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    Pictures

    I thought I would share some photos of me and my surgery so you have a face to the story.




    270170_10150242635829425_1216036_n.jpg- Before my back surgery
    155262_488352774424_8110454_n.jpg Before being bedridden for 15 months
    554643_10150890417629425_1420083462_n.jpg- Me at the hospital
    156440_10150890409449425_1501945785_n.jpg- The incisions
    531375_10150744182499425_1395884290_n.jpg Before and after photo of my back surgeries

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    annabeller,

    Thanks for sharing those. I think you are beautiful in every one of them. I admire your resolve getting through everything. There must be something special about you to do that.

    You will get through this. It seems like your surgery was successful and you have your kids. That's what I would focus on in the recovery.

    I think you might need to get an opinion from an abdominal guy about why you have a bulge. It doesn't sound right and it seems like it should be fixable but I don't really know.

    This song came to mind when I read your story...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6scN9hpVBH4

    Good luck. You are already a star.

    Sharon
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    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."

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    What a great song. Thank you. THat was very inspirational. I am really trying to let go of my past. It goes in waves of how I am now and what I used to be. But this is me now and I am not going away. So like that song everything comes and goes. And I guess this is just life. I was just hoping for a smoother life. LOL Don't we all.

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    Woah, I need to come to Utah! You look fantastic!

    Seriously, Iím coming out in my RV and will visit a few scolis along the way in Sept. I will be headed to Park City and Aspen. Nan and Amy will be surprised....I can stop by.

    Try to hang in there, you are doing just fine. You cant keep up with the kids, forget it.

    Keep smiling, its part of scoliosis therapy! Its one step at a time. Accept the time it takes to recover.

    Always look forward, never look back. The smoother life will come.

    (I saw Meatloaf front row center stage in 1978, in NJ. We banged on the doors, and security told us it was our lucky day and let us in. I was so close that if he fell on me, I would have had my surgery back then.)

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    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
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    (I saw Meatloaf front row center stage in 1978, in NJ. We banged on the doors, and security told us it was our lucky day and let us in.
    Lucky dog!

    I was so close that if he fell on me, I would have had my surgery back then.)
    LOL!

    Annabeller, Ti Ed is one of our spokesmodels for the forum. Check out his range of motion photos in his sig file. :-)
    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."

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    Yes! And with security in the pit in front of the crowd. I was 3 feet away from him.

    I also saw Foreigner in the pit here in Reno, after Lou Gramm had is brain surgery.

    He had that look I will never ever forget. You only have it after your 2nd chance at life. Its an appreciation that many take for granted....

    Its in the eyes.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    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
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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