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    Sharon and Tracy, I am so glad to hear that...

    Sharon and Tracy,

    I am so glad to hear that both surgeries went well! Tell the girls to hang in there and that it does get easier!

    When I had mine, my stomach didn't wake up for 4 days! I...
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    That is great that they have a new date set and...

    That is great that they have a new date set and that she was able to get in so soon! Keep us posted!!

    I am really glad the infection is gone too!
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    I do have some pain now but nothing that isn't...

    I do have some pain now but nothing that isn't bearable. I am not big into taking medication and get by fine without anything. On bad days I take Tylenol or something. Its no biggie though. I do...
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    OK-those are all very good concerns. I would tell...

    OK-those are all very good concerns. I would tell her then that you really want to wait and see how the brace is going to help. If after 1 year of wearing the brace there has not been improvement in...
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    Feel free to ask away! While in the brace my...

    Feel free to ask away!

    While in the brace my curves were upper 20s to upper 30s. Within 1 year of not wearing the brace my curves were 50s (top), 80s (middle) 60s (bottom). My curves are all now...
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    What is the treatment place for? What will they...

    What is the treatment place for? What will they do there?

    I would at least talk with her more about it. I know you don't want to go but your Mom is just trying to do what she thinks is best for...
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    I was able to donate my own blood for my surgery....

    I was able to donate my own blood for my surgery. I was not one of the "skinnyminnys" LOL! Which it sounds like was a good thing but I never realized it. Anyway, after my surgery (which was also a...
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    Well that really stinks that you are having to go...

    Well that really stinks that you are having to go through this and that your daughter is.
    I was put into a brace at 7 and wore it up until 6th grade and ended up with surgery because I wasn't...
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    Thanks for your help everyone! I really...

    Thanks for your help everyone! I really appreciate it and will check into to the CMT thing too.

    T~MS means Multiple Sclerosis which is a condition that affects your nerves in your body. I started...
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    Jmom~ I think the surgery is tougher on the...

    Jmom~ I think the surgery is tougher on the parents than the kids. I had surgery when I was 12 (I am 26 now) and I am just fine. I had total fusion and my scoliosis is in control. Sure, I have pain...
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    Katelyn~You made me laugh when you said you...

    Katelyn~You made me laugh when you said you wanted to burn your brace! I too thought that I would burn mine, but I didn't...I guess I just never got around to it but its something to shoot for this...
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    Oh I was going to tell you too... I know I was...

    Oh I was going to tell you too... I know I was reading on here that people are wearing bodysuits under their brace. I am not sure what you are wearing, but I always wore a wife beater tank top. I...
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    MS & Scoliosis??

    Hey everyone!
    I was diagnosed with scoliosis about 20 years ago (I was only 6). All 3 curves were anywhere from the high 20s to the high 30s. I was put into a brace and my curves stayed the same as...
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    Yeah! That is so great that you wore it to...

    Yeah! That is so great that you wore it to school! How did it go? 4 hours at a time is so great! Did they say you should try to do 12 hours in a row or can you break it up?

    Are you getting a lot...
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    I know! Everyone tries to help and comfort you...

    I know! Everyone tries to help and comfort you and tell you how sorry they are but until they have gone through it, they really don't know. I am sure that people are just trying to be there for you...
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    Hey~ Let me just start off with saying that I am...

    Hey~ Let me just start off with saying that I am so sorry you are going through this. It is really tough. I had the Milwaukee brace from 2nd grade-6th grade and stopped wearing it because nobody...
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