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    Yeah.....I think if I had to assign a title for...

    Yeah.....I think if I had to assign a title for the year 2020, I would title it: "Science...The Hard Way"

    What's the news on follow-up? X-ray once a year?

    Ed
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    Dingo, 2 years today....Congratulations! How...

    Dingo, 2 years today....Congratulations!

    How do they know when a tether breaks? Did Dr Newton show you on the x-ray what they look at? and which level broke first?

    There was a lot of...
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    I wouldn't set a timeframe....my surgeon figured...

    I wouldn't set a timeframe....my surgeon figured a 1 year recovery timeframe in my case, and I figured 2 years....I would be ready for the worst and hope for the best. I hope this makes sense.

    I...
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    I see....I know where you are at and it's not...

    I see....I know where you are at and it's not easy. The final cut from opioids is the hardest part. Keep your doctor informed. Keep daily notes.

    Here is something to look at and know about. The...
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    Hi Jessica, I see you are 5 weeks today and...

    Hi Jessica, I see you are 5 weeks today and wondering how things are going.

    We get pretty weak after these surgeries, but it comes back in time.

    How is the pain? Are you off meds?

    I...
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    Just stumbled across this video with Dr Krengel...

    Just stumbled across this video with Dr Krengel talking about some of the things we have discussed on this thread.

    It's nice to see there are some good scoliosis videos being made.
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    Ok on the BMP.....It's expensive stuff....but...

    Ok on the BMP.....It's expensive stuff....but works well.

    I hope the tightness has passed some....or at least reduced some. Pushing the limits of exercise in recovery can be so tiring.

    A hot...
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    Jessica, Congratulations! You have had quite a...

    Jessica, Congratulations! You have had quite a smorgasbord of spine procedures, including desert!

    Just looking at the pre revision x-rays once again, you had the train wreck happening for sure...
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    I don't know if these devices would help you and...

    I don't know if these devices would help you and I suppose you should ask your specialist. It's hard to say what response you will get, if any.

    The arch table (so simple) is very effective for...
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    I have to say that in my case, as far as sitting...

    I have to say that in my case, as far as sitting goes, scoliosis surgery did help. I had no choice. Many of us have no choice on scoliosis surgery.

    I think back to my unfused days and have...
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    Your right Linda, I see that system is new. No...

    Your right Linda, I see that system is new. No patent, or "pending", no FDA approval, prototype shaft and handle from aluminum in photo.....(protos are usually done from soft materials)

    The...
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    Sounds familiar....Been there, do that. Not been...

    Sounds familiar....Been there, do that. Not been there done that, been there do that. Sounds like a Captain and Tennile song from the 70's. Do what to me one more time? (A little joke for the older...
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    One of the things that happens and has been...

    One of the things that happens and has been reported here for lumbar stiffness after scoliosis surgery to the pelvis is something that has been called "the planks". It feels like a 2 x 6 in your...
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    Very good, very good, very good....wait on PT ok....

    Very good, very good, very good....wait on PT ok.

    It's going to be best to call your surgeon on the meds. Your probably due for some x-rays anyway....they do like to look to make sure the...
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    I have to ask, how is your plumb? Are you...

    I have to ask, how is your plumb? Are you standing up straight? No leaning forward, or back or to the side?

    Plumb being hanging a string from the center of your neck down to your pelvis. The...
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    Sounds pretty good.... I have had the sharp...

    Sounds pretty good....

    I have had the sharp electrical type pains (down low) before and after my surgeries. They can make us yelp out loud, that's for sure. It's not like they happen too often now...
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    I didn't look at my face for about 10 days. I...

    I didn't look at my face for about 10 days. I grew a beard..... it really didn't matter at that stage

    How is the pain? On a 1-10 scale? Tomorrow you will be 14 days post.

    Has there been any...
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    Kathy, I never targeted specific vitamins.... I...

    Kathy, I never targeted specific vitamins.... I would take the occasional multi-vitamin but never noticed anything other than maybe an increase in appetite. You eat like a horse, you have to be...
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    Jessica, If you do not go #2 by tomorrow morning,...

    Jessica, If you do not go #2 by tomorrow morning, It would probably be a good idea to call it in and let them know. A PA or an RN should be able to help you.

    I was actually going #2 each day,...
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    Congratulations Jessica! You made it. Ok, so...

    Congratulations Jessica! You made it.

    Ok, so no ileus.....Did they do your SI joints?

    Nerve pain can take some time and can be an exercise in patience. I noticed that my recovery would come...
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    Devices for the un-fused

    I stumbled across this site that has all sorts of devices....It's sort of like the Home Depot for scoliosis patients....(smiley face)
    https://www.necksolutions.com/store/

    For lumbar stretching, I...
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    Vitamin D

    I have known about vitamin D for a really long time and just recently started taking it. (Go figure) It's plastered all over the web, just google "Vitamin D scoliosis" and you will see that scoliosis...
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    Scientist warn of COVID linked brain damage.... ...

    Scientist warn of COVID linked brain damage.... This is todays article.
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    Growing old with scoliosis can be like a security...

    Growing old with scoliosis can be like a security that pays a 5% dividend, but loses 6% year after year. (And owe taxes on the dividend!) Bad days will present themselves, and then we recover...
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    Yeah, I suppose it's been awhile...1978 was when...

    Yeah, I suppose it's been awhile...1978 was when the show came to the states and was an instant hit, we wouldn't miss it. I used his comedy in my early scoliosis days, and then didn't watch the show...
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