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    Unhappy I'm so scared---can anyone help me?

    My name is Adge, and I just turned 15. I have scoliosis and kyphosis. I wore a brace for my scoliosis for 2 years, and my curves are about 40ish degrees. My kyphosis was never detected until it was too late. Its now over 80 degrees. My surgeon tells me I should count on having surgery soon. I am so scared, as is my family. I can't stop shaking. Nobody in my family knows what they do in surgery. My surgeon is unavailable at this time, and I can't ask him. I'm so scared. Can anyone help me. Please. Thank you.
    -Adge

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    I can help you! Im 15 too. I know how scary surgery is. If you would like to email me or click my names for the messengers you can. My email and MSN is tonyar06@hotmail.com
    Hope to hear from you soon

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    Smile You'll be okay!!!!!

    Hey Age!
    I'm Lisa and I just turned 15 also! I had my surgery almost a year ago (in december) My e-mail is Starl177@aol.com E-mail me with any questins you have cuz I'd be more than happy to answer them!!
    Lisa

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    Hey adge,
    I'm 15 almost 16. I had suregery about 2 1/2 years ago. in 01. Yeah, my degree was almost 40 when they found it and two months later it was in the 50s and growing fast. I was never scared and you shouldn't either. Everything will be fine. Hey email me if you want. - Alleycat017@hotmail.com I'd will not mind answering any of your questions. But I have a question for you. What is kyposis ? I've never heard of it and I've heard of a lot of things. So I would love it if u would tell me. cya- Alleycat

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    Hi! My name is Amanda i am having surgery and have already talked to a specialist who says that chances of any thing bad happening are very slim. Once you talk to your physician youll feel so much better i did. Millions of people have had this surgery and i havent heard of anything going wrong during surgeryt. Do you have aim if so post your name mine is kiddomurphy.
    M@ndy

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    Princeton, MN
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    Wink don't worry--be happy!

    Hi Adge,

    My name's Lorna, and I'm 14 (soon to be 15, in about 3 months). I never had kyphosis, but I did have scoliosis. I had about a 63 degree curve, which the doctors immediatly said would have to be corrected by surgery. There isn't anything to be scared about! I had my surgery when I was in 5th grade, which was about 4 years ago. It might seem like it's going to be really scarry now, but once you go in for the actual surgery, you won't be as scared, I promise! If you have aim, my screen name is AngelWithAFlute. Feel free to talk to me anytime!

    L0RN@
    sweettartangel2007@yahoo.com
    Lorna
    --9 years old in January 2000
    --Had surgery to correct a 68 degree curve.
    --Surgery performed at Childrens Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Done by Dr. Eric Wall.
    --curve decreaced to 28 degreese, with bracing for 6 months after surgery.
    --15 years old in 2004.


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