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    Appt. with Dr. Lenke

    I am flying high right now! I just recieved a call from Dr. Lenkes nurse, and she made me an appt. for the 16th of May with Dr. Lenke. Isn't this great news! (I hope anyway).It's the consultation. I think that in my case he may be the one to help ME. Anyway, I just wanted you all to know. Got to go rest for a while as I tire easy. But I will be on here again. I want to thank everyone for being here for me!! Gentle Hugs to you all! Linda
    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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    Wonderful news. I think you're on your way to the best possible outcome. Good luck!
    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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    congratulations on sticking with it and getting the appt...
    hope it all works out well, and Dr Lenke can do surgery that fixes what is wrong...

    jess...& Sparky

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    Linda--
    That is awesome news. So glad to hear you got the appt. I truly hope Dr. Lenke can help you. 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.

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    Waiting!!!

    Best news I have heard today. When I read your post, it was hard to read about your pain and frustration and I sent a small prayer also for an answer to your dilemma. I am praying Dr. Lenke gives you your miracle

    Pat (Yacpatty

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    I second all of the above. You deserve to be helped by one of the best.
    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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    A big HOORAY! That is wonderful news! I'm praying for you.
    66 and still heartbroken...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    2014 DXd w/CMT (type 2)

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    Linda,
    I am so happy for you! I have faith that Dr. Lenke will be able to help you! Please send me a PM if you have questions about traveling to St. Louis.

    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/

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    [QUOTE=KathK;138047]Linda,
    I am so happy for you! I have faith that Dr. Lenke will be able to help you! Please send me a PM if you have questions about traveling to St. Louis.

    Kathy, Even though we don't drive in too many populated places, we have a GPS tracker in our car that works well at times. Most of the time anyway. But it still gets nerve racking when you're not used to six lane traffic. But we'll survive somehow. (smiles) I may be in touch ~~~and thanks for your support.
    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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    Linda,
    I am so glad you have an appointment with Dr. Lenke next week. I am sure he will be able to help you.
    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

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    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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