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  1. I think even if you sleep on your stomach you...

    I think even if you sleep on your stomach you move during the night. They kept watch on my eye sight, the left pupil was larger and did not recover like the right. It worked out ok. Now I am fused...
  2. Hi Irene, are you still.near Chicago? There is a...

    Hi Irene, are you still.near Chicago? There is a Dr. DeWalt at Rush in Chicago. I do not think it is the same first name though. He is an orthopedic scoliosis surgeon.
    Ed is a wealth of knowledge....
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    In the beginning at age 24, I had never been told...

    In the beginning at age 24, I had never been told I had scoliosis. I had no idea what it meant. So after the birth I ask the OB doctor why it was mentioned and what to do. His words were it just...
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    Ok Ed I am for to put my answer here. Some of it...

    Ok Ed I am for to put my answer here. Some of it has the same issues as Susan has but not everything.
    First time I was told I had scoliosis was the day my daughter was born. An emergency c section...
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    I am going to ask about an injection but I think...

    I am going to ask about an injection but I think the fusion makes that harder. So far we changed for gabapentin to lyrica, but no change. I just completed the second round of PT, and no change. On...
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    It is good in the thoracic right now. No more...

    It is good in the thoracic right now. No more unexpected sores. Also, this latest surgery is done under newer techniques as you pointed out Ed. I have more rods but less screws. So far it seems all...
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    Yes I can only imagine how tired you must be. Are...

    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 sometimes have to use my left arm to get up the steps...
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    Well today is 6 months from this last surgery. I...

    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 right. The actual right side of the hand can move on...
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    Susan I hope it helps. I have not found thoracic...

    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. Maybe you won't have any problems because of such...
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    It is fantastic that you are a dancer, and I hope...

    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. Something important to ask your Dr.
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    Good to hear from you Susan. If it is what the Dr...

    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 when I broke my neck, they Dr said about 20...
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    All of this is so complex. Also it is call...

    All of this is so complex. Also it is call practicing medicine. The doctors refer to where they work as their practice.
    Now I changed surgeons from orthopaedic to neurosurgery I not once blamed my...
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    No the rods do not have to break or bend. The...

    No the rods do not have to break or bend. The rods are strong but the need for perfect balance is even stronger so the rods and screws are pulled upon.
    There could be a nonunion also.that is what...
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    I do have an appointment in June for a Dr in...

    I do have an appointment in June for a Dr in movement specialty. I am anxious to see if he can make any suggestions.
    I'm not sure where the hand nerve will lead. Watching it move on it's own is...
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    Tina, yes it takes a long time to heal a nerve ....

    Tina, yes it takes a long time to heal a nerve . And I wonder if it is actually longer since a nerve heals a a very small amount over time. Since my traumatic injury was September 2018, and I am...
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    Linda as far as the walking, it feels like a...

    Linda as far as the walking, it feels like a struggle to keep my balance. I don't think both of my legs are a problem but it does feel like I want to "throw my right leg rather than just step". It...
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    I am 5 months past the last revision surgery....

    I am 5 months past the last revision surgery. Some days I can walk fairly okay and some days are a struggle. I can't find the reason to this.
    Also the ulnar nerve is still an issue. I will repeat...
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    You are so much younger than most of us that some...

    You are so much younger than most of us that some things can be different. Yes get your legs and abdominal muscles strong.
    Hospital stay is usually 5-7 days. Sometimes rehab, but you may not...
  19. As far as the type of brand of hardware, I would...

    As far as the type of brand of hardware, I would only think you need to know what was used after the procedure. The information was needed when I had revision surgery done by a different doctor.
    I...
  20. Ed is a value wealth of information. Anyone of us...

    Ed is a value wealth of information. Anyone of us has had a different journey through the big decision that we have to make. It is easy to research now. Also things change as new procedures are...
  21. Both orthopedic and neurosurgeons treat...

    Both orthopedic and neurosurgeons treat scoliosis. I think they are crossed trained. So either one with a good medical center is a good choice. I live near Chicago so there are many choices.
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    Yes that is correct. I have seen one. They look...

    Yes that is correct. I have seen one. They look at the whole person. They work with you and can help find out your strengths and weaknesses. If one leg is weaker the Doctor can make suggestions to...
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    Tina you could also try a different specialist....

    Tina you could also try a different specialist. If you were treated by an orthopedic go to a neurosurgeon or a Dr of physical medicine. That actually may help you the most. A Dr of physical medicine...
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    Good to hear from you Susan It is always a...

    Good to hear from you Susan It is always a pleasure.
    I did go through a SCS trial last summer. It was a newer type called Burst DR from Abbot. It seemed to work well but the real reason for my...
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    The surgeon didn't mention that but he did say it...

    The surgeon didn't mention that but he did say it it doesn't get better that a spinal cord stimulator may be able to help.
    We will see.
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