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    I did it!!

    Day 1 after surgery!!! Feel reAlly good. Will write more tomorrow, it's hard to concentrate on such a small screen! I'm posting, not the hubs. thanks for all your help!!! Couldn't have done this without his forum!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by king14 View Post
    Day 1 after surgery!!! Feel reAlly good. Will write more tomorrow, it's hard to concentrate on such a small screen! I'm posting, not the hubs. thanks for all your help!!! Couldn't have done this without his forum!!
    I am so happy for you! It's amazing that you can type. Can't wait to hear more when you feel well enough to post.

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    Congrats!

    wow! Congrats! I can only hope in a week and a half I can do the same! That's awesome that you are able to post yourself. Keep us posted on your recovery.

    Hannah

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    Way to go! Welcome to "the other side"!
    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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    way to go king
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Glad that all went well

    See you Friday
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    I am amazed at your being online so quickly. I don't think I thought about the internet for three weeks!

    Hope you are thrilled with your correction and your recovery goes smoothly.
    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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    Wow! Already able to get on the computer, I am shocked. Keep us posted on how your recovery is going. I have surgery in a month and will be watching your updates with an eagle eye. : )

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    Agreed! I could barely move much less get online for at least 5 days post op!!
    50 years old!!!!!
    Wore Milwaulkee Brace 1976-77
    Original curve 36 degrees ( measured in the 70s)
    Advanced to 61 degrees 01/2011
    Surgery 07/11/2011
    Fused T1-L2 (curve now in the 20s!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marina63 View Post
    Agreed! I could barely move much less get online for at least 5 days post op!!
    So today was pretty bad. They took me off of the dilaudin drip and doubled up my norco and woah let me tell you.... The worst nausea, headache, stomach ache I've EVEr experienced. The only thing I could do was sleep it off (for 7 hours) . Still don't feel as strong ad yesterday, but walked around just now and that feels good to be mobile. I told the Dr's is rather feel my back pain then feel how I did earlier. Hopefully the rest of the day gets better!! talk soon!!

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    Congratulations, King! You're on your way to recovery!!

    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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    Hang in there! These first few days are the worst. Look forward to improvements each day.
    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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    Congratulatiions alot King.
    Hopes that your recovery go smooth and fast....
    Keep telling us about your recovery...
    I am more stronger than scoliosis. And I will not allow it to control my life.

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    Wow, King! You must have one heck of a pain tolerance. I'm sorry you had a bad day with headache and nausea. Congrats on your surgery. I hope your recovery is as good as your first couple of days have been (minus the nausea and headaches). I'm really amazed at how quickly you were on the computer!

    Take Care. =)
    Be happy!
    We don't know what tomorrow brings,
    but we are alive today!

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    Wowza

    Wow. I am so happy to see your post! Makes me more at ease going into my surgery! I hope that your recovery will continue to go well. Keep us updated and rest well!
    Best, Heidi
    Scheduled for surgery with Dr. Lenke Oct. 2012
    53*T 71*L
    Surgery 10/05/2012 T4-pelvis
    Correction: looks perfect! Will find out how perfect at future appointments

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