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    I think your doing great Sharon.....it's amazing...

    I think your doing great Sharon.....it's amazing how well your L5-S1 is doing.

    We should have done a time lapse video of us playing musical chairs! Ha ha

    Ed
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    Erin, Your a diver.....Here is a video....watch...

    Erin, Your a diver.....Here is a video....watch it over and over.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTQogWktjFM&ab_channel=ExpeditionDrenched

    Relax....Breathe for anxiety, In hard, hold for...
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    Thanks for posting the link Linda. I have seen...

    Thanks for posting the link Linda. I have seen some of this material in my old (2005-2010) scoliosis surgical books and have wondered about all the different spine shapes...Having the right software...
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    Linda, That's correct....Blame and envy cause...

    Linda, That's correct....Blame and envy cause massive amounts of anxiety....and as far as bear traps (thoracic gripping) are concerned, not everyone carries an umbrella when the rain clouds move...
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    I remember coming down to the hospital since your...

    I remember coming down to the hospital since your room in the new wing at Renown was puurtty nice.... I thought I was checked in at the Westin in the Presidential suite out at Kaanapali Beach in...
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    Sharon, Long time no C.... Dr Menmuir went to...

    Sharon, Long time no C....

    Dr Menmuir went to Florida, and Dr Halki was my other scoliosis surgeon. That would be another "local" option for an opinion. Chances are Dr Halki was there for your PJK...
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    Nerve healing most likely has a lot to do with...

    Nerve healing most likely has a lot to do with how much damage was done....I guess they are trying to find out with the EMG's.

    There is a long history of nerve repair surgeries and nerve...
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    10 days in the hospital. Couch? ouch......

    10 days in the hospital.

    Couch? ouch... (Smiley face) I did a LOT of walking....many short walks, no long walks. No laying around all day.

    What is it like to have your vertebrae fused? Seems...
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    I didn't do any weight related muscle building...

    I didn't do any weight related muscle building exercises leading into my surgeries, but I was skiing in pain, broke my arm and shoulder up right before my scoliosis surgeries. So, I was exercising...
  10. Tina, I have no idea on percentage. Here is a...

    Tina, I have no idea on percentage.

    Here is a 124 year history of Twin Cities Spine Center
    https://www.tcspine.com/media/1170/history.pdf

    Interesting scoliosis related reads will include...
  11. This was probably my very first question....where...

    This was probably my very first question....where were you trained? (and didn't mention it in my post above) and of course I knew all about TCSC and SRS for a long time. I also asked where my 2nd...
  12. I understand but I think that most people are...

    I understand but I think that most people are concerned with what they put in their bodies....that includes spinal hardware.

    And your right, we are not going to know if it's a good or bad...
  13. Erin, I would read David Wolpert's book right...

    Erin, I would read David Wolpert's book right away. I linked it on my last post. The NSF book store is closed, order from Amazon. Under the glossary for autograft in the NSF site, the definition is...
  14. Most of us are generally right thoracic.......

    Most of us are generally right thoracic.... Sometimes with infantile scoliosis, (possibly congenital) some kids have left thoracic curves which can indicate (but not always) an underlying cause,...
  15. Again, I see.... Since there are not too many...

    Again, I see....

    Since there are not too many younger folks here, the VEPTR rip expanders are not mentioned all that often....It been years since any parents have posted. Maria comes to mind....I...
  16. Erin, Age 40..... You are where I was at 22 years...

    Erin, Age 40..... You are where I was at 22 years ago....with a 70 lumbar curve. I had a 70/70 "S" curve.....I have to think back now...There are not too many scolis with large lumbar curves.... I...
  17. I see... So, You did many growing rod...

    I see...

    So, You did many growing rod procedures growing up.....I guess you are pretty used to pain doing all the surgeries that you did, You're a trooper....I take it all these surgeries were...
  18. Welcome to the forum Scoliotic! You are our first...

    Welcome to the forum Scoliotic! You are our first MAGEC poster! Or MAGEC member!

    We did have a parent with a son many years ago when that system was first launched. I am trying to...
  19. Hi Erin, Welcome to the forum! What would I...

    Hi Erin, Welcome to the forum!

    What would I ask a surgeon on the first date? (smiley face) Not too much, its best to do more listening than talking. Let the surgeon ask the questions. They will...
  20. Irene, Dr Uribe is in Phoenix now.... I would...

    Irene, Dr Uribe is in Phoenix now.... I would have a talk with him....

    https://www.barrowneuro.org/person/juan-uribe-md/

    Ed
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    Jackie, Just wondering if a rhizotomy would work...

    Jackie, Just wondering if a rhizotomy would work for that hand and finger pain? Its outpatient, they cook the nerve with a needle to stop the pain signal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizotomy...
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    Dr Hanscomb writes a great blog...important...

    Dr Hanscomb writes a great blog...important material for us.

    Here is his You Tube site
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DrDavidHanscom/videos

    Here is another post that's important.

    Know Your...
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    I feel the same way.... It's been awhile...

    I feel the same way....

    It's been awhile Susan, how did that shoulder recovery go?

    Ed
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    Oh boy.....I don't think it's worth anticipating...

    Oh boy.....I don't think it's worth anticipating or being "overly anxious" about future medical problems. These things will drive you crazy.....Even though you need scoliosis surgery or needed it a...
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    Happy belated 11th Kara.... How do you like...

    Happy belated 11th Kara....

    How do you like that area? That area is so special...and have spent some time there over the years. Did my 1 mile walking push at 10 months post up at Prairie Creek,...
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