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    Getting so nervous, tomorrow's my big day!

    I can't thank you all enough, this forum, your insight, opinions, and your courage has taught me a lot, so thank you all! Once I'm able, I'll post updates. See you on the other side!
    Sandie
    Fusion is scheduled for November 4, 2010
    T10 - S1

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    Sandie,

    Sending you hugs, prayers, best wishes, all good things...can't say enough!!!

    Looking forward to hearing from you...
    Amy
    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

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    Sandie!

    I'll be thinking of you and praying for you tomorrow! Just take this leap of faith and before you know it, you'll be out of the hospital and recovering well! Pinky-promise

    Look forward to hearing from you on "the other side".
    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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    Thank you both for your thoughts and prayers!
    Sandie
    Fusion is scheduled for November 4, 2010
    T10 - S1

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    All the best...

    Sandie, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Positive thoughts coming your way. Regards, LYNN
    1981 Surgery with Harrington Rod; fused from T2 to L3 - Dr.Keim (at 26 years old)
    2000 Partial Rod Removal
    2001 Right Scapular Resection
    12/07/2010 Surgical stabilization L3 through sacrum with revision harrington rod instrumentation, interbody fusion and pre-sacral fusion L5-S1 - Dr. Boachie (at 56 years old)
    06/11/14 - Posterior cervical fusion C3 - T3 (Mountaineer System) due to severely arthritic joints - Dr. Patrick O'Leary (at age 59)

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    Prayers and healing thoughts from me, too, Sandie. I'm looking forward to that first post from you! Hugs, Susie
    67 and plugging along...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

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    Dear Sandie,

    Best wishes and positive thoughts coming your way for tomorrow. Before you know it you will be on the recovery side, then back home. The first few days you may not remember a whole lot. Remember later, after a week or so, moving and walking really do help ease the stiffness and aching muscles. Laying still is the enemy!

    I had surgery 3 weeks ago, was scheduled as the same as yours basically, but ended up having to be T8-sacrum. I was warned this was possible so I was not entirely surprised, but it was due to other spine issues (instability). I am doing quite well considering all--I even went out trick or treating with my family on Halloween for over an hour and did fine. I am up and around quite a bit during the day and have been able to do very light housework (whoop-de-doo!) since last week, and can get my kids ready for bed each night. It makes me feel like I am at least helping to ease my dear sweet husband's burden of ALL the household chores right now.

    I will be thinking of you tomorrow, and please, have a family member or friend update your family here if possible. We will be waiting to hear the good news.

    Best,

    Gayle
    Gayle, age 50
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1


    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    2010 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    2017 curves stable/skeletely mature

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

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    Thinking of you tonight our time Sandie. I believe you've already been through the worst of it, and from tonight onwards, all you have to do is heal. Best wishes for a successful surgery and a smooth 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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    I am wishing you the best and know you are in good hands. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

    -Laurie
    Laurie
    Age 57
    Posterior fusion w/thoracoplasty T2-L3 Oct 1, 2010
    Thoracic curve corrected from 61* to 16*
    Lumbar curve, unknown measurement
    Disfiguring back hump GONE!!
    Dr Munish Gupta
    UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

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    Sandie--
    Best wishes tomorrow for a successful surgery and smooth recovery. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way. Janet
    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.

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    Good luck tomorrow, Sandie! Sending good thoughts and Positive Karma your way! Before you know it you 'll be on the other side and on the road to recovery!!
    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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    Sandie I am wishing you the best and know you are in good hands. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
    Kara
    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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    Thank you all for your kind words, positive thoughts and prayers. I'm having a difficult time going to sleep tonight (as you can tell it's 12:35 am). Will hopefully have an update soon!
    Sandie
    Fusion is scheduled for November 4, 2010
    T10 - S1

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    Sandie,
    I'm thinking of you today and sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Best wishes for a smooth recovery.
    Karen

    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.
    http://s1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/pottoff2/

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    Sandie, I wish you all the best. You're almost there! And soon you'll be in recovery. You'll be in my prayers tomorrow!
    Debra
    Age 45
    Pre - surgery Thoracic 69, Lumbar 48
    Post-surgery Thoracic 37, Lumbar 39 (unfused)
    Fused T4-T12
    Milwaukee braced, 11 years old to 15 yo
    Surgery Sept. 1st, 2010 Dr. Boachie

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