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    surgery in your 30s

    i usually don't post but i remember when i was making the decision for surgery and was desperately looking for someone around my age to speak to. though it might be true that age shouldn't matter as...
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    5 weeks post op and anemia

    Hi.guys. im now 5 weeks post op. Im off all meds except tylenol and i had to start taking nexium for my stomach cause aall the.meds before were cause me to have issues. When i went to my gp about...
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    thank you everybody. i think i'm feeling better...

    thank you everybody. i think i'm feeling better going into this. Tuesday is the big day. And thanks LSKOCH5; i do have a long drive but i think i might break it up into two days, depending on how...
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    Yep..the unlucky club

    Sucks for us. I'm having surgery Tuesday. I suspect there are more out there who just don't monitor their curves until something goes really wrong. I only checked it out cause I wanted to get...
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    I sent you a private message.. Hope you read it :)

    I sent you a private message.. Hope you read it :)
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    why did i do that

    ugh. i reached out to my friends and family through facebook so i could tell them i'm going through this surgery in a couple of weeks. one of my friends (actually more of a friend of my husband)...
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    empathy

    hi,

    i haven't had surgery yet (going in a week and half from now) but i'm all about empathy. i feel for you! i wish you successful surgery and a speedy recovery. think positive. we are all...
  8. Thread: Tomorrow

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    Good luck tomorrow i know youll do fine! Post...

    Good luck tomorrow i know youll do fine! Post when you can to let us know how ur doing!
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    It's about 2 weeks until my surgery and my nerves...

    It's about 2 weeks until my surgery and my nerves are shot. I know I'm making the right decision and am peaceful with my dr., etc. but I'm just so scared about going through SURGERY. I got the...
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    so glad you are getting better everyday

    Hi Doreen,

    You sound better and better each time you post! Other than the scary blackout, you seem to be getting back into the groove of things. I'm so glad. Take care and keep on posting when...
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    so glad you are getting better everyday

    Hi Doreen,

    You sound better and better each time you post! Other than the scary blackout, you seem to be getting back into the groove of things. I'm so glad. Take care and keep on posting when...
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    anyone else?

    anyone else have any input on this? I'm really curious about how you feel immediately post-op as I'm having some sleepless nights over this!
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    Thanks everybody. My date is January 23rd. ...

    Thanks everybody. My date is January 23rd.

    Jenee - i think i only sound like i'm in good spirits. truth is, i'm scared out of my wits! But I know that is normal. I'm trying to do daily...
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    congratulations!

    on being one-year post-op. i wish you continuous improvements in the time ahead. :)
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    i have a date...

    for surgery (i wish i just had a date with a hot guy instead (my husband, of course, hehe) :)

    I will be going in the end of January. I got a second opinion back in October and I feel comfortable...
  16. ain't that the truth

    one of the most frustrating things ive had to go through in trying to decide to have this surgery is trying to weed out all the crazy/crap information out there. first and foremost is to listen to...
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    Cancer, Medtronic and BMP

    My brother just sent me this article and I was wondering what you all think? Do all surgeons use BMP?
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    this is a great article. thanks for sharing! ...

    this is a great article. thanks for sharing!

    and Pooka, I agree with you about misinformation. in this case, it may not necessarily be the woman's fault whose quote that was. as a 'victim' of...
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    Hi jdm555 my curve as measured from the first...

    Hi jdm555 my curve as measured from the first surgeon is 54* t6 to l2. He measured some films from 2004 and my curve was stated to be 34* from T9 to L1 but he measured it 39*. I'm definitely...
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    Encouragement/what helps you get by?

    Hi all,

    I've posted a couple of times on this forum that I'm contemplating surgery. Everyone has been extremely kind and helpful ( except for the one person who pm'ed me saying that I'd be...
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    yayaya! congratulations again!!!

    yayaya! congratulations again!!!
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    Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you. It always...

    Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you. It always makes me happy to hear of a great outcome as it inspires us all.
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    Dr. Lloyd Hey in NC and Dr. Lebwohl in Miami

    Hi,

    I have a 2nd consult appointment with Dr. Hey in NC. I've seen his name around this forum many times but am trying to get feedback from people who have actually had him as their surgeon. ...
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    Hi JamieAnn , Congrats on being 1 year...

    Hi JamieAnn ,

    Congrats on being 1 year post-op! I am curious as to what other people say on this topic because your case sounds so much like mine. I'm still pre-op but want to get pregnant as...
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    wow. I didn't think my ranting of how scared I...

    wow. I didn't think my ranting of how scared I was would illicit such a response! Thank you everyone for posting. Reading all of your opinions and talking about all those issues really gave me a...
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