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    Good to hear from you Kathy! My appointment went...

    Good to hear from you Kathy! My appointment went just fine. No issues with the hardware at all, he thinks it is likely caused more in my neck due to being at my desk emailing for long periods of...
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    Checking In - 16 months post

    It has been so long since I have checked in with the site after religiously checking in daily throughout my recovery. I am about 16 months post now and have done really well, all things considered. ...
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    I feel a connection to both of you! In the weeks...

    I feel a connection to both of you! In the weeks and days leading up to my surgery on August 1, 2016, I read your updates every day and was right there with you both from afar. I am glad to hear...
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    I couldn't agree more! This site did more for me...

    I couldn't agree more! This site did more for me in my recovery than any other resource. Such amazing people!
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    3 month post-op check in

    Happy Halloween fellow scoli-friends -

    Just checking in with my 3 month post-op report. As with my last check-in, all is well on the recovery. Every day is better than the last and life is...
  6. Thread: 9 weeks post

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    Good afternoon Ed, Being in the water felt...

    Good afternoon Ed,

    Being in the water felt amazing and I wonder if spending so much time in the pool didn't play a role here. I loved it so much, I have looked into possibly joining my local ...
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    Welcome Kay! We are the same age and your...

    Welcome Kay!

    We are the same age and your story sounds much like mine. I too wore a brace as a young teen-ager and then went on with my life, married, had 4 kids.... you get the idea. I didn't...
  8. Thread: 9 weeks post

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    9 weeks post

    Good afternoon all,

    I just read Jana's post about a miracle happening on the 101st day, and I have to say that I had my own 'light at the end of the tunnel' moment on the 8th week. We just...
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    Jana, Such wonderful news!!! I am so happy...

    Jana,

    Such wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you and glad that your vision is back to normal. The body is a miraculous thing, isn't it?

    Misty
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    Good afternoon Kathy, I am so glad to hear...

    Good afternoon Kathy,

    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling more like yourself at the 3 month mark and that your thigh pain is going away. Talking to people in similar situations gives me so...
  11. Thread: 6 weeks post

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    Leah, Thank you very much for your kind words...

    Leah,

    Thank you very much for your kind words and response. I'm not normally an emotional person, but this recovery is really testing me. I am trying hard to slow down a bit, but that is so very...
  12. Thread: 6 weeks post

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    6 weeks post

    Good morning,

    Yesterday was 6 weeks post op and I was feeling pretty great up until Monday morning. I think I overdid it this weekend by attending a charity event that had me out of the house for...
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    Post Surgery Exercise

    Good morning everyone! On Monday I will be 6 weeks post and will see my surgeon again for a check-up. I have been feeling better every day and I'm starting to get anxious about exercise and what I...
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    Jana, This made me laugh out loud!! Sneezing...

    Jana,

    This made me laugh out loud!! Sneezing does really hurt!! I hate it.
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    I completely agree! I watched this video and was...

    I completely agree! I watched this video and was immediately reminded not to feel sorry for myself ever again. My curves were nothing compared to what this poor kid went through. Thank god for...
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    Good morning Robbi, I am 5 weeks post op and...

    Good morning Robbi,

    I am 5 weeks post op and completely med free at this point, unless you count Tylenol! I was not using any pain meds prior to surgery though and was on a pretty low dose of...
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    Good morning, I had an orthopedic surgeon...

    Good morning,

    I had an orthopedic surgeon perform my surgery, but a neurologist was there for the entire surgery as well monitoring my spinal cord function.

    I understand completely how you...
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    Mike, I was most concerned about the surgery...

    Mike,

    I was most concerned about the surgery and recovery impacting my career as well! Though when you will go back to work really depends on what you do for a living and how flexible your...
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    I ordered a body pillow off of amazon that I put...

    I ordered a body pillow off of amazon that I put behind me when I sleep on my side and it is large enough to bring up between my knees as well. It helps a lot with positioning and support.
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    Mike, Congrats on making the leap to schedule...

    Mike,

    Congrats on making the leap to schedule your big day! The next two months will likely creep by as you wait and worry. The only advice that I can provide is to prepare yourself for the long...
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    Ed, Your video links put a huge smile on my...

    Ed,

    Your video links put a huge smile on my face! Thank you for your support and humor, it is so appreciated. I will be whistling along to Fleetwood Mac on my walk tonight!

    Take care, Misty
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    4 weeks post op

    Good morning!

    I feel like 4 weeks is a big hurdle for me. I am off of my pain meds all day long and surviving on Tylenol and at night I have been taking one hydrocodone and one muscle relaxer w/...
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    2 weeks post op report

    Good afternoon,

    Yesterday officially marked 2 weeks post op for me. I have been bothered by this seroma on my lower back so I went in to see my surgeon yesterday when he was done with surgeries...
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    I don't remember the OR at all and didn't see the...

    I don't remember the OR at all and didn't see the table, but I was lying on my stomach for 9 hours and had pretty severe swelling in my face. Both eyes were swollen shut and my lips were so swollen...
  25. Thread: Serena??

    by mistybowe
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    Ed, I did not know that but am amazed and...

    Ed, I did not know that but am amazed and inspired by him. I can't wait to tell my family :) I ran my first, and sadly last, marathon last year with my dad and brother and my dad is constantly doing...
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