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    I had my nose swabbed a few days before my...

    I had my nose swabbed a few days before my surgeries. I have heard that some people carry MRSA in their noses and that it can be harmless as long as it is limited to there, so that they may never...
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    I just meant young people rather than middle-aged...

    I just meant young people rather than middle-aged people. I see that juvenile scoliosis is a different thing from adolescent scoliosis, often goes in tandem with other medical problems, and needs...
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    I assumed treatments go through the same approval...

    I assumed treatments go through the same approval process as new drugs do, tested before being offered to the general public. Pooka1 talks of studies not showing any benefit for Schroth, so studies...
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    Hey, Scoliatic, you must have had your fusion by...

    Hey, Scoliatic, you must have had your fusion by now. How did it go?
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    I was looking in the wrong place, I was looking...

    I was looking in the wrong place, I was looking at my profile, where only my posts from the last few days show up. My posts are all here, thanks.

    It seems backwards to offer Schroth and then see...
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    No rational parent would deny their children...

    No rational parent would deny their children medical care except for the cost. My surgery and hospital stay cost $150K before insurance kicked in. Is it any less expensive for children? Not every...
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    I did not realize you had no choice. Do you live...

    I did not realize you had no choice. Do you live in the U.S.? If you do, what happens to parents who can't afford the surgery when their kids need it that badly, is it considered an emergency...
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    No apologies needed, and you can always say to me...

    No apologies needed, and you can always say to me what you honestly think. You and Linda were not denying that my hips looked more aligned, only questioning what was really going on there. If I find...
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    The thing is, I was arguing this with someone on...

    The thing is, I was arguing this with someone on another scoliosis site, and I took your side, and I went away with my tail between my legs. The person I was engaging triumphantly posted some links...
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    No, I never expected curve reduction from PT to...

    No, I never expected curve reduction from PT to be permanent. I realized it was just the strengthened muscles on one side working against the curving motion of my spine, pulling it straighter, but...
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    Is it that Schroth is only for young people and...

    Is it that Schroth is only for young people and they have different (better) results than an adult would?
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    I just happened upon this old thread. Linda, I...

    I just happened upon this old thread.

    Linda, I made a thread asking whether physical therapy could ever reduce scoliosis curves and you said no. I said I thought I had experienced it, and you and...
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    Yeah, it's possible my spine hasn't fused and...

    Yeah, it's possible my spine hasn't fused and then removal might allow it to curve again.

    Some people have had great results with removal. Some even say it was a relatively easy operation --...
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    My reason is that 1) I have multiple problems...

    My reason is that 1) I have multiple problems including pain, ramrod stiffness, and other weird neurological sensations in my back. I'll try anything to get rid of them.

    2) My rods are obscuring...
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    But does he have to be a deformity (scoliosis)...

    But does he have to be a deformity (scoliosis) expert or can he be a spine specialist who performs other types of spine surgeries?
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    Does rod removal have to be done by the same type...

    Does rod removal have to be done by the same type of surgeon who performed the scoliosis surgery, i.e. a deformity expert who went through a scoliosis fellowship?

    Or can any orthopedic spine...
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    Is your sister still keeping up the ballet? Do...

    Is your sister still keeping up the ballet?

    Do you sing as well as dance in your musical theater?
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    You've spent about 5 years recovering from...

    You've spent about 5 years recovering from surgeries, then. You must be good at enduring recovery periods by now. Is this expected to be the last surgery coming up?
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    They couldn't read signs for the deaf, was that...

    They couldn't read signs for the deaf, was that their excuse? I thought frantic hand-waving was a universal language.
  20. Thread: I have a blog

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    Is this going to be a longer recovery than that...

    Is this going to be a longer recovery than that of your previous surgeries? You must have spent a long time, total, recovering from 30 surgeries.
  21. Thread: I have a blog

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    Do you still have a 70 degree curve or was that...

    Do you still have a 70 degree curve or was that before all the surgeries?
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    How did you get into ballet? I always found...

    How did you get into ballet? I always found classical and modern dance fascinating when I would see it on TV as a kid. Not that I ever wanted to be a dancer myself, just to watch it, the stories it...
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    By the day before my surgery my anxiety stopped...

    By the day before my surgery my anxiety stopped and I was at peace with it. You just realize it's out of your hands. The only thing I worried about was being late to the hospital since it was a very...
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    What does envy have to do with anything?

    What does envy have to do with anything?
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    Thank you. My problems might be a neuromuscular...

    Thank you. My problems might be a neuromuscular disease. If it is I can't help but think surgery triggered it somehow. So far the tests the neurologists have done are not conclusive, and they don't...
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