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    Thanks Jackie Ed

    Thanks Jackie

    Ed
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    Considering all that you have been through, you...

    Considering all that you have been through, you plumb looks excellent. Your not leaning in any direction....It is amazing that they are actually capable of doing these surgeries. You realize that if...
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    Jackie, The easiest way to reduce files is to get...

    Jackie, The easiest way to reduce files is to get someone else to do it for you. Unless one is really interested, or getting paid to do it, I wouldn't bother...Not while doing a recovery anyway. Find...
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    I figured you posted your x-rays sideways so we...

    I figured you posted your x-rays sideways so we could get our neck stretches done. I almost posted that x-ray tilted left so we could balance out our stretches....(scoliosis forum humor)

    Ask if...
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    Jackie, what can I say? Your x-ray is not your...

    Jackie, what can I say? Your x-ray is not your average full fusion scoliosis x-ray....

    After knowing you all these years and knowing what you have gone through, I guess I have to say that this is...
  6. Excellent material.....This is a goldmine of...

    Excellent material.....This is a goldmine of information.....and answers many questions.

    Thanks for posting Linda


    Ed
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    Drug Induced Osteoporosis

    I have seen some negative opioid papers on bone healing lately.....We have to take opioids during our recoveries, but there are good reasons to consider quitting. I have a boatload of papers saved on...
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    Thx Jackie, Being sick is no fun....but I can't...

    Thx Jackie, Being sick is no fun....but I can't imagine doing a scoliosis or spine recovery with all that is happening now...You know how scary it is coughing after our surgeries, and must have felt...
  9. Hello, Ed! So much of what you described here, I...

    Hello, Ed! So much of what you described here, I also experienced (or am experiencing). After about 5 days in the hospital, I was so anxious to get out! I was doing everything I could do - taking...
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    18% improvement in total. Very good. Did you have...

    18% improvement in total. Very good. Did you have any kyphosis? Glad you did post on this because without actually measuring with a spirometer before and after a scoliosis surgery, it's hard to tell....
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    We don't know if this person has 11 degree Cobbs,...

    We don't know if this person has 11 degree Cobbs, or 111 degree Cobbs.
    We don't know if this person is 11 or 111 years old.

    You can't lump all scoliosis outcomes together and make a general...
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    No.... Pseudarthrosis (Non union) and...

    No....

    Pseudarthrosis (Non union) and infections are the main complications....

    We need to fuse. If we don't, there is a high chance our rods will break. (Paperclip theory) If they break,...
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    I stopped skiing in 2013 because it stopped...

    I stopped skiing in 2013 because it stopped snowing and I like it deep. When your a powder hound, you notice things like global warming. I moved to Lake Tahoe 40 years ago for powder. It's one of the...
  14. Thread: Dr. Lenke

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    There are not too many "recent" Dr Lenke...

    There are not too many "recent" Dr Lenke surgeries done here....most were done many years ago.

    Good luck with your consult. He usually only takes severe cases, I hope your not too severe. If so,...
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    Karen, congratulations on 11 years, and also...

    Karen, congratulations on 11 years, and also winning the 2 golf tournaments... When I drove those balls for you years ago, right away I noticed increased stability in my golf swing. Glad that...
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    I can imagine.... Was the broken neck your worst...

    I can imagine.... Was the broken neck your worst pain?... or was it the Arachnoiditis attacks? Your broken neck x-ray was a doozie....It hurt just to look at the x-ray.

    It seems like your pain...
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    We are running specials on Cyro therapy out...

    We are running specials on Cyro therapy out here.....(It's free) It's like Antartica with white out conditions....about 10 feet of snow has fallen so far in the last few days....Filling up the...
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    12 months of PT.....that is quite an order. ...

    12 months of PT.....that is quite an order.

    I remember how slow my shoulder therapy was in the beginning.....they used a cyro cold machine which actually felt pretty good....I didn't get into...
  19. Thread: Imbalance

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    Wow Rita, you have really been struggling.... ...

    Wow Rita, you have really been struggling....

    Have they found any broken hardware? Are you leaning forward?

    Are you flying out to Johns Hopkins for diagnostics and tests?

    Ed
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    Interesting....Looking forward to seeing those...

    Interesting....Looking forward to seeing those x-rays....

    There are lists of things we might need to get for scoliosis surgery, but if your going to do a scapula fusion and have to wear the big...
  21. I had no idea.... I don't remember seeing your...

    I had no idea.... I don't remember seeing your full or lumbar x-rays. It seems that most of your troubles have been mid to high in the spine. The car crash x-rays with the broken rods in your neck...
  22. Jen, I see you have 4 rods.....how very...

    Jen, I see you have 4 rods.....how very Eiffel....(Engineering humor) You also have long pelvic screws.

    I can't remember if my fusion mass popped during my recovery...after all, it's been 14...
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    Interesting, but you know that I had to ask even...

    Interesting, but you know that I had to ask even though I did it myself....It's still a bit early for this question. In adults over age 50, it really takes a year or more, I think that's the general...
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    Peter, It's been 3 months... What do you...

    Peter, It's been 3 months...

    What do you think?

    Ed
  25. Congratulations Jen... The first few weeks...

    Congratulations Jen...

    The first few weeks can be a challenge figuring out pain, feelings, emotions, coping etc...It's an exercise in resilience skills, adapting and bouncing back...
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