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  1. #16
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    Just watched our 6pm news and saw Irene from space. Are your windows boarded up Sally? Thinking of you and all in her path.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    It's been a wild weather week for the east coast. First the earthquake and now the hurricane. It'll be a week to remember!

    Mary Lou
    Mom to Jamie age 21-diagnosed at age 12-spinal fusion 12/7/2004-fused from T3-L2; and Tracy age 19, mild Scoliosis-diagnosed at age 18.

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    Sally--
    Stay safe! Will be thinking of you and all the other East Coasters. Janet
    Janet

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

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    I hope everyone stays safe!

    My husband and I are native Californians, but he just spent the last 3 weeks in New York, for work then a short family visit. He was in Manhattan when the recent earthquake hit there - ho hum, no big deal. LOL Then the last few days he was in upstate New York to visit his brother/brother's wife and kids, and he just flew home today. I was a nervous wreck, watching the news way too much. But he kept telling me they were much more inland at his brother's and would all be fine. I'll stick with earthquakes!

    Lisa

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    Let us know how you are Sally.

    We seem to have made it through here in NJ, although we should still get more winds and rain this afternoon from the back side. I think we had about 10 inches of rain. We had the worst of it late last night and in the middle of the night and boy was it scary. Luckily we still have power (knock on wood) although many in my town do not. There is also a travel ban in our whole county.

    Plus we had an earthquake on Tuesday. What a strange week.

    My lower back feels a little weird this morning, but I thought it was becaue 12-year old daughter was squeezed in bed with us last night because she was scared.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    I hope everyone is safe. I hope Jess reports in.

    I am in Raleigh. I only saw one tree down and although we didn't get that much wind or rain, our power was out about 12 hours!!! Very annoying. Worst part was one of my microswine is on meds and it warmed up a little in the fridge. I hope it is okay.

    I am very grateful to be born after the discovery of electricity. :-)
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

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    "We are all African."

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    I also hope Sally's okay. What an unpleasant night .. multiple tornado warnings, sheets of rain and howling winds but miraculously the power stayed on. And Debbe .. our 15-year-old daughter AND the dog slept with us...!

    I notice that my back always feels terrific if I'm stressed and the adrenalin's flowing...it's a natural pain-killer. No aches or pains at all. If only I could tap into that energy when things are calm!
    Chris
    A/P fusion on June 19, 2007 at age 52; T10-L5
    Pre-op thoracolumbar curve: 70 degrees
    Post-op curve: 12 degrees
    Dr. Boachie-adjei, HSS, New York

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singer View Post
    I also hope Sally's okay. What an unpleasant night .. multiple tornado warnings, sheets of rain and howling winds but miraculously the power stayed on. And Debbe .. our 15-year-old daughter AND the dog slept with us...!

    I notice that my back always feels terrific if I'm stressed and the adrenalin's flowing...it's a natural pain-killer. No aches or pains at all. If only I could tap into that energy when things are calm!
    HAHAHA! Well, our 90 lb chocolate lab was at the foot of the bed (on the floor) hogging the comforter. He wouldn't go outside to take care of business last night, and went about 10:00 AM this morning. I don't know how he held it! The poor guy was freaked out too.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    my microswine is on meds and it warmed up a little in the fridge.
    Oh no! Poor little thing. I hear piggy withdrawl can be a trying time. :-)

    I don’t think the fridge is the way to go. The oven would work better. A microwave would help with core temp. 1 second? Just kidding. He he

    I’m sure everyone is ok, a little wet behind the ears, but ok.
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 63, the new 64...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PSA T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Sharon, you have to share a picture of your microswine.
    Chris
    A/P fusion on June 19, 2007 at age 52; T10-L5
    Pre-op thoracolumbar curve: 70 degrees
    Post-op curve: 12 degrees
    Dr. Boachie-adjei, HSS, New York

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    Ti Ed... LOL. :-)

    Chris, here is a small album with some of my pigs including Poppy, the one on meds at the moment. I have lost Prince and Ruby.

    http://family.webshots.com/album/557761013hAlPCp

    Sharon
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    I hope everyone is safe. I hope Jess reports in.

    I am in Raleigh. I only saw one tree down and although we didn't get that much wind or rain, our power was out about 12 hours!!! Very annoying. Worst part was one of my microswine is on meds and it warmed up a little in the fridge. I hope it is okay.

    I am very grateful to be born after the discovery of electricity. :-)

    Sharon, I did not know that you lived in Raleigh. Before I moved to Ca , I lived in Hickory NC. Glad to hear that you are all right except for the power being out.
    Hope your microswine is Ok

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    April 21, 2020- another broken rod surgery

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbei View Post
    Let us know how you are Sally.

    We seem to have made it through here in NJ, although we should still get more winds and rain this afternoon from the back side. I think we had about 10 inches of rain. We had the worst of it late last night and in the middle of the night and boy was it scary. Luckily we still have power (knock on wood) although many in my town do not. There is also a travel ban in our whole county.

    Plus we had an earthquake on Tuesday. What a strange week.

    My lower back feels a little weird this morning, but I thought it was becaue 12-year old daughter was squeezed in bed with us last night because she was scared.
    Where in Central NJ are you? I used to live in Bordentown before we moved

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    April 21, 2020- another broken rod surgery

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabeckoff View Post
    Sharon, I did not know that you lived in Raleigh. Before I moved to Ca , I lived in Hickory NC. Glad to hear that you are all right except for the power being out.
    Hope your microswine is Ok

    Melissa
    Hey Melissa,

    I knew you moved west from NC but I didn't recall you mentioned where in NC.

    My Poppy will be okay. And I hope you are recovering well. Hopefully this next op will be the hot ticket and you will be done with surgery.

    Sharon
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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    I hope you dont mind me asking but is that what you call them over there? Here we call them Guinea pigs.
    I have 2 myself and they make the most wonderful pet :-)

    Hope all is well.X
    Fused T2-L4 with costoplasty on 3/11/10

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