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    Hurricane Irene

    We are in the path of Hurricane Irene and as the rains have started here, I am feeling a lot of pain in my low back. It must be that old atmospheric pressure thing. I'm praying really hard for this storm to move out to sea.
    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
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    Do you have to leave your home?

    Be safe and I hope you feel better soon

    Melissa
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    We saw this on our news last night and I immediately thought of you Sally. Please take care and I hope it passes quickly.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Do you get hurricanes or earthquakes in Australia?

    Melissa
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    Praying for everyone's safety in the storm's path. We have a lot of family in NC and VA and dear friend in NYC. Keep us posted on how everything unfolds where you are located.

    Warmly,
    Doreen
    44 years old at time of surgery, Atlanta GA

    Pre-Surgery Thorasic: 70 degrees, Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 68 degrees, lost 4 inches of height in 2011
    Post-Surgery curves ~10 degrees, regained 4 inches of height

    Posterior T3-sacrum & TLIF surgeries on Nov 28, 2011 with Dr. Lenke, St. Louis
    2 rods, 33 screws, 2 cages, 2 connectors, living a new life I never dreamed of!

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    hi Sally
    i thought of you when they showed Carolina on the news....i hope you guys are safe and come thru the storm OK...

    we are in northeast CT...weather man just said Irene will be a tropical storm by the time
    she gets to northern CT...hope he is right....

    i was born and raised in NYC, lived there all my life til 4 years ago...i cannot believe they
    are shutting the subways...first time ever outside of 9/11 that they are doing that....
    shocking!

    stay safe, Sally...and i hope your pain goes away soon...
    jess

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    hi Sally
    i thought of you when they showed Carolina on the news....i hope you guys are safe and come thru the storm OK...

    we are in northeast CT...weather man just said Irene will be a tropical storm by the time
    she gets to northern CT...hope he is right....

    i was born and raised in NYC, lived there all my life til 4 years ago...i cannot believe they
    are shutting the subways...first time ever outside of 9/11 that they are doing that....
    shocking!

    stay safe, Sally...and i hope your pain goes away soon...
    jess
    I know, Jess, I cannot believe that the subways are shutting down. Other than 9/11, they never have before
    Stay safe
    Melissa
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    Quote Originally Posted by mabeckoff View Post
    Do you get hurricanes or earthquakes in Australia?

    Melissa
    Hi Melissa, yes we get hurricanes, though we call them cyclones. We get them every Summer in our Northern regions. Had two nasty ones last Summer. We haven't had many earthquakes, just one severe one about a decade ago at Newcastle, N.S.W.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabeckoff View Post
    Do you have to leave your home?

    Be safe and I hope you feel better soon

    Melissa
    We were told we could evacuate but it isn't mandatory. We are not right on the coast and our house sits above the 100 year flood plain, so we are going to tough it out. Some people have evacuated our neighborhood, but many are staying. We feel that our house is very well built, so we should be OK.

    Thanks everyone for your concern.

    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves to skate View Post
    We were told we could evacuate but it isn't mandatory. We are not right on the coast and our house sits above the 100 year flood plain, so we are going to tough it out. Some people have evacuated our neighborhood, but many are staying. We feel that our house is very well built, so we should be OK.

    Thanks everyone for your concern.

    Sally
    Please keep us informed about your safety and well being

    Melissa
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    Quote Originally Posted by mabeckoff View Post
    Please keep us informed about your safety and well being

    Melissa
    I will. Sally

    PS: Did you know you can't submit a short reply?
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves to skate View Post
    I will. Sally

    PS: Did you know you can't submit a short reply?
    Yes there is a requirement of a certain number of characters. What that requirement is I do not know however

    Melissa
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    Hi Sally

    I sure hope your pain doesn’t get too bad....the pressure will probably drop lower as the eye moves northward.

    I figured you would be headed west.....I forgot all about hurricanes, they have been replaced by earthquakes and of course scoliosis surgeries. he he

    Stay safe
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves 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
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
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    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    those who have always lived on the east coast never forget about hurricanes...
    late summer and early fall are all about hurricanes in this part of the country....
    that is why trips to the Caribbean are so very cheap from August to October...
    and why east coasters know not to go to the Caribbean during those months!

    hope everyone comes through Irene safe and sound....

    jess

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    Now that I am in Ca, it is very strange that I am not concerned with Irene

    Melissa
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