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  1. #106
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    Sister friend,

    I did not bring a laptop, but I did bring my iPad and my husband posted updates on the forum while I was unable. The only items I brought to hospital were clothes that I wore in and a toothbrush and facial cleansing items. My husband stayed at Barnes Lodge within a few blocks of the hospital and walked back and forth every night. I was in the hospital approximately one week and then stayed at the lodge another week before leaving St. Louis. I never had any rehabilitation services....only a couple of physical therapy visits in the hospital teaching me to use the spine kit which included the grabber and a sock device and a couple other items that I have no idea what they are for or how to use them. Hope I answered your questions. If not feel free to ask again. Best of luck with your upcoming surgery. Who is your surgeon??

    Pam
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

  2. #107
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    Sister Friend,
    I have to say that I am jealous that your time is soon! I can not wait to have my spine corrected and to ease the pain. I go in exactly one week to set the date. Good luck! I will be praying for you.

    Tamena
    34 years
    Double curve

  3. #108
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    Surgery November 8 th

    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to let you know that I will be having surgery next week, November 8th, with Dr. Brian
    O'Shaughnessy to look at the nerve root area, L - 3 to sacrum, and hopefully locate a bone fragment or pinched nerve,etc., the source of my unbearable pain. It will be done at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. I should just be in the hospital a couple of days and hopefully a shorter recovery than my previous fusion surgery in April.
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

  4. #109
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    Hi Pam,

    Best of luck to you. I hope your doctor will be able to find the source of pain and fix it.

  5. #110
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    Best of luck, Pam. I'm so sorry you have been in so much pain. I hope that this surgery will take care of the pain so that you can continue with your 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

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    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
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  6. #111
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    Thank you Karen and Irina.
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

  7. #112
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    Good luck Pam! I will be praying. Expect some ups and downs, but we are strng! Look how,long we have dealt with pain to start. Recovery will be worth it, and I say that for the both of us. See you on the other side!
    Tamena

  8. #113
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    Thanks Tamena. When is your surgery?
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

  9. #114
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    Pam,
    I am a week out from having surgery. Check my post and it will explain it all.

    Tamena

  10. #115
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    I hope this will find the reason for your pain. Also, my second surgery was much easier than the long fusion surgery and I hope yours will go well too!

  11. #116
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    Good luck Pam, I hope the Doctor can find the source of the pain and get you fixed up so you no longer have pain.
    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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