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    My daughter has a leg length discrepancy of 1.5 -...

    My daughter has a leg length discrepancy of 1.5 - 2cm. It is the leg, not her spine or something else causing the uneveness. She has scoliosis as well...she is 15. We are choosing to wear a lifted...
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    Jess~ Noted you have had both facet and epidural....

    Jess~ Noted you have had both facet and epidural. Wanted to ask on pain. Our daughter had facet injections (4) pain was through the roof. They now want to do epidural, was the pain bad for you? Can...
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    My daughter wore the boston brace for 18mon she...

    My daughter wore the boston brace for 18mon she would gladly give encouragement and share pictures of her braces, etc. Hopefully you can get your daughter to log in and join the teens. I see...
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    We lived about the same distance from hospital...

    We lived about the same distance from hospital when my daughter had surgery. Stay on top of the pain medication....pillows for the ride. They suggested getting out if needed on the way home. We...
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    My daughter had surgery a little over a year ago....

    My daughter had surgery a little over a year ago. She was 44/27 at the time they called for surgery. She wore the TSLO brace 18 months prior to surgery during her major growth spurt. And she wore it!...
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    I know exactly how you feel!:(

    I know exactly how you feel!:(
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    Aterry ~ I have pm'd you. I believe you must sign...

    Aterry ~ I have pm'd you. I believe you must sign in and look at the message box in the upper right.
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    Back from the doctor

    Aterry ~ We went to the new surgeon yesterday. A bit surprised ~ he said that he would not have done her surgery any differently. He did not like the tenderness in the surgical area. He said that he...
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    The Rude Questions

    My daughter has scoliosis and we have dealt with a lot of questions while she was in the body brace (no one noticed her 40/35 curves before the body brace). She finally decided to "educate" the...
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    Our doctor provided a video of things to prepare...

    Our doctor provided a video of things to prepare for at home but they have way better advice here on this site. If you live alone make sure you are stocked up on easy food, no prep necessary. We did...
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    Aterry- My daughter posts here too if your...

    Aterry-
    My daughter posts here too if your daughter has questions and/or wants to vent. We are picking up the flip flops today and could send a pic if you would like. Like I said, my daughter...
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    My daughter was very active before bracing and...

    My daughter was very active before bracing and when wearing the brace was over, she went into barrel racing. She loves horses. She went on to surgery soon after. We were told that she would not be...
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    To lift or not to lift? We battled the leg...

    To lift or not to lift? We battled the leg length/hip tilt and shoe lift while in the brace. Orthotist offered the stick in the shoe lift... she did not like it. After the brace, after surgery (only...
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    You are not alone!

    I, too, need information once given a problem. Originally my daughter was between doctors - we took her to a local doc for strep throat. He was extremely late and did not even culture her...
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    I would get a second opinion. From my experience,...

    I would get a second opinion. From my experience, I wish that I would have gone to another one or two. They only fused the upper curve on my daughter. A year+ post surgery, she has more pain and we...
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    Note on the swelling issue...yah my girl was...

    Note on the swelling issue...yah my girl was puffy in the face and body for a while.
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    My daughter was in her room by 5:00pm or so after...

    My daughter was in her room by 5:00pm or so after surgery. They had her up midday or so the next day. It was pure torture watching physical therapy. No brace though for her after surgery. She had no...
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    When I worked for a community hospital in a small...

    When I worked for a community hospital in a small town they could not turn anyone away...sometimes this is how the "self pay" patient managed to get on state insurance. One employee would take the...
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    My daughter wore pj bottoms and big dark tshirts...

    My daughter wore pj bottoms and big dark tshirts for awhile. She was able to raise her arms (everything done in the thoracic area on her). She did not wear the bra for over a week, maybe more. Then...
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    My daughter had surgery last year and we had a...

    My daughter had surgery last year and we had a rough first three days in the hospital. Pain control was the problem. Not sure what went wrong but it was unpleasant. I wish you all the best in this...
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    To Burn or Not to Burn?

    My daughter wore the brace 18 months. Went through 3 of them, all were wildly colored. She did not cover her brace. During the time she wore it she did a lot to educate people about scoliosis.

    We...
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