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    Waiting!! Waiting!! Old surgeon is readt to step in! Help!!

    Hi all,
    I think you all know my story~~~except maybe the latest where I sent my records to Dr. Lenke. Or rather my local surgeon sent them. Now is the waiting . I am waiting to hear from Dr. Lenke's nurse. She said he is swamped with paper work, as he has been gone for three weeks. But my local nurse talked to her and said he "first" has to decide if I am eligable to have him as a surgeon . I guess that means if my case is serious enough. And she said if I qualify for surgery with him, I may be able to get in the middle of May for a consultation. And if he decides to do the surgery, it will be a nine to ten month wait. Now, this was between the two nurses. I think I am serious enough, but will Dr. Lenke. She also said he sometimes gives his cases to one of his colleages. I want Dr. Lenke to do this. I know that I feel after after two yrs. of saggital imbalance and flatback syndrome, I am exhausted from being bent over and not being able to walk without pain. The excurciating pain is better since my local surgeon took the screw out.(L4 L5) But there's another one poking me down in that area, or it's a rod. I was told the rod was broke in my pelvic area.Do you that have read about me think I qualify? I need some input here? I know I am going to have to be patient~~~and that's terrible hard when I am suffering symtoms that , if I were a dog, they would put me out of my mysery. And that truly sounds like a pity party,(sorry) but that's how I feel sometimes. I have no quality of life anymore. I have missed so many important events in my life for so long, "and we can't have those back." Life just keeps passing me by, and at this age , time is so impotant. When a year passes and the Drs. still havn't done anything, it is too long to wait. Another and another, it starts to wear on me and everyone around me. But anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I truly am glad that this forum is here. I'm wishing all of you healing thoughts, so you too can have that quality of life we so long for. Linda P.S. My original surgeon(Dr. Haft), that did the two revisions on me in 2010, said he would be willing to go ahead and do another surgery on me, but go through the front also this time. My question is why didn't he go through the front the first two surgeries he did on me? He only did a posterior. Anyway, I thought it rather odd~~
    Last edited by babyboomer16; 04-11-2012 at 02:38 PM.
    Linda Brozik~~60 yrs. old at time of Lenke's first surgery. 62 now!
    Surgery 2006 L3/4 L4/5 double fusion/ instumentation/ With 2 cages
    This started adult onset scoliosis
    July 1st, 2010/ surgery ~~fused T10 to pelvis (long rods/ screws)
    Oct.20th 2010, extended rods to T4 / did osteotomy at L3
    Oct. 29th 2012 Dr. Lenke St. Louis Mo. T4 to sacrum osteotomy anterior cage L3/4 titanium rods
    May 30th 2013 revision
    May 8th cervicle surgery 2016
    May 31st Dr. Gupta revision 2017

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