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Thread: Tammy is HOME and doing good!!!!

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    Tammy is HOME and doing good!!!!

    Sorry for the lack of updates the hospital's Wi-Fi was unstable at best and I could not get a signal with my 3G card....anyhoo....

    We are home and she is resting comfortably...

    Surgery Mon. 2/8/2005 I updated last Tues night (I think)

    Wed - I will not say she took a step back, we like to say she took a step sideways, she had to have two units of blood, and that perked her right up...Pain control has been very good, with exception of one of the nurse's not reading her med orders correctly after the PCA was pulled...I have a meeting with the Board if directors next week on that one...other than that the staff was STELLAR!!!

    She has been walking since the day after surgery and has proved to everyone how a positive attitude and lots of determination can take you a long way!!! Only you guys can appreciate this, got her bowels moving yesterday...I know weird to share but still an achievement!!

    I have plenty more to say but got lots to tend to. BTW found out my body shuts down after about 76 hours...passed smooth out.

    More to come....gonna go snuggle with my baby......GENTLY!!!

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    Great news Toby!

    Tammy is doing so well! This will be behind her and the two of you can move on in life.

    Congratulations!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

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    Toby - you sound like a wonderful husband. Enjoy your snuggles with your strong lady - she is doing fabulously, and I hope to do as well as her please God with my recovery!
    Lynette - 44 years old.

    Pre-surgery thoracic 55 degrees
    Pre-surgery lumbar 85 degrees

    Post-surgery thoracic 19 degrees
    Post-surgery lumbar 27 degrees

    Surgery April 1st 2010.

    Posterior spinal fusion from T9 to sacrum.
    Dr. Cronen at University Community Hospital - Tampa, FL.

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    Toby,
    Please give her my best and I hope to do half as well when my time comes

    Melissa

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    Toby--
    You sound like such a sweetheart. I'm sure Tammy is as well and so happy she is doing well. Janet
    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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    I'm in awe!
    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

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    Thanks for sharing it helps so much and awesome to hear a positive attitude can make a difference!! Blessings to you.
    Shari - 55 years old
    Pre-Surgery 62 degree thorasic curve with shifting.
    Post op 13 degree curve.
    Successful surgery 4/15/10, T3-L2 fused.
    2nd surgery to reopen incision 10" to diagnose infection, 5/18/10
    Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI - the late Dr. Harry Herkowitz
    www.scoliosisthejourney.com

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    That is great news . Way to go Tammy!!

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    So awesome to hear things are going well, y'all. Looking forward to continued progress.

    And, yes ... attitude is key!
    Fusion is NOT the end of the world.
    AIDS Walk Houston 2008 5K @ 33 days post op!


    41, dx'd JIS & Boston braced @ 10
    Pre-op 53, Post-op < 20
    Fused 2/5/08, T4-L1 ... Darrell S. Hanson, Houston


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    Congratulations to you both!

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    It's so nice to see you both doing well. Your love of each other will help in the healing process.

    I'm so happy for the both for you,
    Shari

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