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  1. #16
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    Hey Melissa

    You are going to be so happy after this all gets done, I cant wait for those posts!

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 39...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P 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

  2. #17
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    mellisa good luck tommrrow
    Kara
    22 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion Mar 10,10
    T4-L2
    Getting Braces for my feet

  3. #18
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    This is her son, she told me to post here saying that all went well.
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

  4. #19
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    Thanks for posting for your mom. I knew she would do fine since she has such a good attitude. I'm wishing her a smooth recovery. What a difference it makes with a good surgeon!
    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 63
    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/

  5. #20
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    I'm so happy to hear the update! Tell Melissa we look forward to hearing from her soon!

    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/

  6. #21
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    thanks for the update on your mom
    Kara
    22 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion Mar 10,10
    T4-L2
    Getting Braces for my feet

  7. #22
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    Thanks for letting us know, muchly appreciated!

    Please send hugs and best wishes to your Mom. I'm so glad her surgeries are all finished at last.
    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

  8. #23
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    great to hear...thanks for letting us know....
    can't wait to hear from Melissa when she is up to it...

    jess

  9. #24
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    That's fantastic! Thanks for letting us know she's OK. Let her know we are all thinking of her. 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.

  10. #25
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    This is really Melissa. I am doing fairly well. The pain that I have is my incision site. I did get into a room finally at 7pm.I am low on magnesium .

    Thanks for all the good wishes

    Melissa
    Melissa

    All surgeries are on hold right now

  11. #26
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    i am happy you were up and able to post, even if just for a moment...
    hope you heal well...and uneventfully!

    jess

  12. #27
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    Hi Melissa, Will they give you magnesium tablets/shots? Good to see you posting. Take it easy, one day at a time, you're almost there!
    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

  13. #28
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    Melissa, I thought of you several times yesterday. When I saw that YOU posted, I nearly went THUD!!!

    I hope you have a good post-op Day 1!!
    Fused T-3 to L-3, Aug 25
    Hardware removal surgery, Nov 2, 2010
    Fused T-10 to L-2, osteotomy, Feb 22, 2011

  14. #29
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    Thanks for the update. I was thinking and praying for you all day yesterday.

    I'll be continuing to send positive vibes for a smooth recovery free of complications. You are on "on the other side" now.

    Best wishes,
    Irene

  15. #30
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    Hey Melissa,

    So glad you are through.

    The rest of your life awaits.

    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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