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  1. Dr. Purnendu Gupta

    Hi,

    I have not posted anything here for the past few years but occasionally check in to read whatís new. I saw your post and wanted to comment. I actually remember you from í08. I believe we...
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    Welcome to Obamacare!...

    Welcome to Obamacare!
    http://www.ispine.org/forum/13439-post13.html

    And unless thereís a regime change in Washington next year, I suspect many scoli surgeons will find themselves performing fewer...
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    Thanks for posting that, Sally. I will ask my...

    Thanks for posting that, Sally. I will ask my surgeon again next year when I see him why he insists on taking them for the rest of my life.
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    And thereís no reason to believe that it wasnít...

    And thereís no reason to believe that it wasnít related. My surgeon feel itís best to err on the side of caution....
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    My surgeon said for the rest of my life. He said...

    My surgeon said for the rest of my life. He said that infection will always be a possibility with an instrumented spine. And as Iíve read these posts over the years, every now and then someone does...
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    I had a T4 to sacrum fusion in June í08 at age...

    I had a T4 to sacrum fusion in June í08 at age 59. I did go to rehab for two weeks following my 5Ĺ day hospital stay because I live alone and I needed the use of a walker for several weeks following...
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    It really does get better with time.

    I am fused from T4 to sacrum and I no longer use a sock aid. Because of my long fusion, I cannot lean forward as I did before to pull up socks but cross one leg over the other and pull my foot up as...
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    I would have to agree. While I have a fusion to...

    I would have to agree. While I have a fusion to the sacrum and have no problem with that, Iím at least 40 years older than you. I think a fusion to the sacrum could over time put stress on the...
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    You have consulted with four surgeons. Did you...

    You have consulted with four surgeons. Did you get a sense as to which surgeon is most experienced at doing successful revisions? Also, taking hospitals into consideration, HSS is the highest...
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    I think most experts would disagree....

    I think most experts would disagree.
    http://drlloydhey.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day-scoliosis.html

    Patty,

    Iím one of those who are TOTALLY fine after surgery. I underwent a...
  11. Karenk, Here are three great surgeons in...

    Karenk,

    Here are three great surgeons in Chicago.

    http://www.weisshospital.com/medical-services/orthopedics/meet_the_CCO_physicians/CCO_Physicians_Gupta.aspx
    ...
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    Kudos also to the late Dr. Bernard Nathanson. ...

    Kudos also to the late Dr. Bernard Nathanson. May he rest in peace. He was also on the evidence-based side of things....
  13. And what a wonderful testimony to the power of...

    And what a wonderful testimony to the power of prayer is the story behind St. Judeís. Without Danny Thomas and his strong faith in the intercessory power of St. Jude, the patron saint of impossible...
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    I spent 13 days in rehab following my 5Ĺ day...

    I spent 13 days in rehab following my 5Ĺ day hospital stay. I live alone and rehab was ideal for me. I had a private room, and like Karen said much better pain control administered by the nursing...
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    There is a reason your surgeon recommends...

    There is a reason your surgeon recommends surgery. And his is the advice you should heed, not that of family, friends or co-workers. These surgeons know who can benefit from surgery and why...
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    No, I did not wear a brace, but my deformity was...

    No, I did not wear a brace, but my deformity was certainly a source of consternation for me throughout my life, especially as a young woman. However, it did not take over my life. There are a lot...
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    SorryÖIím not buying that. Scoliosis does not...

    SorryÖIím not buying that. Scoliosis does not MAKE someone become promiscuous. WE make our own choices throughout life.
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    Thatís great, Lisa. I canít even see your scar. ...

    Thatís great, Lisa. I canít even see your scar. You are one very talented young lady.
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    Thatís quite a long fusion for someone so young,...

    Thatís quite a long fusion for someone so young, but your curves are big. Iím curious. Looking at your curve measurements from 10 years ago, werenít you being advised to seriously consider surgery...
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    Amanda, I went through menopause at 55 and a year...

    Amanda, I went through menopause at 55 and a year later is when my scoli-related problems began. The following year when I consulted with a surgeon at Northwestern, he told me that surgeons were...
  21. You can find a list of specialists in Texas by...

    You can find a list of specialists in Texas by clicking on the geographic tab. http://srs.execinc.com/edibo/PublicDirectory. Hostin, Hanson, Lagrone and OíBrien come to mind as particularly...
  22. Just goes to show how different we all are. As a...

    Just goes to show how different we all are. As a young woman, I hated being deformed. If I could have had this taken care of back then with current technology, I would have been elated. Iíve seen...
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    So happy to hear your revision was successful,...

    So happy to hear your revision was successful, Sharon. I knew you could do it.:D
  24. That would be good enough reason for me to have...

    That would be good enough reason for me to have surgery. By the time I went into surgery I was truly deformed. If current technology was available when I was 30, it would have spared me from goring...
  25. Sharon, You take every occasion to insult...

    Sharon,

    You take every occasion to insult people who pray and mock their intellect. And who are you to tell people what they know? You are a mere creature, so get over it. Quite frankly, I am...
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