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  1. Hi Sheryl, So great to hear your update. It...

    Hi Sheryl,

    So great to hear your update. It sounds like you are headed in the right direction with recovery and healing. So nice also that you have such a supportive husband to help you also. ...
  2. Hi Texas Mom, I was just thinking of you and...

    Hi Texas Mom,

    I was just thinking of you and hope you are doing good in your recovery.

    Melisse
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    Linda, Dr. Lenke proposed to fuse me from T10...

    Linda,

    Dr. Lenke proposed to fuse me from T10 to L3. Should I be worried about this also, PKJ?

    Thanks,
    Melisse
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    I believe I did see Doreen in the waiting room at...

    I believe I did see Doreen in the waiting room at Dr. Lenkes office in NYC while I was there on my Feb. 21st visit. I was leaving out with my husband and think it was her sitting in the waiting...
  5. Thread: Bit of advice

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    Am I reading Boachies article correct? It says...

    Am I reading Boachies article correct? It says for posterior fusion only, the pseudothrosis rate is 50%?
  6. Hi Sheryl, May you stay as calm as can be with...

    Hi Sheryl,

    May you stay as calm as can be with your surgery this week. I will be praying with you this week as you get ready to have your surgeries and may God keep you safe and in good hands with...
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    Yes, it would be nice to see actual numbers on...

    Yes, it would be nice to see actual numbers on some sort of report by the government or something but no, I have not seen that. I would think the actual numbers would be reported somewhere but I do...
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    Sharon, it's all on that VBT site via Facebook. ...

    Sharon, it's all on that VBT site via Facebook.

    You should join to learn about it as it sounds like 1 daughter of yours may or may not have lumbar issues one day. if my daughter ever were to...
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    Also, why would you need to be fused to the...

    Also, why would you need to be fused to the sacrum with that size curve? Mine is larger and I was told 6 levels to fuse. That has me worried now that that may not be enough. I don't see too many...
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    Texas girl, Are you on the teatgering site? I...

    Texas girl,
    Are you on the teatgering site? I just joined also a month ago or so. I hope your a candidate. It seems there have been atleast 500 done and showing promise. I am learning as much as I...
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    **teathered

    **teathered
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    I've seen several xrays on that site of people...

    I've seen several xrays on that site of people that had hybrids done where they had thoracic fusion and then feathered the Lumbars.
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    Burdle, I am no expert on tethering but I also...

    Burdle,

    I am no expert on tethering but I also have 3 curves, I have adolescent idiopathic Scoliosis and am 42. You should join that tethering site, I would love to see someone like you ask all...
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    Hi Sheryl, Thanks for your post. I am glad to...

    Hi Sheryl,

    Thanks for your post. I am glad to hear you have a great plan in play and will soon be relieved at all that pain. It is frustrating to have scoliosis, soamy aches and pains that stem...
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    Hi Chet. Yes, please keep me informed on all...

    Hi Chet.

    Yes, please keep me informed on all this and how it unfolds. My mind is very scattered but I'm really trying to stay focused.

    It is hard being in Louisiana and trying to figure out...
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    [QUOTE=rjmacready;168802]Melisse, It is my...

    [QUOTE=rjmacready;168802]Melisse, It is my understanding the majority of patients that have ASD surgery have at least mild osteopenia. Perhaps Linda can give you the exact figures. The first option...
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    Osteopenia and Fusion

    Today I received my bone scan results. It seems I have Osteopenia in my spine, T score was -1.3. It was -1.5 in the femoral neck and normal iny total hip.

    I'm now thinking I need to build this up...
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    Long vs Short Fusions

    I am starting to second guess my proposed fusion lengths, am I being ridiculous?

    I recently travelled to NYC and saw 2 different spine surgeons for 2 diff. approaches. Dr. Lenke propsed to fuse...
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    Hi Ripley, Yes I was there on the 21st also. I...

    Hi Ripley,

    Yes I was there on the 21st also. I think I made it upstairs right at 8:30. I remember another husband/wife sitting there across from us.. Was that you? If it was, I remember thinking...
  20. Terry, The tumor risks are pretty high with...

    Terry,

    The tumor risks are pretty high with atypical curves and I will be relieved when I finally get the entire spine looked at via MRI. For several years I have thought I should have had one...
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    These were my x-rays from Dec. 2016. 193219331934

    These were my x-rays from Dec. 2016.
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    Kathy, That's great that the fusion was so...

    Kathy,

    That's great that the fusion was so helpful to you in that pain that I can relate to. Mine is all on that right side, due to that severe rt sided lumbar curve I've carried since 12. I...
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    Hi Chet, Yes, my packet did include lodging. I...

    Hi Chet,

    Yes, my packet did include lodging. I was wondering if my husband would be able to even stay in the room with me while in the hospital, whether in ICU or a regular room. I really don't...
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    Good luck to you and welcome Ripley. I can't...

    Good luck to you and welcome Ripley. I can't answer any of the hospital stuff as I'm new also to all this and am possible undergoing fusion with Dr. Lenke as well. I would like to follow your thread...
  25. Hi Terry, I am so sorry to hear about your SI...

    Hi Terry,

    I am so sorry to hear about your SI pain. I like you, have that atypical curve and am female. How did they find your tumor? I have only had a Lumbar MRI done and I am not even sure...
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