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  1. Thread: Ongoing pain

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    Thanks so much for the support

    How good it is to be back to the forum. Hey ~ Theresa and Linda it was so good to see you on my reply list. Almost like a little reunion ..:>). I suppose when one goes through the kind of surgery...
  2. Thread: Ongoing pain

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    Ongoing pain

    It's been awhile since I have posted and I feel a little embarrassed to come back needing input. My surgery was 2 years ago and I am back to the crippling pain I had before the surgery: however, 1...
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    I haven't been posting very often the last few...

    I haven't been posting very often the last few months, but I'm still out here, keeping up with the interesting posts and occasionaly putting in my 2 cents if I think I can be of any comfort. This...
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    Interesting concepts! I just returned from New...

    Interesting concepts! I just returned from New England, no alarms! Have passed through other metal detectors as well (court house), no alarms there either. I will have to stay tuned to see if...
  5. Thread: Motion Sickness

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    front seat vs back seat

    Hi again,
    Now that you have mentioned a difference, I can relate to that seating arrangement as well. When I was a child I rode in the back seat, although, since I was grown and married I did only...
  6. Thread: Motion Sickness

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    Interesting, I vividly remember the summer trips...

    Interesting, I vividly remember the summer trips (miserable); however, as I got older the motion sickness slowly went away, which is a good thing. My husband was a career soldier so we traveled...
  7. Thread: Blood chemistry

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    Thanks alot guys, I can always depend on you! ...

    Thanks alot guys, I can always depend on you! Have been fretting for awhile, nothing slow about me ;) Will keep you posted if I learn anything additional. My research basically turned up the same...
  8. Thread: Blood chemistry

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    Blood chemistry

    It's been awhile since I posted, but the old saying 'no news is good news' may have a certain amount of credibility at some times :rolleyes: Something I never thought about until my Primary Care...
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    Oddly enough I found the most comfortable seat...

    Oddly enough I found the most comfortable seat post-up, was the most uncomfortable pre-op. I found I used the recliner the most when I got home.
    This sounds really crazy but I'm going to send it...
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    vision changes

    Hi Heidi,
    Your post caught my attention immediately, I also experienced visual changes post-op. I have trouble focusing at random times during the day, it is worse first thing in the morning ~...
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    hardware

    Hi Lavina,
    I had my surgery in November as well. I still suffer with some residual back pain, and lying down also gives me relief. However, I'm unclear the type of pain you are experiencing, (how...
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    school screenings

    Hi Cindy,
    Your post brought to mind a conversation with my PCM. We both were wondering if it would be beneficial to check the length of the legs in school screening. It is becoming more apparent...
  13. Thread: shingles

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    Sue

    Hi again,
    I am still experiencing some residual discomfort from the shingles; however, I am still doing O.K., I have been in more pain since the outbreak than I was before it occured. Was nearly...
  14. Thread: Statistics

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    Statistics

    I remember reading some scoliosis surgery mortality and success statistics in a thread awhile back. If anyone can direct me to this information or has access to it I would be so grateful. I have...
  15. Thread: shingles

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    shingles

    Hi Sue,
    I'm so sorry for your condition, I also had a bout with shingles about 3 months post-op. My PCM said it can be triggered by stress, and heaven only knows scoliosis surgery is pretty...
  16. Thread: Surgery cost!

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    surgery costs: It is almost mind boggling. My...

    surgery costs:

    It is almost mind boggling. My 5 day hospital bill alone was right at $233,000, rehab for 10 days $15,000, surgeons bill appr. $32,000, still haven't made a total of the...
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    Poll: Discovered at about age 7 by a family doctor with...

    Discovered at about age 7 by a family doctor with follow-up and confirmation at the a Childrens Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Progressed gradually until a laminectomy in 1998, at which...
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    Poll: a small opinion

    I'm so sorry you aren't getting the support you so desperately need at this time. Hope you're right - on the 8th the doctor visit may have the impact you as couple need. At one point you said...
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    3 mo. 2 wks. post op

    It has been awhile since I last posted; however, it goes back to the idea: No news is good news! I visited my surgeon a week ago for my 3 month check-up and everything is looking great. We could...
  20. Thread: agent orange

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    better late than never

    Recently going back through some old posts, I read your call for information in regards to agent orange and spinal deformities.
    I do believe that there are some spinal deformities recognized by...
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    Good Luck, lots of prayers will be with you. ...

    Good Luck, lots of prayers will be with you.
    Gayle
  22. Thread: 1 Year!

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    Terrific

    Thanks Jules, it's success stories like yours that keep up the hopes of some of us who are still struggling along early in our recovery!

    regards, Gayle
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    closer surgeons

    Hello again Dawn,
    Attempted to send you an email, but encountered some interference. I had my surgery in Tucson, at UMC, Dr. Robert Dzioba was my surgeon and I am so satisfied with my choice and...
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    helpful tips

    Hello again Dawn,

    I would recommend a book "Scoliosis Surgery, The difinitive Patient's Reference" by David K. Wolpert, it is an excellent reference. Also Linda Racine has a site that has some...
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    difficult

    Hi Dawn,

    Of course, it's no secret that we can't make the decision for you; however, we can certainly share our personal experiences.

    I am 57, had surgery last November on the 4th. ...
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