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  1. Adrenal Insufficiency and hypothyroidism

    I know this is unrelated to scoliosis, but my daughters recovery went downhill from the last time I posted. She was having extreme fatigue, which we kind of blew off since she had just had surgery. ...
  2. 3 weeks post op

    I can't remember from her first surgery, but how long does it take for the swelling to go away. She is having quite a bit of pain where the swelling is. It is around her incision and down her lower...
  3. Update.. we are finallly home!

    Here is an update on my daughter. She had a posterior revision Tuesday from L-! to L-3. She was previously fused anteriorly only from T-10 to L-2. She has complained of terrible back pain since...
  4. Daughter having revision on Tuesday....feeling anxious!

    Well, my daughter is having revision surgery on Tuesday. I have to admit I an very nervous and want this to help her with her pain so much! She was fused by anterior surgery only from T-10 to L-2...
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    Anyone else with less pain after revison surgery?

    It was kind of scary only seeing 3 posts for this question! Is there anyone else that has had revision surgery that helped them with pain?
  6. Is one level posterior revision a little easier to recover from?

    Does anyone know if it will be an easier recovery since the surgery will just be extending the fusion down one level and doing it posterior as opposed to her last one which was anterior?

    Lori
  7. Yes, they are leaving in the existing hardware. ...

    Yes, they are leaving in the existing hardware. Originally he was going to go in anteriorly and take out the old hardware and do an osteotomy at L-2 to straighten that up a little more, leaving the...
  8. I wonder how you were doing since your Sept,. 5th...

    I wonder how you were doing since your Sept,. 5th surgery?
  9. Daughter having revison surgery Oct. 15th

    Jess,
    It seems that the surgeons agree with you that she needs her fusion extended. Since I posted this she has had all kinds of injections, a nerve ablation, increase in pain meds, cold laser...
  10. Has anyone had surgery with Dr. Ira Zaltz, Royal Oak,MI

    Has anyone had surgery with Dr. Ira Zaltz at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI?
  11. Thread: Scan for infection

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    Unfortunatly I can't help with any information on...

    Unfortunatly I can't help with any information on the test, but I wanted to tell you I am sorry you are having so much pain. My daugter who is now 22 had her surgery when she was 16 and not a day...
  12. My daughter had botox injections in her back to...

    My daughter had botox injections in her back to see if it could relieve the muscle spasms. Our Blue Cross of Michigan Insurance did cover it. It was done by a neurologist. She had it done twice. It...
  13. Susan, Thank you. The support is appreciated. ...

    Susan,
    Thank you. The support is appreciated. My daugther is so resentful of my husband and I sometimes for getting her the original surgery. Unfortunately we were very naive at the time and the...
  14. Ed, I just looked at your X-ray, I guess she...

    Ed,
    I just looked at your X-ray, I guess she does have a "shorty" after seeing yours! I attached 2 CT images that show her hardware. I know before surgery the surgeon said she would not need a...
  15. I tried to attach an x-ray but I think it came...

    I tried to attach an x-ray but I think it came out really small, I will try to upload a larger one.
  16. I know her implants were made by DePuy and they...

    I know her implants were made by DePuy and they are stainless steel. I will pull out her surgical report and see what else I can find. She is at her wits end. We live in Michigan and have been to a...
  17. Would like to hear from anyone that had Anterior only surgery

    I would like to hear from anyone that has had anterior only surgery to correct their scoliosis. My daughter had anterior only surgery in August of 2006. She was scheduled to have posterior only...
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    The nausousness, loss of appetite and drowiness...

    The nausousness, loss of appetite and drowiness will subside as your body gets used to it. My daughter took it for a little while and had the same problems, but after a few days the side effects...
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    Thinking of you, John...anxiously awaiting good...

    Thinking of you, John...anxiously awaiting good news from you!

    Lori
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    Rhorer, can you tell me where you found the info...

    Rhorer, can you tell me where you found the info on the left convex curve. That is what my daughter has and had surgery 5 years ago and still is in extreme pain. I would be interested in reading...
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    Wasn't his second surgery today? The 15th? I...

    Wasn't his second surgery today? The 15th? I hope is doing ok..
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    John, I also wanted to ask you, did you get...

    John,

    I also wanted to ask you, did you get the injections you were going to get, and did they help with the pain at all?

    Lori
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    John, as you know my daughter is going through a...

    John, as you know my daughter is going through a very simular situation as you are. How did your doctors determine that you have non fusion from your previous surgery? My daughter has had a few...
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    Linda, Don't be reluctant to say anything, as...

    Linda,

    Don't be reluctant to say anything, as I am open for all suggestions. In my work I have access to and speak all day to MD's and DO's that practice alternative medicine. I am very open...
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    That is how my daughter decribes it. Hers is...

    That is how my daughter decribes it. Hers is pretty much in her lumbar area...and exactly on the side and area where her surgery is. But her whole back starts to ache too sometimes but it is like...
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