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Thread: Just got back for my pre-op with Dr. Lenke

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    Just got back for my pre-op with Dr. Lenke

    Hi all!
    I just returned from St. Louis for my tests before my surgery Oct.29th.
    Oh my, I am so impressed with Dr. Lenke. And that helps with the anxiety
    about the surgery. I know he's going to go from T2 down to my pelvic bone and reach
    around and reinforce from the front. The technic is good for me as I already have
    a lot of abdominal surgeries done to my tummy. So this avoids an abdominal incision.
    He will be doing several (and maybe more) osteotomies. He will completely remove
    the discs from L3/4 and L4/5 to give me more lordosis . I can't really tell you how all
    this is accomplished, but I have complete faith in my surgeon.
    I need to start getting together the things I need for recovery. I am so excited!
    I'll keep you posted as much as possibly. May I ask those of you that Pray, to send some Prayers my direction!! Warm thought of 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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    Linda, i wish you successful surgery and an uneventful
    recovery...
    sorry if this is a stupid question....will Dr Lenke be removing the rods
    that you have from previous surgeries...?

    jess

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    I hope that your surgery goes well
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    Linda, i wish you successful surgery and an uneventful
    recovery...
    sorry if this is a stupid question....will Dr Lenke be removing the rods
    that you have from previous surgeries...?

    jess
    there isn't such a thing as a stupid question I'm finding out! Yes, he is removing all old rods and screws, top to bottom, as he wants to use some different size screws and other equipment. I know I have a very challenging case as I have osteoporosis. Ask away, if there"s anything I can help you with. Truly, 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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    Linda, thanks so much for the answer...
    and for your generous offer to answer other questions...
    your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated...
    you will be in my thoughts and prayers for a good
    outcome, and, after healing, a pain free life!

    jess...& Sparky

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    Linda--
    I'm so happy you have Dr. Lenke for your surgery. Of course, mine was a first surgery but what you described sounds so much like mine. T2-pelvis, reach around to front, osteotomies, etc. etc. You bet prayers are coming your way!! 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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    Linda,
    I am so happy you came to see Dr. Lenke. He's awesome and knows the latest and greatest methods. I am anxious to hear your good report following surgery. I will definitely pray for you and look forward to your posts.
    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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    Linda, 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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