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  1. #1
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    11 months postop

    hey every one yesterday i turned 11 months postop from my scoliosis surgery Cuvres went from T50* and L39* to T20* and L17*
    Last edited by kennedy; 02-11-2011 at 12:26 PM.
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    backissues Guest

    Smile

    Congratulations!! You had the surgery early in your life and now have the rest of your life to enjoy your back.

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    Almost a year!!! WOW!!! You've done great. This surgery is hard to cope with, and for a young person. . .you've dealt with it very well. I'm not so sure I would have coped as well at your age. Are you doing something special to mark the 1 year anniv??

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    Very cool Kara!

    I hope you are fully recovered and out of pain.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    sharon funny that you said that but my nurse at uc davis said it takes a full year to befolly recoverd but my ribs are and my scar is too
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Kara

    Congrats. Its nice to have it over with.

    What ever happened with the Oral surgeon? Did that go smooth?
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, the new 55...
    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

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    Ed my oral surgery went great. the really funny thing about it was my oral surgeon asked why did i have a spinal fusion. I told him the reason why i had a spinal fusion is because i had scoliosis
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Congratulations Kara, almost one 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

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    Kara,

    After almost one year, is your back still numb where the incision is? Mine is and I was wondering if that is normal and if it will go away. Do you feel the rods?
    Laura
    62 degrees
    49 yrs. young
    Surgery 3/31/10 with Lenke

    Before and After pics
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13749126@N06/

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    Laura my scar in still numb and so is the fusion
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Congratulations, Kara, on reaching that milestone! As far as numbness is concerned, I think it can vary a whole lot. I had lymph nodes removed from my right armpit when I was 20, due to melanoma, (blocking a path it could possibly travel), and I still don't have all the feeling back there-- although in just the last couple of years it's improved a little more for some reason. I am now 60. My back is still numb in some areas from my scoli surgery, but you don't really touch your back that often so I don't think of it. It's in the mid-scapular area that seems numb. Best wishes as you look forward to a long and pretty straight life!
    67 and plugging along...
    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
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

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