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kennedy
02-11-2011, 12:24 PM
hey every one yesterday i turned 11 months postop from my scoliosis surgery Cuvres went from T50* and L39* to T20* and L17*

backissues
02-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Congratulations!! You had the surgery early in your life and now have the rest of your life to enjoy your back.

mgs
02-11-2011, 07:01 PM
Almost a year!!! WOW!!! You've done great. This surgery is hard to cope with, and for a young person. . .you've dealt with it very well. I'm not so sure I would have coped as well at your age. Are you doing something special to mark the 1 year anniv??

Pooka1
02-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Very cool Kara!

I hope you are fully recovered and out of pain.

kennedy
02-11-2011, 08:37 PM
sharon funny that you said that but my nurse at uc davis said it takes a full year to befolly recoverd but my ribs are and my scar is too

titaniumed
02-11-2011, 08:44 PM
Kara

Congrats. Its nice to have it over with.

What ever happened with the Oral surgeon? Did that go smooth?
Ed

kennedy
02-11-2011, 09:06 PM
Ed my oral surgery went great. the really funny thing about it was my oral surgeon asked why did i have a spinal fusion. I told him the reason why i had a spinal fusion is because i had scoliosis

JenniferG
02-11-2011, 11:16 PM
Congratulations Kara, almost one year!

Radiogirl
02-12-2011, 10:47 PM
Kara,

After almost one year, is your back still numb where the incision is? Mine is and I was wondering if that is normal and if it will go away. Do you feel the rods?

kennedy
02-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Laura my scar in still numb and so is the fusion

Susie*Bee
02-13-2011, 02:06 PM
Congratulations, Kara, on reaching that milestone! As far as numbness is concerned, I think it can vary a whole lot. I had lymph nodes removed from my right armpit when I was 20, due to melanoma, (blocking a path it could possibly travel), and I still don't have all the feeling back there-- although in just the last couple of years it's improved a little more for some reason. I am now 60. My back is still numb in some areas from my scoli surgery, but you don't really touch your back that often so I don't think of it. It's in the mid-scapular area that seems numb. Best wishes as you look forward to a long and pretty straight life!