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    It's my 20 year anniversary!

    Hi Forum Friends,

    It's been a few years since my last visit to the forum.

    I came back today to say thank you for all the support over the last 20+ years. The National Scoliosis Foundation &...
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    Sticky: RE: Before and After Pictures/Xrays

    Mine are in my signature!
  3. Pregnant for the first time! Birth stories please.

    Hello everyone!

    It's been a while since I've been on here! I hope everyone is doing well!

    I'm 6 months pregnant with my first baby. I had my spinal fusion back in November 2000. I'm looking...
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    Surgery in Alberta

    Hi Kootenaygal,

    I indeed did have my surgery at the U of A in Edmonton in 2000. My surgeons were Dr. Moreau and Dr. Mahood. Feel free to email me if you have any detailed questions, I'd love to...
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    A gift for my Scoliosis Forum friends.

    Hello lovely friends of the NSF forum.

    I am proud of all of you for everything you have endured during your journey with scoliosis. Even though I am not extremely active in posting on this forum,...
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    Canada...

    Thank heavens for Canadian healthcare. I donated through the Autologous Blood program here in Edmonton, AB a pint every week for a month before surgery. I used it all during my surgery... and it was...
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    Tens...

    Hey Rebecca,

    I have actually used a TENS machine. My husband bought one a few years ago for his own backpain (doesn't have scoliosis). I had a horrible experience with a hair dresser who was so...
  8. Thread: xrays!

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    xrays!

    After 10 years of not having my xrays... here they are! It took some serious tracking down & some very lovely people in the Edmonton healthcare system but I got them.

    I've always been so jealous...
  9. Thread: Freezing!!!

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    brrrr!

    I had my surgery quite some time ago, but it was in November and I live in Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA where winter temperatures get down to -50*C (celsius)! I used to always be the one that never...
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    Great article!

    Hey Richard!

    Great article! You're page 19 when I checked it out..

    Love reading people's stories about scoliosis!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Hey Jill, I wore a back brace for 6 or 7 years...

    Hey Jill,

    I wore a back brace for 6 or 7 years before I had surgery. A dance teacher noticed my scoliosis when I was around 10 or 11. My sister (three years older than me) also had scoliosis but...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for your kind words everyone! I have appreciated the continuous support from this forum. You're all amazing!

    xo
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    10 year anniversary!

    Hey friends.

    Today is a very special day for me. 10 years ago on this 10th day of November I was going in for my scoliosis surgery. I can't believe it has been 10 years!!!

    In celebration of my...
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    going to give it a go...

    I finally went to the chiropractor that my girlfriend has been urging me to see (her chiropractor). I had a completely nerve and muscle analysis. I brought in my xrays. I had the whole low down, and...
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    Chiropractors for FUSED spines?

    Hey guys! :D

    So, my last post a few weeks back was about some weird nerve numbing/itchiness in my left shoulder blade. I was worried I had a loose screw or hook or something so I made an appt with...
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    fun!

    How fun to finally know what everyone does. Great idea Jimbo.
    I have my Bachelor's Degree in Voice, and I have a band and sing around my city & surrounding areas quite often (www.lisanicolegrace.com...
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    funny feeling in my shoulder blade...

    Hey everyone.

    It's been a while since I've been back at the scoliosis forum. I love this place.

    I already searched the forum about this, and couldn't find anything quite like what I'm feeling,...
  18. Thread: This Scar

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    Ginger, Yes I'd love for you to put the lyrics...

    Ginger,

    Yes I'd love for you to put the lyrics on your blog. Which I have visited! :)
    Thanks for the lovely words.
  19. Thread: This Scar

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    Thanks!!!

    OH YAY. :)

    I was a little apprehensive posting it, but thanks for all your lovely words! I'm so happy that you like it.

    Qikdraw - I asked myself that question, I guess everytime I perform it I...
  20. Thread: This Scar

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    This Scar

    Hey forum!

    I have been coming to this forum (mostly as an observer) for as LONG as I can remember. I would like to say since I was 15 or 16 (and I'm now 25), has it been around that long?

    I am...
  21. Thread: Intimacy?

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    Qikdraw

    LOL - I love that we are so blunt here. Way to be a REAL man and ask for advice from a room full of ladies. I'm proud of you.

    What about trying a laying on your side position behind your wife?...
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    I had my period when I had surgery. I brought my own little suitcase of comfy clothes & undies. But I BARELY remember the nurses taking care of it. They changed my pads & cleaned me up whenever...
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    steak & spinach!

    I'm sure someone already mentioned this but my mum fed me boiled spinach & steak for weeks while I was donating blood. I think I did it four weeks in a row, a pint each time and ended up needing 2...
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    Thanks ladies.

    Thanks for the sweet words ladies!
    The arthritis is supposedly because of my fusion?? In response to my fused spine I have inflammation in and around my vertebrate? I won't contend to know exactly...
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    complainer...

    So I just need someone to complain to..
    The weather has been super humid here lately (unusual - usually it's very dry) and my arthritis has been acting up. I have missed two days of work, and I'm in...
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