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golfnut
11-28-2010, 11:10 AM
Best of luck to the following people with December surgeries. We'll be anxious to hear from you when you are "on the other side." I hope I didn't forget anyone!


Dec. 6 & 10-Pilar-age 32-Ant. & Posterior-Dr. Pashman

Dec. 7-Haley-HaleyMom-Dr. Hey-Raleigh-T3-L1

Dec. 7-Irene-Backissues-age 65-Dr. Rand-Boston-T8-Pelvis

Dec. 7-Lynn-Jacque's Mom-age 56-Dr. Baochie-NY L3-sacrum-revision

Dec. 13-Laurie-LaurieAnne-Dr. Lenke-St. Louis-T68 L-80

Dec. 21-Fused Spine-LaShawn Hardy-age 34-Dr. Herkowitz

kennedy
11-28-2010, 02:22 PM
good luck all of you with your surgeries coming up

pilar
11-28-2010, 09:02 PM
Thank you! ahhh!!
I have my pre-op exams tomorrow with an internist.
It's getting closer...

JenniferG
11-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Wow, a big month coming up for the forum. All the best to you all, hope every one of you has a smooth road to recovery.

Elisa
11-28-2010, 11:02 PM
Best wishes to all of you!

fashionista
11-29-2010, 01:59 AM
best to all of you!

BadKitty
11-29-2010, 08:35 AM
Wow, December is a big month for the forum!

I know how you all are feeling ...take deep breaths, think good thoughts.
I was anxious for the week before, and then the day or two before I started feeling relieved. The day of (when I thought I'd be panicking) I was totally calm and prepared.

Best wishes to all of you!

jChris
11-29-2010, 01:07 PM
Sending positive thoughts to each of you for successful surgeries and wonderful recoveries!

Jacque's Mom
11-29-2010, 02:24 PM
I've been nesting for the past two weeks making sure things are in place. My daughter has been a huge help. It's a week from tomorrow, and I'm trying to pretent it's not happening. My last day in the office is 12/1; surgery is 12/7. Going to the spa with my daughter, sisters and cousins on Saturday (only a mani and pedi for me with clear nail polish) and then to lunch. Anything to keep my mind busy. Jacqueline (daughter) is going to post as Bill (husband) is not great with the computer. She just passed her boards and is now a Licensed Occupational Therapist - just in time to help her mom! She starts working at Kessler Rehab mid-December so she'll be home full time for a while with me. Thanks everyone for your good wishes. All the best to everyone. LYNN

katieb
11-29-2010, 05:46 PM
Good luck to everyone having surgery in December. I also am having surgery on December 21 with Dr. Lonner in NYC. I am 41 with 3 boys, 2yrs, 4yrs, and 6 yrs, and am very nervous how we are all going to get through this. I have an s curver 63L and 42 T. I am not in debilitating pain now but it is getting progressively worse, also the appearance of my curve has dramaticially gotten worse and I have shrunk an inch and a half. I am a very active person ( competed in my first triathlon this summer). Any info on getting back to exercise after surgery would be helpful.

I had a really hard time deciding on docs. I saw MANY and heard everything from full fusion T3- sacrum to what I am going to do which is T10 - L3 posterior approach. My biggest decisoin was between Dr. Boachie who said anterior fusion T10- L3 and my final choice Dr. Lonner with all posterior approach T10 - L3.
Did anyone else have to make decision like that of same levels just whether from front/side or back? I still an not sure if I made the right choice.

I have spent many hours reading other posts and experiences and it has been so helpful and informative. Any advise/opinions are welcome. Thinking/preparing for the day is tough as it gets closer and closer. Hard to explain to kids, etc..

golfnut
11-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Katie,
Good luck to you, also. I did not get a second opinion because I felt like I had one of the best surgeons practically in my backyard. I was terribly upset when I found out I'd be fused T4-sacrum because I am an avid golfer and knew that I would lose most of my flexibility by going that low. However, I never questioned which vertebrae should be fused as I feel that is the decision of the experts. I can't imagine having any input into that decision, but I guess it's difficult when surgeons disagree. Well, I'll be thinking of you on the 21st and wishing you the best.
Good luck!

