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Thread: Countdown to surgery on 26th July!

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    Countdown to surgery on 26th July!

    So, I'm nearly there after nearly two years waiting for revised surgery.

    I'm so excited but nervous also. My boyfriend says I'm suprisingly quiet (for me :-) ) but I think its just because I'm organised so not stressing out and I've been waiting for this for so long a part of me is quiet relaxed.

    I'm getting taken out for lunch by work friends today then go off work. I have a friend and her little one driving down from Newcastle to see me tomorrow then I'm admitted to the hospital on Wednesday.

    I've got everything crossed that this is it now, come Thursday evening I will be 'on the other side' :-)
    27 yr old Female.
    Scoliosis since 12yrs, fusion to lower curve in 1998, costioplast 2001 and further corrective surgery 26 July 2012.
    Now the proud owner of a very straight spine. T1- L5 fusion.
    Mr Dunsmuir, Orthopaedic Surgeon, LGI Leeds.

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    jenna KB good luck
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  3. #3
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    Yaaay! So glad you're finally getting your much needed surgery. Best wishes for a great result and a smooth recovery. Looking forward to hearing how it went.
    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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    We will be looking forward to hearing from you when you are "on the other side." Best of luck with your surgery and your recovery. We'll be thinking of you on the 26th and sending positive thoughts across the ocean.
    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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    Jenna--
    Very best of luck to you. Thoughts and prayers for you, your surgeon and a very good 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.

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    Good Luck!!!

    I am still in St Louis until Tuesday July 31st staying at my daughter's and only a metro station away.

    Please do not hesitate to call me if there is anything you need after the surgery that I can bring or help out in a pinch.

    Gardenia (650) 862-6708
    or send me an email at ccmail4g@gmail.com

    Not sure if you need any extra support, live out of town but I am here before going back to San Francisco Bay area to meet husband then back to Baja on Wed Aug 1st
    Gardenia
    Baja California, Mexico & El Centro, Ca
    pre-surgery 75 and 89 - post ?
    Dr. Bridwell Nov 27, 2012 @Barnes Jewish @62yrs
    T11 to Sacrum Dural leak at L2 & L3 ccmail4g@gmail.com

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    Thanks so much guys!

    I'll let you all know how I am soon. I've got everything crossed it goes amazingly :-) hope you are all well x
    27 yr old Female.
    Scoliosis since 12yrs, fusion to lower curve in 1998, costioplast 2001 and further corrective surgery 26 July 2012.
    Now the proud owner of a very straight spine. T1- L5 fusion.
    Mr Dunsmuir, Orthopaedic Surgeon, LGI Leeds.

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    Good luck Jenna! I'm looking forward to reading your update. It sounds like you're handling the waiting great!
    __________________________________________
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    Hope all goes well
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Jenna,

    I will be thinking of you! You will do great. Shortly, your new life begins...

    Best,
    Evelyn
    age 44
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

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    Jenna

    I was also quiet....not really nervous, but totally ready....

    You hang in there. Your going to do just fine.

    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

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    Awesome! You have waited way to long! Sending warm thoughts your way!!!!
    Susan
    Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 in 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone + prayer

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    One more day. Good luck and good thoughts and prayers coming your way.

    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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    Jenna,
    You are probably already admitted to the hospital by now. Tomorrow is your big day! I'm hoping everything goes as planned and know I am thinking of you! (((hugs))) small hugs for when you are done. =)
    Be happy!
    We don't know what tomorrow brings,
    but we are alive today!

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    Jenna,

    I will be thinking about you too. Good luck.

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