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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeckoff View Post
    Thanks Sally. I will let you know about Dr Hey but I have to say that I am so impressed with Dr.Bederman. He called me today and spoke with me over 30 minutes about different options for the surgery. I do not know if that is common but it never happened with my other surgeon.

    God blessed me with Dr Bederman.

    Melissa
    Yes God bless you Melissa!! Your new Dr. sounds like a very caring person. You need it after all you've been through.
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    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

  2. #77
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    I too, am so happy for you Melissa. You so deserve a caring doctor. He sounds wonderful. Thorough, informative and accessible. This must lift your spirits.
    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

  3. #78
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    Melissa--
    I'm so glad you found this doctor! I think you are on the right path now to finding answers and fixing problems. Good luck. 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.

  4. #79
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    Wish me luck. I am off to see Dr Hey in the morning. It is 3 hour drive each way which is a very long time for me to drive so I am going to take several breaks each way. I am so busy packing and stressing out about life that I really have not been sleeping well at all. Therefore I am in more pain than normal but life must go on

    I will let everyone know about Dr Hey either tomorrow evening or Tuesday AM

    Melissa

  5. #80
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    Happy trails and safe travel! Looking forward to your update!
    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. #81
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    Hope the trip goes off safely and with as little pain as possible.
    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

  7. #82
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    Well, I made it to Raleigh and back home . Dr Hey was so worth the trip. He spent over two hours with me going over everything and answering all my questions. If I was not moving to CA, Dr Hey would be doing my next surgery. Excellent caring doctor

    Melissa

  8. #83
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    Hi Melissa,

    Did Dr. Hey concur with the Californian doctor?
    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

  9. #84
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    Yes both of them agree as to how to handle my problems. Dr Bederman had also sent my films to some doctors in San Fran and they agreed as well. So I feel good knowing that everyone is on the same page

    Melissa

  10. #85
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    Thank goodness you are getting answers and have all in agreement.
    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/

  11. #86
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    Quote Originally Posted by golfnut View Post
    Thank goodness you are getting answers and have all in agreement.
    I know .Isn't it great? I feel so much relief

    Melissa

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    That's wonderful, Melissa, to know they are all on the same page! Time to get you back on the road to recovery. 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.

  13. #88
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    Hi Melissa,
    So glad to hear you had a good experience with Dr. Hey and that he agrees with your other Doctor. I am sure that is a great relief for you. I hope and pray that your surgery will go well and you can once again enjoy your life. Best wishes for a wonderful life in California.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves to skate View Post
    Hi Melissa,
    So glad to hear you had a good experience with Dr. Hey and that he agrees with your other Doctor. I am sure that is a great relief for you. I hope and pray that your surgery will go well and you can once again enjoy your life. Best wishes for a wonderful life in California.
    Sally
    Thanks sally . If you need to go to him, you will find him wonderful. He is very familiar with Dr Rand

    Melissa

  15. #90
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    Melissa

    This is fantastic news! Having a multitude of the best surgeonís look at your case and brainstorm and concur is the way to go.

    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

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