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Forum: General Discussions 8th August 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
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: 171
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: 255
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: 331
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: 21
Views: 428
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: 331
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: 324
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: 1,511
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: 304
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: 242
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: 202
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: 810
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: 5
Views: 704
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: 396
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: 396
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...
Forum: General Discussions 15th June 2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: soft tissue swelling

Hi Lucie!

Flat back syndrome is a type of sagittal imbalance, I think... Not to say you have it but it might be worth checking...
Forum: General Discussions 9th June 2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Introduction :)

Welcome to the forum, Kim! The folks here are great - it's so nice to have people who understand what you're going through. It sounds like you had a tough time for awhile there in school, so glad...
Forum: General Discussions 9th June 2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Daughter 8 weeks after surgery - question for the girls ......

Hello steel1203,

I can't offer much advice as I live in the states but if nothing else I wanted to say welcome.

Over here, most higher-end department stores like Macys and Nordstroms will have...
Forum: General Discussions 1st June 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: junctional kyphosis? pics

Hi Josh,

I'm glad you're going to see your surgeon about this - it's good just to know for sure either way. Do you have any older photos you could post as a comparison?

Best of luck with...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 28th May 2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,504
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: A new beginning

Exciting! I hope you get your date sooner rather than later and with the surgeon you prefer.
Forum: General Discussions 26th May 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 montherversary!

Congratulations, Lauren, on your excellent birthday present and awesome progress post-surgery! Sounds like you are doing great at this point! :clap:

I'm guessing the issues with tiredness and your...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 26th May 2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: It happened yesterday

Congrats on a successful surgery, Ryan!

I don't know if I can offer any suggestions - I'm at week 4 myself and still trying to sort out how much I can do and when to stop and get help from someone...
Forum: General Discussions 24th May 2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: What is normal 'settling' of the spine?

Thanks all for the replies.

Gilly - I do take Gabapentin, to be honest I haven't been able to distinguish what type of relief I get between the Oxycodone, Gabapentin and the Methocarbamol. That's...
Forum: General Discussions 20th May 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 10months with a monkey

Hey Ange,

I'm sorry to hear you're still having some struggles with pain. (I like the monkey metaphor though!)

What does your doctor say about this shoulder pain? I have experienced the burning...
Forum: General Discussions 20th May 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By KMaxwell
What is normal 'settling' of the spine?

Hi Everyone,

I have a question. I know that most spines will 'settle' a bit after surgery and lose a bit of correction. Can anyone tell me how long after surgery this normally occurs?

I noticed...
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