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  1. Complications 2 years out?

    This is just the husband of a patient who had the surgery 11 months ago, but we both have the utmost confidence in her surgeon, Dr John Regan, who heads the 'spinal disorders' unit at Cedars-Sinai...
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    I had numbness in my fingers for years and...

    I had numbness in my fingers for years and couldn't sleep on my back because my hands would go to sleep. I am 6 months post-op and the numbness is totally gone and I'm sleeping on my back and guess...
  3. Thread: 57 and older

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    Letty, my surgeon was Dr. John Regan, the...

    Letty, my surgeon was Dr. John Regan, the Medical Director at the Institue for Spinal Discorders at Cedars in L.A. The web site is www.cedars-sinai,edu/spine. Just got back from a trip to New...
  4. Thread: 57 and older

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    No rib was taken out. Bone graphs came from...

    No rib was taken out. Bone graphs came from pelvic bone, plus cadaver and synthetic bone. My surgeon likes to use all three together. Removal of the rib hump is a whole new surgery which I can...
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    I took a walkman and a book on tape. I can't say...

    I took a walkman and a book on tape. I can't say I could consentrate on the book, but the sound of the voice plus trying to follow along was helpful in getting my brain to think of something besides...
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    Letty, I just got back from dealing with my 84...

    Letty, I just got back from dealing with my 84 year old mother, so I'm just now replying to your posts. My incision is from the neck to the butt. I don't remember my 2 days in icu but the next 4...
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    Letty, I am 54 and 5 months post-op. I'm fused...

    Letty, I am 54 and 5 months post-op. I'm fused from T-1 to L-4. I'm now corrected 28 degrees and 25 degrees, quite an improvement from 52 and 78. I don't have pain, just alot of numbness and a...
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    My left leg is almost back to "normal" and that...

    My left leg is almost back to "normal" and that is 3 1/2 weeks post-op. I can only lie on my left side for a few minutes. Still need a pillow under my knees.
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    I'm 3+ months post-op and have the same...

    I'm 3+ months post-op and have the same sensations...it's the nerves growing back together...Dr. said it could last a year, so hang in there.
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    Theresa, the doctor said it could last for...

    Theresa, the doctor said it could last for months! Mine is more on the right side, then the left, but then that is true for my entire back. All those nerves have to grow back together. It is truly...
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    Helen, I am 54 years old and 3 months post-op. ...

    Helen, I am 54 years old and 3 months post-op. Today I went to see the surgeon and everything is progressing and I don't have to wear the brace. You will have to measure progress week-by-week. I...
  12. Thread: Confused

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    First of all, get the book, Scoliosis Surgery,...

    First of all, get the book, Scoliosis Surgery, The Definitive Patient's Reference by David K. Wolpert. This book will answer alot of questions for you. Check to see if you are anemic. If so, start...
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    Dorinda, you are correct. I have improved...

    Dorinda, you are correct. I have improved mobility in my left leg and less pain now. The surgery was done 10 weeks ago and last night I slept through the night. It is better to measure progress...
  14. Thread: Is This True

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    It was the osteoporis that really concerned my...

    It was the osteoporis that really concerned my primary doctor and she insisted that I see a specialist. She had a patient with a mild case of scoliosis that fractured her back from the osteoporis. ...
  15. Thread: Is This True

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    I wish you the best. I am 7 weeks post-op and...

    I wish you the best. I am 7 weeks post-op and doing well. I am 54 years old with a 78 degree lumbar and 54 thorasic which has been corrected to less than 28 degrees. Although I wasn't in a great...
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    I live about 125 miles from my surgeon. Three...

    I live about 125 miles from my surgeon. Three weeks after surgery I was in the car for about 4 hours total to go to an appointment. The next day I felt fine. If you are out of your brace, there...
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    5 weeks post-op

    I am a 54 year old female who had a 78 degree curvature. Had surgery 5 weeks ago. Surgeon was John Regan at the Spine Disorder Institute at Cedar Sinai in LA. I spent one week in the hospital and...
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    bone graft pain

    3 weeks after surgery that repaired spine from T2 to L5, experiencing most pain from site from which bone graft was taken. Do others have any reassuring words about the duration of discomfort from...
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