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    Sounds like you are doing really well. Keep...

    Sounds like you are doing really well. Keep walking but no falling. It gets easier with time and you already know there will be ups and downs.
    And then one day it will not feel so new any more. It...
  2. Removal is fairly easy. Depending on the amount I...

    Removal is fairly easy. Depending on the amount I would say 4-6 weeks. If you don't have to have removal, it is better to leave it.
  3. You are so right about the help here. It is the...

    You are so right about the help here. It is the best. We are here to answer questions from the patients that have gone through some amazing stuff.
    A question that I would ask your surgeon would be...
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    Sorry about your neck problem. Sometimes we have...

    Sorry about your neck problem. Sometimes we have to ask ourselves if it will ever just be a normal time.

    I think wearing the brace is going to be difficult. It fits tight and keeps the arm away...
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    I am glad you got some relief. It will be a...

    I am glad you got some relief. It will be a battle to keep the improvement. I guess just like any other battle on this journey.
    And of course , on this day of special remembrance of the 9/11. A day...
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    Yes the current wound is right on top of the...

    Yes the current wound is right on top of the original non healing wound. It bled in July but that area got so itchy that I scratched at it. It was checked by a nurse practitioner, small covering and...
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    Hi Ed, I hope you are feeling better. Anything...

    Hi Ed, I hope you are feeling better. Anything near the head is so much trauma. You speak of the C1 area. My daughter in law's sister has a son with Downs Syndrome. About 4 years ago he had to have...
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    I forgot to mention that I will be fit for the...

    I forgot to mention that I will be fit for the brace for this upcoming Tuesday. It is called a gunslinger brace. At least it has a strange name.
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    No my new xrays will not post. On some rainy day...

    No my new xrays will not post. On some rainy day I will try to shrink them so it will allow me to post them.
    Now they are very interesting. In the October 30 th surgery, the neurosurgeon took out...
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    Hi Ed, first of all to everyone stay safe. Such a...

    Hi Ed, first of all to everyone stay safe. Such a challenging time on so many things.
    Scoliosis has led me into directions I never saw coming. It has been a challenge for sure. Fortunately I have...
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    Good luck in your scoliosis journey. The road can...

    Good luck in your scoliosis journey. The road can be challenging for sure.
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    I am glad the adjustments seemed to help....

    I am glad the adjustments seemed to help. Hopefully the second treatment will help even more. Pain is such a tiring thing. So hard to ignore. Having scoliosis leads to do many different and sometimes...
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    Yes the osteotomy is a big surgery. By the right...

    Yes the osteotomy is a big surgery. By the right surgeon it can go very well. I had a two vertebrae osteotomy of C7, T1 last October.. It is still sore but worked to lift my head. Good luck on making...
  14. Ed you are so right on with your humor. Isn't...

    Ed you are so right on with your humor. Isn't laughter the best medicine?
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    A new baby brings in a lot of emotions. There is...

    A new baby brings in a lot of emotions. There is a definite adjustment period. But let's hope all goes well. Talk to your care team with your concerns and remember that You Can do This.
    I was...
  16. It is wonderful that you have done so well for 10...

    It is wonderful that you have done so well for 10 years. I hope the biopsy has turned out ok. I have found that even medical personnel do not always understand the unique way fused patients have to...
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    Those wildfires are just horrible. The cervical...

    Those wildfires are just horrible.
    The cervical adjustment I have seen it done by my PT. And I have seen the towel turn also. I have not had it done because of the fusion.
    I never had a pulmonary...
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    How are you surviving the wild fires. We have...

    How are you surviving the wild fires. We have been having a haze from them.
    Now I have to survive all the testing for this new surgery. I have one next week, it is a pulmonary function test. But...
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    Ed you are correct, needing someone to talk to is...

    Ed you are correct, needing someone to talk to is so very important. I am thankful for you and my neurosurgeon taking the time he did to encourage me. His thoughts were so valuable. And he really...
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    I think they will spend a good bit of time with...

    I think they will spend a good bit of time with you and discuss the medication and any other options. And should include your thoughts in this discussion. Medication and any other options.
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    The brace needs to be custom made. I will have to...

    The brace needs to be custom made. I will have to call for an appointment next week. We chose a location near my home. I saw pictures and it is awful looking. It cannot strap over my neck area.I
    I...
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    After a long discussion with my spine...

    After a long discussion with my spine neurosurgeon, he feels strongly that I should move forward with the scapulothorasic fusion. Even with my age, he said that I am too high functioning to let this...
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    My experience is it you can find a good pain...

    My experience is it you can find a good pain doctor, it is totally worth it. They have a good understanding of medication and I do believe most of not all are anesthesiologists. Their under is much...
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    I have no idea what will be best. I have not had...

    I have no idea what will be best. I have not had a custom brace but have tried 2 different types. The problem is getting them on by myself and then getting them tight enough to do any good.
    Let's...
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    I had seen a video of the young woman before. It...

    I had seen a video of the young woman before. It speaks volumes on what can be accomplished when you have no choice. Just like your ski boots, no one can tell you how , we just try and see what works...
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