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    Lynn Marie, My (HMO) Insurance is the same...

    Lynn Marie,
    My (HMO) Insurance is the same co-pay as yours. When I went in for my most recent surgery last year I had a $250 OOP for the hospital stay and anything that happened in the hospital (ie...
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    I recommend that if you do the...

    I recommend that if you do the injections/epidurals, to ALSO do PT after the injection. I got very little relief from some facet joint injections a while back, but while I was getting some relief it...
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    Free Sock Aid

    I have an extra sock aid that I have barely used. I was wondering if anyone here wants/needs one. I would love for this to go to good use, rather than just the city dump.
    Please send me a private...
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    I had a revision surgery in December for a failed...

    I had a revision surgery in December for a failed fusion in my lumbar spine. They fused me to the Sacrum this time (it was L2 to begin with, then went down to L5 in my 3rd surgery, and now to the...
  5. What levels are you fused? My thinking, like...

    What levels are you fused?
    My thinking, like discombobulated, would be that you have some form of nerve involvement. Have you ever had sciatic nerve pain? If your fusion isn't far into the lumbar...
  6. I think its amazing really, when you actually...

    I think its amazing really, when you actually find out that people you have known for a long time (and sometimes you know them REALLY well) have scoliosis.
    Since scoliosis is an "unseen" deformity,...
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    Hi Rob, I'm sorry to hear your daughter needs...

    Hi Rob,
    I'm sorry to hear your daughter needs surgery for her scoliosis. I know when I was first diagnosed it was hard...but it was even harder when I was told I needed surgery. I would hate to find...
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    Nicole, It sounds as if you carry a lot of your...

    Nicole,
    It sounds as if you carry a lot of your "stress" in your upper back/neck. Do you often keep the muscles in your shoulders/upper back contracted? My thought is that since the surgery you...
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    Hi Sasha, It seems that I am around...

    Hi Sasha,
    It seems that I am around discombobulated's age, so take my word as a grain of salt, lol.
    I've had 4 surgeries for my scoliosis, with the first in Feb. '05. My most recent seems to be...
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    Laurie and Emma, Have your children been...

    Laurie and Emma,
    Have your children been measured for a possible leg length discrepancy? (LLD) The reason I ask this (Emma's post especially) is that I had a LLD that went unnoticed until I was...
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    Lynette, Your local chapter of the Scoliosis...

    Lynette,
    Your local chapter of the Scoliosis Association should be able to provide you with more names of Scoliosis Specialists in your area. The surgeon who did my last surgery has A LOT of...
  12. Thread: New Member

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    Hi Lacey, Welcome to the boards! I hope the...

    Hi Lacey,
    Welcome to the boards! I hope the Levaquin takes care of your UTI quickly this time around and that you can have surgery ASAP. I wouldn't like having a 2 stage surgery too far apart b/c by...
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    Remember also that just because a surgeon is an...

    Remember also that just because a surgeon is an SRS doctor, does NOT mean that they are a 'good' surgeon, it just means that a certain amount of their practice is devoted to scoliosis/spinal...
  14. Thread: school

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    Sanah, Don't be embarrased about needing a...

    Sanah,
    Don't be embarrased about needing a pillow. It is what you need to support you after your surgery. People who break their arm or leg wear a cast, people who sprain their ankle or hurt their...
  15. Does anyone know if an epidural for childbirth is...

    Does anyone know if an epidural for childbirth is possible with a fusion to the sacrum? I have a long time to go before thinking of children, but after my revision in December (T2-Ilium) I started...
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    Chris, It is possible that once your scoliosis...

    Chris,
    It is possible that once your scoliosis gets corrected that your neck pain might decrease or go away all together. Sometimes the neck compensates for the back and can be quite a pain! I hope...
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    Susie was talking about drawing on the brace, so...

    Susie was talking about drawing on the brace, so I just wanted to say that dry erase markers work the best (come off easiest). Many of the Spinekids have tried it in the past, lol.
    I hope that...
  18. Thread: Driver's Ed

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    I bought mine from Pep Boys. I'm sure they should...

    I bought mine from Pep Boys. I'm sure they should have them at any local auto supply store. I know that they DON'T have them at Wal Mart (I looked there first, lol).
    This is the one I have:...
  19. Thread: Driver's Ed

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    I used to be fused to L5 and had no problem...

    I used to be fused to L5 and had no problem checking my blind spot. I was able to turn enough that just a slight shift of my body in the seat was good enough to see everything. That being said,
    I...
  20. Ann, I had a VERY similar experience to your...

    Ann,
    I had a VERY similar experience to your daughter. After my fusion I developed a pleural effusion on the right lung, partial lung collapse (right lung) and pneumonia. I was in the hospital for 6...
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    Del, I had hooks in my thoracic spine as well as...

    Del,
    I had hooks in my thoracic spine as well as pedicle screws in my lumbar. When I had a revision surgery in December that instrumentation was replaced with pedicle screws in both thoracic and...
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    Karen, Seeing as how her lesion is in her FEMUR,...

    Karen,
    Seeing as how her lesion is in her FEMUR, I doubt that her spinal hardware is causing artifacts down that far on the films. As i'm sure you know (working in the industry) many times a person...
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    Go Pam! Have fun on Sunday. Can't wait to see the...

    Go Pam! Have fun on Sunday. Can't wait to see the pics.
    Your shirt design is cool...definatly something to show off, lol.
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    Anya, I don't have fibrous dysplasia, but I was...

    Anya,
    I don't have fibrous dysplasia, but I was diagnosed with a benign bone tumor in my right Femur in 2004. They classify mine as a 'non ossifying fibroma'. It was an accidental finding after a...
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    Del, I have the bigger (blue) back pillo and...

    Del,
    I have the bigger (blue) back pillo and absolutely LOVE it! I keep one in my desk chair at home, and one in the car (and use it at school as well). I would recommend the full size back pillo...
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