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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Best of luck with your surgery and your recovery. You've done so much for all of us on this forum now it is your turn. Please don't worry about anyone's behavior (if they misbehave while you're gone....shame on them!) on the forum. Rest, drink plenty of water, eat healthy and walk. It is time to take care of yourself!

    Mary Lou
    Mom to Jamie age 21-diagnosed at age 12-spinal fusion 12/7/2004-fused from T3-L2; and Tracy age 19, mild Scoliosis-diagnosed at age 18.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    near Philadelphia
    Actually, I was wondering about this off and on since you mentioned some time ago that you needed additional surgery. Best of luck to you !!
    A/P fusion on June 19, 2007 at age 52; T10-L5
    Pre-op thoracolumbar curve: 70 degrees
    Post-op curve: 12 degrees
    Dr. Boachie-adjei, HSS, New York

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Linda - wishing you all the best and all things uneventful. Know you are in good hands and look for a speedy recovery!
    Idiopathic, from the Latin meaning: we're idiots 'cause we can't figure out what's causing it (TV Dr. House, MD)

    I'm not weird ... I'm simply - multifactorial

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    British Columbia
    Best wishes with everything Linda and I look forward to reading all the updates. January 20th. is a great day for the both of us!
    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

    Dr. Krajbich @ Shriners Childrens Hospital, Portland Oregon

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Good luck Linda! Hope it all goes well. Thinking of you xx

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    I was just wondering about your "when?" the other day, while I was wondering when my revision surgery will be.

    As you go into that OR on Thurs, you'll have scores of your compatriots with you in spirit. I - we all - look forward to hearing the "good news" update, and to reading your first "REVISION - FROM THE OTHER SIDE" post.

    Best of Luck!!!!!!

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Sacramento, CA area
    I'm wishing the best for you Linda! (Guess you didn't have enough fun the first go around that you had to go back for more! )

    You're in excellent hands.
    Age 57
    Posterior fusion w/thoracoplasty T2-L3 Oct 1, 2010
    Thoracic curve corrected from 61* to 16*
    Lumbar curve, unknown measurement
    Disfiguring back hump GONE!!
    Dr Munish Gupta
    UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Ukiah CA
    linda best of luck with your surgery You're in excellent hands.
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  9. #24
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Central NJ
    Good luck Linda, you will be in my thoughts. I'll be thinking of you on the 20th. I think we can behave ourself while you're out of commission!
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

  10. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    I'll join in with all the other well wishers... may your surgery be successful and your recovery be relatively swift and mild (as far as is possible...) I know we'll all be looking forward to hearing from you when you're able to.
    66 and still heartbroken...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    2014 DXd w/CMT (type 2)

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

  11. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California
    Thanks everyone. I'll be in touch when I can.

    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Dilbert
    I'm sarcastic... what's your super power? --Unknown
    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation
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  12. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    Sorry to be chiming in late - I was not near a computer most of the day yesterday - but I wanted to say that I will be thinking of you and I know you will, indeed, be a star and come through the surgery with flying colors. You are in good hands and certainly have all of us here sending good vibes your way!

    I look forward to hearing about a swift and uneventful recovery - best of luck!
    Mom to David, age 17, braced June 2000 to March 2004
    Vertebral Body Stapling 3/10/04 for 40 degree curve (currently mid 20's)

  13. #28
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Thinking of you!
    Female, age 38
    4 years of bracing, concluded at 42*upper/38*lower
    currently 64*upper/40*lower
    Fused T3-L4 on Feb 23 2011
    now 32*upper/18* lower

  14. #29
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I hope you have a very successful surgery and a speedy recovery!!!

    Mother of Alexander & Zachary:
    Alex is 16 years old and in the 11th grade. He has congenital scoliosis due to a hemivertebrae at T10. Wore a TLSO brace for 3 1/2 years. Pre-op curves were T45 & L65; curves post-op are approx. T31 & L34. Had a posterior spinal fusion from T8 to L3 on 7/12/07 at age 12. Doing great now in so many ways, but still working on improving posture.
    Zach is 13 years old and very energetic.

  15. #30
    backissues Guest
    Wishing you a smooth recovery with no "surprises." Looking forward to hearing updates.

    Good luck!!

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