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    I agree...most of these chiro (natural) ways to...

    I agree...most of these chiro (natural) ways to cure scoliosis are a load of bunk. I was going to go woth Dr. Woggon at the Clear Institute until I learned that he did not accept any insurance of...
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    Pooka-Thanks so much for your insight. I am...

    Pooka-Thanks so much for your insight. I am willing to wait and see how this progresses but I don't want to wait until my curve is at 60 degrees before having surgery. I know surgery will not...
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    I added some more pictures to my site but cannot...

    I added some more pictures to my site but cannot figure out how to update my signature. Anyway these show my most current XRAYS along iwth pics of my back.
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    Surgery postponed until....?

    So my ortho wants to take a wait and see approach in terms of my scoliosis. I have a 43T/34L curve with significant rotation that is progressing at 1-2 degrees per year. I WANT this surgery, I want...
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    Thanks everyone. I do not know what vertebrae...

    Thanks everyone. I do not know what vertebrae will have to be fused. I meet with the surgeon again on December 27th to discuss surgery. However, my curve is thoracolumbar...so I believe I will...
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    WOW!!! Amazing! Your curves are similar to...

    WOW!!! Amazing! Your curves are similar to mine...almost exactly the same! I also have a fair amount of rotation and kyphosis.

    You look fab!!!!
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    Yeah I don't think it is anything major. I know...

    Yeah I don't think it is anything major. I know that I have a rectocele...I had bowel surgery in 2004. I am sure that has something to do with it. It is not bad, I just dribble a little bit when I...
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    Do you always need a hospital bed after

    surgery?

    I was under the impression that most people do not need a bed or other medical equipment.

    I am young - in my 20s- so I am hoping I won't need that stuff.
  9. Thread: A Triumph

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    I am so glad to hear you are doing better. Fight...

    I am so glad to hear you are doing better. Fight the insurance company! Ugh..HMOs are the scourge of the earth!!!! Your correction is amazing!!!
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    I had severe, stubborn constipation for years and...

    I had severe, stubborn constipation for years and was diagnosed with colonic inertia and a rectoceole (prolapse in rectum). I wound up having my entire large intestine removed. Now I am wondering...
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    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all the...

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all the feedback.

    I looked into chiro, scroth, clear institute etc. However, there are no long term studies on these procedures. Nor does my insurance cover...
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    actually after thining about it, i take a...

    actually after thining about it, i take a deuretic..which probably has somethign to do with it.
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    bladder control issues?

    For a few years now I have had the urge to pee very, very often. Even if it is a little bit, I still feel I really really need to go. I get up 3-5 times per night to pee. When I sneeze or cough,...
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    Thank you ALL SO MUCH for sharing your stories. ...

    Thank you ALL SO MUCH for sharing your stories. I agree...I want to get this done sooner rather than later. I will be in college for 7 years and I plan on marriage and babies in the near future. ...
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    Surgery within a year

    I met with Dr. Rand of NEBH in Boston. My curves now measure 43T/34 L (for some reason I cannot update my siggy) with significant rotation. I am in pain constantly. I am going to graduate school...
  16. Thread: excercise

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    excercise

    I havea 41 T curve (surgery in future perhaps) and I am working out with a trainer. Are there certain things I should NOT do? I am worried about upper body work (lifting weights etc.). Thanks
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    Aw, thanks Maria :)

    Aw, thanks Maria :)
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    Hi there! I too love to travel!! Congrats on...

    Hi there! I too love to travel!! Congrats on being pain free and able to fulsill your dreams!! Doi you have any before/after xrays/pics?
  19. Thread: thoracoplasty

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    Thanks everyone. I think my rib hump looks...

    Thanks everyone. I think my rib hump looks awful, but, by surgical standards my curve is on the lower end of the scale (41 degrees). Maybe just be derotating the spine they can provide a decent...
  20. Hey Summer, yes you and I have a lot in common! ...

    Hey Summer, yes you and I have a lot in common! I met with a surgeon on Friday. He said the scoli is progressing and will likely continue to progress. Surgery is an option for me but I am going to...
  21. Thread: thoracoplasty

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    thoracoplasty

    My surgeon told me he does not reccomend this. He told me he has seen it go wrong and cause substantial pain for the patient. He said that so long as he is able to de-rotate the spine enough, that...
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    Hmmm tough one. I am VERY VERY self conscious...

    Hmmm tough one. I am VERY VERY self conscious abotu my scoliosis. Someone once asked me what was wrong with my posture and I bawled and spent the better portion of the weekend being very depressed.
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    How can I put my xray in my signature? Here is...

    How can I put my xray in my signature? Here is the most recent xray/
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    Hi Sally, yes I am going to keep my appt with Dr....

    Hi Sally, yes I am going to keep my appt with Dr. Rand as well. I figure a second opinion can't hurt! My BF was so good to me on Friday. He knew how worried I was about going to see the surgeon. ...
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    Met with Surgeon on Friday

    I saw Dr. Sachin Kim at Mass Geeneral on Friday. What a fabulous doctor! He was very compassionate and I felt at ease. He re-measured my xrays. Thoracic curve is right about 40 (he got 41) and...
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