View Full Version : Yea! 1 year appt.!

09-21-2011, 02:13 PM
Well, I am officially released with "no restrictions" Yea! I also met with Doreen1 and her beautiful family and NanLo for breakfast prior to appt and visited with them in the waiting room. Its hard to believe how far a person comes in a year after a huge surgery. (my 1 year is actually Oct 11 but this was the closest they could get me in as of 6 mos ago! :) ) Thanks to all for the support and information on this forum!

09-21-2011, 03:04 PM
Congrats on being one year post-op! Such a milestone.

It's nice that you've met up with some forum members. I met up with hdugger from here when we were down in Portland. I think she actually came up to Shriners at least three times and I'm hoping to meet up with her again at the end of October when we head back for my son's six month checkup. I'm really looking forward to having lunch/dinner with her again. My treat this time. :-)

09-21-2011, 03:52 PM
Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you. It always makes me happy to hear of a great outcome as it inspires us all.

09-21-2011, 07:16 PM
Congratulations on reaching a great milestone! It is so encouraging for me that there are people like you who have survived that first year of recovery and are now in the thriving mode.

09-21-2011, 08:11 PM
Yay!!! So happy for you! And thanks for helping me along my way, you were such an inspiration to me!

09-21-2011, 08:31 PM
Congratulations on your good report! I'm so glad you got to meet Nancy and Doreen. I've met Evelyn (confused mom), Laurie Anne, and my main support during the pre-surgery jitters, Kathy K. It has to give Doreen some confidence to see how well you and Nancy are doing. I am looking forward to my year appointment on Jan. 18th & hope I get the green light, as well. Don't you feel fortunate to have had Dr. Lenke for your surgeon? I know I do.

09-22-2011, 10:31 AM
Thanks to all for the replies and yes Karen I feel very blessed to have Dr Lenke as my surgeon, what a great guy.

09-22-2011, 04:55 PM
It was a treat meeting you and Nancy too! I have to tell you, after you left the waiting room, one of the patients asked us, "How long ago was her surgery? She looks great!" :D

Has Nancy posted her updates? I keep losing internet connection here so I'm having a hard time reading through new posts.

Karen, I cannot thank you enough for emailing me with Nancy's info. What a blessing it was to connect with two scoli-Lenke-girls!


09-22-2011, 08:30 PM
I think all of Dr. Lenke's paients feel truly blessed /fortunate/lucky, etc. We definitely have one of the best surgeons in the country as our surgeon! I'm glad you girls could meet. Nancy, your blogs show so much personality of you and your husband that I feel like I've met you. I love the one about the blue jello.

09-22-2011, 09:00 PM
Hi All,
My one year appointment w/ Dr Lenke went well too. It was wonderful to see him, and wonderful to connect w/ Doreen and Heidi. Thanks to Karen who put us in touch. So now I am allowed to do ANYTHING! I can't get over that. I walked my dog for the first time today in over a year... and I'm looking forward to lifting my 27 pound granddaughter. Got a rx for PT, so I can get some guidance for new exercises too. yaaaaay!
I am so thrilled for you, Doreen, you can look forward to Dr Lenke doing his magic for you. Sorry I haven't been posting - now I am inspired to keep in touch.
Warm wishes,