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  1. Hi Ginny, It's important to address your...

    Hi Ginny, It's important to address your osteoporosis with or without surgery....and I see Evenity is a 12 month program so it looks like you have some time to think about scoliosis surgery....I...
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    6 years is a short period.....especially being so...

    6 years is a short period.....especially being so young. Some of the kids have a hard time with growing rods and repeated surgeries and they are such troopers. They have that built in determination....
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    Louise, Thinking about this some more, I agree...

    Louise, Thinking about this some more, I agree with Sharon, a 6 level numbness is a bit high..... especially in a leg.

    Try not to get too jumpy about this....if you do join the pelvis club at some...
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    Yes, with MRI they can see degenerative changes...

    Yes, with MRI they can see degenerative changes however, imaging can be a challenge for many different reasons.....You do have a prior MRI history of degenerative changes with dehydration.... Discs...
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    Hi Louise Here is a dermatome map... ...

    Hi Louise

    Here is a dermatome map...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatome_(anatomy)

    You can see that any symptoms in the feet or legs can originate from L5, (Yellow band) S1 (Red band)...
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    Yes, very good...Sports are great at diverting...

    Yes, very good...Sports are great at diverting scoliosis thoughts....Does she even mention it anymore?

    I can just see you outside the gym freezing to death watching the game. I posted a photo...
  7. The shoulder rotational stretching movements (at...

    The shoulder rotational stretching movements (at .44) are stretches I have been doing my whole life, and still do them after fusion surgery. I do these while walking actually....and don't consider...
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    Any Canadian members under age 18 can have...

    Any Canadian members under age 18 can have scoliosis surgery at Shriners for free. Same for the US. For those that do need surgery, having an answer that prevents medical hardship and not utilizing...
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    Wait until your 97 degrees?......When does one...

    Wait until your 97 degrees?......When does one need surgery? Thats the question.

    Sounds like the Canadian medical system delay tactics to me. It's not the surgeons, it's the system.... A few...
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    Twisted, You made it a long time.....longer than...

    Twisted, You made it a long time.....longer than me.....

    I didn't buy anything before my surgeries....but having someone to get the things you need in immediate recovery is important because you...
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    You might be due to go in for a checkup Jackie....

    You might be due to go in for a checkup Jackie. E-mail and let your surgeon know what is going on....(ring and pinky finger pain)

    I would bet they will probably want to do MRI's. Especially in...
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    SuzieBee used to keep a list of people scheduled...

    SuzieBee used to keep a list of people scheduled for surgery (2007 to 2012) It usually had about 10-15 people on it at any given point. You would have to look way back in the archives.

    Here is...
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    Sounds good....I don't know why you cannot e-mail...

    Sounds good....I don't know why you cannot e-mail me. I do get my e-mails so you must have my address spelled wrong.

    I would use Rod Strewart as an e-mail address, but Rod is probably using it....
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    On your signature, you could detail it and throw...

    On your signature, you could detail it and throw it on a new thread. Link that thread in your signature like the way I have the bending and twisting photos in my signature.

    You could e-mail your...
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    NSF was quite active years ago.....and we sure...

    NSF was quite active years ago.....and we sure have seen a lot of different cases over the years.....mostly adults over 40. We had a few Brits, Kiwi's, and a few Aussies posting also.....Macky from...
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    Jackie, You do realize that I would not have...

    Jackie, You do realize that I would not have found Dr Joshi if it wasn't for you. I stumbled across it somehow through your surgeon Adam Young after you made the switch a few years back. It could...
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    It might be pretty rare, but Dr Lenke uses it....

    It might be pretty rare, but Dr Lenke uses it. Does he use this technology on all his cases? Will he use this technology on this case and why?

    The amount of physical spine data that can be...
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    Here are other dual attending, dual team, or dual...

    Here are other dual attending, dual team, or dual surgeon scoliosis surgery approach studies....Scroll through a few pages.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?linkname=pubmed_pubmed&from_uid=29050715...
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    No, not on a walker, he was good. He did a...

    No, not on a walker, he was good. He did a complete recovery. You would never know.

    For recovery rates on GB you would have to look at the stats. Experts in the last 20 years are saying FDR...
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    Karen, I remember driving a pile of balls back...

    Karen, I remember driving a pile of balls back then, and the stability and control of the swing was outstanding!.....I am not surprised you have won over 9 years....

    I really walked on eggshells...
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    I don't know....never heard symptoms like this...

    I don't know....never heard symptoms like this around here... ??

    Years ago there was this 45 yr old guy at work who would come and go, and I noticed him on a walker in an industrial plant. This...
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    Karen, You can give me your password....If I get...

    Karen, You can give me your password....If I get dementia, there will be no guarantees....same old stuff, you know? I don't store passwords anywhere.

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! ...
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    Marie, Both are great scoliosis surgeons...tough...

    Marie, Both are great scoliosis surgeons...tough choice. I have posted amazing articles and videos here on both of them. Use search.

    There are many people that feel that donating their own blood...
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    Tina, chances are high that your problems are due...

    Tina, chances are high that your problems are due to spine, but not guaranteed and its best to be prepared for anything.

    They were suspicious of cancer with me and did exploratory on my ALIF but...
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    A pedicle screw breach would have been discovered...

    A pedicle screw breach would have been discovered by now, they look at hardware and implant position closely.

    You now have at least 3 doctors looking, Your Orthopedic, Neurologist and the...
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