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Thread: considering being fused to my sacrum I need advise!!!!

  1. #16
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    I am so sorry that your family is not there for you
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Vito's ok my family isn't there. They just act like its no big deal and not talk about it. So I a,m so grateful I
    Have your support. I was going to call my doctor to schedule the surgery date in January ..... I chickened
    Out. But I'm pretty sick of acting like the grandparents in Charlie and the chocolate factory. I'm only 31 and haven't really left my bed since last January. So it's time I do. Does anyone think it is easier then the first scoliosis surgery or worse? I felt like I got ran over by a truck with the first. They went thru the side and took out my rib. So I'm worried it will be uncomfortable to lay on my back with stitches. I remember losing a ton of weight too. I hope this one does. That would be a perc! Lol

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    I think what's more important is that hardware, drugs and the surgery itself are vastly improved today than when your first surgery was performed, so I would expect your recovery to be much easier than first time round. You are still young so will heal quickly and easily. Best wishes!
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
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    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Quote Originally Posted by annabeller View Post
    Does anyone think it is easier then the first scoliosis surgery or worse? I felt like I got ran over by a truck with the first.
    In my case, my revision surgeries were much easier than my primary surgeries.
    Last edited by LindaRacine; 12-01-2011 at 11:26 PM.
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    Happy birthday Linda!
    C/U Saturday
    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

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    Happy belated birthday, Linda!!!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    I finally called my dr. To schedule my surgery! Just waiting for a call back. I did it. I'm facing my fears woo hoo!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by annabeller View Post
    I finally called my dr. To schedule my surgery! Just waiting for a call back. I did it. I'm facing my fears woo hoo!!!
    I am sure you will be fine! I've followed a lot of adults who have had scoliosis surgery for the past year and they have done very well. Some do take longer to recover for various reasons and some have amazed me at how quickly they get back into the swing of things. One step at a time.
    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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