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Thread: Dancing all the way home!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Ottawa, Canada

    Dancing all the way home!

    I had my visit with the doc yesterday and I am elated. The issues he raised last year are still valid but in his (expert) opinion, not especially important to address at this point. I tried to make a case for age, younger rather than older, not an issue. He felt to operate on a spine that is already stiff and make it stiffer is not wise. So I wait till I have pain. When/if I have pain, he will address the lumber area, see how well I tolerate the surgery and then if my vital signs are within normal, within the same operation he would correct the loss of correction, kyphosis and balance. I think I could have hugged him. He also brought in a neurosurgeon to the consult.

    So life continues much as before. There are some incredible stories on the forum. Some folks who deal with very difficult situations and I hope by talking to others and creating a community of support, helps them cope. Never realized the number of scolisis survivors there are.

    Thanks for sharing and good luck

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Thatís great news. Always good to hear of a scoli without pain, especially from one with such a long history as yours....The decision was a wise one.

    One day at a time....oh, and remember to keep dancing!
    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion

    My x-rays

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Geneseo, NY


    No surgery needed right now is always the answer you want to hear. Great news!
    1966 fusion in Buffalo of 11 thoracic vertebrae, with Harrington rod

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Topeka, KS
    I remember the days of no pain - vaguely but I remember. I used to count how lucky I was that I didn't have any pain. Boy, how things can change. Hopefully you will stay painfree.
    Rita Thompson
    Age 46
    Milwaukee Brace wearer for 3 years in childhood
    Surgery Mar 1st - 95 degree thoracic curve
    Surgery by Dr. Lenke, St. Louis, MO
    Post-surgery curve 25-30 degree

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