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    Now my dad

    hey everyone today my dad got a phone call from his Doctor now he has school.
    Kara
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    Hi Kara,

    Your father has scoliosis? How did he find out?

    Sharon
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Hi sharon he found out from his GP today
    Kara
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    Hi Kara, sorry to hear that. Is it very bad?
    Gayle, age 49
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1


    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    5/10 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    5/16 6 yrs post-op, 24*T/ 22* L, mild increase in curves, watching

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

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    We don't know how bad it is. But on Friday the 13th he has it. We was giving each other a bad time about it in a good way
    Kara
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    Well Kara, I hope it never gets bad enough such that your father will need surgery or even any treatment.

    Good that they found it though.

    Sharon
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Kara,
    I'm so sorry to hear that your dad has scoliosis, too. On a positive note, he's probably had it for a very long time and they just never noticed it. That is if it's not arthritis (degenerative) related. Now you know where yours came from; and people try to claim it's not inherited. I'm sure your dad will be just fine and continue on as he always has. Let us know more when you find out and please, BOTH of you stay well!

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    Rohrer01
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    They said he also has severe arthritis
    Kara
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    In his spine? I think my father-in-law has that.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    Yes in his spine
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    Sorry to hear about your Dad
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennedy View Post
    They said he also has severe arthritis
    That can make a small scoliosis progress. Some people get scoliosis strictly from degeneration. I hope he's okay and his curve/s stay small and he's not in pain. I wish him all the best. He has our support, too.

    More hugs,
    Rohrer01
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    He always has pain
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennedy View Post
    He always has pain
    Kara,
    I'm so sorry to hear that your dad is always in pain. I can empathize with him there.
    You can let him know that your scoliosis friends wish him well.

    Rohrer01
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    but we are alive today!

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    plus he has 5 or 6 herniated discs. he has his MRI tommrrow
    Kara
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    After 20T

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