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Doodles
04-08-2009, 01:40 PM
This is Janet's husband, Bob. She had surgery on March 30th. It lasted around 10 hours and was very successful. She was released from the hospital Tuesday, the 7th and is now in rehabilitation for 7-10 days as was her request. She is walking down the halls very well. The doctor was very pleased with the correction. Her final numbers before surgery was 95 degrees
thoracic and 62 degrees lumbar. After surgery, she is lower than 25 degrees thoracic and the lumbar curve is gone. We are not certain but believe that she had 4 units of blood during surgery and probably a total of 4 units after surgery.

Janet's main problem is pain control. The regimen figured out is fine but we just can't seem to get anybody to deliver the doses on time. It has been extremely frustrating. Janet or I will post more later. She wants to thank each and every one of you. Bob

Susie*Bee
04-08-2009, 03:21 PM
Bob-- thanks so much for the update. I hope the pain med problem gets taken care of soon. One more reason to look forward to being at home again-- you control the meds then. Hoping her rehab experience is a good one. Please give Janet a gentle hug from me. :) Susie

titaniumtough
04-08-2009, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the update Bob! Sounds like Janet is doing pretty good.. They got some AWESOME correction it sounds like!! WAY TO GO!! Give Janet a gentle hug and wish you all the best for a smooth recovery!!! :D :D

JenniferG
04-08-2009, 07:05 PM
Thanks so much Bob!

I know what you mean about getting the meds on time. I had a similar problem. Once she's at home and you're in control, and just as importantly, she's in a comfortable bed, all will fall into place. I promise!

always smilin'
04-08-2009, 09:36 PM
Best regards to Janet. I wish her a speedy and more painless recovery!

emwonderfull
04-10-2009, 08:00 AM
Bob~ I'm so excited for Janet! She must be amazed! I hope they get her pain meds on time during rehab. I guess she will get home after I have my surgery. So I will chat with her after. Send my best wishes!!!