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    Peter, It's been 40 days....I hope things are...

    Peter, It's been 40 days....I hope things are ok....

    You would think somebody would have done a scoliosis blues song at some point....
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    Yes, hip is incorrect, but for lay people it's...

    Yes, hip is incorrect, but for lay people it's going to be the only way to describe this area of the body. Who doesn't know where the hips are? If you ask, "Doc, are you going to dig on my hip?" They...
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    I just noticed in the video at 3:42 where they...

    I just noticed in the video at 3:42 where they took bone graft off of both of her hips. 2 scars up high for both scapula's, and 2 scars down low by her waist.

    I guess you should inquire about...
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    I see...I guess a lot of the more serious...

    I see...I guess a lot of the more serious procedures do have that "fly by the seat", see how the patient does decision making for recovery....As much as we want our recoveries to be textbook style,...
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    Your going to need some help with all of...

    Your going to need some help with all of this...no doubt, but I didn't think it would take a threesome. So, no rehab?

    I am sure you have discussed recovery logistics with your doctor, is there...
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    It will be a challenge but you will get through...

    It will be a challenge but you will get through it....

    You do realize that you can't fall on that arm..... Also, are they doing any spine work on this go around? Exploration and or debridement...
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    Here is a funny one.......

    Here is a funny one....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx9d9_dVkpA&ab_channel=TishaUnArmed

    My best friend growing up was missing a leg. I saw some of the challenges he had over the years and his...
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    Jackie, You seem to do most of your surgeries...

    Jackie, You seem to do most of your surgeries around Halloween.

    There will be some engineering to do on your part. You will have OT and PT folks help with some of this but it's basically all...
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    I guess so....2007, 2008, and 2009 were busy...

    I guess so....2007, 2008, and 2009 were busy years for me as far as surgeries are concerned. The scoliosis procedures were substantial for a 2 day stage, front, then back, I guess my surgeon felt I...
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    CT's are easy peasy....I have done a few CT and...

    CT's are easy peasy....I have done a few CT and MRI rides over the years for various reasons.

    I have had 3 CT myleogram's and they did have had trouble in the past (viewing ureters) with my 70/70...
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    Fran, Was Dr Zielke your surgeon?.... He is...

    Fran,

    Was Dr Zielke your surgeon?.... He is considered the father of German scoliosis surgery...
    https://www.srs.org/newsletter/issues/september-2016/in-memoriam/full-article

    It looks like...
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    Jay, I feel for you as I have had some light...

    Jay, I feel for you as I have had some light degenerative cervical troubles (disc herniations) and still un-fused....and I must say that the neck problems are tough to deal with. It completely wipes...
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    Yes, I can tie them....On a chair, or even on the...

    Yes, I can tie them....On a chair, or even on the floor..... it's the long reach. But I have not tied my sneakers in a long time.....It's been months.

    I use a long shoe horn. Its 24" long. Amazon...
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    Melissa, here you go. It was Les that was up in...

    Melissa, here you go. It was Les that was up in Idaho....Lapieper

    I also did not see your original username from 2008. Your original posts from NC.

    You could try to send a PM. or read her...
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    Yeah....lava is hot....roughly 2000 deg F (smiley...

    Yeah....lava is hot....roughly 2000 deg F (smiley face) Once I managed to get within 6 feet of flowing lava out in Hawaii and it was like sticking my head in an oven.... Lava flow destruction is one...
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    Sounds good with the new guy....and good to hear...

    Sounds good with the new guy....and good to hear you are doing ok now. That was a really long surgical road you took. What a battle! Did you also get your knee done?

    The type of motorcycle means...
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    Post of the year! I would send this post to...

    Post of the year!

    I would send this post to SRS. I don't think any of them there would believe it. Of course they don't know your story.

    Melissa, You are incredible. I guess we don't have to...
  18. It's not an easy thing talking to doctors and...

    It's not an easy thing talking to doctors and surgeons about our scoliosis....It's very personal and emotional discussing our situations and our outcomes. It's hard on both ends, for doctor and...
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    Peter, I know exactly what you are saying.......

    Peter, I know exactly what you are saying.... Spend any decent amount of time in a hospital and the need to get some normality back in our lives kicks in. Everyone in the hospital was great, but this...
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    I remember when a nurse came in with my x-rays...

    I remember when a nurse came in with my x-rays about a week later.... "They got you straight as an arrow" she said. (It's the coronal in my signature). I looked for about 4 seconds which was all I...
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    I forgot to mention that first shower....It sure...

    I forgot to mention that first shower....It sure does improve things quite a bit.

    Are they doing any sort of orthopedic rehab other than walking? I skipped rehab so I don't know what it's like in...
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    Somebody needs to keep a close eye on your...

    Somebody needs to keep a close eye on your incisions for infection....If there is any question at all, red spots, swelling, discharge, notify your surgeon right away. Inspect every day. I had...
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    Congratulations Peter! That was a large T...

    Congratulations Peter!

    That was a large T curve.....

    Hang in there, things will get better in time.

    Are you weaned to orals now?

    Ed
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    Jay, Sorry to hear this....What's going on with...

    Jay, Sorry to hear this....What's going on with pain? Have they shot any x-rays?

    Here are a few links...

    https://sauk.org.uk/

    https://sauk.org.uk/supporting-you/find-a-specialist/
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  25. Even though a lot of us have the clock running,...

    Even though a lot of us have the clock running, having "elective" scoliosis surgery is not something you get done to get done as an adult. You don't run into it..... You have clarify what is...
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