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Thread: Tammy is in surgery now....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Exclamation Tammy is in surgery now....

    They took her back at 7am....they have decided to extend the fusion to L-2.....They said they will call with an hourly update...expected to take 8 hours....I am so scared.......

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Good luck, and please know that many of us here are sending positive thoughts your way. I am sure this has got to be the toughest hours of a parent's life, but you will make it through. Hourly updates will be helpful.

    Please let us know how your daughter is doing, and don't forget to take care of yourself, too.

    Gayle, age 50
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1

    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    2010 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    2017 curves stable/skeletely mature

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    York, PA
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. My husband sat through those long 8 hours plus a long night while I was kept sedated and intubated. I think, in many ways, it's just as bad for the spouse and family members. It will be OK!!! You and Tammy will be on the other side very soon.

    Anne in PA
    Age 58
    Diagnosed at age 14, untreated, no problem until age 50
    T4 to sacrum fusion
    63 thoracic now 35, 92 lumbar now 53
    Dr. Baron Lonner, 2/2/10
    Am pain-free, balanced, happy & an inch taller !

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Soon she will be through and she will pain free and you will be able to see her


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Waiting is hard! I am sure she's in good hands Toby. Looking forward to hearing how she went.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Looking forward to hearing about Tammy's recovery!

    Best regards,
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine

    "We are all African."

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    By now Tammy will already be out of surgery, I know how scary and long this day has been for you and my thoughts are with you. Wishing Tammy a speedy recovery!!
    mom of Patrick, age 15 at time of surgery
    diagnosed July 2006 curves T58 L 38

    Nov. 2006 curves T72 L38
    also lordoscoliosis

    feb.2007 curves T79 L43

    Surgery May 16 2007
    fused T4 to L1

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Ames, Iowa
    Toby--Hope things went well. That's one thing about being the patient--you go in and a few minutes later it seems it's over. Not for the waiting room folks! Also she'll forget a lot of those first few days. It's important to keep the caregiver in good shape since you are really in charge for a while. Stay strong and healthy yourself. Good luck. Janet

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

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