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    Thanks all. Everyone here always has such good...

    Thanks all. Everyone here always has such good thoughts. We do look at our surgeons as heroes, larger than life. That was a good way to sum that up. I was feeling such a loss, and that hit...
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    A sad loss - Dr. Herkowitz

    This afternoon I received very sad news. My beloved spine surgeon Dr. Harry Herkowitz passed away from a massive heart attack. This is so shocking as he was so healthy, full of life, and gave the...
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    3 years

    Hi Kara - I have not been on the forum for quite a while. So as I read through I saw your 3 year post. I too am at 3 years as of 4/10. I remember reading and commenting on your posts. Your 3 year...
  4. Body work

    Hi Sami - not sure if this will help....I am 3 years post op and feel fantastic. Fused t2-L2. Since about the one year mark I have done body work 3-4 times a month. It is mostly therapeutic...
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    Sticky: Happy I had my surgery

    Shari in Michigan, at surgery 49 years old.
    Pre-Surgery 62 degree thorasic curve
    Post op 13 degree curve.
    Successful surgery 4/15/10, T2-L2 fused.
    2nd surgery to reopen incision 10" to diagnose...
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    Hi Karen! What a great post. Congrats on the...

    Hi Karen! What a great post. Congrats on the fun experience. I too have always dreaded swimsuit shopping, you make me excited to get out there and find the perfect one without cringing.
    Happy...
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    Hi and Welcome! I know you are in Virginia but I...

    Hi and Welcome!
    I know you are in Virginia but I know many travel quite a distance for surgery. My doctor works with BCBS, however he is in Michigan. I had 110% confidence in him and I think he is...
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    Hello! It's me and I can't apologize enough for...

    Hello! It's me and I can't apologize enough for how busy I have been. I started my own business and it is crazy how well it is going. I just told my husband tonight, "I so want to spend a couple...
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    One year anniversary today

    Hi all - I haven't been on here for a while. Miss keeping up. Just had to share what an amazing year it has been. Today is April 15, 2011. Reading back in my blog on April 15, 2010, quite a...
  10. Reminder

    Reminder our event is coming up this Saturday. Please send a note if you are able to join us. More details on blog. http://www.scoliosisthejourney.com
  11. march adult scoliosis networking in Michigan

    Are you in Michigan or nearby.....I am excited that at our March 19, 10:00am, networking event in Lansing, there will be three of us that all had surgery in 2010. One with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis and...
  12. March adult scoliosis networking in Michigan

    Are you in Michigan or nearby.....I am excited that at our March 19, 10:00am, networking event in Lansing, there will be three of us that all had surgery in 2010. One with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis and...
  13. March adult scoliosis networking in Michigan

    Are you in Michigan or nearby.....I am excited that at our March 19, 10:00am, networking event in Lansing, there will be three of us that all had surgery in 2010. One with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis and...
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    Leanne - forgive me for responding so late. You...

    Leanne - forgive me for responding so late. You have probably already been to your doctor. But as Linda said....When my surgeon suspected an infection, about 3 weeks after my initial surgery, he...
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    Thanks Jennifer. Good luck to you with your...

    Thanks Jennifer. Good luck to you with your business too!
  16. Thread: Ti-Ed 3 yrs

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    Congratulations! You are an inspiration every...

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration every time I read your posts.
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    9 1/2 months out and infection check up

    Hi all - As I just wrote on radiogirl's post....I am feeling really good at 9 1/2 months post-op. Last April during my surgery I had gotten a major infection. Went to my infectious disease doctor...
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    Hi Laura and the rest of my familiar scoli...

    Hi Laura and the rest of my familiar scoli friends. It's been a while since I have been on so it was nice to see this post. I was right around your surgery time Laura. I am about 9 1/2 months and...
  19. Thread: Shingles

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    Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. ...

    Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. My on-line scoli friends are so supportive. I am doing really good now. In fact I resigned from my job today and am going to start my own sales...
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    Like others I did not eat much at all. Had to...

    Like others I did not eat much at all. Had to drink Ensure just to get nutrients. After the first 3 or 4 weeks, I started to really like egg salad sandwiches. Not sure why, but it was good for me....
  21. Thread: Shingles

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    Hi Chris, thanks for sharing on this. That's how...

    Hi Chris, thanks for sharing on this. That's how I felt, like it dragged me down big time. Good to hear that may be normal. (whatever normal is for all of us) I am so sorry you have had to deal...
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    I feel bad for you and this pain. I sure hope...

    I feel bad for you and this pain. I sure hope the neck surgery gives you some relief. Hang in there, I'm so sorry this is more to deal with.
    Take care of yourself and soon you'll be back on the...
  23. Thread: Shingles

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    Shingles

    Happy New Year all. Just before Thanksgiving I got shingles in my back. My surgeon took me back off work for December. Prior to shingles I was really starting to feel pretty darn good. My surgery...
  24. Thread: Freezing!!!

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    My surgery was 8 months ago. I live in Michigan...

    My surgery was 8 months ago. I live in Michigan and this winter is worse than ever. I am cold all the time! I think every Christmas present I received had to do with keeping me warm. The best is...
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    Laura - my surgery was about 2 weeks after yours,...

    Laura - my surgery was about 2 weeks after yours, 4/15/10. It was good to hear you still feel rods, etc. I am wondering about your muscles. My muscles are still very, how would I describe, maybe a...
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