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Forum: General Discussions 25th April 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By Sapphoria
Our Spines Sure Wreck Havoc

Have you heard of or have anything like this?...

I am sure like me, many of you have lots of other conditions that are a result of the scoliosis. For me, it's been degenerative bone disease,...
Forum: General Discussions 18th September 2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By Sapphoria
Alternative Treatment

I am very interested in alternative medicine. I do not use drugs of any kind (yet). I say "yet" because there are times when I am ready to try a drug treatment because I get so frustrated with...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd August 2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Scoliosis progression?

Simply put...your doctor is full of it.

It's just maddening to hear things like this.

If it were me, I would obviously see another doctor right away and I would also report that doctor to the...
Forum: General Discussions 17th August 2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Facet injections went wrong :(

Sam, I was so upset to hear you had such a traumatic experience with this. I had posted on the FB group as well ... just wanted you to know we were thinking about you over there. Clearly you have...
Forum: General Discussions 16th August 2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,317
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Hydrotherapy was great!

Wooo Hooo Sarah!! I am so happy you enjoyed it this much! They won't be able to keep you out of the water now! (smile)
Forum: General Discussions 13th August 2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Scientists are closer to discovering the cause of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Toni, I just found this myself this morning. Fascinating news! What I found most amazing is that even though for all these decades, scoliosis has been regarded as a disease of the bones and...
Forum: General Discussions 13th August 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: New to board need advice....

Hi ellen and let me welcome you as well!

I am in the US also. Not NYC - I am in Northern Virginia. First, let me say that I completely understand what you are going through. We are about the same...
Forum: General Discussions 13th August 2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,755
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: T2, L2 etc what does it mean?

Awesome diagram - I had been looking for something like this as well. I understood the "spine language" but it helps to have a visual like this. :)
Forum: General Discussions 13th August 2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Facet Injections....yikes!!

Hi Hi! I haven't ever had anything like this done so I am afraid I can't help when it comes to what you can expect but I just wanted you to know I'll be thinking about you on the 17th! And...it's...
Forum: General Discussions 13th August 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Hydrotherapy

Hi Sarah - I am so jealous! I would love hydrotherapy! I completely understand you being nervous in the water. I used to - many years ago - teach deaf children to swim so I completely empathize...
Forum: General Discussions 25th June 2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,811
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Feeling like my 'old self' again :-)

Sarah, this is fantastic news! I know you have had a rough go of it lately, I am soooo pleased to hear that you are feeling better. :)

Don't overdo!
Forum: General Discussions 24th June 2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Fed up :(

Hey Sam..
First...we're here so you always have a place to rant. I am so sorry you have this extended wait now. Like tonni said, is it possible to see another doctor? Things are so different here....
Forum: General Discussions 21st June 2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Fear Of Falling

:) We are right around Old Town and I do love it! The look and feel is just so artsy :) Always lots of fun things happening on the river. Oooo I have had to be careful on those icy days! After...
Forum: General Discussions 21st June 2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Straight talk about PAIN...

Thank you all so much for your input. And I agree with titch's response very much and for the record, would never confuse dependence with addiction. That is in large part what prompted me to pose...
Forum: General Discussions 21st June 2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Sapphoria
Straight talk about PAIN...

What do most of us do for regular pain management? As someone who is only now starting to seek treatment again after many years it does seem to be foremost for me. I am in so much pain and I...
Forum: General Discussions 20th June 2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Fear Of Falling

Lucy we have similar move patterns (lol). I lived in South Florida my entire life and moved to the DC area (Alexandria) about 3 1/2 years ago. :)
Forum: General Discussions 20th June 2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Fed up

Tracy I'm so sorry it's so difficult right now. You are right...we do understand and we are here when you just need to scream a bit about it all.
Pain is not just in our heads, but our heads can...
Forum: General Discussions 20th June 2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Fear Of Falling

Oh I am with you on this one!
I have taken a couple of falls and, well, you know... we work through these things but wow...not good. I took a tumble and broke a rib opposite side to my rib hump. ...
Forum: General Discussions 16th June 2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,849
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: New member

Hi Flavio! and Welcome!
How frustrating this must be for you. Are there just not many spine specialists there? You really do need to do your research and see what specialists are available to you...
Forum: General Discussions 9th June 2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Finally saw the Dr.!! What do you think?

Hi burdle - wow we do sound similar. I might just be older :) I'm 49. I am not sure how he will feel ultimately about surgery. But I did start our relationship by telling him I would not be...
Forum: General Discussions 9th June 2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Finally saw the Dr.!! What do you think?

Hey Jean. Yes what we have now on the measurements are 50 thoracic and 31 lumbar - he is sending me for very detailed imaging and I suspect part of the reason for that is to have verification or...
Forum: General Discussions 9th June 2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Sapphoria
Finally saw the Dr.!! What do you think?

blah, blah...kind of anticlimactic in a way. It's just been so so many years since I have been seen, I ... well, I don't know what I expected but I do have say, the new doc was quite nice, thorough,...
Forum: General Discussions 1st June 2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: scar question

I haven't had the spinal fusion but I have had great success with other scars using straight vitamin E oil and even better is good quality tea tree oil. There is nothing better for healing your skin...
Forum: General Discussions 1st June 2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,084
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Does your scoliosis stop you from doing anything?

I have to admit, I now feel quite hindered by my scoliosis but for me it feels like a gradual thing that has worsened with age and the progression of my curves. I'm 49 now and when I was young, I...
Forum: General Discussions 1st June 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Sapphoria
Re: Just Unbelievable!

(sigh) Yep, that's Murphy's Law for ya'.

Anyway, I spoke with office again yesterday and they were wonderful! There is not usually long waits to see a doctor but there seems to be at this spine...
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