    well...thoracic surgery only i can see it...
    even then...what of arching the spine...?
    so many positions require arching the back...
    which would be impossible with fusion of any length...

    and...
  16. Thread: Update

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    hi Kara i am so glad to read that you do not...

    hi Kara
    i am so glad to read that you do not need surgery...
    i hope the doctors have helped so you are not in pain
    now...
    please write and let us know if the pain is gone.

    best wishes......
  17. Thread: My Way of Coping

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    hey Ed "....rock hard body...." "...thighs of...

    hey Ed

    "....rock hard body...."
    "...thighs of steel...."

    really....? you want that back...?
    that was nice when you are
    in your 20's....but now...?
    who needs it? who wants it?
    it is alot...
  18. Thread: Telephone call

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    hi Martha since you live closer to NYC than to...

    hi Martha
    since you live closer to NYC than to anyplace on west coast,
    have you called any surgeons in Manhattan...?
    just wondering, in case you do not find a willing surgeon
    in the Carolina...
  19. Thread: media

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    media

    this doesn't really belong in any section...
    but i found it interesting...

    Tiger Woods had to withdraw from golf tournament...
    he had a discectomy kind of surgical operation some 11 weeks
    ago...
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    hi lordswild if you are willing to travel, why...

    hi lordswild
    if you are willing to travel, why not call a few offices to see if those surgeons have any age restrictions as to who they accept as patients...?
    perhaps call Dr Anand's office in Los...
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    hey Jamie... you have all my sympathy...i have...

    hey Jamie...
    you have all my sympathy...i have bad knees as well...
    and now bursitis in left hip, caused, they tell me, from uneven
    loading of spine due to scoli...ugh....falling apart......
  22. hi tableone i had fentenyl patches for a...

    hi tableone
    i had fentenyl patches for a while...they did nothing for me.. maybe they were low dose, i don't know...i do know morphine makes me throw up, even when it
    was given to me in nasal spray...
  23. Thread: My Way of Coping

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    hi burdle the scoliosis, degenerative disc...

    hi burdle
    the scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, listhesis, stenosis, arthritis, etc...is now impacting my daily functioning...i can hardly walk at all anymore....that is a BIG change....
    so...
  24. Thread: My Way of Coping

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    hmmmm.... how 'bout those who say that the SIZE...

    hmmmm....
    how 'bout those who say that the SIZE of the curve does not
    (necessarily) determine the amount of pain...????

    i went to see my surgeon a few weeks ago...first time in 4 years...
    he...
  25. i have found the opposite to be true as far as...

    i have found the opposite to be true as far as what doctors prescribe, for whom, etc...
    for example...used to be one could refill hydrocodone...
    NOT any more...a recent change, put thru by the...
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