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    September 9th surgery

    I am getting ready for my next surgery this Friday September 9th. I am feeling calm and good about having it done. Now I cannot wait

    Thanks everyone

    Melissa
    Melissa

    September 2014 - Broken Rod Surgery Dr Bederman

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    Melissa--
    I am so happy to hear you feel calm and ready to go! I think you are in the perfect mind-set for your surgery. There still might be some uneasy moments but you can get past those. I'll be thinking of you this week and praying for you and your surgeon to bring you through with flying colors! When you can let us know how things went. Take care! 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 Melissa,

    I'm happy you have peace and will keep you in my prayers along with your surgeon and his team.

    Warmly,
    Doreen
    44 years old at time of surgery, Atlanta GA

    Pre-Surgery Thorasic: 70 degrees, Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 68 degrees, lost 4 inches of height in 2011
    Post-Surgery curves ~10 degrees, regained 4 inches of height

    Posterior T3-sacrum & TLIF surgeries on Nov 28, 2011 with Dr. Lenke, St. Louis
    2 rods, 33 screws, 2 cages, 2 connectors, living a life I always dreamed of - now pain free!

    http://thebionicachronicles.blogspot.com/

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    Melissa-- I'll be praying for you too. May the Lord bless you with continued peace and a successful surgery and relatively quick recovery. Hugs, Susie
    63, and feeling better with each year-- Life is good!
    2007 major curve @ 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shiftt
    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-- and Tickled Pink!!!


    Click to view my pics: [url=http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/gg25/SusieB1951/pics%20of%20scoli%20x-rays/,[/url] digital x-rays, and pics of me

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    I've been thinking of you this week and wishing you the best. Glad to hear you've found that "calm." May the time pass quickly.
    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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    Melissa,
    Let me add my best wishes and prayers. I am so glad that you feel calm now.
    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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    I, too, wish you well for your surgery and best of luck with an uneventful and speedy recovery. Your calm is what we all hope for.
    Judy

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    I also can't wait to hear of your good results! Good luck, and we'll be looking for updates.
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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

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    Thanks everyone for their good wishes

    One more Day

    Melissa
    Melissa

    September 2014 - Broken Rod Surgery Dr Bederman

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks everyone for their good wishes

    One more day

    Melissa
    Melissa

    September 2014 - Broken Rod Surgery Dr Bederman

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    Less than 24 hours!!
    Melissa

    September 2014 - Broken Rod Surgery Dr Bederman

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    Melissa, I'll be thinking about you tomorrow. You're almost there! I wish you all the best for your surgery and recovery!
    Keep us posted when you can.

    Mary, Age 54
    Surgery with Dr. Boachie 7/5/11, fused T2-T12
    Pre-surgery T60, L52
    Post-surgery T26, L33
    Next surgery scheduled 9/21/11

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    Good luck Melissa:-) Hopes everything goes smoothly.
    2001:Compression fracture L1- leads to kyphosis in the area, sagittal balance problems

    2005:Artificial disc protheses (L5/S1, L5/L4) Failes and creates a hyperlordosis in the lumbar, sagittal balance problem worsens.

    2010:Revision surgery of ADR L4/L5 to fusion- too much of the lordosis is reduced, fused in a kyphosis. Hyperlordosis at L5S1 increases

    Currently in severe pain and bedridden. Need a revision surgery of hyperlordosis at L5S1 and correction of sagittal balance, kyposis prob.

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    Melissa,

    I am sending 1,000 good wishes.

    You're doing it right. I admire you. :-)

    Sharon
    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."

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    Thanks everyone for your good wishes

    and Sharon, The only way to do something is to do it right


    melissa
    Melissa

    September 2014 - Broken Rod Surgery Dr Bederman

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