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01-31-2010, 03:59 PM
We're down to the wire. Packing bags, taking care of last minute details, etc. I am not taking much of anything to the hospital Tues. but will be keeping stuff where my husband is staying and he's just going to bring it as I need it. Still have to lug stuff with us since we're 4 hours away from home and I'll probably be in NY for 2 weeks. Assume I won't need much of anything until rehab week. The good-byes and well wishing phone calls are wonderful but am getting to the point of being emotionally drained from them. Hope I can sleep better tonight--Tylenol PM didn't even help last night. Keep those encouraging post-op posts coming--this forum is my lifeline right now!

01-31-2010, 06:52 PM
Anne - Best of luck to you! You will be fine. I know how you feel because I'm starting to feel that way too..but you will soon be on the road to recovery. I hope you have access to a laptop or blackberry or something that can send us updates. If not, maybe your husband will??? Our prayers and thoughts are with you Anne!!!

01-31-2010, 07:51 PM
Best wishes, Anne. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

01-31-2010, 07:51 PM
Best to you for successful surgery, and healing. I know this is the hard time -DD will be one week after you, and it's starting to settle in here too. Wishing you peace to get the rest you need.


01-31-2010, 08:05 PM
I just sent you an email Anne. I know you will be just fine. This is the worst part. Before you know it you will be on your way to a fantastic recovery!! ((Hugs))

01-31-2010, 09:26 PM
Hi Anne-

I just wanted to say good luck to you on Tuesday!! I'm sure the waiting is the hardest part but soon you will be on the road to recovery! I was just thinking, I remember you joined this forum right when I did back in August, and I'll never forget your post back in October about visiting a doctor at John Hopkins and how you then changed your mind about the surgery. Well look at how far you've come in just a short time!! You are so strong, you made up your mind and stuck to it and are getting surgery and will do just great! You have a great doctor now and everything will be just fine. Please keep us posted! Good luck!


01-31-2010, 10:19 PM

Just remember that you will have some incredibly talented people working on you. They do this stuff day in and day out....

Watch out for those "nasty nurses"... I know I did, they just didnít seem to show up enough for me. LOL

Pretty soon this will all be over.

01-31-2010, 10:49 PM
Hi Anne,

I would like to share my blessings for your surgery as well. Hope all goes fast and smooth. Soon you will be over here with us post-oppies ready to help you in any way we can.

Thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones,

01-31-2010, 11:30 PM
Best wishes on your surgery on Tuesday. It's a long road but worth it. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way. Janet

01-31-2010, 11:34 PM
Best wishes of a safe and successful surgery and also a smooth ansd speedy recovery.

02-01-2010, 01:29 AM
All the very best Anne. Ed's right, you'll have very talented people working on you and keeping you safe. They will do their utmost to give you the best result possible. Thinking of you and looking forward to hearing you've come through surgery and doing well.

02-01-2010, 03:03 PM

Hope all goes well tomorrow with your surgery.Good thoughts and you are on my prayer list .
Can't wait to hear from you when you are on the other side


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02-01-2010, 04:14 PM

You have my best wishes and prayers as well. You will do just fine. If I could do it at age 67, almost 68, you can do it as well cause you are much younger than me.


02-01-2010, 05:20 PM
Hi Anne. Lots of good thoughts from another well wisher. Dr. Lonner is my doctor as well. He really inspires confidence. Looking forward to hearing lots of good things about him! Joy

02-01-2010, 05:41 PM
Good luck tomorrow! Dr. Lonner did my surgery in 2006 and all went well.
After 9 hours he was walking on air showing my family my new back-he didn't
even look tired. He's a great doctor and has been there for every question since. I'm glad I logged on today-it'd been a while. dianeh

02-01-2010, 06:38 PM
Thanks Dianeh, for that vote of confidence for Dr. Lonner. Tomorrow, at this time, I hope he will be showing off pictures of my new back. I still cannot believe I am doing this after all these years of being crooked and in pain. It just feels surreal!
We're snug and comfy in this wonderful apt. provided by our friends--close to subway and nice little restaurants for my husband. I know tomorrow AM is going to come fast--we're sitting here playing banana-grams to pass the time! I'm very nervous but also excited about this massive change coming to my body. Thanks again to everyone for your support, good thoughts and prayers. Hopefully, you'll hear some good news from Brian at some point this week.

02-01-2010, 08:26 PM
dear anne
we got the cake for our puppy's birthday for tomorrow...so i know you are ready for your surgery...thoughts & prayers will go with you...for a good procedure, uneventful, wth the same for recovery....may your healing be fast & solid...:)
i hope you fall asleep with the anesthesia & wake up what feels like minutes later...with a nice new back...free of any pain beyond healing!

best wishes

02-01-2010, 10:29 PM

good luck tomorrow =) before you know it, it will be over..This is the worst part waiting before the surgery, but honestly they keep you really comfortable in the hospital that before you know it you will be home recovering. Remember to take it day by day. You will be in my thoughts tomorrow as you have your surgery..
Again I will pray that you have a smooth and easy recovery. Best of luck!!
xox megz.