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    pre-op today

    I am going today , Thursday ,for my pre-op for my neck surgery. Hopefully it will go well and that they will not find anything new for me to worry about


    Melissa

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    good luck, Melissa..i sure hope it goes well....you have been thru enough!

    are you still in such great pain...?
    have you seen the surgeon who did your back surgery lately...is it the same one who will operate on your neck...?

    jess

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    good luck, Melissa..i sure hope it goes well....you have been thru enough!

    are you still in such great pain...?
    have you seen the surgeon who did your back surgery lately...is it the same one who will operate on your neck...?

    jess
    Thanks Jess for asking.

    Well I did not get there today after all. I did not feel up to driving this morning so I went back to bed . I did not get up until 10:30 and since my appt was 10:45 and Charlotte is a 1 and half hours away...

    I am still in so much pain. I cannot stand more than 10-15 minutes without having to sit down. I really wanted to bake this Christmas season and couldn't because I cannot stand for too long.Yes he is the same surgeon that did my back but I went for a second opinion to a another spine doctor in Charlotte and he agreed that the neck surgery was the way to go . So hopefully, at least, I will get some pain relief for my neck and shoulder.

    Have a merry Christmas

    Melissa

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    Hi Melissa. When is your surgery? I'm sorry I've forgotten the exact date, but I think it's next week?

    I just wanted to wish you all the very best with this surgery. I'm glad you have had two opinions match, it must give you confidence that this is what is necessary. You've suffered so badly, I truly hope this is what it takes to rid you of pain and allow you to do the things that have become so restricted since your first surgery.

    Best of luck and hope your recovery is a smooth road.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
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    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    i am so sorry, Melissa that you felt so bad this morning...i hope and pray things will improve...
    i am wondering about this surgery...i am just concerned that you might need revision for your spine...are you completely sure to go thru with the neck surgery first...?

    you will stay in my thoughts and prayers til you're improved...

    jess

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    Good luck Melissa, I hope things work out perfectly for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    Hi Melissa. When is your surgery? I'm sorry I've forgotten the exact date, but I think it's next week?

    I just wanted to wish you all the very best with this surgery. I'm glad you have had two opinions match, it must give you confidence that this is what is necessary. You've suffered so badly, I truly hope this is what it takes to rid you of pain and allow you to do the things that have become so restricted since your first surgery.

    Best of luck and hope your recovery is a smooth road.

    Thanks for good wishes. My surgery is scheduled for January 13, 2011.

    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    i am so sorry, Melissa that you felt so bad this morning...i hope and pray things will improve...
    i am wondering about this surgery...i am just concerned that you might need revision for your spine...are you completely sure to go thru with the neck surgery first...?

    you will stay in my thoughts and prayers til you're improved...

    jess
    Thank Jess for your concern. My surgeon will not re operate on my spine, in any case, until I am been 18 months post -op. That is the end of 2011. I am hoping that this surgery will give me some relief.

    Melissa

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    Hi Melissa,
    I have been following you since the beginning, and I will be rooting for you! I pray this will give you relief. Are you confident in your surgeon? I just want to
    make sure you are in the best hands since you've been through so
    much. Keep us posted, and best wishes!

    Evelyn
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    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.

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    i understand...

    you will be in my thoughts and prayers for this needed surgery...you are due some relief, Melissa...it has been so much, for so long...i am praying for a better 2011 for you!! i know there are better days ahead, down the road...
    am hoping this surgery brings you some relief, too!

    jess

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    I finally got my act together and a friend to drive me and off we went to Charlotte for my pre-op appointment for my neck surgery next Thursday. Some of you will remember that when I went for my pre-op for my scoliosis surgery last March, I got a big surprise .I learned that I am a diabetic. Totally out of the blue. So I go yesterday and the nurses asks me what I am allergic to. I told her Penicillin. She replies, what about latex gloves, latex tape and dye. I said not that I know of. Well, it turns out that I know am allergic to latex gloves, latex tape and dye. Hoping that that will be the only surprise that I get this time

    Melissa

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    Hey Melissa All the best for your surgery next week. I'll be praying for you and hope you have a speedy recovery. Im sure you'll be pain free after this op. Just remember that you are in good hands. Doctors know what they're doing nowadays. So dont worry

    Besh wishes


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    T38 developed a L36 (2005)
    Wore a Boston brace for 2 years
    T40, L20 (2007)
    T48, L20 (2010)
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    Hi Melissa. You are due some really good luck! Did they say what they use if not latex?
    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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    Melissa,
    You've had a long painful journey. I wish you all the best for your neck surgery next week. I certainly hope this is the answer for you. Prayers and positive thoughts for you! 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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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    Hi Melissa. You are due some really good luck! Did they say what they use if not latex?
    No, she just wrote it in big red letters on the top of my chart

    Thanks I need good luck

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