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Thread: Looking for people who have returned to athletic activities post-op

  1. #91
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
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    Waterloo, IL
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    It was important to me before my surgery and during the early months of recovery to know that there are people whose surgery not only stopped the curve progression, but improved their posture and self confidence, AND allowed them to still have an active life of sports, dancing, etc. I know that there are many out there with successful surgeries who no longer post on the forum. Think positively.
    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/

  2. #92
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    Apr 2009
    Location
    Cheshire, UK
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    Hello,

    I just came across this thread and wanted to reply in case it helps someone.

    I had scoliosis surgery 7 years ago now and am now very active indeed. I go to the gym about 4-5 times a week and I do spin classes, body pump classes, metafit (high intensity interval training) and boxercise. I also like to run and have done several 5K and 10K races since my surgery including muddy obstacle course races! I am currently training to do some more 10K races this year to raise money for the Scoliosis Association and am hoping to do a trek in China at the end of the year (trekking part of the Great Wall of China) to raise money also.

    I did used to go to the gym and was active before my surgery and to be honest it did take me a LONG while to get back into the gym again after surgery. I think it was around a year post op before I started going back to the gym properly and I have only felt strong enough in the last few years to start going to more advanced classes at the gym and running races etc. I have gradually built up my activity over the last 5 years or so. Before surgery and in the early stages of recovery I NEVER thought it would be possible to do all the activities I am now doing, so I'm really grateful.

    Louise
    30 Years old from Cheshire, UK.

    Scoliosis correction surgery and costoplasty on a double 85degree curve 29th July 2010. Fused T3 - L3

    My blog: http://helpformyscoliosis.com

  3. #93
    Join Date
    May 2008
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    reno,nevada
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    Hi Louise!

    Nice to see you posting and I see that you have a great website!

    Sad to see SSO end...it was a good forum.... I posted as Rod Stewart on SSO

    China sounds like fun!

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

  4. #94
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    Apr 2009
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    Cheshire, UK
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    Hi Ed!

    Thank you :-)

    I'm going to try posting more as I do miss it! Hope you are well - I remember you :-) I miss SSo and the friends I made although keep in touch with many on Facebook. Hope you are well

    Louise
    30 Years old from Cheshire, UK.

    Scoliosis correction surgery and costoplasty on a double 85degree curve 29th July 2010. Fused T3 - L3

    My blog: http://helpformyscoliosis.com

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