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    I remembered I owed a report on my lung test! I...

    I remembered I owed a report on my lung test!
    I am pleased to report that my sense that my breathing had improved has been borne out by empirical tests.
    Improved breathing was one of the very first...
  2. Glad to hear you have come through to the other...

    Glad to hear you have come through to the other side.
    Congratulations!
    I hope you continue to feel better!
    I sure can emphasize with the lack of sleep at the hospital, especially ICU. Blood...
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    Hi Ed: Interestingly, I just returned from my 3...

    Hi Ed:
    Interestingly, I just returned from my 3 month check up with the surgeon this morning.
    He asked me f I knew before surgery what I now know after surgery, would I still make the same choice?...
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    I can empathize strongly with your apprehension,...

    I can empathize strongly with your apprehension, Scoliosisstory. For me, I started getting tired of everyone wanting to talk to me about it all the time. That part wore me out.
    I had great...
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    Thank you very much for the concern! The...

    Thank you very much for the concern! The Scoliosis community is touchingly caring!
    I haven’t been posting much because I haven’t really any high drama to report. I will try to check in more...
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    Hi Ed: Sorry for the silence. I just don’t...

    Hi Ed:
    Sorry for the silence. I just don’t always think of checking in.
    Overall things are going pretty well.
    I have had a few hiccups in the form of passing out a couple of times in the early...
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    21 Days Post-op Sorry for the length of time...

    21 Days Post-op
    Sorry for the length of time between posts. It is really a matter of energy, which is a bit limited these days.
    Healing is going well.
    I left Bridgepoint Active Healthcare rehab...
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    Day 13 Post-op Physically, things are going...

    Day 13 Post-op
    Physically, things are going well. I am moving around just fine. I am using the rolling walker for safety and to have a place to sit down when I am out and about.
    Physio today was...
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    Day 11 post surgery. Received the “After” photos...

    Day 11 post surgery.
    Received the “After” photos yesterday. Amazing. I will post a “before” and “after” slide when I am home and have more suitable electronics to do so.
    It looks rail-straight...
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    Thanks for the motivation! Feeling better as...

    Thanks for the motivation!
    Feeling better as things go along and progressively lengthening times between pain killers.
    But I am experiencing first hand the ups, downs, and plateaus you describe...
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    Hi Ed Thank you! I have been on orals since I...

    Hi Ed
    Thank you!
    I have been on orals since I left ICU on Sunday afternoon, except for one or two “breakthrough” IV shots.
    Getting the pain management correct was a bit of a balancing act. ...
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    Hi Folks. It has been a little while since I...

    Hi Folks. It has been a little while since I posted and I apologize but I haven’t really been in the mood to write
    I am pleased to say I am writing today from the other side, a week post-op.
    It...
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    Comstock sounds fascinating. I have been to...

    Comstock sounds fascinating. I have been to Nevada many times, including both Reno and Las Vegas, but I have not been to Virginia City. I am a big fan of historical sites of all types and quality. ...
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    Hi Ed: I did see both of the videos you posted. ...

    Hi Ed:
    I did see both of the videos you posted. Great stuff. Good finds! I hope to be able to lift again. I believe you are correct when you say how important a strong core is. I was never...
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    I was originally trying to be a bit hyperbolic...

    I was originally trying to be a bit hyperbolic when I said I was waiting to see what hurt next.
    So much for my sense of humour. I have since developed pretty much constant sacroiliac pain in the...
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    Thanks, Ed. Unfortunately, it has been quite a...

    Thanks, Ed. Unfortunately, it has been quite a few years since I was under 18.
    When it comes to lifting, the doctor approves least of deadlifts and squats. I don't do much of either with free...
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    No one said the system here in Canada wasn't a...

    No one said the system here in Canada wasn't a bit Byzantine. Moves like a typical bureaucracy. Slowly.
    According to the surgeon, his issue is really about getting operation room time. Were he...
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    Thanks for the tips, Ed. I will definitely move...

    Thanks for the tips, Ed.
    I will definitely move on that mattress topper. Sounds very wise.
    My wife is a bit of a project manager, so she was chasing me down for a list with which to be prepared....
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    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much!
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    It's About Time

    Hi Folks.
    I haven't posted for quite a while, but I visit very regularly to see what is going on.
    Though obviously Covid-dependant, I have finally been given a tentative time frame for surgery of...
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    Hi Bekah: LindaRacine is quite correct. If it...

    Hi Bekah:
    LindaRacine is quite correct. If it hurts beyond the expected Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS in gym vernacular), don`t do it.
    Your spine is likely far less delicate than you...
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    To all who have said I have inspired them some...

    To all who have said I have inspired them some how, I thank you for the kind words. It was never my intent, but a pleasant side effect.
    My pain is about the same as it ever was. Certainly no...
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    I am glad to hear you have found an exercise that...

    I am glad to hear you have found an exercise that suits you.
    Perhaps you might be interested in seeing my thread "My Way of Coping".
    I am a believer in exercise for health without suggesting it...
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    Update

    I get back to this forum every couple of months when I need some inspiration.
    It is surprising (but a bit gratifying) to see this thread get bumped back up every so often.
    As an update, I have...
  25. Still here. Still supporting the project. Just...

    Still here. Still supporting the project. Just ridiculously busy at work.
    Getting my exercise in. I did make my run last Saturday. Found $5 while doing so.
    Promise better posts in the near...
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