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Spring72
11-11-2011, 12:36 AM
Hello fellow Scolis,

I will be in St. Louis Mo on Nov 16th to see Dr. Lenke for my pre-op appt at 10:40am, anyone else have an appt there that day? I have yet to meet someone who has had this surgery, it would be so awesome to run into someone from this forum. Surgery is Jan 9th, it is coming soon and I am really stressing...just want to be on the otherside. I don't post often but I do read posts as much as I can, it is comforting to know that there are people out there that really do 'get it'.

Take care,

golfnut
11-11-2011, 07:58 AM
Spring,
You have one of the very best scoliosis surgeons in the country, which I'm sure you know. I was on about the same schedule as you a year ago-pre-op tests on Nov. 17 & surgery on Jan. 5. I keep reflecting back about how terrified I was a year ago at this time and thinking how happy I am now that I had the surgery. I'm looking forward to my year appointment with Dr. Lenke and can hardly believe that it's almost a year since the surgery. Enjoy the holidays and look forward to being "on the other side." Email anytime with questions and concerns.

walkingmom
11-11-2011, 11:30 AM
Hi Spring,
I will be in St. Louis later this month for my 7 mo. post-op visit with Dr. Bridwell. I believe that Drs. Bridwell & Lenke have their clinics on different days so it will be highly unlikely that we will ever run into each other there. Best of luck to you as you approach your upcoming surgery date. It seems like time just crawls as you wait and unfortunately, at least for me, time crawls during recovery, too. In any case, you will be in good hands.
Donna

Spring72
11-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Thank you Karen and Donna, it feels good to see that both of you had your surgeries there and are recovering so well. Gives me hope, would be nice to meet you one day. I'm scared to death but I know that it's about time I 'straighten up'! :D

Take care,
Spring

LaurieAnne
11-12-2011, 05:11 PM
Hi Spring72,

I see Dr. Lenke for my (almost) 1-yr post op on Nov 16th at 8:40am. I had my surgery Dec 13, 2010 and had amazing correction. I am still dealing with pain issues but cosmetically things are better. I'm still hoping that the rest of the issues will resolve. I don't know what time you are planning on getting there for your appt but it would be great to meet you. You can email me at laurieryckman@gmail.com and I can give you my phone# and we can talk or text. You are in good hands with Dr. Lenke!

Spring72
11-12-2011, 09:22 PM
Hi Spring72,

I see Dr. Lenke for my (almost) 1-yr post op on Nov 16th at 8:40am. I had my surgery Dec 13, 2010 and had amazing correction. I am still dealing with pain issues but cosmetically things are better. I'm still hoping that the rest of the issues will resolve. I don't know what time you are planning on getting there for your appt but it would be great to meet you. You can email me at laurieryckman@gmail.com and I can give you my phone# and we can talk or text. You are in good hands with Dr. Lenke!

Wow...congrats on (almost) 1-yr LaurieAnne! I looked at your pics, your before and afters are awesome! You look amazingly straight...I just can't imagine myself that way. We are heading for St. Louis on Monday (driving-6 hrs), doing my pre-op testing on tues and I am figuring we will be at Lenke's office around 10am on Wed. and then heading back on thurs. It really would be great to meet you! I will send you an email :)