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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesscv View Post
    You can find all my back surgery/recovery pics here! http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...6&l=17c74e57e0
    wow jess! thanks for sharing those! how did you ever get your adorable dog in the hospital??? my 7lb maltipoo dog is my only child , and i was wondering if they'd ever let him in to visit if my stay ends up being 6-10 days...
    Rebecca
    Age: 28
    Dx w/ scoli @ age 12 S curves T-40* L-42*
    wore night bending brace as teenager
    Curves changed to 50's plus or minus
    herniated disc L2-3, Discectomy October 2007
    fusion L2-3 November 2008
    Revision L2-3 Fusion, Removal of hardware August 2009
    Curves measuring 52 T&L September 2010
    Fused T4-L4, all posterior December 27th 2010
    gained almost two inches in height

    Before and After Exterior
    Before and After X-rays
    My blog: http://herscoliosisjourney.blogspot.com/

  2. #47
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    thanks! my dad actually snuck our dog in...still not sure how he got away witht that one. haha.

  3. #48
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    I don't have my post op x-rays yet, but I couldn't wait to show you my before and after back shots. Not quite as dramatic as I've seen from all of you, but I am so happy with my results. My shoulders look completely different, and my rib hump line is gone. I'm still fairly swollen, but even with the swelling you can see the straight back!

    My double major curve was measuring 52 degrees, Thoracic and Lumbar. Not sure what my post-op measurements are yet, but my surgeon said they were corrected 80-90% so, I guess that means they are under 20 degrees now.

    So happy!!!!
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    Rebecca
    Age: 28
    Dx w/ scoli @ age 12 S curves T-40* L-42*
    wore night bending brace as teenager
    Curves changed to 50's plus or minus
    herniated disc L2-3, Discectomy October 2007
    fusion L2-3 November 2008
    Revision L2-3 Fusion, Removal of hardware August 2009
    Curves measuring 52 T&L September 2010
    Fused T4-L4, all posterior December 27th 2010
    gained almost two inches in height

    Before and After Exterior
    Before and After X-rays
    My blog: http://herscoliosisjourney.blogspot.com/

  4. #49
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    Hi all,

    Just received my before and after pics and xrays from Dr. Lenke's office. I know many of you have seen the pics I took but I thought I'd post the official pics and xrays. My curves are both under 15 degrees now. Dr Lenke and Dr Kelly are AMAZING! Please contact me if you have questions or want to chat. Tomorrow I will be 4 wks post op!!!

    LaurieAnne PostOp Xrays and Pics 12.17.2010.jpg
    Laurie Anne
    Age 30
    Pre-Op Curves T68, L80, Kyphosis 48 degrees
    Post-Op Curves both around 10 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke & Dr. Kelly 12/13/10
    Gained 2.5 inches now 5'9
    PRE-OP Photos: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...urieScoliosis/
    5 Mos Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...s%20Post%20Op/
    1-Year Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...r%20Post%20Op/

  5. #50
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    Wow laurieanne! What an amazing transformation! how crazy, we're the same age and had our surgeries at almost the same time. Hope you feel better and better everyday.
    Rebecca
    Age: 28
    Dx w/ scoli @ age 12 S curves T-40* L-42*
    wore night bending brace as teenager
    Curves changed to 50's plus or minus
    herniated disc L2-3, Discectomy October 2007
    fusion L2-3 November 2008
    Revision L2-3 Fusion, Removal of hardware August 2009
    Curves measuring 52 T&L September 2010
    Fused T4-L4, all posterior December 27th 2010
    gained almost two inches in height

    Before and After Exterior
    Before and After X-rays
    My blog: http://herscoliosisjourney.blogspot.com/

  6. #51
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    Boy, you two sure are making me wish I'd done this when I was 28!!! (And also make me wish I was skinnier!) Anyway, you look great! I hope Dr. Lenke can work his magic on me one of these days.

    Evelyn
    age 44
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

  7. #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confusedmom View Post
    Boy, you two sure are making me wish I'd done this when I was 28!!! (And also make me wish I was skinnier!) Anyway, you look great! I hope Dr. Lenke can work his magic on me one of these days.

    Evelyn
    Yeah, these last two over-the-fencers can go on to modeling fame! Just amazing!
    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

  8. #53
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    Hi Singer,
    This is the first time I've been here for a while, been busy w/ Mom. Your correction is absolutely great. I bet your singing like a Canary by now!!! I am so happy for you.

    Wow,
    Shari

  9. #54
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    got my post op x ray!

    pre and post xray.jpg

    Here it is! Pre op curves measuring 52 both T and L. Post op curves measuring 15 both T and L.

    Fused from T4-L4, all posterior.
    Rebecca
    Age: 28
    Dx w/ scoli @ age 12 S curves T-40* L-42*
    wore night bending brace as teenager
    Curves changed to 50's plus or minus
    herniated disc L2-3, Discectomy October 2007
    fusion L2-3 November 2008
    Revision L2-3 Fusion, Removal of hardware August 2009
    Curves measuring 52 T&L September 2010
    Fused T4-L4, all posterior December 27th 2010
    gained almost two inches in height

    Before and After Exterior
    Before and After X-rays
    My blog: http://herscoliosisjourney.blogspot.com/

  10. #55
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    Super correction you got there! Whose is it?
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

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


    "We are all African."

  11. #56
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    Wow very nice correction for Laurie Anne and Peach rush
    hope your recovery continues so well
    Donna
    51 yo
    dx 13 never braced
    DJD and osteoporosis ,Fx ribs 10/09(from osteo) downhill since,vertebral slippage w/ nerve damage and rotation
    Surgery 08/09/10 T1-S1 decomp,fusion w/ instrumentaion
    Sacral/pelvic fixation + 4 osteotomies and dura repair
    C 20 degrees to 4 degrees
    T 57 degrees to 15 degrees
    L 38 degrees to 5 degrees

  12. #57
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    Those x-rays look great--congratulations! You must be thrilled. 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.

  13. #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    Super correction you got there! Whose is it?
    Thanks Pooka! My surgeon is Dr. Joseph Flynn. I'm really happy with him, he is on the recomended surgeon list on this forum, though I actually found him by searching for adult scoli experts in orlando.
    Rebecca
    Age: 28
    Dx w/ scoli @ age 12 S curves T-40* L-42*
    wore night bending brace as teenager
    Curves changed to 50's plus or minus
    herniated disc L2-3, Discectomy October 2007
    fusion L2-3 November 2008
    Revision L2-3 Fusion, Removal of hardware August 2009
    Curves measuring 52 T&L September 2010
    Fused T4-L4, all posterior December 27th 2010
    gained almost two inches in height

    Before and After Exterior
    Before and After X-rays
    My blog: http://herscoliosisjourney.blogspot.com/

  14. #59
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    Good to know. Thanks.

    LaurieAnne and Jess CV got super corrections also.

    These guys are amazing.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

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


    "We are all African."

  15. #60
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    Hi

    Ive never posted on here before but love looking at everyones before and after pics, just thought I'd add a few of my own:

    http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...sentation1.jpg

    http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...eandafter2.jpg

    http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...sis/xrays1.jpg

    Hopefully I've done this right

    Louise x
    30 Years old from Cheshire, UK.

    Scoliosis correction surgery and costoplasty on a double 85degree curve 29th July 2010. Fused T3 - L3

    My blog: http://helpformyscoliosis.com

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