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Thread: On the Other Side

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Abilene,KS
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    On the Other Side

    Surgery is over after 7.5 hours. Some correction was achieved and everything went according to plan. For further information please visit my blog at www.shereeglanzer.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Bend, Oregon
    Posts
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    Congrats, and welcome to the club! Take this time for yourself, be patient, and before you know it, life will be great. One step at a time!
    Jenee'-52
    Bend, Oregon

    Braced 3 years in high school
    Lumbar 70'+ Thoracic 70'+
    I had 3" shrinkage in 6 months...

    Surgery Jan 10, 2011
    9 hours
    T3 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Both curves now 35'

    Possible revison for Flatback Syndrome
    Non-fusion
    Loose/broken hardware-awaiting CT results

    Here is the link to my before and after pics..
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt......&highlight=

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern CA
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    Glad that all went well. Take care of yourself and don't rush anything
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    1,250
    Great to have you on this side. Best wishes for a smooth steady recovery!! 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.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    102
    All the best for your recovery. Take care
    Billy
    32 year old male from UK
    Fused at 25yrs
    62 degree thoratic curve
    45 degree lumbar curve
    Fused T3-L1 on 3rd Jan 2012

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
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    Isn't it great to have the surgery over and done with? Congrats and wishing you a smooth recovery.
    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

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    213
    Glad you made it through the procedure. Just remember it will get better day by day...
    Discovered scoliosis when 15 years old.
    Wore Milwaulkee Brace for 1.5 years.
    Top curve 85 degrees, bottom curve 60 degrees

    Surgery completed August 23, 2011 (during an earthquake, can you believe that?)
    Dr. Charles Edwards, II
    The Spine Center at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, MD
    Before and after xrays:
    http://www.valley-designs.com/myspine

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Waterloo, IL
    Posts
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    Thanks for letting us know that everything went well. I will check out your blog. I hope you have a smooth recovery.
    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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