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Forum: General Discussions 30th October 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermannís

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: 10
Views: 168
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermannís

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: 7
Views: 104
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: 10
Views: 168
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermannís

Thanks a bunch, Gilly and Toni!!!

It was actually therapeutic for me to write the post. It made me realize that Iíve 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: 10
Views: 168
Posted By KMaxwell
6 month check-in after my fusion surgery for Scheuermannís

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: 656
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: 112
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: 656
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: 112
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: 207
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...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 22nd October 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: new to the fourm,,, many questions need to be answered

Sorry Mark! I'm a kid at heart myself (and have the Star Wars collectible action figures to prove it!) and personally I don't feel at old at 47; but to the average 20 year old we're no spring...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 22nd October 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: new to the fourm,,, many questions need to be answered

Welcome, atheer_o! :wave:

Many people here on the forum check in just once a day or every other day (like myself) so please don't feel discouraged that you hadn't received any responses yet. Also,...
Forum: General Discussions 6th October 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: How to deal with protruding screws?

Hi Jay,

I'm at 5-months post-op now and have 5 protruding screws (2 very prominently). My surgeon says it's because I'm skinny and because I had a stubborn kyphosis curve and the screws are right...
Forum: General Discussions 25th September 2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 8 weeks post op today.

Wow, 8 weeks. You've come so far! I'm glad to hear you're doing so well, you must be thrilled!
Forum: General Discussions 18th September 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
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 16th September 2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
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 16th September 2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: One year post op

A year already? Wow! I hope you are doing well. :)
Forum: General Discussions 16th September 2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
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 16th September 2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
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, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
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, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
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, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
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...
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