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kennedy
03-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Hey everyone I'm 4 years post-op from my surgery. Here a little report I'm working on.
My name is Kara I'm 22 years old. I had scoliosis shine the spring of 2004.
I think it was in the high thirties. I was officially diagnosed in spring of 2005. I was then under the care of Dr. Lerman at Shriners children hospital in Sacramento CA. I was then placed in a Boston Brace ASAP. The orthotics who made my back brace made my foot brace when I was younger. Sadly the brace didn't work. It just slowed down the progression of the curve. So now I'm under the care of Dr. Munish Gupta an world renown spinal surgeon. March 9th 2010 I had my pre-op appt with my surgeon. I had my exam, x-rays and blood tests. The night before my surgery my family and I went out to dinner. March 10th 2010 I was admitted to the orthopedic spine service at UC Davis here in California at 6:52 AM. As I was waiting for my name to be called I was thinking after 6 years of having scoliosis I'm finally getting fixed by one of the world renown spinal surgeons in the country. When my name was called I was thinking I don't want to do this. but I now I have to. If I didn't do this my lungs would still get crushed. Anyway I got to the OR area I meet with my surgeon, my sleepy Dr. and neurologist. After 8 Hours in the Or I came out with 2 rods, 5 hooks, 5 wires and 8 screws. I was then moved to pacu. I was then moved to the Surgical ICU. I was there for 2.5 days until I was moved to Davis 14 orthopedic floor. I was there for 4.5 days. During my stay at UCDMC was good. I had the nicest nurses and doctors. I had so many post-op check ups the most resent being January 7th 2014.

Susie*Bee
03-13-2014, 03:28 PM
It's good to find out a little more about you and your experiences, Kara. I'm so glad you are doing so well. Congratulations on reaching your 4th anniversary! (Big smile and a hug!)

kennedy
03-21-2014, 09:34 PM
Thanks susie

golfnut
03-23-2014, 07:14 PM
Congratulations, Kara, on your 4 year anniversary.

kennedy
03-24-2014, 01:57 AM
Thanks karen

leahdragonfly
03-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Hi Kara,

Congratulations on the 4 year mark! It sounds like you are doing well. It is interesting to read more about your journey to surgery. I did not know you wore a brace.

Thanks for letting us know how you're doing.

mabeckoff
03-24-2014, 10:57 AM
Glad that you are doing so well

Melissa

kennedy
03-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Thanks gayle and Melissa