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  1. #16
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    Good luck, Sally!!
    Chris
    A/P fusion on June 19, 2007 at age 52; T10-L5
    Pre-op thoracolumbar curve: 70 degrees
    Post-op curve: 12 degrees
    Dr. Boachie-adjei, HSS, New York

  2. #17
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    Thinking of you Sally!

    Can't wait to hear that you are skating and moving to NC and and and, Pain-free! Praying for you...

    Amy
    Amy
    58 yrs old, diagnosed at 31, never braced
    Measured T-64, L-65 in 2009
    Measured T-57, L-56 in 2010, different doc
    2 lumbar levels spondylolisthesis
    Exercising to correct

  3. #18
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    Sally,

    I just found this thread. I'm sorry you have to go through more surgery, but of course you know you are in the best hands. Hopefully, this one will be a piece of cake, compared to the first.

    I can't believe you have so much going on and this surgery in the middle of it. Yes, please keep us posted. You will be in my prayers.
    __________________________________________
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

  4. #19
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    All the best for Monday, Sally. Soon you'll be back on track again and back to your busy life!
    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

  5. #20
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    Same from me, Sally. Best wishes and I hope this takes care of things for you. Will be thinking of you Monday and prayers for a great outcome. 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.

  6. #21
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    Thanks to all (Vali, Rita R, Jess, Chris, Amy, Debbe, Jennifer G and Janet)for your well wishes and prayers. I will keep you posted in a few days.
    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

  7. #22
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    Good luck Sally, and thinking of you and sending you scoli best wishes from across the waters.

    Now though, I think it will be finished, so hope you are feeling ok.

    Lorraine.
    Operated on in 1966, harrington rods inserted from T4 to L3, here in Australia. Fusion of the said vertebrae as well. Problems for the last 14 years with pain.
    Something I feel deeply,"Life is like money,you can spend it anyway you wish, but can only spend it once.

  8. #23
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    Hi all,

    My surgery went well, just four hours this time. Dr. Rand was able to access the area of stenosis without having to remove any screws or rods which is a very good thing. I am in a moderate amount of pain, but that shouldn't last too long. I just have to wait now for the swelling to go down to see if the procedure worked. I am going home today which makes me very happy. It's about 65 degrees outside and Spring in in full bloom. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed tonight. I'm glad it is over. More later.

    Thanks to all my Forum friends and all your good thoughts and prayers.

    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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    So pleased to hear everything went well for you Sally. Hope this resolves the nerve pain. You rest and take care now. Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves to skate View Post
    Hi all,

    My surgery went well, just four hours this time. Dr. Rand was able to access the area of stenosis without having to remove any screws or rods which is a very good thing. I am in a moderate amount of pain, but that shouldn't last too long. I just have to wait now for the swelling to go down to see if the procedure worked. I am going home today which makes me very happy. It's about 65 degrees outside and Spring in in full bloom. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed tonight. I'm glad it is over. More later.

    Thanks to all my Forum friends and all your good thoughts and prayers.

    Sally
    Hi Sally...

    Glad it's over. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it takes care of the pain issue.

    Regards,
    Linda

  11. #26
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    Great to hear from you Sally and that you will be in your own bed tonight. Very best wishes for a smooth recovery and 100% success!
    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

  12. #27
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    congratulations Sally...it is over and now you can rest and heal in your own home...hope the swelling goes down quickly and that the pain is gone the same way!

    jess

  13. #28
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    Great news Sally. Hope all has been fixed. Fingers crossed!
    Vali
    44 years young! now 45
    Surgery - June 1st, 2009
    Dr David Hall - Adelaide Spine Clinic
    St. Andrews Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
    Pre-op curve - 58 degree lumbar
    Post -op - 5 degrees
    T11 - S1 Posterior
    L4/5 - L5/S1 Anterior Fusion

  14. #29
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    good news Sally!! Feel better & I hope this did the trick.
    __________________________________________
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

  15. #30
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    Great news! We will await your news of long-term results.
    1966 fusion in Buffalo of 11 thoracic vertebrae, with Harrington rod

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