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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Orlando, FL
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    3 days post op

    Doing very well! Just did 17 steps and can go potty like a big girl lol, I am very happy with reaults so far, no pain in legs, though there is weakness in my bad leg doing steps. Also liftingarms above shoulders Is very painful, but I was,warned about that so I.m not worried. I am almost 5 feet 10 inches now! Fusion all posterior t4-l4
    Thanks for support! Will post again when not so drugged.
    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. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Huxley, Iowa
    Posts
    190
    I am so glad you are doing well! Keep up the good work and keep us posted as to how your recovery goes!
    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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    3,263
    Congratulations Peachrush! It's over and you sound good! Amazing to be posting so early. Keep up the good work and let us know how you continue to go. Happy New Year!
    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Bend, Oregon
    Posts
    265
    Wow, I'm amazed you are posting already. You sound like you are in great spirits and doing great. YAY!! I'm glad you are over with the hard part, now it's time for resting nd healing. Thanks for letting us know how you are doing.
    Jenee'-52
    Bend, Oregon

    Braced 3 years in high school
    Lumbar 70'+ Thoracic 70'+
    I had 3" shrinkage in 6 months...

    Surgery Jan 10, 2011
    9 hours
    T3 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Both curves now 35'

    Possible revison for Flatback Syndrome
    Non-fusion
    Loose/broken hardware-awaiting CT results

    Here is the link to my before and after pics..
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt......&highlight=

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Waterloo, IL
    Posts
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    Congratulations! I think you are doing great! I hope I can "go potty like a big girl" at 3 days post op. Posting so soon is amazing! Keep up the good work with your recovery.
    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/

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    791
    You are doing great for three days post op. Take care of yourself and post again when you are able to.

    Melissa

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