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ColdBricks
04-24-2011, 07:49 PM
Hi guys! My surgery is in three days (April 27) with Dr. Boachie. I had the pre-op appointments (I had seven separate appointments!) at the HSS on Thursday...

details are:
Fusion most likely T3-L3 to correct kyphosis
Posterior only
Titanium screws and cobalt-chrome rods
Dr B is going to mix some BMP proteins with my bone (from the osteotomies) to be used for the graft.
Expected hospital stay in 5 days, I will be on Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for 2 days then off..they get me up the day after surgery!!

I will probably not be on here until after the operation, so thanks for all your support and help...it has been a huge help to be able to talk on this board...well..

see you on the other side!!!!

Pooka1
04-24-2011, 08:08 PM
Hey good luck, CB. Best regards.

JenniferG
04-24-2011, 08:09 PM
Wishing you all the best Coldbricks. Looking forward to hearing from you "on the other side!" I'm sure Dr. Boachi will perform a miracle for you. Hope the time goes quickly for you now you're so close.

golfnut
04-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Cold Bricks,
You are in excellent physical shape and you have a great surgeon, so I'm sure you will do well. You're also young! Be sure to post when you are able. Best of luck!

djkinkead
04-24-2011, 09:14 PM
Will say some prayers for your surgery! Glad you found a doctor you can trust.

Doodles
04-24-2011, 09:35 PM
Coldbricks--
Very best wishes with your surgery. I'm sure you'll do great as will your doctor. Best Wishes! Janet

titaniumed
04-24-2011, 10:18 PM
Be sure to keep in touch here....you should do pretty well at your age.
Ed

Elisa
04-24-2011, 10:23 PM
Wishing you all the best on April 27th. Yes, please do update when you can as we will be thinking of you.

Lilysaidwhat
04-25-2011, 08:44 AM
Good luck and God speed!

sarahcant
04-25-2011, 08:51 AM
Good Luck ColdBricks! You will do fine get plenty of movies or video games you'll need them! I was never a TV person and now Im addicted to Celebrity Apprentice and Lifetime movies...my brain is mush but my back is nice and straight...dont forget the stool softners start using IMMEDIATELY. Biggest mistake I made...just passing it along. Thank God the weather is getting nicer so you can walk outside. I've been bundling up and walking up and down my block my neighbors are scared I think. Wishing you the speediest of recoveries and keep us posted on your recoup!

boomergal
04-25-2011, 10:12 AM
Best of luck, ColdBricks! You should do great. We'll all be thinking of you.

boomergal
54 years old
T57, L43
surgery scheduled with Dr. Boachie 7/05/11

kennedy
04-25-2011, 10:46 AM
good luck CB

Lorz
04-25-2011, 11:42 AM
Best of Luck to you. I will be thinking positive thoughts for you, and look forward to hearing all about your experience. You are in very capable hands.

mbeckoff
04-25-2011, 12:46 PM
Best of luck to you. See you on the other side.

Melissa

LindaRacine
04-25-2011, 02:01 PM
Good luck Cold. May your surgery and recovery be eventless!

--Linda

jeneemohler
04-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Best wishes to you, and here's to a speedy, routine recovery! We are all there with you. Please let us know how you are doing when you are able.

lray
04-25-2011, 07:04 PM
Good luck to you ColdBricks. Your young age will have you back on your feet in no time.

backissues
04-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Good luck to you! You'll feel great relief once you get to the "other side." You'll have so many years to enjoy your new and improved back.