View Full Version : Surgery is this Thursday Oct. 18th!!!

10-12-2007, 01:43 PM
Hi to all

Seems that I have been so busy lately as I am preparing for this surgery that I have not spent too much time here lately. But, I will tell you this...I have learned quite a bit about this surgery in most all aspects on this forum. I am very thankful for everyone's help here along the way. I am getting a little nervous and I am also ready to have all of this behind me now.
SusanGP, I wish all the best for you and please stay positive. We are all praying and hoping for the best in your surgery and recovery. I honestly feel that we are all doing the right thing. I believe it will be harder to live with scoliosis all our lives than it will be for the months of recovery, as down the road it seems that most of us do quite well. Hopes of less pain and pain meds.

My dr. has came to a decision on doing only the posterior instead of both which was originally planned. Is having one surgery as oppossed to two surgeries easier as far as recovery and pain?


10-12-2007, 05:54 PM
Best of luck to you! You'll be in our thoughts.


10-12-2007, 07:06 PM
Debbie--I will be thinking of you with your surgery and wish you a smooth recovery. I would think it would be easier to recover from a posterior than a post/ant. surgery. I never was bothered by the back incision. Ly- :)

10-12-2007, 07:26 PM
Debbie, I don't know about the one incision, but neither of mine dealt me many problems either. Keep up the positive outlook and we'll be waiting to hear yours and Susan's good news. God bless..Lisa

10-13-2007, 08:45 AM
Very best of luck to you. My anterior incision is the one that gives me the most pain, so perhaps your recovery will be easier with just the posterior one. I hope so!

10-13-2007, 09:10 AM
Carmen wishes you the best and wants you to know that you can do this and we will be thinking about you.

10-13-2007, 03:50 PM

My thoughts will be with you. I sent you a private message, too, so check it out.

10-13-2007, 05:19 PM
Hi Debbie - i'm new to the forum - i'm sorry i didn't find it sooner. I also live in Vegas! Good luck with your surgery this week! I'm having mine with Dr McNulty on the 22nd! My pre-op appt is on the 18th - so it will be interesting to find what more there is to know about this surgery on top of the great info I am finding through all the members here on the forum.
Hope to hear from you soon!

10-13-2007, 09:59 PM
Debbie - I'm sending positive thoughts to you. Best wishes for an easy recovery.