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  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Wow Ti Ed! That's amazing. I sent my husband that link. He is taking his written diving certification test today and will take the in water test next weekend I think.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine

    "We are all African."

  2. #32
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Fantastic! And everyone thought it was all about the rubber.... LOL You will never run into a better bunch of people.

    Years ago, I was diving without my C cards for pain and eventually did a “drift” dive in the Maui channel. They took me out and we drifted about 3 miles through spectacular scenery. I was stoked and contemplating testing to get my certification sitting on the back of the boat thinking about Jacques Cousteau, and what a great way to live ones life exploring the underwater world. I watched all those undersea world episodes when a kid.

    I went back to my hotel room, turned on the news and Cousteau had passed away. 06/25/97 was the day I became truly hooked. Interesting huh?

    Well, North Carolina is a darn good state for diving due to all those wrecks. The next best place to wreck dive would be Truk lagoon which is pretty far way.

    Pretty soon, your husband will get hooked and will want to destination dive. It’s a bad affliction, yearning to go to Coco’s island, Galapogos,etc. It creates more stress than scoliosis surgery.

    For the Carribean, The Cayman islands, Bloody bay wall on Little Cayman rates very high, and I have also been told to go to Turks and Caicos.....

    He will need his open water general card, then his advanced card and his general nitrox. When you get older, its wiser to dive nitrox. Its air, with more oxygen in the mix. Many boats require these certs....You don’t want to go out in the middle of nowhere and not be trained.

    Steve is reading this thinking “Oh man, Ed your killing me” Divers dreams.........More reason to recover quickly.
    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion

    My x-rays

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Aug 2010

    T ed

    Ed how right you are!
    I keep praying that yesterday wasn't going to be my last dive.
    I don't think God would take that away from me.
    Will be leaving for Tampa in A.M.
    Thanks for prayers and thoughts.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Didn't anyone tell you? The First Annual Scoli Forumites convention is being held at your place in 2012. You have to get better and teach us all how to dive...

    Please add me to your prayer chain for next week, and then some. Hang in there and enjoy these Pre days with your family!
    58 yrs old, diagnosed at 31, never braced
    Measured T-64, L-65 in 2009
    Measured T-57, L-56 in 2010, different doc
    2 lumbar levels spondylolisthesis
    Exercising to correct

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Ames, Iowa
    Boy, am I out of you guys's league on this thread! Wow, you guys are amazing. Janet

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

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