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    Surgery Nov. 8th - with Dr. O'Shaughnessy

    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.
    Last edited by TwinmomTN; 10-30-2012 at 06:11 PM.
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

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    Hope all goes well and you receive pain relief
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Nov 8th Surgery

    Hi Pam....I have been thinking so much about you as I knew you were in so much pain and having a hard time getting through to Dr. Lenke and his staff. Did D. Lenke have any advice for you? I pray to God this doctor finds the source of your pain. I am having the same fusion Dec 11 with Dr. Bridwell L3-sacrum....makes me pause just a little... You are too young to be in this kind of pain. I will be praying that this doctor will find the source of your pain.

    Patty
    1963 Fusion T4-L2 for congenital scoliosis. It was a bone graft and not instrumentation
    1989 to Present....Have had chronic pain. MRI's show severe neural foraminal stenosis L2-S1, rotational scoliosis lumbar spine over 40 degrees, compression of nerve roots L5-S1, Broad Based Herniations L4-L5, L5-S
    Surgery scheduled with Dr. Bridwell on December 11, 2012
    December 11, 2012 Had surgery with Dr. Bridwell. He fused L4-L5 with rods and screws.

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    hi Pam
    i hope they find the reason for the pain and can fix it so you can
    finally be pain free...
    you have been thru so much, having the surgery already and needing
    more...i wish you the best of luck...

    jess...& Sparky

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

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    Pam

    I also have been wondering how you were doing....glad you found a local surgeon that can help you out.

    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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    Thanks Ed. It has been really rough going. I have been basically disabled several months now.
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

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    Surgery

    Hi Pam...what is this doctor saying? I hope he is giving you a lot of hope and can correct your problem. Lots of prayers coming your way!!!
    Patty
    1963 Fusion T4-L2 for congenital scoliosis. It was a bone graft and not instrumentation
    1989 to Present....Have had chronic pain. MRI's show severe neural foraminal stenosis L2-S1, rotational scoliosis lumbar spine over 40 degrees, compression of nerve roots L5-S1, Broad Based Herniations L4-L5, L5-S
    Surgery scheduled with Dr. Bridwell on December 11, 2012
    December 11, 2012 Had surgery with Dr. Bridwell. He fused L4-L5 with rods and screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yacpatty View Post
    Hi Pam...what is this doctor saying? I hope he is giving you a lot of hope and can correct your problem. Lots of prayers coming your way!!!
    Patty
    Thank you Patty!
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

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    Thinking of you as you head into surgery Thursday! I'll be watching for your hubby's posts. Hope they are keeping you comfortable!!!!

    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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    Tomorrow's Surgery

    Thank you Evelyn for your thoughts and prayers for tomorrow's surgery. I'll try to remember to ask my husband to post on here. Yes, they are addressing my pain very well with a pain pump that has helped tremendously. I am getting a bit nervous and anxious about surgery. I humbly ask for everyone's prayers for my surgery tomorrow. The time has been pushed back to noon, so it should be later in the day before my husband knows anything. But Dr. O'Shaughnessy has spoken with Dr. Lenke who is in agreement that surgery is the right thing to do at the point. He will go in and trace the nerve root to try to locate the pain source.
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

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    Pam, you will be in my thoughts tomorrow.

    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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    Pam,
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow, also. I hope your surgeon can find the cause of your pain and address it! I'll be watching for your (or your husband's) posts.
    Kathy
    Kathy
    46 yrs at surgery, now 50
    71 degree thoracolumbar curve corrected to 34 degrees
    8/2/2010 surgery with Dr. Lenke

    posterior T9 to sacrum with pelvic fixation

    4 osteotomies and 1 cage
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/...athK_08022010/

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    Out of surgery

    This is Pam's husband. Pam is out of surgery and in recovery now. I just wanted to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.
    Pam, age 49
    Thoracolumbar curves 80 and 40 corrected to 20 degrees
    April 20, 2012 surgery with Dr. Lenke
    T-3 to sacrum

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    Thank you so much for letting us know. I know that I've been waiting for news and hoping all has been going well for Pam and I'm positive others have been, as well. We look forward to some good news soon. Take care of yourself too, this is a very tiring, no, exhausting business and husbands need sleep and rest as well. Sending best wishes to you both from Australia.
    Jen
    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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