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Forum: General Discussions 18th September 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Good luck Nicol (nicolsparents)

Best of luck to Nicol!! And to Nicols parents as the 'partners' in this whole process!!! I remember how scared my boyfriend, father and I all were pre-surgery - it's normal, but it all went...
Forum: General Discussions 15th September 2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: One Month Post Op :)

Good gravy - that's one AWESOME looking correction! I had some hip pain 5-6 weeks in after my surgery (for kyphosis/scoliosis) and my surgeon told me it was normal as the bones readjusted...
Forum: General Discussions 15th September 2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: One year post op

A year already? Wow! I hope you are doing well. :)
Forum: General Discussions 15th September 2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Need to hear from the voice of experience

Hi Chris and welcome! :)

My major curve is kyphosis, not scoliosis so I'm not the best person to answer your questions. I wanted to let you know though that there were 5 other women in my surgery...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 15th September 2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Are you happy with your operations

Hi Bokwagter,

Insight on my operation... I had posterior fusion surgery done in April to correct a 80 degree kyphosis curve and 15 degree scoliosis curve. I was in surgery 5+ hours and in the...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 4th September 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Help with my kyphosis

The segments refer to your individual vertebrae and 'segmental kyphosis' just means that the excessive kyphosis over plus 40 degrees is limited to the the T7-T10 vertebrae.

What is says about your...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 4th September 2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Help with my kyphosis

Hi Aaron and welcome to the forum!

You ask a lot of great questions - in fact, you may want to consider emailing them to your doctor as well as he/she can probably give you more 'informed' answers. ...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 4th September 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Seeking hope

Sorry to hear you are still in so much pain, Matthias. Has exercise helped at all? I read so many posts from folks here saying how essential exercise is post-surgery so I would hope that would help...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 2nd September 2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: New to forum

Great news! Sounds like they are moving forward with your case. I hope it all works out. :)
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 2nd September 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Seeking hope

Hello and welcome to the forum!

I was advised by a regular orthopedic surgeon not to have surgery, but then I researched the srs.org website for a spine-deformity surgeon in my area and went in for...
Forum: General Discussions 8th August 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 3-Month Post-op Update

Gilly, I love seeing pictures of your adventures. :) It's good to know you're doing so well!

Sarah, my surgeon said that they would remove the top of the screw - I took that to mean they would just...
Forum: General Discussions 4th August 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 16 week post op update

Hi Lucie,

I'm sorry you are having such a tough time post-op. I think it's good you will be getting a second opinion - have you heard back from the doctor's secretary yet?
Forum: General Discussions 4th August 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 1year update

Ange,

I'm very glad to hear you have a follow-up appointment coming up with your doctor. I think it's important for them to take another set of x-rays just to make sure everything is okay. You...
Forum: General Discussions 4th August 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 3-Month Post-op Update

Thanks for the feedback and kind words, Everyone! And you make a good point – it’s only 3 months out, plenty of healing time left. It just already seems so long since I had the surgery! Plus I...
Forum: General Discussions 4th August 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 668
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Yet another 3 month update :)

I'm SO glad to hear things are going well for you, Jay! I know you had such a rough time of it at first but you have the right spirit and I'm sure that's one of the reasons you're doing so well now....
Forum: General Discussions 31st July 2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By KMaxwell
3-Month Post-op Update

Hi All,

It’s been 3 months post-op from T4-L3 fusion for my Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. I’ve put off posting for a little while because not everything is 100% positive – I’m having a few issues post-op...
Forum: General Discussions 31st July 2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: How to deal with the waiting?

I prepped my house - did a 'deep cleaning' (cleaning rugs, curtains, donating old clothes, etc.) and rearranged things that I would need to get to after surgery into more convenient locations. For...
Forum: General Discussions 30th July 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,578
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

Wow, surgery already - it doesn't seem that long ago you were just beginning your journey! Looking forward to your next post to see how everything went. Wishing you all the best!
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 23rd July 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Does this look like Scheuermann's disease?

Hi Johnathon and welcome to the forum!

Your picture isn't coming up. Could you try reposting it with Tinypic or Photobucket?

Sorry to hear you back is causing you pain. I don't think anyone here...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 11th July 2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Is it okay to do manual work with kyphosis?

Toref had a great response to your question, I just wanted to add that I agree it's important to 'workout' your spine and not baby it - at least in my experience. I just made sure to always practice...
Forum: General Discussions 1st July 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Tattoo question

Hi Lauren,

I have a fair amount of tattoos so I looked into this as well. The two tattoo artists I see both said it's generally 6-8 weeks post surgery but can vary on how well a person...
Forum: General Discussions 30th June 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: I need further surgery

Hi Mark - It's great to hear that you'll be having revision surgery to correct your junctional kyphosis. It must be a frightening prospect after all the hell you went through the first time but I've...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 30th June 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: New to forum

Welcome to the forum :wave:

I, too, have lived with Scheuermann’s kyphosis for a long while. In my teens I was braced and in my 20s turned down for surgery. I tried massage therapy, physio, chiro,...
Forum: General Discussions 29th June 2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Vertigo post-op?

Hi All, thanks for all the feedback..Yep, Nutmeg, they tenatively diagnosed me with BPPV though unfortunately it didn't respond to the treatment for that and it's now affecting both ears. On the...
Forum: General Discussions 24th June 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By KMaxwell
Vertigo post-op?

Hey Everyone,

To those who've had fusion - did any of you suffer from severe vertigo during recovery? I'm currently in hospital with serious nausea and the whole eye-flicking vertigo bit. I can't...
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