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  1. Thanks to everyone for the input -- when I get...

    Thanks to everyone for the input -- when I get more information, I'll definitely update.

    steph
  2. Sharon, can you tell from my daughter's x-ray if...

    Sharon, can you tell from my daughter's x-ray if she's got pedicle screws too?

    A comment re "naive people" -- our diagnosis came out of the blue in 2011 for both girls -- we just happened to be...
  3. Yes, the older girl will be 18 and out of school...

    Yes, the older girl will be 18 and out of school when she has her surgery. She's planned it this way so she doesn't have to miss any of her senior year(s) and should be fully recovered before...
  4. Yes, she's the older of the two, but wanted to be...

    Yes, she's the older of the two, but wanted to be finished high school before taking the time necessary for the surgery and recovery.
  5. You see, that's what I need to hear and also to...

    You see, that's what I need to hear and also to tell my daughter: that the whole lumbar was spared.

    Can you go into any detail about the "little residual rib"? She's saying that one side of her...
  6. Well, my surgeon did say that this was the most...

    Well, my surgeon did say that this was the most common curve, even though each case is quite individual.

    When the lumbar straightens out, that would level out the hips as well, right?
  7. I'm glad they're healthy, Sharon. They sound...

    I'm glad they're healthy, Sharon. They sound wonderful.
  8. Thanks, Sharon. I spoke to my daughter today...

    Thanks, Sharon. I spoke to my daughter today about your girls, and how it seems to take quite some time for the lower non-structural curve to respond to the surgical correction of the upper.

    Our...
  9. I'm trying to upload the post-op x-ray that we...

    I'm trying to upload the post-op x-ray that we took on the camera phone.1583 Does that help at all?
  10. That gives me hope, Sharon, thanks. That's...

    That gives me hope, Sharon, thanks. That's exactly the sense I got from him. It's hard to pin him down on projecting the anticipated outcome; he uses qualifiers "should" "could" "might" in every...
  11. I believe that's correct, Sharon -- the surgeon...

    I believe that's correct, Sharon -- the surgeon said the lower part of the spine (no fusion) will straighten out "a little bit." Sorry I'm still unable to upload the image, but the rods go about...
  12. I don't know and I can't upload the photo of the...

    I don't know and I can't upload the photo of the x-ray (which isn't great anyway, as it cuts off the bottom). But it's just the top half that's fused. Can I upload the image if I PM you?
  13. The text describing the initial x-ray back in...

    The text describing the initial x-ray back in 2011 (when the curve was 40 degrees), and looking at frontal view with 12 pairs of ribs, 12 thoracic shape vertebrae and 5 lumbar shape vertebrae:
    ...
  14. Hi, Pooka1. I don't have the "before" x-ray to...

    Hi, Pooka1. I don't have the "before" x-ray to post, and the only "after" x-ray I have is one we took on my daughter's camera of her x-ray. I'll see if there's anywhere I can post that.

    Rohrer01...
  15. Only 50% correction after surgery - 15yo daughter devastated

    Hi all,

    My 15yr old daughter (a dancer) had spinal fusion with thoracoplasty Jan 27, 2014. Her surgeon was very pleased directly after the 8.5 hr procedure, saying there was an 80 percent...
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