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  1. Thread: New member

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    Hi So_shy, I mostly lurk on here, but had to...

    Hi So_shy,

    I mostly lurk on here, but had to reply to your post. I have struggled with self-esteem my entire life (41 now) and am really making a solid effort now to improve it. You are so worth...
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    Karen, First, I am so sorry that you are in...

    Karen,

    First, I am so sorry that you are in so much pain. :(

    I have not had surgery, but when I have groin pain it is because my sacroiliac joint (usually the left side) is out of alignment...
  3. I was diagnosed at 13 and was fitted for a brace...

    I was diagnosed at 13 and was fitted for a brace immediately. I was already horribly self-conscious and couldn't imagine wearing it. It was a hard plastic shell that velcroed in the back, started...
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    Hi Patrick, I am also 42 with and S-curve that...

    Hi Patrick,

    I am also 42 with and S-curve that is getting to the point where I am thinking surgery is an option as well. I am in Portland and getting started with OHSU Spine Center. I'm so sorry...
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    Jess, How funny! I can relate. Last May I got...

    Jess, How funny! I can relate.

    Last May I got hit by a car while on a bike ride. (not fun and don't recommend it!) My body got thrown onto the cars windshield and broke it. Anyway, about a month...
  6. I'm still here I promise! ugh! I have been having...

    I'm still here I promise! ugh! I have been having some awesome workouts lately, lots of lifting, a couple of spinning classes thrown in, a couple of good hikes with my kids. And no yoga. :mad: I do...
  7. Okay, I'm good for day one! Yoga this morning:...

    Okay, I'm good for day one!

    Yoga this morning: 15 minutes.
    Gym workout: 20 minutes treadmill with 5 min. on a 15 % grade, circuit workout consisting of: pullups, push presses, back extensions,...
  8. Good luck to you too! and no crochet does not...

    Good luck to you too! and no crochet does not count as exercise unless you can do it on the treadmill! ;) I went to cycling class this morning (1 hour), did some foam rolling and stretching, will...
  9. Yes to this! Let's get back to the task at hand....

    Yes to this! Let's get back to the task at hand.

    I think in this day and age we can all be in agreement that drinking soda is not a healthy choice, artificial sweeteners are not a healthy choice....
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    That is a bummer. Where on your neck/shoulders...

    That is a bummer. Where on your neck/shoulders does it bug you? Front? Sides? You should keep your head in line with your spine, not looking up or down, but neutral.
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    I go to the gym regularly and have for years. I...

    I go to the gym regularly and have for years. I love it and miss it when I don't go. I like to strength train pretty intensely and do spinning classes. There are certain things I stay away from, such...
  12. Count me in! I love doing 30 day challenges....

    Count me in!

    I love doing 30 day challenges. Well, I should say I love starting them :p completing them for the whole 30 days seems to be an issue. :rolleyes:

    I already workout regularly,...
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    You look so good! Congratulations on your...

    You look so good! Congratulations on your progress! I am so impressed. Please don't put on a shirt. :D

    I have been working out and lifting weights for about 15 years and love to lift! I love that...
  14. I'm so sorry. I have had times in my life that my...

    I'm so sorry. I have had times in my life that my scoliosis caused depression and it is hard to deal with/accept.

    1. No one knows if your spine will get worse and no doctor can tell you for sure....
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    I have that Scroth book, I need to find it and...

    I have that Scroth book, I need to find it and read it, thanks for the reminder. Let us know what you think of the Twists... book, I am very interested in getting it myself.
    Thanks!
  16. Thread: excercise

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    I would love to see some research on swimming,...

    I would love to see some research on swimming, and whether it would benefit those with scoliosis or not. It's something I've been thinking of starting...
  17. Thread: excercise

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    Right back at you! :) Obviously I need to do...

    Right back at you! :)

    Obviously I need to do some research. You do have to wonder though, if they all already had a bit of scoliosis to begin with and the swimming/breathing made it worse rather...
  18. Thread: excercise

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    Thank YOU! I think I bought that expensive scroth...

    Thank YOU! I think I bought that expensive scroth therapy book last year when I was researching. I bought it and put it in my bookcase. Very Helpful. :rolleyes: I will find it today and read it.

    I...
  19. Thread: excercise

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    I do a lot of breathing no matter what. ;) Just...

    I do a lot of breathing no matter what. ;) Just kidding, I know what you/she are saying and I mean no disrespect but I would like to see if there's any actual research on this rather than just one...
  20. Thread: Tattoos

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    I love it! it's beautiful and what a great...

    I love it! it's beautiful and what a great tribute to your journey!
  21. Thread: excercise

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    "The Year of the Back" I love it! :D I feel like...

    "The Year of the Back" I love it! :D I feel like I have been living The Year of the Back for years and years now. I'm going to join you as well, if you don't mind.

    As far as exercise...I have...
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    Hi cbeem, I don't post often but wanted to say...

    Hi cbeem,

    I don't post often but wanted to say hello and tell you that you are definitely not alone! I am 39 and we have very similar stories. Looking at me, no one could ever tell that I have...
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    I had prolotherapy several years ago for my left...

    I had prolotherapy several years ago for my left SI joint and ended up having it in quite a few places. My ligaments tend to be more lax than normal. It definitely helped me, and I had tried...
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    Thanks for the hellos everyone! I appreciate it....

    Thanks for the hellos everyone! I appreciate it. :)

    Janet, I will be looking forward to reading about your surgery experience.

    Ed and Pam, thank you for your response. The doc that I am seeing...
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    Introduction!

    I have been lurking here for so long, I feel like I should finally introduce myself. So, Hi!

    I have an S curve, diagnosed at 13. Was supposed to wear a Boston brace for 3 years. At 16 my doc said...
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