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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
  4. 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/
    ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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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    I had to sleep for over 24 hours.... The same...

    I had to sleep for over 24 hours.... The same thing happened, pain after the adjustment, a dull ache at C1 or base of the skull which is extremely exhausting! I am so glad that dull ache is gone and...
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    Jackie, I didn't know your hand was clawing....I...

    Jackie, I didn't know your hand was clawing....I guess I am not too surprised as it's been 10 months. I saw my dad go through that. They made him a prothesis in the shape of the hand with a velcro...
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    Yes, Chiropractic can be amazing when it works,...

    Yes, Chiropractic can be amazing when it works, and you know I am not selling Chiropractic. I should have went in 2 months ago after the battery install, but after the neck herniations surfaced in...
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    I had my neck adjusted....My neck was Y strapped...

    I had my neck adjusted....My neck was Y strapped where they pull pretty hard "upwards" or vertically and was so tight it did not adjust or crack after 2 attempts. They did get it to crack with a left...
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    Here is another segment from the same show.

    Kids vs Old Folks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv1xvCts3q4&ab_channel=holyshnikies9

    Say hello to my little friend.....Man-o-man! It's funny, but...
  17. Yes, Here is a prescription for some Jeff...

    Yes, Here is a prescription for some Jeff Foxworthy...

    Medicine side effects
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSdNMRtvq5g&ab_channel=JeffFoxworthy

    Ed
  18. Living a lifetime of scoliosis pain requires a...

    Living a lifetime of scoliosis pain requires a good joke every now and then....After all these years, I am running low on medical jokes so it's actually an act of desperation now....Not pain relief,...
  19. Donna, You made it through the biopsy, that's...

    Donna, You made it through the biopsy, that's good news. (and 10 years like Jackie mentioned)

    My Chiro had an accu"pressure" therapist (From China, trained in China) that worked miracles....but...
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    My neck is still being a problem with headaches...

    My neck is still being a problem with headaches and slight dizziness....The fire smoke just adds to it. The Dixie fire will burn until the snows come in November....It's horrible. Last year and this...
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    Oh, thanks Jackie... The smoke from the big...

    Oh, thanks Jackie...

    The smoke from the big fires out here is unbelievable.

    Been sleeping like a cat.....

    Ed
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    Jackie, Your going to need some help.... There...

    Jackie, Your going to need some help....

    There is a You Tube testimonial on scapular fusion recovery and this girl about age 25 states that she had to sleep in a recliner and that laying down in...
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    I see....you have the green light now....at least...

    I see....you have the green light now....at least you have more questions answered.

    If you have any CT's, you will see just how deep your hardware is. My hardware is buried pretty deep, but some...
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    Here is an educational video on pain and pain...

    Here is an educational video on pain and pain management doctors by Dr Jay Joshi. (Illinois)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QcwlE-tw1o&ab_channel=NationalPainCenters

    It's not easy to pinpoint...
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    Back on bracing.... I can't imagine a hard...

    Back on bracing.... I can't imagine a hard scoliosis brace not holding or keeping your scapula in place. The Copes brace I had fit extremely tight and would push the rib hump in (and lumbar hump)...
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