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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-08-2021, 03:15 PM
    Sharon C started a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Hi all... Haven't written in years, but I have had flatback since my original lower back surgery/fusion in 2005. It has been the bane of my...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 02:22 PM
    Ok, some questions are answered from the old days of VBT here (2013 era) from this very informative video ASC involves the mini open and also the...
    1 replies | 599 view(s)
  • jackieg412's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    Yes I can only imagine how tired you must be. Are you still have my crutches for support? I can guess that would be rough with thoracic pain. I...
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  • susancook's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    Jackie, thanks for your support. I am really tired of being in pain. Susan
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  • susancook's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 AM
    He figured that he was sharing the stress. Susan
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  • susancook's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    Ed, I do not use oxygen. I was diagnosed with P.Acnes bacterial infection in 2015 and take Keflex 500 bid. I have had 4 episodes of 10 pain in my...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 04:06 PM
    They incise the disc also along with the longitudinal ligament..... And the disc heals after surgery..... Discs do heal..... ...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 11:15 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    I once played Winthrop in the Music Man in the 9th grade.... "Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, that's the place I rather be!" Also, had to...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    05-01-2021, 10:56 PM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    My final fusion is expected to be my final surgery as long as nothing goes wrong and I don't get another infection or something like that. My sister...
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-30-2021, 05:46 PM
    Well today is 6 months from this last surgery. I am walking better but can still loose my balance. But it is better. The right hand is still not...
    117 replies | 82208 view(s)
  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 06:47 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Is your sister still keeping up the ballet? Do you sing as well as dance in your musical theater?
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 06:20 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    You've spent about 5 years recovering from surgeries, then. You must be good at enduring recovery periods by now. Is this expected to be the last...
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  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 11:44 AM
    Five rods?! that's a lot of hardware!
    15 replies | 12677 view(s)
  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 11:42 AM
    Scoliatic replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Yes, the other recovery times were usually about two months and the longest was four from when I broke my rod this one is going to be about six...
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 10:11 PM
    Susan I hope it helps. I have not found thoracic screw removal to help much with pain. It is also a very short surgery if only the screw is removed....
    15 replies | 12677 view(s)
  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 11:43 AM
    Susan, Do you use oxygen? I have not heard of Po2 mentioned here, but as an adult diver, many dive companies require Nitrox certifications to dive....
    15 replies | 12677 view(s)
  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 10:21 AM
    They couldn't read signs for the deaf, was that their excuse? I thought frantic hand-waving was a universal language.
    15 replies | 12677 view(s)
  • susancook's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 02:58 AM
    I am scheduled for May 20th in Seattle. Dr. Hart said that I need to either spend the night at Swedish Hospital or in a nearby hotel. Mark and I...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-25-2021, 06:29 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread I have a blog in Other
    Is this going to be a longer recovery than that of your previous surgeries? You must have spent a long time, total, recovering from 30 surgeries.
    12 replies | 12379 view(s)
  • Scoliatic's Avatar
    04-22-2021, 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.
    12 replies | 12379 view(s)
  • 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?
    12 replies | 12379 view(s)
  • 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...
    12 replies | 12379 view(s)
  • 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...
    15 replies | 12677 view(s)
  • 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...
    15 replies | 12677 view(s)
  • 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...
    12 replies | 12379 view(s)
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