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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    the count down continues 6 days to surgery

    i am excite and scared at the same time. 6 days left

    we are going to have xmas and my son's bday early becasue I will be in the hospital. so, dec 19th will be my xmas LOL.

    trying to prepare my hospital bag, mini laptop, ebook/tablet pc yadda yadda yadda.

    I know recovery is going to be a b-word but i am focused on the end result.
    LaShawn Hardy
    34 years old
    Sep 2010 C5-C6 fused
    36 degree curve Thoratic
    Lumbar natural fusion
    Surgery Date 1/31/2011
    Dr. Herkowitz
    Heart Condition and Bleeding Disorder
    hoping they don't reschedule my surgery again

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    "but I am focused on the end result."

    That's the best way LaShawn. Very best of luck. This is the hardest part, soon you can relax and just heal. Enjoy your early Christmas!
    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
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Ukiah CA
    LaShawn good luck with your surgery
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Ames, Iowa
    La Shan--
    Good luck to you on the surgery. Prayers for your surgeon, a successful surgery, and uncomplicated recovery! 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.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Huxley, Iowa
    Good luck!!
    25 years old
    double 70+ degree curves before surgery
    Anterior on 11/11/08
    Posterior on 12/2/08 with titanium rods
    nearly perfect correction
    fused t-10 to pelvis
    with a hemi-vertebral osteotomy at L4

    Broke right rod at L4-L5 on 06/26/09
    Broke left rod on 10/24/09
    Revision surgery on 11/5/09 with vitallium rods
    Broke both rods again

    Had posterior than anterior revisions on 03/11 at the Twin Cities Spine Center
    Declared "FUSED" on 12/6/11

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