Elisa
11-29-2010, 07:28 PM
All the best to you Katie. Having three lil boys ages 2,4 and 6 is a handful at the best of times, I hope you have hubby on board. Keep us updated. :)


Good luck to everyone having surgery in December. I also am having surgery on December 21 with Dr. Lonner in NYC. I am 41 with 3 boys, 2yrs, 4yrs, and 6 yrs, and am very nervous how we are all going to get through this. I have an s curver 63L and 42 T. I am not in debilitating pain now but it is getting progressively worse, also the appearance of my curve has dramaticially gotten worse and I have shrunk an inch and a half. I am a very active person ( competed in my first triathlon this summer). Any info on getting back to exercise after surgery would be helpful.

I had a really hard time deciding on docs. I saw MANY and heard everything from full fusion T3- sacrum to what I am going to do which is T10 - L3 posterior approach. My biggest decisoin was between Dr. Boachie who said anterior fusion T10- L3 and my final choice Dr. Lonner with all posterior approach T10 - L3.
Did anyone else have to make decision like that of same levels just whether from front/side or back? I still an not sure if I made the right choice.

I have spent many hours reading other posts and experiences and it has been so helpful and informative. Any advise/opinions are welcome. Thinking/preparing for the day is tough as it gets closer and closer. Hard to explain to kids, etc..

LisaB
11-29-2010, 09:33 PM
Good luck everyone! Stay positive and think of your straight bodies to come!

LaurieAnne
11-29-2010, 09:57 PM
Those of you who have had surgery (especially with Lenke) did you do to the spine rehabilitation center after surgery? Is this part of the hospital stay or is this something you go to after you get out of hospital?

backissues
12-05-2010, 09:12 AM
My surgery is Tuesday, December 7. It has been a long journey but the "first day of the rest of my life" is almost here. These last few weeks have been achy but I have used my "warm and form" when needed and powered on to go to museums and some shopping.

This forum has been a great source of information and has connected me to many of you individually as I have spoken with some of you by phone.

I did get the Peggy Huddleston book and CD and am using the mind-body relaxation. I'll let you know if it helps after the surgery. It is helping me now. In addition, I'm using my Svaroopa yoga poses and breathing. I will provide healing statements to my surgical team and hope they use them.

I have complete confidence in Dr. Rand and the team at New England Baptist Hospital. Everyone I have ever spoken to has nothing but great things to say about him.

So, here goes. I'll get a family member to post for me when I get to the "other side." It is going to be great to walk and stand "pain free."

Irene

titaniumed
12-05-2010, 11:08 AM
Best wishes to the December group.

Iíve been on the ski slopes quite a bit lately....actually crashed off a small cornice yesterday, and forward flipped into the powder. My first forward flip, post surgery. No worries.

You guys can do this....

Ed

JenniferG
12-05-2010, 07:59 PM
Wishing you great success and a smooth recovery.

To Hayley, Irene and Lynn - best of luck tomorrow, we'll be thinking of you.

Doodles
12-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Best wishes to all of the Dec. folks. There will be many prayers & positive thoughts for all of you.
Irene, I used Peggy Huddleston tapes too. At the very least they helped keep me sane the month or so before surgery. Janet

pilar
12-05-2010, 08:43 PM
Thank you so much everyone!!! Tomorrow is the big day... I really don't know how I feel. I'm kind of confuse. hahhaa I guess I should be freaking out, but I'm not!:)

mbeckoff
12-05-2010, 10:33 PM
Best of luck to everyone. You are in my prayers

May God be with you

Melissa

Jacque's Mom
12-06-2010, 07:30 AM
Thanks everyone. I was doing fine until Thursday, when I had my final meeting with Dr. Boachie. I guess that's when reality sets in. My daughter, Jacqueline, will be posting when she has a chance. She just received her license - Occupational Therapist working at Kessler Rehab, but not starting until January. She's living home now so that works out terrific. Thanks so much for all your thoughts. Fondly, LYNN

foofer
12-06-2010, 08:22 AM
Friends,

I will be thinking and praying for all of you in the coming day, days and weeks. Hugs to all of you!!