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  1. #1
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    Lori's surgery, June 7th

    Lori, I wanted to let you know you are and will stay in my thoughts and prayers as you go through your surgery and begin your recovery this Tuesday. You are in great hands with Dr. B, and before you know it you'll be post op, straighter and taller. Please let us know, or have someone let us know, how everything went when you are up to it. You'll do great.

    Warmest wishes,
    Debra
    Debra
    Age 45
    Pre - surgery Thoracic 69, Lumbar 48
    Post-surgery Thoracic 37, Lumbar 39 (unfused)
    Fused T4-T12
    Milwaukee braced, 11 years old to 15 yo
    Surgery Sept. 1st, 2010 Dr. Boachie

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    Lorz,

    Wishing you all the best tomorrow! You will soon be on the path to recovery. I'll be thinking of you.

    boomergal
    54 years old
    T57, L43
    surgery sch. with Dr. Boachie 7/05/11
    T2 - T12, posterior

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    Thank you to everyone!

    I just wanted to tell all of you, on the forum, and those of you I have corresponded with privately, how much all of you have helped me. I can hardly believe tomorrow is the day. I would not be doing this at all, if not for all of you. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. My sister will be with me, in the hospital, and I have asked her to post an update.
    Lori in PA, 52 yrs. old
    T54/L72
    Surgery 6/7/11, T3-S1, all posterior, with pelvic anchors
    Gained 2 inches!
    Dr. Boachie, HSS, NYC
    12/10/13 Hardware Removal for infection
    Lost 2", gained PJK!

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    Tomorrow...

    Lorz, Thinking of you today. Try to stay calm and before you know it, you'll be in recovery. Here's to a new you! All the best, Lynn
    1981 Surgery with Harrington Rod; fused from T2 to L3 - Dr.Keim (at 26 years old)
    2000 Partial Rod Removal
    2001 Right Scapular Resection
    12/07/2010 Surgical stabilization L3 through sacrum with revision harrington rod instrumentation, interbody fusion and pre-sacral fusion L5-S1 - Dr. Boachie (at 56 years old)
    06/11/14 - Posterior cervical fusion C3 - T3 (Mountaineer System) due to severely arthritic joints - Dr. Patrick O'Leary (at age 59)

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    Lori--
    Best wishes to you tomorrow! Lots of folks on here will be thinking of you and praying for a great surgery and recovery--me too! Pleasant healing thoughts coming your way. It's nice your sister can be with you too. 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.

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    Hi Lori-

    I just wanted to say I will be thinking of you tomorrow!!! I wish you the best of luck. You will do just great, I know it!! I just saw Dr. Boachie for my 1 year post-op visit two weeks ago and was thinking of you while I was there. Maybe if you are up to it this summer we can finally meet (we probably live 15 minutes away from each other!) and we could show each other our new backs!!!

    Can't wait to talk to you when you are on the "other side"!!! I'm looking forward to reading your sister's post tomorrow.

    Take care,
    JenM
    Surgery date: June 8, 2010 with Dr. Boachie
    Thoracic curve: 55 degrees, corrected to 25 degrees
    Lumbar curve: 58 degrees, corrected to 27 degrees
    Posterior-only surgery, Levels T3-L3
    31 year old mother of 2 young kids

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    Lori,
    I will be thinking of you tomorrow and sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.
    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/

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    Thinking of you Lori. Only a short while before you get your new back and hopefully with it, a new, better life. I will check in to see how you went. Best wishes.
    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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    Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery!
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
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    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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