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    Sticky: Date of surgery: January 7, 1960 Age at the...

    Date of surgery: January 7, 1960
    Age at the time: 10 years, 3 months
    Hospital: Geisinger MC, Danville, PA
    Surgeons: Dr. Leonard Bush, Dr. George Jonas
    Dr. Bush was to rise to the top levels of...
  2. Scoliosis, Hydrocephalus -- and Probably Both

    A long time ago (1959) I was diagnosed with severe idiopathic dorsal scoliosis and underwent (very successfully) the "heavy duty" treatment (body cast and spinal fusion) recommended at the time. But...
  3. Very happy to report that I underwent a lumbar...

    Very happy to report that I underwent a lumbar puncture yesterday, and it turned out to be a piece of cake.

    The worst part was a fairly long wait after getting "gowned up"; but after signing the...
  4. A Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap) for a Scoliotic?

    I had a spinal fusion in the thoracic region (1 lumbar vertebra affected) waaay back in 1960 at age 10, and it has served me very well, but nothing comes with a lifetime guarantee, and at age 69, a...
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    Thanks for the replies!; there has been very...

    Thanks for the replies!; there has been very little physical pain since conditions stabilized about three years ago -- although I occasionally (not upon all attempts) experience a mild sciatica,...
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    Scoliosis AND Peripheral Neuoropathy?

    I'm a male, age 68, diagnosed with severe idiopathic dorsal scoliosis at age 10 in 1959 -- treated successfully with spinal fusion (6 vertebrae in lower thoracic region) and confinement to a body...
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    An Introduction

    My name is Don; ("Donald" was for my Mom and is for the IRS). I'm 66 years of age, single and unattached; generally in good health; semi-retired; live in the East-Central Pennsylvania where I was...
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