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    3 days sounds ridiculous. They wont release you...

    3 days sounds ridiculous. They wont release you unless you are hunky dory. The insurance companies, they are a funny bunch, I guess conjoined twins get 4 days now....I wouldn't worry about it.

    I...
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    How long did they say you will be in the...

    How long did they say you will be in the hospital?

    Ed
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    Thanks Sharon..... I don't know what to say other...

    Thanks Sharon..... I don't know what to say other than that symptom's are the result of suffering organs.

    That was Charcot who said that in the 1800's The founder of modern neurology.
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    Nancy, You have it going on... The reason why...

    Nancy, You have it going on...

    The reason why I asked is because we have never seen anyone do a full fusion with cervical fusion in one series of surgeries. (Unless Linda knows) Either you do the...
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    Sounds great Bill, congrats on your December...

    Sounds great Bill, congrats on your December daughter.....

    We had the best powder skiing in Feb 2019 in many many years here but I didn't go due to weather related pains....I am going down to...
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    Tough day today, I really feel the weather...

    Tough day today, I really feel the weather changes and temp drops with neck oriented fatigue, and slight dizziness and slight headache. Not pain, just wiped out. Had to turn the heater on here.
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    Burdle, On ASC, it seems that the ABC doc's in...

    Burdle, On ASC, it seems that the ABC doc's in New Jersey have patented the adult tethering procedure so its really hard to find any data on surgical methods.....They don't give away "any"...
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    I would mark her height in a closet and date it....

    I would mark her height in a closet and date it. Do this in the morning as we are shorter at night....

    I have been glancing at Dr Harms site and learned that scoliosis patients with S curves don't...
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    I see...Scoliosis patients need to be monitored...

    I see...Scoliosis patients need to be monitored "especially" through growth spurts.....as adults, some of us have waited....I waited 34 years and was fused at age 49.

    Both of my curves progressed...
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    Nancy, I am a little lost with who is doing what....

    Nancy, I am a little lost with who is doing what. You have a local neurologist that has looked at your neck? What does the radiologist say in the reports about your neck?

    Did this neurologist say...
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    Yes, as far as tethering is concerned, the timing...

    Yes, as far as tethering is concerned, the timing has to be right.

    The data Sharon posted mentioned that the tethering candidates are 1 out of 5. Only 20% of these kids are accepted for VBT..... ...
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    It would be best to get your tethering questions...

    It would be best to get your tethering questions answered by a "tethering" scoliosis surgeon. Below is a link
    https://pediatricspinefoundation.org/physicians/


    Scoliosis surgeons are Orthopedic...
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    Water therapy saved me....I started diving for my...

    Water therapy saved me....I started diving for my scoliosis, and didn't know if it would really work, but scoliosis sure is a good excuse to dive! Ha ha

    I will never forget being on the dive boat...
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    Nancy, You have done a lot of weaning lately...

    Nancy, You have done a lot of weaning lately which is painful. That's not an easy thing to do, your body is going through some major biochemical changes....I take it you are now off the Zanaflex? I...
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    This happens a lot you know, or at least we think...

    This happens a lot you know, or at least we think about it. It was one of my main reasons for doing my surgeries (other than pain) at age 49. I knew it had to be done at some point, and I knew I...
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    If you look at reviews on "anything", your going...

    If you look at reviews on "anything", your going to have both good and bad reviews. From surgeons to hotels to products, it doesn't matter what it is. It almost makes looking at reviews worthless....
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    Its been a long time....I had to look back at...

    Its been a long time....I had to look back at some of the old posts, its nice when some of the old members stop by....

    Congratulations on 10 years!


    Ed
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    Nancy, Your talking about Kentucky 30 years...

    Nancy, Your talking about Kentucky 30 years ago....that's a long time ago.... Things have changed in the scoliosis world, there are great surgeons all over. A lot has happened in 50 years.....Huge...
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    Instructions for attachments

    Instructions for attachments (NSF) attachments will be on the NSF server. Only NSF members can look at these after logging in.

    Get the file on desktop, right click to re-name (Example Front View,...
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    Nancy, I am not understanding.... How did you...

    Nancy, I am not understanding.... How did you find out you had scoliosis?

    Your leaning forward 5-1/2 inches. A blind man could diagnosis you with a cane.

    I never saw Pink Floyd. Was forced to...
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    Kara, sounds great! On a 0-10 pain scale, how...

    Kara, sounds great!

    On a 0-10 pain scale, how would you rate this surgery? Zero would be no pain.

    Remember, in the Olympics, they usually do not hand out perfect 10's. (smiley face)

    Ed
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    Thanks Scared, You do have some spine related...

    Thanks Scared, You do have some spine related issues ......Would be nice to have a name, do I assume you are female?

    Do you have any x-rays you could post? Front and side? Also, any scanned...
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    Dr Yves Cotrel Obituary 1925-2019

    https://britscoliosis.org.uk/News/7165335

    Dr Cotrel was HUGE in the scoliosis community. He invented and revolutionized the modern hardware systems that are used today....

    I read his...
  24. Sharon, 10 years is a milestone....everything has...

    Sharon, 10 years is a milestone....everything has worked out well. Congratulations!

    Where is she at?

    I did a lot of fly fishing years ago in the Sierra's of California. Its very...
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    Here is the HARMS page...

    Here is the HARMS page
    http://hsg.settingscoliosisstraight.org/current-hsg-research/

    I see they are doing 5500 patients age 10-21 all surgeries. (1st green box)

    Long term studies is the (4th...
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