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  1. Wow this is interesting! It looks very much like...

    Wow this is interesting! It looks very much like my post surgical brace. What a wonderful thing if revision surgery could be avoided by wearing a brace. I'm anxious to see how this works for you...
  2. Thread: 8 wewks

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    Very very surprised no one has researched the...

    Very very surprised no one has researched the difference between addiction and physical dependency. They are clearly two different things. Two very different things!!!!
  3. Thread: 8 wewks

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    I don't believe addiction happens as easy as it...

    I don't believe addiction happens as easy as it is made to sound here. I had a revision fusing to s1 almost 2 years ago. I was on oxy for one year and totally went off it without a problem a month...
  4. Has anyone been fused to the sacrum and had a total hardware removal?

    Have had 5 scoliosis surgeries and have not been out of pain since my 2013 surgery. Unable to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Constant leg and si joint pain. I have also been told I...
  5. I am sorry to hear this. I have had a total of 5...

    I am sorry to hear this. I have had a total of 5 spine surgeries and I am in pain on a daily basis. I am in pain management and have found.a friend on the forum with similar symptoms. It has helped...
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    Oh ksmom, I'm not happy to hear you are in as...

    Oh ksmom, I'm not happy to hear you are in as much pain as me, but you know how helpful it is to find someone who shares the same struggles. This has been a miserable road for me. Once I think I can...
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    It's just overwhelming to read how many others...

    It's just overwhelming to read how many others are also suffering with leg pain. I asked previously if this was a condition associated with scoliosis revision surgery though a private message and was...
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    Not at all difficult! At first it felt like a...

    Not at all difficult! At first it felt like a pinch type feeling but I guess once the ribs gee back it went away.
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    Hi Jackie, I had a thoracaplasty in Miami. It was...

    Hi Jackie, I had a thoracaplasty in Miami. It was done during my revision surgery in 1994 by Dr. Shufflebarger. I'm pretty sure he is not treating adults anymore or at least any that were not his...
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    Thanks Jackie and Babyboomer. I appreciate the...

    Thanks Jackie and Babyboomer. I appreciate the kind words. Doctor has discontinued physical therapy as it was making matters worse. Apparently this is a rare neuromuscular disorder. I doubt I will...
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    My left sided pain

    Most of you have been following my struggle with left sided pain. I have undergone two additional spinal surgeries in the past two years in search of the cause. My original fusion was extended to my...
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    He tried to order an MRI, but the approval got...

    He tried to order an MRI, but the approval got denied. I am going to see him Friday. I guess after he sees me there will be more documentation to support the MRI. Btw.... I had my pelvic screws out...
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    Thanks Ed, My doctor already tried the medrol...

    Thanks Ed, My doctor already tried the medrol pack, I'm losing another nights sleep with this again. Does it have something to do with all our other fusions? Getting sick of being in the or
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    Thanks for the reply. I have been dealing with...

    Thanks for the reply. I have been dealing with this for a month or so. So scared because of the loss of strength in my arm. Took one round of steroids and only helped slightly. Then I had a day or...
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    Neck and arm symptoms

    Most of you know me. I have had 5 spine surgeries. I am still suffering in pain. My fusion runs from t5 to s1. I have had Harrington rods, flexible rod, rods removed due to infection and then rods...
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    Thanks Jess, I haven't been on here lately. ...

    Thanks Jess,

    I haven't been on here lately. Just been so upset about going through surgery and then to still have the pain. I don't want to bring anyone else down or discourage them from having...
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    Just as much pain on my left side as before...

    Just as much pain on my left side as before surgery. The surgeon removed everything and put it all back in. The left iliac screw was loose, so he left both of them out when he put me back together....
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    Just as painful as the original revision. I...

    Just as painful as the original revision. I still have surgical pain so it's hard to tell if things are any better.
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    Thanks home! !

    Thanks home! !
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    Hey Ed, Thanks for all the information you...

    Hey Ed,

    Thanks for all the information you have given me. You have really helped me prepare for this. Hoping they find the problem when they open my back and then they won't have to flip me.
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    Thank you!!!

    Thank you!!!
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    Mabeckoff it's here! You go tomorrow and I will...

    Mabeckoff it's here! You go tomorrow and I will be leaving tomorrow for my Tuesday morning surgery. Good luck to you! It may take me a bit longer to get back on the computer.

    Hopefully we...
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    Can you borrow a phone?

    Can you borrow a phone?
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    Babyboomer16 was your revision done posterior or...

    Babyboomer16 was your revision done posterior or anterior? I am going on Tuesday for an exploration of fusions in my Lumbar and sacrum. If they find a problem they will reinstall all the hardware...
  25. Thread: App

    by dixiesmommie
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    I got that app too. Can't say I am in love with...

    I got that app too. Can't say I am in love with it. There are so many other forums and you have to enter the scoliosis one every time you use it. Doesn't hold it on there.
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