Page 7 of 9 FirstFirst ... 56789 LastLast
Results 91 to 105 of 121

Thread: My Turn

  1. #91
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    8,901
    That's a nice job. You must appear completely normal with no obvious problem.

    I hope the lymphedema is subsiding.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

  2. #92
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,745
    hey Linda
    i hope you feel as good as the films look...they look great!

    jess
    Last edited by jrnyc; 04-19-2011 at 10:38 AM.

  3. #93
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    311
    Beautiful!!!!!! result!!!!!

    (Funny isn't it, the difference in reactions: We show our x-ray to each other (fellow scoli surgery veterans), and the reaction is TOTALLY different than the reactions we get when we show them to "regular civilians". . .)
    Fused T-3 to L-3, Aug 25
    Hardware removal surgery, Nov 2, 2010
    Fused T-10 to L-2, osteotomy, Feb 22, 2011

  4. #94
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    6,797
    Yes, from the outside, you'd have to look pretty hard to know I have scoliosis (at least with clothes on).

    My recovery had been difficult for the last several months, as I felt I was getting little to no improvement. But, in the last week or so, I made a lot of improvement. I'm now off narcotics, with the exception of a vicodin as needed. Some days I go without anything at all, and other days I've had to take up to 4. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to start back to work on a part-time basis in the next few weeks.

    --Linda
    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
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you've signed up and are having trouble posting, please check your spam folder. An email was sent to the email address which you subscribed. You have to follow the instructions in that email. Done that and still having trouble posting? Contact Joe O'Brien at jpobrien@scoliosis.org.

  5. #95
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    311
    Happy news, Linda!

    And Linda. . .for someone who hasn't been working, you sure have accomplished some good works (what you've done for some people on this forum recently hasn't gone unnoticed). . .
    Fused T-3 to L-3, Aug 25
    Hardware removal surgery, Nov 2, 2010
    Fused T-10 to L-2, osteotomy, Feb 22, 2011

  6. #96
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    6,797
    Quote Originally Posted by mgs View Post
    Happy news, Linda!

    And Linda. . .for someone who hasn't been working, you sure have accomplished some good works (what you've done for some people on this forum recently hasn't gone unnoticed). . .
    Thanks! I'm blessed that I get to work in an area about which I have great passion.
    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
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you've signed up and are having trouble posting, please check your spam folder. An email was sent to the email address which you subscribed. You have to follow the instructions in that email. Done that and still having trouble posting? Contact Joe O'Brien at jpobrien@scoliosis.org.

  7. #97
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,745
    wow...impressive that you have days you need no pills at all! very impressive!
    i know everyone on forum will be thrilled for you that your recovery has picked up speed!
    if half the people you have helped on forum said a wish or prayer for you, it just had to happen...
    a little karma always helps... ;-)

    jess

  8. #98
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    390
    Linda,

    I looked at your x-rays and let out a little ahhhh of approval. Yes, fellow scolis do appreciate a good set of radiographs without the astonishment of the hardware surprise!

    Hope you get to return to the work you love asap and that your recent improvement picks up even more speed. Yay!
    Amy
    58 yrs old, diagnosed at 31, never braced
    Measured T-64, L-65 in 2009
    Measured T-57, L-56 in 2010, different doc
    2 lumbar levels spondylolisthesis
    Exercising to correct

  9. #99
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    3,261
    Glad to hear it Linda! Hope it's a smooth road from here on in.
    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

  10. #100
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    1,250
    Ditto all of the above! That's fantastic and thanks for all of your help on here for all of us. 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.

  11. #101
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    197
    Strong work, Linda!
    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

  12. #102
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    reno,nevada
    Posts
    3,535
    Linda

    Congrats. You must be so happy to be done with it....

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

  13. #103
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Waterloo, IL
    Posts
    1,690
    Your x-rays look great. I hope you have a smooth recovery. Thanks for all that you do for the forum.
    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/

  14. #104
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    6,797
    Hi...

    I've been reluctant to say anything, for fear of jinxing it, but I've been feeling well for about the last 3 weeks. I still have some pain, but mostly only when sitting. I'm going to return to work part-time starting next week, and will go full-time as soon as sit/stand workstations can be installed in my office and in the spine center clinic. I am so excited to get back to a normal life.

    Thanks for all your well wishes here and in email. They all got me through a fairly dark time.

    Regards,
    Linda
    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
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you've signed up and are having trouble posting, please check your spam folder. An email was sent to the email address which you subscribed. You have to follow the instructions in that email. Done that and still having trouble posting? Contact Joe O'Brien at jpobrien@scoliosis.org.

  15. #105
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,745
    best news to hear, Linda
    welcome back!
    no one deserves a "normal"...& pain free...life... more than you do!

    jess
    Last edited by jrnyc; 05-26-2011 at 01:47 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •