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maggie6
02-15-2013, 10:24 PM
Today I got a central line put in. My husband and I will stay in st Louis for the weekend. Then surgery at 7:30 am Monday. Starting to get a little nervous. Dr. Lenke said the surgery will take about 10 hours. Longer than he originally thought because he will have to do a bone retraction (I think this is right).

Irina
02-16-2013, 12:05 AM
Good luck, Maggie. What are you going to do this weekend? My surgery is coming up soon too and I wonder how would I handle a few days before it.

JenniferG
02-16-2013, 04:36 AM
Good luck Maggie! Wishing you a terrific correction and an easy ride through recovery.

LindaRacine
02-16-2013, 01:03 PM
Dr. Lenke said the surgery will take about 10 hours. Longer than he originally thought because he will have to do a bone retraction (I think this is right).

Hi...

Never heard that term. If you confirm it, and find out what it is, let us know.

Best of luck!!

Regards,
Linda

Pooka1
02-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Maybe she means resections (osteotomies)?

maggie6
02-16-2013, 06:03 PM
Good luck, Maggie. What are you going to do this weekend? My surgery is coming up soon too and I wonder how would I handle a few days before it.
My husband and I went to a casino and toured the bush beer plant today and I think we will go to the zoo tomorrow if its warm.

rockycarm
02-16-2013, 06:03 PM
All the best to you Maggie on a successful surgery and recovery. Prayers are with you.

maggie6
02-16-2013, 06:13 PM
Maybe she means resections (osteotomies)?

You're right. I meant bone resection (osteotomy).

golfnut
02-16-2013, 07:09 PM
Hi, Maggie,
Dr. Lenke was my surgeon and he's the best! (Okay, I know I'm a little biased) My surgery was also 10 hours. We live 25 miles from St. Louis and have also gone on the Anhueser-Busch Tour which is really interesting. Tomorrow should be a pretty nice day for the zoo. I think it is one of the few free zoos in the United States. You are in great hands with Dr. Lenke. Be sure to post when you are able. You will do just fine. My pre-op period was so much worse than my recovery as far as stress. The pain was nothing like I had imagined and feared. Best of luck.

KathK
02-16-2013, 07:51 PM
Best wishes, Maggie! You will be in wonderful hands on Monday!

My surgeon was Dr. Lenke and I also had my central line on a Friday and my surgery on the following Monday. It's a little hard to manage the time over the weekend, but it sounds like you are doing great!

In case it eases your mind, I will tell you that my pain was very well controlled while in the hospital and I was discharged the Friday following my surgery. Please let us know how everything goes for you! I will be thinking of you!

Kathy

maggie6
02-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Thanks for all your responses. I was so lucky to find this forum several years ago. What a great source for information and inspiration.

susancook
02-16-2013, 10:45 PM
You are taking the first steps to a new life and improved health! You are in the best of hands, so take a deep breath and relax and trust.
I'll be thinking of you and wish you the best!
Susan

mabeckoff
02-17-2013, 01:00 AM
You will be in my prayers. I am sure that all will be fine.

Confusedmom
02-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Best wishes, Maggie! I had similar curves and a similar age to you. Dr. Lenke actually took less time than expected with me. I had very little pain in the hospital. Recovery takes a long time, but you are in the best of hands! Have someone post for you in recovery. We'll all be thinking of you.

Evelyn

titaniumed
02-17-2013, 02:02 PM
Maggie

Wishing you the best tomorrow with your surgery....your in good hands.

Ed

Spyros
02-17-2013, 02:59 PM
Good luck Maggie! Wish you best results and have a nice and quick recovery!

JuliaAnn
02-17-2013, 03:53 PM
Thinking of you today, Maggie. Your surgery is almost here! Which means that you will soon on your way to recovery. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you tomorrow.

Doodles
02-17-2013, 10:55 PM
Good luck, Maggie! This all sounds so familiar since I also had Dr. Lenke. Central line, weekend in St. Louis, Monday--10 hour surgery! You'll do great. Positive thoughts and prayers for you! Janet

tae_tap
02-18-2013, 12:32 PM
Praying for you!
Tamena

hasteffen
02-24-2013, 04:01 PM
Many on here will be praying for you! You are in excellent hands. Dr. Lenke and his team are exceptional!!!!
Best,
Heidi