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  1. #1
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    surgery scheduled for December 21st

    my surgery is scheduled for December 21st!

    T2 to L1 is that a lot?


    Anyone else going in around that date?
    LaShawn Hardy
    34 years old
    Sep 2010 C5-C6 fused
    36 degree curve Thoratic
    Lumbar natural fusion
    Surgery Date 1/31/2011
    T2-L1
    Dr. Herkowitz
    Heart Condition and Bleeding Disorder
    hoping they don't reschedule my surgery again

  2. #2
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    Wishing you the very best outcome LaShawn. Do let us know how you go and in the meantime, ask as many questions as you want. Knowledge is power!

    It's a long fusion but not the longest on this forum. You'll retain some flexability having the lower vetebra left unfused.
    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
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    Hi there, I am scheduled for surgery Dec 13th with Dr. Lenke in Saint Louis, MO. I am being fused T-3 to L-4. Ya our fusions are long ones. I'm sure your are getting nervous, I know I am. What are your curvatures? Are you in a lot of pain? Mine are T-68 and L-80. I am in a fair amount of pain everyday, some days are better some are worse. I just know it's time to take care of this!
    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/

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    re:

    i am T36 with chronic pain all day even with Oxy. I have rib and hip pain. i end up in the hospital a few times a month for uncontrolable pain. I am not sure of my degree of my lower curve.

    my days and nights are scheduled around my pain so i am ready to do this
    LaShawn Hardy
    34 years old
    Sep 2010 C5-C6 fused
    36 degree curve Thoratic
    Lumbar natural fusion
    Surgery Date 1/31/2011
    T2-L1
    Dr. Herkowitz
    Heart Condition and Bleeding Disorder
    hoping they don't reschedule my surgery again

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    Ukiah CA
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    Wishing you the very best outcome LaShawn. Do let us know how you go and in the meantime, ask as many questions as you want. Knowledge is power!

    It's a long fusion but not the longest on this forum.
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  6. #6
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    You will be in my prayers.You will have more flexibility than I do.

    Melissa

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