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  1. #1
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    surgery details in hospital blog

    Dear friends,
    My husband and I are traveling to Phoenix today. We'll spend the night at a hotel across the street from the hospital, then report for duty at 5:30 a.m.!

    St. Joseph's Hospital has a feature called "Care Pages," which is basically a blog. My attentive husband will post frequently for those who are interested.


    http://www.stjosephs-phx.org/Patient...ages/index.htm


    On that site, to access my Care Page, type: Teffsj

    Thank you for all your kind and thoughtful support, for sharing your stories. See you on the other side.

    Best,
    Brenda

    age: 60
    diagnosed age 13: no treatment
    47 degree thoracic
    85 degree thoracolumbar
    surgery scheduled for Aug. 30 and Sept. 2
    A/P T-1 to pelvis with osteotomies & cages: proposed

  2. #2
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    Best Wishes, Brenda! Before you know it, you will be headed home and reaching new milestones every day!
    Kathy
    46 yrs at surgery, now 50
    71 degree thoracolumbar curve corrected to 34 degrees
    8/2/2010 surgery with Dr. Lenke

    posterior T9 to sacrum with pelvic fixation

    4 osteotomies and 1 cage
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/...athK_08022010/

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    Brenda - Good luck and best wishes! I'll be thiinking of you. Getting ready to head to St Louis for my little adventure - appointments tomorrow and surgery Tuesday. You'll do great and soon we can both celebrate!!
    Age 56
    Wore a Milwaukee Brace for 3 years in hs
    Fused L4-S1 for high grade spondylolisthesis Jan '09 in Indy
    Thoracic 68
    Surgery Aug 31, 2010 T3 to L1
    Dr Bridwell St Louis
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...1&d=1289881696

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    Checked Brenda's care page. No update yet. Sending good thoughts your way, Brenda!

    Evelyn
    age 48
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Broken rods 12/1/19; scheduled for revision fusion L1-L3-4 with Dr. Lenke 2/4/2020
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

  5. #5
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    Brenda, hope everything went well today and you are on your road to a speedy recovery
    Kelly
    mom of Cameren 12 yrs. old
    Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
    Chiari decompressions 6/2005,5/2006
    Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
    Boston Braced off & on 6.5yrs
    scoliosis surgery- 9/15/10 T4-L4 Dr. Bridwell
    Fell & broke finger,surgery 3/2011

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    Best wishes to Brenda and Lisa. Hope you are both getting great care and will soon be on the road to 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

  7. #7
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    Smile

    I live in Phoenix! St. Joe's is an absolutely wonderful hospital! My son has had all 3 of his brain surgeries and 2 leg surgeries there! Hope you have as great of an experience! Good luck!

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