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    Kayde Guest

    omg maybe i got my pix to pst 74 degres 16


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    Kayde Guest
    there are two pix attached to previous post not very good at the posting thing never did my curve get worst untili dveloped osteoperosis big correction

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    Wow, what a great correction! Congratulations Kayde!!!! Hopefully you will get the pain under control.

    Remember, it gets better each day.

    My correction was a bit limited in one part as my bones had already fused in one part and my surgeon didn't want to break them apart. Looks like you didn't have that problem.

    Once again, congratulations!

    Do you know how much taller you are now?
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    Wore Milwaulkee Brace for 1.5 years.
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    I was close to getting that. In the year it took for me to get my bones under control arthritis was sitting in and L2 and L3 got really bad. Now that I can set my alarms and taking my pain meds myself every 4 hours and a Valium every 6 hours the pain has been a lot better. The matress has certainly helped and the Satan sheets make it easier to move and that has helped a lot. I was scared but my friend called me and said I would feel better at home. She was certainly right. I wouldn't have wanted them to break by back either. My dr said you can always go back for more but once you do it you can't always change it

    Dr said I an inches taller. Makes my torso match my longer legs now. Haven't worn anything but pj's and sweats but excited to try on a few dreads that I always hadbto wear a sweater with to hide the curve. And due to the breast gashes I haven't tried on a bra yet ... But wondering how that will feel. Lol.

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    Kayde, what's with the "breast gashes"? What happened?
    Stephanie, age 56
    Diagnosed age 8
    Milwaukee brace 9 years, no further treatment, symptom free and clueless until my 40s that curves could progress.
    Thoracolumbar curve 39 degrees at age 17
    Now somewhere around 58 degrees thoracic, 70 degrees thoracolumbar
    Surgeon Dr. Michael S. O'Brien, Baylor's Southwest Scoliosis Center, Dallas TX
    Bilateral laminectomies at L3 to L4, L4 to L5 and L5 to S1 on April 4, 2012
    Foramenotomies L3 through S1 in August 2014

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    when the staff moved me onto the table my breasts and neck got sliced and it cut me and rug burned off my skin i went to my specialist yesterday because the icu staff wouldnt call no nerve damage but will have perm scars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayde View Post
    when the staff moved me onto the table my breasts and neck got sliced and it cut me and rug burned off my skin i went to my specialist yesterday because the icu staff wouldnt call no nerve damage but will have perm scars
    What?! Oh my, I've never heard of such a thing and I think I need another cup of coffee to actually understand/visualize this. O_o

    Your before and after xrays look amazing!
    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

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    Yeah my regular dr's were unhappy. And they hadn't seen gashes before either. And they put place holders on your head too that causes you to have two dime sized knot and bruises on each side of your head. Things you just don't hear about. Not a big fan of surprises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayde View Post
    Yeah my regular dr's were unhappy. And they hadn't seen gashes before either. And they put place holders on your head too that causes you to have two dime sized knot and bruises on each side of your head. Things you just don't hear about. Not a big fan of surprises.
    Well I have had the place holders as well each time I had surgery. The marks go away fairly soon. I am so sorry to hear about your gashes, I really can not
    understand how that happened
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Your x-rays look great! What an improvement! I'm sorry about the breast gashes. I've never heard of such a thing happening!
    Karen

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
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    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
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    Kayde

    Nice rack! Looks great! Did they go to T1 on you?

    So sorry about the gashes....when you are out and they move you around, its tricky. After my gall bladder removal surgery, my neck was hammered.

    I was wondering if they did a thoracotomy on you when you first mentioned it. Thatís where they enter under the armpit.

    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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    Kayde Guest

    T2

    He started T2 and went to L 4. A little more than we discussed but then I wasn't exactly pre warned you could have gashes to your breasts either. Not very common I understand. Guess if I was huge it might have occurred to me but certainly wasn't what I was prepared for. It certainly hurt. I have done much better at home. No constipation as far woohoo and my first shower yesterday. Really was exhausting but I do feel and smell much better I'm sure. Lol.

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    Glad to hear that you are doing well
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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