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    Thanks for all the advice and support it means a...

    Thanks for all the advice and support it means a lot and has helped me be less stressed about the upcoming surgery. I'm also realizing that I should've asked my doctor way more questions and that I...
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    What Changes After Spinal Fusion?

    So I'm going to get my spine fused at the end of next month and I am wondering what happens afterwards. After I get my spine fused and I'm fully healed will some things be different? Will my center...
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    Cool! My class did The Music Man a year before I...

    Cool! My class did The Music Man a year before I joined so I haven't done that play but my favorite one that I was in was either White Christmas or Marry Poppins. I got to be very loud in both of...
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    My final fusion is expected to be my final...

    My final fusion is expected to be my final surgery as long as nothing goes wrong and I don't get another infection or something like that. My sister and most of my siblings are still doing ballet...
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    Five rods?! that's a lot of hardware!

    Five rods?! that's a lot of hardware!
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    Yes, the other recovery times were usually about...

    Yes, the other recovery times were usually about two months and the longest was four from when I broke my rod this one is going to be about six months so it will be the longest by far.
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    No, I don't know what it's at right now but it's...

    No, I don't know what it's at right now but it's still visible and I notice it a lot in ballet and when I look in the mirror.
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    I won't be able to lift thing over ten pounds for...

    I won't be able to lift thing over ten pounds for possibly the whole six months of recovery I'm not sure, but after a while I will be able to do bar work and will still be able to have buff dancer...
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    My sister had been doing ballet for a bit and the...

    My sister had been doing ballet for a bit and the studio needed more boy dancers and I was interested so I joined. Later I joined musical theatre and tap. I'm glad that I joined my classes because...
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    So did you have your surgery? How did it go?

    So did you have your surgery? How did it go?
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    I have a blog

    So I have a blog about my life with scoliosis. I have a small reader base of my friends and family but none of them have scoliosis. If you could look at it that would be epic and I want to see what...
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    Final Fusion Questions

    Fellow humans, I am going to have final fusion this summer and am nervous about it and wish to know more about it from people who have survived the operation.
    How long were people in the hospital...
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    Scoliosis and Exercise

    So I want to get strong. Not just so that I have muscles but to help with scoliosis. I am going to have final fusion this summer and wont be able to workout afterwards for sixish months. I want to...
  14. I'm re-reading my last reply and it's kind of...

    I'm re-reading my last reply and it's kind of messy and unorganized whoops.
  15. So what do you mean by left thoracic? I'm used to...

    So what do you mean by left thoracic? I'm used to baffling people with my slight knowledge of medical terms and smart sounding words but now that I've come here there are a lot of words that I don't...
  16. So Ive had two types of rods, VEPTR and MAGEC. I...

    So Ive had two types of rods, VEPTR and MAGEC. I first got the VEPTR rods when I was two or three and it helped straighten out my spine a ton. So much so that it changed my center of balance and I...
  17. I am a 14 year old male man of manliness and am...

    I am a 14 year old male man of manliness and am turning 15 next month. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was either 3 or 2 and got my rods at age 3. I later changed to MAGEC rods later in my pre...
  18. Hi ErinMK, Surgery can be scary and recovery...

    Hi ErinMK,
    Surgery can be scary and recovery even more so, as a fellow person with scoliosis and over 30 surgeries at the age of 14 I know how bad they can be. One of them has even gone slightly...
  19. Scliatic again, I can't figure out how to make my...

    Scliatic again, I can't figure out how to make my profile have a picture please help I can't seem to figure out how to do it.
  20. Requesting Help With Hiding Pointed Chest, Back hump, and uneven shoulders

    Hello, I am scoliatic and I require assistance. I have a fairly large back hump, my chest is pointed, and I have like many of you, uneven shoulders. I have been home-schooled my entire life and am...
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