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    LaurieAnne, good luck on Monday

    I see that you have your surgery on Monday. Just want to wish you good luck and prayers. Today is my one year anniversary and still can't believe that a year has gone by. It feels like it is my birthday. My wife and kids celebrated today. It's a big step, but you will see that time will go bye quick.

    rich

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    Laurie Ann--Hope you got my PM. It seemed the site was working a little differently but seemed to have sent. Hope you are hanging in there, taking slow deep breaths, and thinking very positive thoughts. You will do great! 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 Laurie!

    Wishing you a successful surgery and the smoothest possible recovery!

    Rich, Happy One Year Anniversary! You deserve to celebrate. You know, the improvements will continue into the second year, amazingly.
    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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    Good luck, LaurieAnne. You'll do great.
    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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    Best wishes to you and hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    Thank you ALL for the well wishes, positive thoughts, and prayers I am a little nervous and anxious but not horribly bad. I have my central line in and that's been a bit rough. Shoulder's been sore and where they put it in and sutured it it's itching a lot. It's covered and taped up so I can't see it. Hopefully the itching isn't a bad sign. I will try to have one of my family members post for me Monday or Tuesday to let you all know how things are going. I hope to be able to post myself Tuesday or Wednesday. Thanks again for all your encouragement and advice. This forum has been such a tremendous blessing!
    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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    hi LaurieAnn
    wishing you a smooth operation, uneventful recovery, and a healthier, happier, pain free New Year!

    jess

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    blessings for your surgery tomorrow! i'm following close behind, in two weeks! hope everything goes smoothly and there are no complications. we'll be waiting to hear from you!
    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/

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    Good luck tomorrow, LaurieAnne! I will be thinking of you all day long. My central line was super itchy too - maybe it was the tape... but not a problem after surgery - I guess I had other things to think about!
    Re the pain... for me, it varied w/ how close I was to getting the next dose of medicine. I always got a little shaky when it was almost time for the next pain meds. It was hard for me to keep track of when I was due for the next ones - you will probably be on a couple of different ones, with different dose times. I needed my husband to write it down and keep track because I was pretty loopy immediately after surgery. I also did have a problem w/ nausea - I hope that you don't... but it went away after a couple of days about the same time I was allowed to start my liquid diet. It was easy to do the "logrolling" in and out of bed. They'll work w/ you - no worries. As for my bed, I needed an extra foam topper on my side - I needed all the cushiness I could get to absorb the achiness of the hardware. Happy to say that now I am 15 weeks out, and although I am "aware" of the hardware in there, it is mostly not uncomfortable.
    You are in great hands... I'll say a prayer for you and Dr Lenke too (my hero)
    Nancy

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    hope you have a smooth recovery !!!
    62/75 (T4-T9 68 degree & T11 - L4 80 degree) 10/19/2010
    45/50 year 2000
    36 yrs old
    Considering, researching surgery for the first time
    S. California
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