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Thread: Ah! Today is the day!!

  1. #1
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    Ah! Today is the day!!

    Ever get up thinking, "what the heck was I thinking?" Yeah, that is me today! I am not so much nervous as just uncomfortable about it all. Had a tickle in my throat last night and couldn't take a drink.... didn't sleep well, can't have my coffee, my girls are at my mom's (mixed feelings, didn't know that I could get ready so fast by myself! but miss them already) etc. etc. Ugh. My surgery isn't until 11 or as Kelly at Dr. Lenke's office said, well, you are 2nd case so bring your book and your patience!!! I wish I was just 1st case so I didn't have time to think about it all. Can we say SCARED and RAMBLING, lol. Thanks to all for your wonderful support and answers to my questions. I will post when I am home again.

    PS good luck to Gayle today!
    Heidi
    35 year old mother of 2 lil girls
    60 degree thoracic
    44 degree lumbar
    Oct. 11, 2010 surgery
    Dr. Lenke St. Louis
    1 year follow up: 15 degree thoracic, 22 lumbar
    fused T1 to L1


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    Looking forward to hearing from you from the other side!

    I'll be thinking of you at 11, and sending up a prayer. Best wishes!!!

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    Good luck. You can do this. These guys are geniuses.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


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    You'll do great! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers!
    Sandie
    Fusion is scheduled for November 4, 2010
    T10 - S1

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    You will do great. Wishing you a speedy recovery and sending positive thoughts your way.
    Chris, Austin, TX
    age:58
    80 degree thoracic/36 degree lumbar curves
    Surgery 8/2/10, Anterior Cervical Decompression/Fusion
    C4/5, C5/6, C6/7
    New Surgery date 10/25/2010, T-2 to Pelvis, posterior
    Dr. Matthew Geck, Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center

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    Heidi good luck today at 11
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Hope all is going well and soon you will be on the other side

    Melissa

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    Good luck with your surgery today!!
    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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    Wishing you a successful surgery and swift recovery!

    Dee
    Dee - Mother of two daughters, both with scoliosis KateScoliKid (16yo) 52* Lumbar curve
    Fusion Surgery 2/9/10 T-11->L-3 @CHKD Norfolk VA
    Jes (20yo) T 3 -> L 3 w/ Kyphosis

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    Wishing you the best outcome and smoothest 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

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    Heidi
    your in my thoghts
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Heidi,

    Let us know how it went. Thinking of you!

    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.

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    Please let us know how you are doing

    Melissa

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