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LynnMarie74
12-21-2008, 02:48 PM
Hello everyone! Im finally done shopping with 3 days left....a record!! :) And as I type Im waiting for my 3rd batch of cookies to bake. My mother doesnt bake anymore, so I guess its my job now!

Its down to 24 days til go time & getting more and more anxious by the minute. Hopefully I will be able to make it all the way Pre-Op day before I start on something to calm my nerves. Ughhhhh......

Here is another question for everyone.....Im sure I asked this already somewhere along the way, but I cant remember. Everyone on the site that Ive run across who has had or is going to have an a/p surgery, has had time in between each one. From what I understand Im having mine all at once. This kind of worries me...Im feeling like the "odd mad out" so to speak. What are the reasons why some must wait in between & others such as myself are able to get it taken care all at once. Or is there possibly more to it? Anyone have anything to share - send it my way!!

Hope everyone has a great Holiday Season!!!! Stay warm!!

sccrm08
12-21-2008, 05:37 PM
Lynn

I had asked the same question before I had my surgery. My Dr. was going to do A/P all in one day but at the pre op he decided just to do the P which I was greatful for. Anyways when I asked him about doing it all in one day his answer was surgeons prefrence as long as your doing OK with the first he prefers to do it all at once.

Good Luck
Patty

LindaRacine
12-21-2008, 06:21 PM
Here is another question for everyone.....Im sure I asked this already somewhere along the way, but I cant remember. Everyone on the site that Ive run across who has had or is going to have an a/p surgery, has had time in between each one. From what I understand Im having mine all at once.

It's not uncommon for the surgeries to be done on the same day. I chose to have mine on the same day. You should definitely check with Dr. Tribus to be certain.

--Linda

Nancy Joy
12-23-2008, 04:42 AM
I would have loved mine to be all at once! However, my surgery was so extensive that my surgeon felt it would be too much all at once (maybe my age also?)- the first surgery was 9 hours and the second 4. I too think that would have been too much and I got along fine with both of the surgeries. It is just really hard to get ready mentally to "do it again, Sam" for the 2nd.

loves to skate
12-23-2008, 04:06 PM
Hi LynneMarie,
My situation was similar to NancyJoy's. I Think age has a lot to do with it, but also the complexity of the surgery. My nerve roots were entrapped in bone, so that took a lot of time to separate everything so as not to cause permanent nerve damage. My discs were degenerated along with severe arthritis. My Doctor said bleeding is a factor and after 12 hours, I would think that the Doctor would be fatigued as well. He likes to separate the surgeries by a week or so to give the patient's body time to recover. My second surgery was 7 hours long. Not to diminish the difficulty of any scoliosis surgeries, I would think with a young person who doesn't have degenerated discs or arthritis, it would take a lot less time to perform both surgeries. Time under anesthesia is a definite factor. Enjoy those cookies.
Sally

LynnMarie74
12-23-2008, 10:21 PM
Thanks everyone.....I appreciate the feed back. I was told the whole thing would take about 8 hrs....w/a quick wake up in between.....sounds like you ladies were a little more complex........Im glad it all worked out for U! Take care & Marry Xmas!