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    Surgery date.

    I have a tennative date. June 7th at Tampa General Hospital. Will be fusing T-2 through L-5 posteriorly.
    36 year young cardiac RN
    old curve C 29, T 70, L 50
    new curve C 7, T 23, L 20
    Surgery June 11, UCH, Dr. Cronen T2-L5, posterior
    Revision December 20 L5-S1 with pelvic fixation
    and Osteotomy to L3 at Tampa General Hospital

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    Congratulations! This is the first step to the new rest of your life. It's the best thing you can do for yourself, trust me!
    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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    Hey Janet - that's great news. How did the visit go with Dr. Cronen? What did you think of him? Please write with all your details.
    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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    That is great news.

    Melissa

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    Great news! I am having surgery the day after you on June 8th. Can't believe it's only about 7 weeks away!
    Surgery date: June 8, 2010 with Dr. Boachie
    Thoracic curve: 55 degrees, corrected to 25 degrees
    Lumbar curve: 58 degrees, corrected to 27 degrees
    Posterior-only surgery, Levels T3-L3
    31 year old mother of 2 young kids

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    Lynette,
    I love Dr Cronen. He is great. I think he has listened to me more than any DR in the past has. The date is "tennative" beacause he is in the process of moving his cases to TGH and I am actually his first one scheduled there. His scheduler was not sure if he wanted his first case there to be a long one, so he may choose to do it at St Joes because he is keeping privilidges there. Although, she thinks he may actually start at TGH sometime in May so it is possible I would not actually be his first case there. Anyway, I hope to find out today. I am not patient and cannot stand the suspense! If I can't have it June 7th at all I will have to wait till mid July because all the young people are getting their surgeries. Wish me luck! Thank you all for your support.
    Janet
    36 year young cardiac RN
    old curve C 29, T 70, L 50
    new curve C 7, T 23, L 20
    Surgery June 11, UCH, Dr. Cronen T2-L5, posterior
    Revision December 20 L5-S1 with pelvic fixation
    and Osteotomy to L3 at Tampa General Hospital

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    Best wishes Janet. Hopefully they won't change the date. Go easy on yourself and don't think that you have to run around too much getting things in order. Eat, sleep and excercise to get yourself in the best shape for this surgery and you should do well.

    PS. In your line of work, the last line of this post must sound silly coming from me!
    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

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    Janet - I'm so happy you liked Dr. Cronen too. I'm thrilled with him, anytime I have a question or worry, he calls me instantly and spends time on the phone helping me figure out the problem that I may be having. He has a great dry sense of humor too. Right before surgery, he and I and my friend Paula were having some giggles - which is a good time to laugh right before surgery
    I wish you luck with keeping your June 7th date - I'm sure it will be kept for you. Let us know everything along your journey - and I'm here for you just like everyone else on this forum if you need any questions answered
    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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    I heard from the office today. The surgery will deffinately be the 10th or 11th of June at TGH. The great news is that Dr Cronen AND Dr. Moreno will be doing it together!!! I am so excited that if I could do cartwheels I would! I know I'll be in the hands of the BEST scoliosis doc's in the Tampa Bay area. Thanks again so much for helping me find the right Dr.!
    Janet
    36 year young cardiac RN
    old curve C 29, T 70, L 50
    new curve C 7, T 23, L 20
    Surgery June 11, UCH, Dr. Cronen T2-L5, posterior
    Revision December 20 L5-S1 with pelvic fixation
    and Osteotomy to L3 at Tampa General Hospital

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    Wow Janet - how did you get lucky like that getting both Dr. Moreno and Dr. Cronen? You are in the most unbelievably best hands EVER Janet! You lucky girlie - I'm so happy for you - fantastic news!!!
    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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    Wow, Janet,

    Sounds like you won the Scoli Lottery. Way to go!

    Really happy 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

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    Hey, I don't know how I got so lucky. I am just glad I did! I have put this off for 20 years for many reasons, especially fear. Now I am actually looking foward to this opportunity, nothing will hold me back. I feel like the planets aligned and it's meant to be, no matter how corny that sounds. I think what Dr Cronen told me at the office is that at TGH he has to work with another surgeon. I just didn't realize it would be Dr. Moreno! So I am very happy.
    Janet
    36 year young cardiac RN
    old curve C 29, T 70, L 50
    new curve C 7, T 23, L 20
    Surgery June 11, UCH, Dr. Cronen T2-L5, posterior
    Revision December 20 L5-S1 with pelvic fixation
    and Osteotomy to L3 at Tampa General Hospital

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