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  1. #1
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    Update!

    Hello to all!
    Sorry that I haven't been on the form lately. School is crazy!
    I'm president of 2 clubs and I'm in 6 clubs, top ten of my class (soon to be valedictorian hopefully. I'm taking the most AP at of all my classmates and so far I have straight A's. Hopefully it will stay that way).
    As you can see, after two years since my fusion, I am now doing better than ever in my life.
    I'm feeling great, but i have to admit I do feel a little pain every once in a while, especially towards the top of my back/neck sometimes (Around T3, T2, T1). I think its from "slouching" all the time and having my neck forward. Sometimes my body tries to "push" my fused spine into place and make it straight, but it hasn't been successful so far lol (it just secretly wants to have a straighter back. My back isn't completely straight because my surgeon wanted to keep a small curve to prevent a second curve in the future and save as much flexibility as possible).
    Over all, I'm pretty happy how everything as turned out. Sometimes I wish I had a normal back and didn't have to go through all of this, but it's wayyyy better now than it was before, so I always try to look at it that way.
    I hope you all are doing well as well!


    Regards,


    Kat =^..^=
    "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."~Bob Marley

    “There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.”~Harry Crews

    3+ years post op
    Fused T4-L1
    Pre-op curve: 64*
    Now no more than 15*

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    Wow Kat! Nice update! So happy you are doing well. Your experience is very similar to that of my daughters whose surgery enabled them to get back in the game full throttle. They have never looked back. The surgeon saved their lives.

    Nice work on the AP classes but I wanted to warn you that some schools do not accept AP credits... MIT is one of them. Are you still aiming for med school?

    Good work.
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    Wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    Wow Kat! Nice update! So happy you are doing well. Your experience is very similar to that of my daughters whose surgery enabled them to get back in the game full throttle. They have never looked back. The surgeon saved their lives.

    Nice work on the AP classes but I wanted to warn you that some schools do not accept AP credits... MIT is one of them. Are you still aiming for med school?

    Good work.

    Yes I still want to go to medical school! I am thinking to do dual enrollment and get my high school diploma and AA at the same time, so I can enter college as a junior and then go to medical school to save time and money.
    "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."~Bob Marley

    “There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.”~Harry Crews

    3+ years post op
    Fused T4-L1
    Pre-op curve: 64*
    Now no more than 15*

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