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Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 17th October 2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By ashleyf3
Problems with Haital Hernia?

I was just told my CT showed a hiatal hernia and have been told need to see gastro doc. I was trying to do some research and it looks like this might be common in - I was wondering if anyonekyphosis...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 28th August 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: Can't breathe but Oxygen Sats okay/Lungs so small

I have had a pulmonlogist for a couple of years. She is the one that diagnosed me with the restrictive and obstructive lung disease. I have an albuterol inhaler but can't take steroid...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 26th August 2014, 06:26 PM
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Views: 240
Posted By ashleyf3
Can't breathe but Oxygen Sats okay/Lungs so small

Curve 90+ five years ago so don't know now. I have restrictive lung disease (from Kyphosis) and a little obstructive from mild asthma. My Pulse ox never drops below 97 (except on my recent stress...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 26th August 2014, 06:21 PM
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Views: 96
Posted By ashleyf3
Echo unclear due to "lungs in way"

Due to all my lung problems from kyphosis curve and now having cardiac type issues needed more cardio workup. I have had many echos in the past but this time I am being told it VERY difficult to get...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 4th July 2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: Chronic Cough and short of breath, chest pain

My chest X-ray was okay thank the Lord. But my primary is sending me to cardiologist for workup. Thanks! Blessings :)
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 2nd July 2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By ashleyf3
Chronic Cough and short of breath, chest pain

History: 90+ (probably more now last measured 3 or more years ago) curve Kyphosis - unable to have surgery currently due to severe reactions/allergies to pain medications

I have been having a...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 5th March 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By ashleyf3
Problems with Kidneys?

My GFR number on blood work came back a little low with some other symptoms and my ID doc (who treats me for Lyme Disease and other conditions) is afraid that my severe Kyphosis curvature may be...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 9th December 2013, 10:07 PM
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Views: 883
Posted By ashleyf3
With Kyphosis 90+ degree - Nausea/Upset Stomach?

At last measurement at least two or three years ago my Kyphosis was over 90+ degrees. I know I have GERD. I have many health issues but lately have been having a great deal of nausea and easily...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 10th July 2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By ashleyf3
Braces - do they help the pain or slow down curve?

Since I have been told at this time (maybe never) cannot have surgery for my Sch. Kyphosis curve - was at 90+ three or four years ago - feel like probably close to 100 now with a little scoliosis...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 3rd July 2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: kyphosis curve effecting heart (and lungs)

Thanks so much - there sounds like there is hope. It might not be the picture perfect life but definitely a life where I will get to see my grandchildren :)

My husband is convinced that me...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 1st July 2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By ashleyf3
kyphosis curve effecting heart (and lungs)

Quick history: About three or four years was measured at 90+ curve with Schuman's Kyphosis. Can't have surgery due to osteoporosis issues and severe reactions to pain medication. I am already been...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 5th January 2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: Do you get headaches - How do you treat?

Did you find you needed the bipap machine through a sleep study or a PFT?

I had both and was told the sleep study was normal and my PFT showed I had asthma (on meds for that). I do have very small...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 31st December 2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By ashleyf3
Do you get headaches - How do you treat?

I have had "migraines" for years off and on - on daily management meds that really helped and have meds for the occasionally ones. But over the past few weeks have been having some chronic basically...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 18th December 2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: Height as a sign of curve progression

I thought I would add to the question about height loss due to curve progression. My wing span is actually 5'8" and I spent most of my high school years and young adult life around 5'7"ish I am now...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 18th December 2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: Food getting stuck/choking feeling due to curve?

I definitely don't mind you saying that! My husband and I have been wrestling with the thought of going to the doctor. They just ran so many invasive tests a couple of years ago and I don't know if...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 18th December 2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: Food getting stuck/choking feeling due to curve?

Thanks for the information. I have been told I have the curve in T-spine mainly and would be have to be fused from about T2 to hopefully only about L4 to L3. The problem I have with the surgery...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 16th December 2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By ashleyf3
Food getting stuck/choking feeling due to curve?

My kyphosis curve is currently around 90+ right now. For the past year I have not been able to take most larger pills or any capsules type pills. Also cannot eat most bread type substances or pasta...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 7th October 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: other medical problems as a result of kyphotic deformity

Jean,
I see that you said that you are on full time oxygen and bipap machine. I see a pulmo doc and have been diagnosed with restrictive and obstructive (asthma) lung disease due to my lungs...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 24th September 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By ashleyf3
Pain meds IV and oral

So, I am unable to tolerate IV Morphine and Diluadid. I was told this is the main two used in the PCA pain pump. I am unsure what else they would try. Also I am not sure what they generally use...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 20th September 2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By ashleyf3
Re: How hard is it to be a candidate for kyphosis surgery?

My daughter had an easy time finding a surgeon and receiving surgery quite quickly for her 68 degree curve (kyphosis) as she was 16 at the time. I have had a much more difficult time. My problem...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 7th September 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By ashleyf3
Pain under ribs?

Hi, I am new around here but not necessarily new to kyphosis. I was diagnosed about 3 years ago - which lead to my daughters diagnosis and she had surgery last year at 15 for at 68 degree curve. I...
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