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  1. #1
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    Smile 2 1/2 Weeks Post Surgery

    Hi Everyone, I had my surgery with Dr. Rand on January 11th. It was 12 1/2 hours long, and a great success. He corrected my curve to 2 degrees. Amazing. For all of you out there about to have the surgery, the best advice I can give you is stay brave and positive, and all will be well. You will get through it. The pain the first week is hard, but after that every day gets better and better. I'm still on pain medication now, but will start to try and diminish it over the next few days. Dr. Rand and New England Baptist (Boston) are absolutely amazing. They took incredibly good care of me all the time, and Dr. Rand is a scoliosis genius as far as I'm concerned.
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    47 years old
    Milwaukee Brace 13-16 years old
    Degenerative spine disease
    Lumbar Curve pre-op: 72
    Thoracic Curve pre-op: 43
    Thoracic Curve post op: 0
    Lumbar Curve post op: 2

    Surgery date: January 11, 2011
    Dr. Frank Rand, New England Baptist, Boston

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
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    Congrats Paget on your successful surgery ~ You are right in that everyday get better. I'm almost 7 weeks post-op and staying positive is essential. Thank God for his goodness and for doctors who know what they are doing!
    Laurie Anne
    Age 30
    Pre-Op Curves T68, L80, Kyphosis 48 degrees
    Post-Op Curves both around 10 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke & Dr. Kelly 12/13/10
    Gained 2.5 inches now 5'9
    PRE-OP Photos: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...urieScoliosis/
    5 Mos Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...s%20Post%20Op/
    1-Year Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...r%20Post%20Op/

  3. #3
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    Apr 2010
    Location
    Waterloo, IL
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    My surgery was on the 5th and my back looks perfectly straight. My surgeon did his job so now it is my turn. The pain was nothing like I imagined. It was more discomfort. I am glad you are doing well.
    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/

  4. #4
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    Location
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    Paget,
    Congratulations on such a successful surgery. You must have been very flexible to get such a good correction. I agree with you about Dr. Rand and the New England Baptist Hospital. I hope your recovery continues to go smoothly.
    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    MA
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    Paget,

    I'm so happy for your progress. I have surgery planned for this June with Dr. Rand. He said he was going to use the hook method with me for correction. I have an S curve. 48 degrees on the bottom and 40 degrees on top...both thoracic.

    What did he do with you? Before I have my surgery, which I may still chicken out of, I need to ask him why he wants to do that method.

    -Christina

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