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  1. I hope your journey home went well. How was your...

    I hope your journey home went well. How was your Dr visit? Glad you got to go home .
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    Well the good news is the growth is benign. So I...

    Well the good news is the growth is benign. So I don't have to do anything about it right now. I can have it taken out now or it has to be checked every 6 months. Now that is a good question ---do...
  3. Good morning Susan. I sent you a private...

    Good morning Susan. I sent you a private message. I look forward to meeting you if you come to Chicago. Maybe I will make it that way. I do have a good friend on the west coast. So you never know....
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    Melissa I hope all goes well with your...

    Melissa I hope all goes well with your granddaughter. They are so special. Those babies help us forget our own problems. We are all wishing you well.
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    Hi Ed, I knew that Ct scans use a lot of...

    Hi Ed, I knew that Ct scans use a lot of radiation but I didn't know that it was that much. If I counted right I think I have had 6. Two awhile ago and 4 more recent. In addition to regular X-Ray....
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    Thanks for the wishes and I find out on Tuesday...

    Thanks for the wishes and I find out on Tuesday if anything further is needed. The biopsy was easy. The Dr needed 3 samples and got all three right away. Easy as pie!
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    First surgery is healing well and today I cut...

    First surgery is healing well and today I cut another med from my treatment. It is exciting to get off the nerve meds after 3 plus years. It is not gone but improving. I will find out on Tuesday if...
  8. Hi Susan,it was good to hear from you and I hope...

    Hi Susan,it was good to hear from you and I hope you are continuing to improve. Are you still a snail? Have you become a rabbit? You are so kind in your concern for the rest of us scoliosis people.
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    Well the biopsy is done and I should get the...

    Well the biopsy is done and I should get the results next week. It was really very easy except for trying to get in position for the radiologist to do the procedure. We all know how hard it is to...
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    No Linda I wasn't worried about less X-Ray. But...

    No Linda I wasn't worried about less X-Ray. But the reaction on the thyroid from having a lot of X-Rays.
  11. Good morning to you . I sent a private message to...

    Good morning to you . I sent a private message to you. I hope you are well.
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    xrays vs ct scans

    I am unsure where to post this question but here it goes. I looked for old posts but could not come up with anything. As back patient's we always have a lot of X-Rays. I have had Ct scans also....
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    Susan I did not mention that I have the piece of...

    Susan I did not mention that I have the piece of my rod that was cut out. But I have small wrists and maybe able to be bent in a circle for a bracelet. I can use the other pieces as charms. But as...
  14. Susan I don't have any words to make this journey...

    Susan I don't have any words to make this journey any easier for you. This just doesn't seem like it should have gone ignored like it did before treatment. I think I would do what you are. Getting...
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    Susan, I wonder if the screws in the pouch thing...

    Susan, I wonder if the screws in the pouch thing would be like a voodoo potion to ward off any more evil. Just a thought! I wish you could see the little nuts and bolts. Maybe spacers for a bracelet?
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    Susan,I haven't decided yet but I like your idea....

    Susan,I haven't decided yet but I like your idea. It is my domino that I want to display. It is about an inch square. Maybe half an in thick. I was thinking it may look good on a necklace. It will...
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    Well I did get the removed hardware from the...

    Well I did get the removed hardware from the hospital yesterday. It is very interesting and looks a lot like visiting a hardware store. It costs a lot more. It is completed with screws and nuts and...
  18. Susan I have no words to make this difficult time...

    Susan I have no words to make this difficult time of your life easier but do know that we are traveling with you and keep praying that it will get better for you . All of your scoliosis friends wish...
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    I saw the Dr on Thursday and he was pleased so...

    I saw the Dr on Thursday and he was pleased so far. I can't say that the nerve is completely better but it has moved over further towards my side. He said that was a good sign. It is much easier to...
  20. Susan,thanks for the update. I miss reading your...

    Susan,thanks for the update. I miss reading your posts. I am so sorry that this happened. I find myself wondering how this was missed. But I am happy for you that things are improving if only at a '...
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    Ronee it seems that you made a good choice for...

    Ronee it seems that you made a good choice for now.you say that you are healing well.It may be many years or maybe never, that the next lower level will need attention.you have a young family and...
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    I hope all turns out well. Jackie

    I hope all turns out well. Jackie
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    Best wishes for a successful surgery and a...

    Best wishes for a successful surgery and a flawless recovery. Take care of yourself and rest before surgery.
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    Hi Spring, I saw the Dr today. We went over what...

    Hi Spring, I saw the Dr today. We went over what was removed. The incision is about 14 inches long and that surprised me but I was told the vertebrae in the thoracic are spaced further apart. Well so...
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    Hi. I understand that you have nerve pain on your...

    Hi. I understand that you have nerve pain on your side. Mine started when they added to the thoracic fusion. It was uncomfortable but not intense. I was on meds like gabapentin for years. Sometimes...
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