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  1. #61
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    Kristy - wishing you a successful surgery tomorrow and a smooth recovery. Will be sending out prayers for you and for Jerseyot (Michele).
    Mom of 14yo son diagnosed Oct 2011
    Surgery 1/3/12 w Dr. Geof Cronen,
    Tampa General Hospital T3 to L1
    Jacob's pre surg curves: T58 & L31 12/28/11
    photos & xrays in "First-Time Surgery" thread "Before & After"

  2. #62
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    hope it goes well, Kristy.
    and i hope this is the last round of surgery you need...

    jess

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    Kristy--

    Post when you can. Thinking of you!

    Evelyn
    age 44
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

  4. #64
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    thanks so much for your emails on Dr. B

    Quote Originally Posted by mabeckoff View Post
    I am so sorry to hear of your problems. Please keep us informed
    I'm still learning how to get around the forum (like replying) I heard that you also have Fibro, as do I. It makes this more difficult. How are YOU?

    I would love the information on Dr. B(forgot the spelling). I have to run (walk slowly) to PT but would love to speak to you if that is possible. If so, either I can give you my no or take yours with the best time to call so your not disturbed with eating or sleeping or whatever.

    Well, please take care of yourself and I look forward to hearing from you.
    by the way, how do I keep items from lets say, you in a folder and what is auto-save that keeps blinking bottom right while I'm typing this? I wish I had learned the computer better but I was a salesperson when I was much younger ..... oh well. Please take care
    Reneetina
    60 yrs old did scuba,lift & work. Miss all.
    1st t surgery,28 years. L4/5 fusion
    2nd surgery 10-19; went from 2 80%+ curves to 20% + 30%.T4-S1,38 screws (loose & angled wrong), 15 fusions many fusions did not take,& horrific had/have(?) infection.
    Lot of pain.

  5. #65
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    Reneetina, in case Melissa doesn't get your message here, you might try again on her thread here:

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...er-9th-surgery
    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

  6. #66
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    Smile Home from surgery ;-)

    Thanks all for your support...my surgery went well and I was home in 3 days. My pain is much much better. The pain
    I had pre-op was so much worse than the pain I am having now. I have to wear my brace for 3 months along with
    a bone stimulator. Doc repaired the rods that broke and added bone graft to the level that had not fused. Also ,
    he added 2 more rods at that level for extra support, something I had not heard anyone else speak of here.
    I hope to be back to work in a few weeks if all goes well...
    May 2008 Fusion T4 - S1, Pre-op Curves T45, L70 (age 48). Unsuccessful surgery.

    March 18, 2010 (age 50). Revision with L3 Osteotomy, Replacement of hardware T11 - S1 , addition of bilateral pelvic fixation. Correction of sagittal imbalance and kyphosis.

    January 24, 2012 (age 52) Revision to repair pseudoarthrosis and 2 broken rods at L3/L4.

  7. #67
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    Welcome home, Kristy, you sounds great! I am glad all went so well.

    I am having my broken rod revision on Friday, and I will be getting two additional, shorter rods added that will span the areas with pseudoarthrosis. I am encouraged by how well you are doing, since my surgery will be similar.

    Keep up the good work, and keep us posted about your recovery.
    Gayle, age 50
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1


    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    2010 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    2017 curves stable/skeletely mature

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

  8. #68
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    Kristy,
    I am so happy that younare doing well.
    Gayle,
    This should be encouraging to you, as well. Batboy luck to both of you with your recoveries.
    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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    I was typing on my IPad and didn't notice all of the typos before replying. Sorry!
    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/

  10. #70
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    Kristy,
    That is great news that you are home so quickly after surgery. Hope you continue to do well in your recovery and can get back to normal life quickly!
    Donna
    Female - 49 yrs old at surgery
    Surgery 5/5/11 - Dr. Bridwell, St. Louis
    Fused T3-L3
    60 degree thoracic curve corrected to 30 degrees
    Tennis player & returning to the courts!
    http://s1050.photobucket.com/profile/walkingmom1/index

  11. #71
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    Kristy,
    I am so glad that everything went well and that you are home already
    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  12. #72
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    Yeah, congrats on being home! Sounds like the brace and bone stimulator will be extra "insurance" towards a solid fusion this time! Keep healing and getting stronger. Thinking of you.

    Kathy
    Kathy
    46 yrs at surgery, now 50
    71 degree thoracolumbar curve corrected to 34 degrees
    8/2/2010 surgery with Dr. Lenke

    posterior T9 to sacrum with pelvic fixation

    4 osteotomies and 1 cage
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/...athK_08022010/

  13. #73
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    Kristy,
    WOW, only three days in the hospital AND your pain is less now than before? That's the best news anyone could hope for! I'm so glad everything went well. It seems that your surgeon has made absolutely sure that this WILL NOT happen again! I'm happy for you. Best wishes in a speedy recovery!

    Rohrer01

  14. #74
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    Thumbs up Yay!

    Yay!!!!! Glad you are home and feeling better. Rest well and get your strength up and you will be back to work before you know it!

    ,
    Evelyn
    age 44
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

  15. #75
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    Great news! Take care and heal well.
    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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