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Forum: General Discussions 20th November 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Thinking of surgery... Need thoughts

Hi Kotatsu,

Depending on which medical article you read, they usually seem to list 75-80 degrees as the minimum kyphosis angle that is considered for surgical correction.

That doesn’t necessarily...
Forum: General Discussions 19th November 2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Bone spur?

Hi Kotatsu - no worries, it's not painful just a bit uncomfortable.

Compared to the pain I had pre-op this is very minor thing. I had just never heard of it happening so I wanted to ask if other...
Forum: General Discussions 18th November 2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By KMaxwell
Bone spur?

I was wondering if anyone here developed bone spurs on their spine when their fusion healed. I have one (at least that's what my surgeon says it is) between two of my screws mid-back. It's not very...
Forum: General Discussions 17th November 2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Disappointed...

Dear Jay,

Thank you for your post. I'm so glad you felt comfortable enough with the group here to share how you are really feeling. You are always so positive for others, now we have a chance to...
Forum: General Discussions 16th November 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Can they do this?

That sounds like a good plan, Sarah. At least maybe you can get more detail as to how the 'system' he used is different than the norm. It'd be interesting to know if he could at least cut off the...
Forum: General Discussions 15th November 2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Can they do this?

I remember reading about your surgeon telling you he'd have to take out your entire fusion if you wanted to remove the protruding screws so I asked my surgeon about it before I had my fusion done. ...
Forum: General Discussions 15th November 2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 1 year post op!

Hey, it's our other Lauren! :) So glad you posted with an update - isn't it crazy that it's been a year already? It sounds like everything is going well for you which makes me very happy. Any more...
Forum: General Discussions 14th November 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 1 year fuse-a-versary!

Seriously, Lauren, one YEAR already? Wow! Crazy how fast the time slips by. I'm so glad to hear things are going well for you at one year, it sounds like everything has turned out great. :)

Hey,...
Forum: General Discussions 13th November 2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Spinal fusion surgery

Hi Martin,

You may not notice much improvement in pain if your current pain levels are low. Someone here told me once that the people who seem to notice a real decrease in pain are the ones that...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 11th November 2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: New to forum

The CT isn't too bad, the MRI takes longer and can get claustrophobic if you have issues with that - it can also be hard to lie still on that hard surface with your curved spine. The radiology...
Forum: General Discussions 10th November 2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Spinal fusion surgery

Hi Martin and Welcome! :tiphat:

Sounds like you don’t have long to wait for your surgery. The waiting can be so hard – for me, it was the second hardest thing with the first being making the...
Forum: General Discussions 10th November 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Thinking of surgery... Need thoughts

Hi Kotatsu, welcome to the forum! :welcome:

I just wanted to add to Jay and Jonny's great posts. I have hyperkyphosis like you and completely understand the impact to self-esteem. I was diagnosed...
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 months post op! Where does the time go?!

Congrats, Jay! Sounds like you are doing great!!! It's hard to believe it was six months ago. The time doesn't go quickly but when you look back it does feel that way. Sorry to hear you're...
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Check up, mixed emotions

Your 3-month visit sounds a lot like mine, Krier, and I completely understand having mixed emotions about it.

I have screws that protrude like your rod does. My surgeon didn't dismiss it but at the...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd November 2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermann’s

Hi Gilly - they ruled that one out, thank goodness! I hope your friend is doing okay.
Forum: General Discussions 30th October 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermann’s

Hi Ed! Thanks for checking in on me. I hope things are going well for you - Are you ready for another winter of skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains? :)


I hope the dizziness and vertigo pass as...
Forum: General Discussions 30th October 2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermann’s

Yep, my surgery was on Earth Day. :) I'm glad that I was able to answer questions for you and hopefully make the process a bit easier. I'm glad to see your recovery posts as well, it's great to...
Forum: General Discussions 30th October 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Do you guys feel your rods?

Yep, as soon as the numbness started to wear off I could feel them. It creeped me out to feel them move. At first it felt like I was sleeping on poles. It DOES get better. I'm at 6 months so it...
Forum: General Discussions 29th October 2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermann’s

Thanks a bunch, Gilly and Toni!!!

It was actually therapeutic for me to write the post. It made me realize that I’ve tended to get bogged down in the day-to-day pain and setbacks, which made me...
Forum: General Discussions 28th October 2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By KMaxwell
6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermann’s

Before my surgery I was always keen to read posts from those going through recovery to find out what I might expect post surgery. I’m assuming the same may be true for others so I’m ‘back’ :D to...
Forum: General Discussions 28th October 2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Recovery so far

Thanks, All, I do love it!! :D Suzanna is a super-talented artist and did a great job. A couple of the buildings are a bit wonky post surgery but it's not really noticeable in all that detail and...
Forum: General Discussions 27th October 2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Another height question

Hi Jonathan, I'd be curious to hear what your surgeon says about your question - My torso is also longer after my surgery six months ago but I've only gained 1/2 inch in height.

I had a back tattoo...
Forum: General Discussions 25th October 2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Recovery so far

This is for Lauren and Krier who wanted me to post my finished back tattoo.
http://i61.tinypic.com/2qm2rki.jpg

I went in to have it worked on last week and was surprised when my tattoo artist told...
Forum: General Discussions 25th October 2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Life decisions

Hi there,

I really struggled to make the decision to go forward with surgery as well. My curvature was within the range that they do corrective surgery but it wasn't near as bad as some. Plus I...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 22nd October 2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: new to the fourm,,, many questions need to be answered

Thanks, atheer_o!

I just realized re-reading your first post that you may have been asking about doing exercises and stretches AFTER surgery so I will try to answer from that perspective.

The...
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