View Full Version : Tammy's surgery successful!!!!!!!!

03-09-2010, 09:04 AM
I will make this quick for now, but she is DOING GREAT and the doctors and staff have been amazing!!!

Surgery - 6 hours - T-1 to L-2 have not had post x-rays yet so do not know the correction (I can tell you her shoulders are pretty much even now) Surgeons found A LOT of scar tissue that her body had laid down trying to "self fuse" the vertebrae not unheard of but certainly not very common.

Pain control - PCA (self dosing pump) with Dilaudid dose available every 6 minutes it also has VERY small amount dosed at a steady rate. Pain meds supplemented with Lortab 10's.

She sat in a chair for 30 min first night and briefly stood. This morning she stood for a while and is looking forward to a short jaunt down the hall.....

More to come......

03-09-2010, 09:25 AM
That's so wonderful Toby!

Tammy sounds like she is starting out so well. Onward and upward.

These surgeons are amazing. They are artists.

Take care of yourself, too.

Best regards,

03-09-2010, 09:28 AM

That is great news

Please tell Tammy that I am so pleased that everything is going so well for her


03-09-2010, 10:28 AM
Toby - that is outstanding news. amazing to hear that she sat in a chair on the first night - WOW - that is really awesome! Thanks for letting us all know :)

03-09-2010, 12:03 PM
Fantastic news!! My best to both of you!

03-09-2010, 01:11 PM
That's wonderful news. I am sure you both are very pleased. Good luck through your recovery. Janet

03-09-2010, 03:04 PM
I'm most impressed! Keep up the good work Tammy! Thanks for letting us know Toby. I'll be watching for more updates.

03-09-2010, 03:08 PM
That's spectacular! I know yesterday was scary for you both, but the scariest part is DONE. :)

It's not often we see spouses invest the time and effort here to be of real support: Tammy, you're a lucky girl!

Looking forward to more good news.


03-10-2010, 06:40 AM
Wonderful news!

We need a "thumbs up" button here just like on FaceBook! :D