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    I never had an SI joint injection. I did have a...

    I never had an SI joint injection. I did have a spinal tap or lumbar block once laying on a flouroscope to inject Iohexhol which lights things up for CT scans....A non-scoli ortho years ago was...
  2. Welcome...... The decisions with your son can...

    Welcome......

    The decisions with your son can only be made after a current x-ray is made and measured by a scoliosis surgeon. This would be the 1st step. 10/23 is right around the...
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    At Linda’s scoli meeting at UCSF a few years...

    At Linda’s scoli meeting at UCSF a few years ago,, I cornered Dr Burch at the coffee machine and we talked about this matter.(Integrity of fusion) He mentioned that they would go in on revisions and...
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    There sure are a lot of things to consider when...

    There sure are a lot of things to consider when making an “informed” decision.....We can pitch many balls across the plate for discussion and this forum is valuable in this respect.

    Its not a...
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    This confirms that my memory is still intact from...

    This confirms that my memory is still intact from material I read many years ago about 360 degree fusions and how they balance out.

    Integrity of fusion also plays a huge part. One could say we...
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    Yeah....She put off her revision for a...

    Yeah....She put off her revision for a little.......I think she told me October.

    Ed
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    The word has to be getting out by now.....How...

    The word has to be getting out by now.....How long has it been? It has to be over 10 years now....

    Ed
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    Steph, When you see your surgeon, also address...

    Steph, When you see your surgeon, also address your lack of kyphosis and lordosis. I would ask about restoration of these curves. Will he do anything special in regards to this like osteotomy? Your...
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    Steph I wanted to welcome you to the forum...

    Steph

    I wanted to welcome you to the forum while sitting back at the table and letting Sharon lead the discussion about your future decision. Her research into the matter is years of data...
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    Gayle, You and I both had low end...

    Gayle, You and I both had low end problems.....and probably from the very start. Mine from ski jumping so much as a kid with plenty of hard landings on the east coast ice.

    How did they fuse you...
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    This is so nice reading this.....I am so happy...

    This is so nice reading this.....I am so happy for you Ronee......

    Ed
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    I am so sorry Gayle, you must be crying your eyes...

    I am so sorry Gayle, you must be crying your eyes out......

    I have read that the L5-S1 is the hardest level to fuse....Let us know what Dr H thinks on a plan to get you fixed up.

    Didn’t he go...
  13. Hi Subtropical I just wanted to say welcome to...

    Hi Subtropical

    I just wanted to say welcome to the forum..... Linda will see this post.

    Knowing where you are at helps as traveling for surgery adds extra burden to the process.....If you can...
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    Gail, This is a really good question.....and...

    Gail, This is a really good question.....and seems like it “could” happen and is possible depending on the elasticity of your implants. I’ve been warned about cracking my fusions “rotationally” in...
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    George Welcome! Its not every day we see fused...

    George

    Welcome! Its not every day we see fused drummers. And to fly and do a gig at 4 months is amazing! I know I wasn’t about to sit in for Vinnie Colaiuta and play Zappa’s Black Page at that...
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    Jamie Luckily, I have had no spine...

    Jamie

    Luckily, I have had no spine revisions....and my scoliosis surgeon doesn’t take any credit, he just shakes his head in disbelief of my success .....I have had many doctors shake their heads...
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    Cathy Your not singing “Muskrat love” are you?...

    Cathy

    Your not singing “Muskrat love” are you? Oh, Man.... I’m convinced that number exasperates scoliosis. LOL

    You should be able to sing just fine.....keep it up

    One of the saddest things...
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    Very nice to hear all three of you are doing very...

    Very nice to hear all three of you are doing very well. Young people getting on with their life. (smiley face)

    Well there Mrs Krier, so glad to hear that things are fantastico! Whoo Hoo! Still...
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    Age 23, 3 weeks of meds, and a 3 month...

    Age 23, 3 weeks of meds, and a 3 month recovery.....

    Its almost hard for me to believe.....I just started flapping my wings a little bit at that point. Well, only one wing since the other was...
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    Jamie I see you are new, welcome to the forum!...

    Jamie

    I see you are new, welcome to the forum!

    For quoting, use the quote button on the lower right. It starts a new box, just add your reply below it, then preview to make sure your are happy...
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    Yes, great news Bill..... How long did it take...

    Yes, great news Bill.....

    How long did it take till you felt you weren’t improving anymore? Or at least 95% completed with your recovery?

    Ed
  22. Well, thanks Sharon...... Actually, I will use...

    Well, thanks Sharon......

    Actually, I will use posts as an emotional reset. Reset the mind, wipe the blackboard clean sort of thing. Which I learned 35 years ago from working with a group of...
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    A sincere thanks to all the believers....... Ed

    A sincere thanks to all the believers.......

    Ed
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    Moonglow, I’m so sorry your are so confused........

    Moonglow, I’m so sorry your are so confused.....

    This whole scoliosis business is a very confusing thing and that’s why I post. After 40 years of battling scoliosis till it almost killed me, I...
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    Thanks for the appreciation Gardinia... ...

    Thanks for the appreciation Gardinia...

    Becoming an addict will be up to you. Your doctor “should” provide support in the direction YOU wish to take.....

    If you are comfortable and can stay...
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