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  1. Hello, Ed! So much of what you described here, I...

    Hello, Ed! So much of what you described here, I also experienced (or am experiencing). After about 5 days in the hospital, I was so anxious to get out! I was doing everything I could do - taking...
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    18% improvement in total. Very good. Did you have...

    18% improvement in total. Very good. Did you have any kyphosis? Glad you did post on this because without actually measuring with a spirometer before and after a scoliosis surgery, it's hard to tell....
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    We don't know if this person has 11 degree Cobbs,...

    We don't know if this person has 11 degree Cobbs, or 111 degree Cobbs.
    We don't know if this person is 11 or 111 years old.

    You can't lump all scoliosis outcomes together and make a general...
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    No.... Pseudarthrosis (Non union) and...

    No....

    Pseudarthrosis (Non union) and infections are the main complications....

    We need to fuse. If we don't, there is a high chance our rods will break. (Paperclip theory) If they break,...
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    I stopped skiing in 2013 because it stopped...

    I stopped skiing in 2013 because it stopped snowing and I like it deep. When your a powder hound, you notice things like global warming. I moved to Lake Tahoe 40 years ago for powder. It's one of the...
  6. Thread: Dr. Lenke

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    There are not too many "recent" Dr Lenke...

    There are not too many "recent" Dr Lenke surgeries done here....most were done many years ago.

    Good luck with your consult. He usually only takes severe cases, I hope your not too severe. If so,...
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    Karen, congratulations on 11 years, and also...

    Karen, congratulations on 11 years, and also winning the 2 golf tournaments... When I drove those balls for you years ago, right away I noticed increased stability in my golf swing. Glad that...
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    I can imagine.... Was the broken neck your worst...

    I can imagine.... Was the broken neck your worst pain?... or was it the Arachnoiditis attacks? Your broken neck x-ray was a doozie....It hurt just to look at the x-ray.

    It seems like your pain...
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    We are running specials on Cyro therapy out...

    We are running specials on Cyro therapy out here.....(It's free) It's like Antartica with white out conditions....about 10 feet of snow has fallen so far in the last few days....Filling up the...
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    12 months of PT.....that is quite an order. ...

    12 months of PT.....that is quite an order.

    I remember how slow my shoulder therapy was in the beginning.....they used a cyro cold machine which actually felt pretty good....I didn't get into...
  11. Thread: Imbalance

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    Wow Rita, you have really been struggling.... ...

    Wow Rita, you have really been struggling....

    Have they found any broken hardware? Are you leaning forward?

    Are you flying out to Johns Hopkins for diagnostics and tests?

    Ed
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    Interesting....Looking forward to seeing those...

    Interesting....Looking forward to seeing those x-rays....

    There are lists of things we might need to get for scoliosis surgery, but if your going to do a scapula fusion and have to wear the big...
  13. I had no idea.... I don't remember seeing your...

    I had no idea.... I don't remember seeing your full or lumbar x-rays. It seems that most of your troubles have been mid to high in the spine. The car crash x-rays with the broken rods in your neck...
  14. Jen, I see you have 4 rods.....how very...

    Jen, I see you have 4 rods.....how very Eiffel....(Engineering humor) You also have long pelvic screws.

    I can't remember if my fusion mass popped during my recovery...after all, it's been 14...
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    Interesting, but you know that I had to ask even...

    Interesting, but you know that I had to ask even though I did it myself....It's still a bit early for this question. In adults over age 50, it really takes a year or more, I think that's the general...
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    Peter, It's been 3 months... What do you...

    Peter, It's been 3 months...

    What do you think?

    Ed
  17. Congratulations Jen... The first few weeks...

    Congratulations Jen...

    The first few weeks can be a challenge figuring out pain, feelings, emotions, coping etc...It's an exercise in resilience skills, adapting and bouncing back...
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    Hang in there Jackie....things will get better...

    Hang in there Jackie....things will get better soon.

    Are you at home now?

    Ed
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    Linda, The advancements that have been made over...

    Linda, The advancements that have been made over the years in vascular surgeries is just mind blowing.....I had a good friend who had a large open (heart to bifurcation point) aorta replacement...
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    CT and MRI are both safe with scoliosis hardware,...

    CT and MRI are both safe with scoliosis hardware, and it's all about the optical distortion as Linda states. Halos and white spots around the hardware. I had CT's done looking for gall stones and...
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    Thanks, I also thought you looked pretty...

    Thanks, I also thought you looked pretty good.....at least you don't have any screaming pain.

    I was up at 9 levels of pain at various stages before my surgeries which is "one below screaming"....
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    SRS Logo The Genie Lamp Dr Levine

    Recently I was watching a scoliosis surgeon on a video and the old SRS logo was displayed behind him.....

    On the lower left side of the logo is a scoliotic spine wrapping around a straight staff....
  23. Yes....I had NO choice, the pain was out of...

    Yes....I had NO choice, the pain was out of control at the end....When you think about going into a hospital and begging to be knocked out for a pain break, its time.

    Even though a lot of adults...
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    How is the sleeping going? Are you using a chair...

    How is the sleeping going? Are you using a chair of some sort, or recliner bed?

    Ed
  25. This is a tough question because there are so...

    This is a tough question because there are so many factors. Opioids usually cause constipation. In my case, since I was completely stopped up down low, nothing stayed in my stomach and I would vomit....
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