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    Here is a funny one.......

    Here is a funny one....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx9d9_dVkpA&ab_channel=TishaUnArmed

    My best friend growing up was missing a leg. I saw some of the challenges he had over the years and his...
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    Jackie, You seem to do most of your surgeries...

    Jackie, You seem to do most of your surgeries around Halloween.

    There will be some engineering to do on your part. You will have OT and PT folks help with some of this but it's basically all...
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    I guess so....2007, 2008, and 2009 were busy...

    I guess so....2007, 2008, and 2009 were busy years for me as far as surgeries are concerned. The scoliosis procedures were substantial for a 2 day stage, front, then back, I guess my surgeon felt I...
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    CT's are easy peasy....I have done a few CT and...

    CT's are easy peasy....I have done a few CT and MRI rides over the years for various reasons.

    I have had 3 CT myleogram's and they did have had trouble in the past (viewing ureters) with my 70/70...
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    Fran, Was Dr Zielke your surgeon?.... He is...

    Fran,

    Was Dr Zielke your surgeon?.... He is considered the father of German scoliosis surgery...
    https://www.srs.org/newsletter/issues/september-2016/in-memoriam/full-article

    It looks like...
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    Jay, I feel for you as I have had some light...

    Jay, I feel for you as I have had some light degenerative cervical troubles (disc herniations) and still un-fused....and I must say that the neck problems are tough to deal with. It completely wipes...
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    Yes, I can tie them....On a chair, or even on the...

    Yes, I can tie them....On a chair, or even on the floor..... it's the long reach. But I have not tied my sneakers in a long time.....It's been months.

    I use a long shoe horn. Its 24" long. Amazon...
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    Melissa, here you go. It was Les that was up in...

    Melissa, here you go. It was Les that was up in Idaho....Lapieper

    I also did not see your original username from 2008. Your original posts from NC.

    You could try to send a PM. or read her...
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    Yeah....lava is hot....roughly 2000 deg F (smiley...

    Yeah....lava is hot....roughly 2000 deg F (smiley face) Once I managed to get within 6 feet of flowing lava out in Hawaii and it was like sticking my head in an oven.... Lava flow destruction is one...
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    Sounds good with the new guy....and good to hear...

    Sounds good with the new guy....and good to hear you are doing ok now. That was a really long surgical road you took. What a battle! Did you also get your knee done?

    The type of motorcycle means...
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    Post of the year! I would send this post to...

    Post of the year!

    I would send this post to SRS. I don't think any of them there would believe it. Of course they don't know your story.

    Melissa, You are incredible. I guess we don't have to...
  12. It's not an easy thing talking to doctors and...

    It's not an easy thing talking to doctors and surgeons about our scoliosis....It's very personal and emotional discussing our situations and our outcomes. It's hard on both ends, for doctor and...
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    Peter, I know exactly what you are saying.......

    Peter, I know exactly what you are saying.... Spend any decent amount of time in a hospital and the need to get some normality back in our lives kicks in. Everyone in the hospital was great, but this...
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    I remember when a nurse came in with my x-rays...

    I remember when a nurse came in with my x-rays about a week later.... "They got you straight as an arrow" she said. (It's the coronal in my signature). I looked for about 4 seconds which was all I...
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    I forgot to mention that first shower....It sure...

    I forgot to mention that first shower....It sure does improve things quite a bit.

    Are they doing any sort of orthopedic rehab other than walking? I skipped rehab so I don't know what it's like in...
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    Somebody needs to keep a close eye on your...

    Somebody needs to keep a close eye on your incisions for infection....If there is any question at all, red spots, swelling, discharge, notify your surgeon right away. Inspect every day. I had...
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    Congratulations Peter! That was a large T...

    Congratulations Peter!

    That was a large T curve.....

    Hang in there, things will get better in time.

    Are you weaned to orals now?

    Ed
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    Jay, Sorry to hear this....What's going on with...

    Jay, Sorry to hear this....What's going on with pain? Have they shot any x-rays?

    Here are a few links...

    https://sauk.org.uk/

    https://sauk.org.uk/supporting-you/find-a-specialist/
    ...
  19. Even though a lot of us have the clock running,...

    Even though a lot of us have the clock running, having "elective" scoliosis surgery is not something you get done to get done as an adult. You don't run into it..... You have clarify what is...
  20. James, Always get copies of your diagnostics...

    James, Always get copies of your diagnostics burned to disc, and the radiologist reports. Sometimes, they don't like handing these out, but having these records in the future come in handy should you...
  21. I see that.... Who is your surgeon, and what...

    I see that....

    Who is your surgeon, and what did he say about this? Do you have any medical reports?

    It is possible to have single vertebrae with differing shapes....Short segment structural...
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    They have Powerlift recliners....you could buy a...

    They have Powerlift recliners....you could buy a new one or rent one for $150/mo

    You can also look for a used one cheap... These kinds of things have no resale value. You will need someone to move...
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    I spoke too soon.....The dreaded dull ache at C1...

    I spoke too soon.....The dreaded dull ache at C1 came back last night and the neck seems to be tightening up again....sigh... I made it 8 days after that 2nd adjustment....I guess I will go back in...
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    Jackie, Actually, my neck has been fine this...

    Jackie, Actually, my neck has been fine this week, full mobility and no cracking. I didn't want to jump the gun because you know how all of this goes. Degeneration is a constant battle and we have to...
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    Jackie, Which wound? T5 area? Infections can be...

    Jackie, Which wound? T5 area? Infections can be persistent even after revision and it's not easy controlling these fires. Staph cells replicate in the tiniest of osteoporotic cracks in bone. Hard to...
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