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Thread: It is Done!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Thumbs up It is Done!

    Doug (son) on behalf of Glenda:

    Glenda was wheeled into the OR this morning around 7:40 to undergo the 2nd part of her 2-part scoliosis correction surgery and returned to her room around 5:30 this afternoon to her very excited family. The surgeon stopped by the room just before she returned to inform us that the surgery had gone as planned and express his optimism that a positive outcome would result. Glenda is now resting comfortably (except for the new back spasms that emerged while I'm typing this) in her room - her sense of humor being encouraged by her pain meds.

    Many thanks go out to the outstanding medical team here at Emory that has cared for her so well this entire week. What a special set of gifts they have been given to change the lives of their patients.

    We now begin the long recovery process. Again, many thanks to all of you who have been such an encouragement and inspiration to her. My eyes are now a witness ... you all are a mighty strong lot.
    Age 66 Georgia (63 at time of surgery)
    Bi-lateral laminectomy 2006
    Kyphoscoliosis, approx 38* lumbar scoliosis, stenosis, disk herniations, lower back and hip pain, w/radiating pain, stinging and numbness in legs.
    A/P fusion (T10-S2) 5/17/10 and 5/20/10
    Dr Yoon, Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, Atlanta, GA
    Pleased with outcome

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Doug - that is superb news. Please tell Glenda I send her my love and gentle hugs. I wish her a smooth as pain-free as possible recovery, and I'm so happy that all went well in the surgery. I'm also happy that she obviously has a wonderful son to look out for her
    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Thanks for the update Doug...please tell Glenda we are all thinking of her and praying for a speedy recovery.

    Pre-Surgery Lumbar 65 degrees
    A/P Fusion T10-Pelvis by Dr. Christopher Good
    Virginia Spine Institute, Reston, VA 3/17/10, 3/18/10
    Post-Surgery Lumbar 19 degrees, and 2" in height

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Excellent news. Many thanks Doug.

    We're all barracking for you Glenda! Best wishes for as smooth as possible a ride through recovery.
    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. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Ames, Iowa
    Fantastic, Glenda! Best wishes for a smooth recovery. 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. #6
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Wheeling, WV
    Hi Doug,
    It is wonderful to hear that your Mom is doing well!!! She is blessed to have such a compassionate and loving family by her side. She will need you when she gets home. She'll probably want to take care of everyone, just let her know it's her turn to be taken care of.

    I had a friend that would show up every couple of weeks and rubbed my feet. I was very grateful.

    Best wishes, thoughts and prayers,

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    Thanks Doug, please send Glenda well wishes of a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.
    You can do it Glenda, but easy does it - one day at a time!

    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

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Waterloo, IL
    Thanks for taking the time to update us on Glenda's second surgery. I'm glad everything went well. I hope she has a smooth recovery.

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

    See photobucket link for:
    Video of my 1st Day of Golf Post-Op-3/02/12-Bradenton, FL
    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.

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