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    Miracle Workers

    Hi...

    Did anyone see Miracle Workers last night? If anyone got in on tape/disk, I'd love to get a copy of it.

    Regards,
    Linda

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    Linda,

    Amazingly, I was channel surfing when I stumbled across the segment on Dr. Boachie. The kyphosis case was truly amazing; the girl was bent forward at a 90-degree angle and now she's straight. They showed bits of the operation and actually showed the exposed spinal cord. Good lord. Made me think he could probably do the average scoliosis surgery with his eyes closed....!

    Didn't think to tape it, however.
    Chris

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    Linda,
    I was channel surfing also and saw the surgery. Sorry I didn't tape it either. It was amazing surgery. I would have liked to have seen the after x-ray
    SandyC

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    Hi Linda,
    I peeked at the Miracle workers last night but it was a La Surgeon working on the 3 yr old with scoliosis. I had to flip to the news & peek in every few minutes.. It made me quite a bit nervous, esp. when they woke the kid up tio see if his legs stilled moved. Like I seem to always turn on the tv. when some medical show is on..I just wish that handsome Redmond Burke on the show's medical team would be by my side when I'm in!!!
    ps. don't know what singer is talking about seeing Boachie on there--I did'nt

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    Hi...

    I'm not sure about the Dr. Boachie thing either. (I know that he was on CNN recently, so maybe that was it.)

    --Linda

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    Oooooooh, I know, you guys are talking about the network show !! I'm talking about a cable show on Discovery Health Channel. Maybe the show is called Medical Marvels (not Mysteries?)? Anyway, they interviewed Boachie at length about the kyphosis case. I couldn't believe it when I was flipping through channels and there he was.

    Didn't see the network show.

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    singer---better you did'nt see it... it made me a bit queezy!
    sounds like I should have tuned in to the other..

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    Linda,

    I recorded it.

    Mary Lou
    Last edited by Snoopy; 03-20-2006 at 04:30 PM.

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    Thanks very much Mary Lou. I'll be happy to pay for the copy and postage.

    --Linda

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    In my most humble and honest opinion, the show on ABC (Miracle Worker) isn't worth watching again, especially if you are looking to learn something new. Way too much drama, not enough facts about Adrian's medical condition, etc. Again, just my very humble opinion.

    Also, very interesting to be IN the hospital the same day this show aired - having my son go through a very similar surgery (not implant surgery, but subsequent expansion/replacement surgery). And, very interesting that Braydon and Adrian have the same medical diagnosis (VACTERL Association). They didn't elaborate on details that I thought may have been important. The Discovery Channel show(s) about VEPTR surgery and young children with scoliosis is/are much more informative and worth viewing (again, honest, humble opinion).
    Carmell
    mom to Kara, idiopathic scoliosis, Blake 19, GERD and Braydon 14, VACTERL, GERD, DGE, VEPTR #137, thoracic insufficiency, rib anomalies, congenital scoliosis, missing coccyx, fatty filum/TC, anal stenosis, horseshoe kidney, dbl ureter in left kidney, ureterocele, kidney reflux, neurogenic bladder, bilateral hip dysplasia, right leg/foot dyplasia, tibial torsion, clubfoot with 8 toes, pes cavus, single umblilical artery, etc. http://carmellb-ivil.tripod.com/myfamily/

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    Hi Carmell...

    I absolutely agree. They made is seem like the standard wake up test done during many scoliosis surgeries was almost inhumane. It was very bizarre. (I actually saw the program, and thought my TIVO downstairs was picking it up). The reason I asked for a copy is that I know the surgeon and am good friends with his P.A., who didn't get to see the show.

    Regards,
    Linda

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    Carmell,

    I agree with you, that shows like this need to give more information. I thought Adrian's surgery was similar to Braydon's, so yes, I was looking for information, but didn't get it.

    Mary Lou

    P.S. Your "humble" opinion is always welcome.

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