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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    No, I don't know what it's at right now but it's still visible and I notice it a lot in ballet and when I look in the mirror.
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-21-2021, 10:18 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Do you still have a 70 degree curve or was that before all the surgeries?
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  • KathyInIowa's Avatar
    04-19-2021, 09:31 AM
    I agree with Tina - once you find a doctor and meet with him/her, they will make you feel like "there's a plan" and you won't feel so lost and...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 09:19 PM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    I won't be able to lift thing over ten pounds for possibly the whole six months of recovery I'm not sure, but after a while I will be able to do bar...
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 04:28 PM
    jackieg412 replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    It is fantastic that you are a dancer, and I hope you can return to dance as quickly as possible. Lifts might need to be postponed for awhile....
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 04:24 PM
    Good to hear from you Susan. If it is what the Dr thinks it should be quick. Southbound surgery you never know. They were going to reconnect my rods...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 02:23 PM
    I just hadn't heard that lucency was a reason to remove or replace implants, unless there was pain or loss of correction. As I said, however, it's...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 11:22 AM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    My sister had been doing ballet for a bit and the studio needed more boy dancers and I was interested so I joined. Later I joined musical theatre and...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 08:34 AM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    How did you get into ballet? I always found classical and modern dance fascinating when I would see it on TV as a kid. Not that I ever wanted to be a...
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  • susancook's Avatar
    04-17-2021, 11:38 PM
    The lucency appeared at about 6 months after the 2015 surgery. First we "watched" it for a while, then I had an Inter-Stim replacement and reverse...
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  • susancook's Avatar
    04-17-2021, 11:33 PM
    Hi there Linda. Which part is probably true? If it is that the screw with lucency gradually wears down the area around that the screw, it makes...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-16-2021, 09:57 PM
    So did you have your surgery? How did it go?
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-16-2021, 09:52 PM
    Scoliatic started a thread I have a blog in Other
    So I have a blog about my life with scoliosis. I have a small reader base of my friends and family but none of them have scoliosis. If you could look...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-16-2021, 01:33 PM
    By the day before my surgery my anxiety stopped and I was at peace with it. You just realize it's out of your hands. The only thing I worried about...
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-16-2021, 11:30 AM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I'll guess my surgeon will feel the same way. As Linda said, pain is subjective. If only we could walk in another's (orthopedic) shoes. Yep, I can...
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-16-2021, 11:20 AM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    It shows just how complex the body is---and in different people. So many variables. So frustrating for those who want answers... and relief. And I...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-15-2021, 10:26 AM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    What does envy have to do with anything?
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-15-2021, 10:05 AM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Thank you. My problems might be a neuromuscular disease. If it is I can't help but think surgery triggered it somehow. So far the tests the...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-15-2021, 09:52 AM
    One thing at a time maybe? Don't think about everything. Find the doctor first. You'll probably feel better once that's settled.
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-15-2021, 09:50 AM
    How long after the original surgery is it?
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-13-2021, 07:05 PM
    Hi Susan... I haven't heard this, but it could absolutely be true. (I retired in 2017, so don't get to hear the scoop from surgeons every day.) ...
    6 replies | 3602 view(s)
  • susancook's Avatar
    04-13-2021, 06:04 PM
    Hey there! I have a recurrent T1 lucency and my scoliosis surgeon wants to remove the pedicle screw at T1. He said that with time that the...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-13-2021, 09:57 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I think your doing great Sharon.....it's amazing how well your L5-S1 is doing. We should have done a time lapse video of us playing musical...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 08:44 PM
    Erin, Your a diver.....Here is a video....watch it over and over..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTQogWktjFM&ab_channel=ExpeditionDrenched ...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 08:22 PM
    Hi.... You might want to talk to a psychologist. They can help with the anxiety. I think it's best to get a handle on it before you undergo...
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  • ErinMK's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 07:32 PM
    So Iím going through the motions of researching surgeons and making appointments and trying to make some sort of game plan... And I am...
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 07:05 PM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I am so sorry you too are having issues--especially when no one seems to know what to do. I sure hope you get some answers--and help soon. My Doc...
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 06:47 PM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Thanks for this Linda. That was my guess---not many know how to get it just right. Oh to have it to do over again. Only had the surgery because I...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-11-2021, 04:08 PM
    LindaRacine replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Tina... Obviously, none of us know what is going on with your spine. Your surgeon could just be a jerk, or it's possible that they're completely...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-11-2021, 01:22 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    There's a lot written about blame in this thread. When a delicate surgery like spinal fusion doesn't accomplish all that is expected, like the...
    27 replies | 16227 view(s)
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