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01-14-2009, 08:59 AM
good morning, I am booked to have the first part of my surgery on January 28th with Dr. Rand in Boston. The second part is scheduled for Feb. 10th. I will get whisked away to rehab a couple of days after the first surgery and brought back for the second part. I am really nervous about the surgery, the fear being either no improvement after surgery or that walking will be even more difficult than it already is. i believe i will be having T3 or 4 through the pelvis front and back. I have to go up to Boston on the 23rd to have my pre-screening done. Dr. Rand is in my insurance network while Dr. Boachie is not. This has been very difficult because of the insurance dilemma and I am hoping that Dr. Rand is the right choice. I have heard very good things about him and felt very good about him when I met him. It's just that Dr. Boachie is so over the top in terms of scoliosis surgery and i have yet to see or read anything negative about him. With Dr. Rand, mostly favorable but one bad and that then is what i fixate on. maybe i should get a lobotomy instead.

01-14-2009, 09:23 AM
you know Avis, that was the hardest part for me. I had a similar dilema--Dr. Neuwirth, in my network, and Dr. Boachie--not. I had those same conversations in my head as you did. Things worked out well for me, and I am confident that they will for you too.

Jan 28th is right around the corner!! Please know that you are, and will be in my thoughts and prayers. And make sure you update us in between!! LOL about the lobotomy!!


Nancy Joy
01-14-2009, 03:14 PM
:)Wow Avis- that is soon for just booking- that is good- not nearly as much time to fret. I am sure all will go well for you. I could not walk far without pain before my surgery and now I can walk forever probably- sooooooo exciting! Also, the constant nagging pain I had even taking meds regularly is totally gone.- what a relief! Mine was T10 to Sacrum so not as high but I am sure you will do ok and love your new figure- I still can hardly recognize mine and that is GREAT!!!!! Good luck to you!:)

01-14-2009, 03:38 PM
Wishing you the very best, Avis!

01-14-2009, 03:58 PM
Avis, you’re in good hands. And I have all the faith that you will do very well. Before you know it, you’ll be reporting on all your post-op progress. Chris

01-14-2009, 06:31 PM
Avis-- setting the date always seems like one of the biggest hurdles to cross. It sounds like you made a wise decision and that things will go well. Best wishes as you make preparations for that straighter and taller you!