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Thread: Doing good after 8 weeks

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Thornton, CO

    Doing good after 8 weeks

    My surgeries went great! I have no back pain. I was walking and all went well until...
    I had a minor set back. I ended up with an infection in my stomach and ended up in the hospital for 8 days and when I got out of the hospital July 30th I could barely walk.

    But I am back to walking and doing great!

    11/1976 15th B-day
    Fusion with Harrington Rod, Milw, WI
    T4 to L4
    Pre-Surgery: 76 & 80
    Post-Surgery: 18 & 21

    5/2010 48 yrs old, Thornton, CO
    Flat Back, severe arthritis on bottom, severe pain & can barely walk

    7/13/2010 surgery - anterior
    7/27/2010 surgery - posterior
    8/30/2010 infection in abdomen surgery - 5 in hole
    10/28/2010 infection surgery - bigger hole
    11/03/2010 more infection surgery (18 cm by 14 cm hole), 20 lbs of flesch & tissue removed & wound vac attached

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Hi Barb, it's great to hear you going so well. I'd been wondering where you'd got to. Now I know, you were out catching up on life!
    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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    I had been wondering how you were also, Barb.

    Glad to hear you are back on your feet (!!) and out of pain, although the stomach infection could not have been much fun...

    Keep us posted on your recovery and keep up the walking!

    (Easy for me to say)

    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Geneseo, NY
    Great news, Barb. Thanks for letting us know you you made out.
    1966 fusion in Buffalo of 11 thoracic vertebrae, with Harrington rod

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