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    Dear Chris, Thanks for your comments. Yes, my...

    Dear Chris,

    Thanks for your comments. Yes, my surgeon was Dr. Akbarnia. He fused me from T10 to L5, leaving just L5 unfused in my lumbar area. Some surgeons fuse to the sacrum rather than...
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    Dear Cathie, So happy to hear that you love...

    Dear Cathie,

    So happy to hear that you love your new back and that others are noticing! That's happening for me lately too. I went clothes shopping the other day and everything looked great. It...
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    Dear Chris, Good luck with your bleach job! I...

    Dear Chris,

    Good luck with your bleach job! I have a feeling it'll go well. Nothing helps the ol' self esteem and healing spirit much better than great hair, no?

    Brynn
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    Hi, Chris et al: I haven't been on here for...

    Hi, Chris et al:

    I haven't been on here for months. Funny how as I am healing (my surgery was May 15) I am focused on being out in the world again and am not so drawn to thinking about all this...
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    Thanks, Linda. I'll pursue this with Dr....

    Thanks, Linda. I'll pursue this with Dr. Akbarnia. I am dismayed to find out that this may be permanent!

    Brynn
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    Good for you, Azalea! Make sure you don't push...

    Good for you, Azalea! Make sure you don't push things though. I'm sure you're being careful.......

    Brynn
  7. Thread: Brynn?

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    Thanks, Shari! Yesterday I actually drove myself...

    Thanks, Shari! Yesterday I actually drove myself to a movie and sat through it, for nearly 3 hours. I was wearing my brace, of course, and the seats were very comfortable. But that is real...
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    I have a bulge above the scar I got from an...

    I have a bulge above the scar I got from an appendectomy I had when I was 15. I've only had the bulge since my back surgery. I also had anterior surgery, but more on my side (same side.) I don't...
  9. Thread: Brynn?

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    Hello, everyone! I hadn't been on the Forum...

    Hello, everyone!

    I hadn't been on the Forum for quite awhile so today I logged on and there was a message about me! So I'll update you. This is a good time to do it because finally I'm feeling...
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    Hi, Chris: I haven't been on here much since...

    Hi, Chris:

    I haven't been on here much since my surgery. I don't have a laptop, just a PC and it hasn't felt very comfortable sitting at it. Finally, though, I am getting stronger and I really...
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    Dear Chris, You have been in my prayers. At...

    Dear Chris,

    You have been in my prayers. At last you've had your surgery! I hope things are going well re: your early recovery. I'm looking forward to hearing your tales when you are well...
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    Thanks, everyone, for your supportive messages...

    Thanks, everyone, for your supportive messages and stories.

    I am cutting back just a bit on my pain meds because of my constipation but this is not easy. I feel achy. So which one is worse? ...
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    Hello from Brynn: I'm back!

    Hello everyone!

    I've been back from the hospital for about a week. I just got back on line after my friend lent me his laptop, which I'm using by typing on my stomach while lying in bed.

    This...
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    Brynn Goes Home Saturday!

    Hello NSF friends:

    A quick update as of Thurs. 5/31: Brynn is scheduled to come home on Saturday! She's been getting some physical therapy, and preparing for the outside world again -- her PT...
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    We wish you well, and will be thinking of you! ...

    We wish you well, and will be thinking of you!

    -Caleb and (Bionic) Brynn
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    Surgery completed!

    Hello to all of Brynn's wonderful NSF friends:

    This is Brynn's son, Caleb, with an update on her progress.

    On Tuesday (5/15) Brynn underwent over 11.5 hours of surgery (anterior and posterior...
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    My surgery is tomorrow (Tuesday)!

    Dear Forum Friends,

    My surgery will be at 7:30 AM, PST, tomorrow (May 15.) I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. Really! Through this Forum I learned more about scoliosis and...
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    Dear Cina, I felt until recently that few of...

    Dear Cina,

    I felt until recently that few of my friends cared enough to want to be all that involved in my healing. But now that the time has come (my surgery is tomorrow) they are coming out of...
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    Dear Kari, I'll be sending you positive...

    Dear Kari,

    I'll be sending you positive thoughts for your healing on Monday. I believe that you'll be fine.

    Looking forward to hearing from you when you're better enough to be back on...
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    Dear Trulyaries, I'll be thinking of you and...

    Dear Trulyaries,

    I'll be thinking of you and sending my best "energy" for your surgery on Monday, the day before mine. You're an expert at this already, and I suspect you'll do fine. Thanks for...
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    Dear Berta, I spoke with my son, who is coming...

    Dear Berta,

    I spoke with my son, who is coming tomorrow to be with me during my surgery next week (Tuesday.) He had a fusion at age 14. He is now 31. He spent most of his childhood on the Big...
  22. Dear Shelley, Thanks so very much for your...

    Dear Shelley,

    Thanks so very much for your post. It is helping me a lot. My surgery is next Tuesday, May 15. I've prepared well and I'm no longer scared, but I am concerned about what I'll have...
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    Dear Sherie, I think it's great that you're...

    Dear Sherie,

    I think it's great that you're going to speak to your surgeon! Please let us know what he says and what you decide to do.

    Take care,

    Brynn
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    Dear Janet, Thanks for your kind and...

    Dear Janet,

    Thanks for your kind and insightful words. I, too, am the kind of person who feels the need to research and analyze before making a decision. You may have seen that if you've been...
  25. Thread: Reshcheduled

    by brynnski
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    Dear Dalmatica, I'm really impressed that you...

    Dear Dalmatica,

    I'm really impressed that you had the energy and motivation to entirely spring clean your house and care for your horse the week before your surgery! My surgery (my first) is in 1...
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