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Thread: New member; revision surgery May 9th

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    New member; revision surgery May 9th

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and just wanted to say hi. My revision surgery is Thursday in Columbus Ohio at OSU.

    I'm 42 and had Harrington Rods done in '87. My upper curve has held however my lower curve has gone from 12 degrees to 38. They're going to take out the HR and put in a titanium rod through to my sacrum.

    I guess I just wanted to have anyone who wants to pray, please add my name to your prayers.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Central NJ
    Good luck Chris! I"m sure you'll be just fine
    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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Ames, Iowa
    Welcome to the forum. Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way!! Let us know how you are doing when you can. 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.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Wishing you the best on Thursday Chris. We'll be thinking of you and hope to hear from you in the near future. Not long now! This is the hardest bit, leading up to surgery. Good luck.
    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

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Yacolt, WA
    Welcome! You will be in my thoughts and prayers! You will be fine.
    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 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal Spinal Cord Injury 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
    2018: Removal L4,5 screw

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern CA
    Welcome.. Prayers for all to go well tomorrow


    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    I'm praying for you Chris. May you have a successful revision surgery and a relatively smooth and quick recovery. May the Lord guide your surgeon's hands and the team who will be assisting him. May the hospital be clean and meet your needs. And may you have peace now and strength for the days to come as you go through recovery. And welcome to our family.
    66 and still heartbroken...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    2014 DXd w/CMT (type 2)

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Harrisburg, Pa.
    Hi Chris......Lifting you in prayer for God's protection and your surgeon's expertise. Please let us know how you do. We are here to support you.

    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.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    New Bern, NC
    I pray you have a successful surgery and recovery. You have come to the right place for help and support.
    Welcome to this great forum.
    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.

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Warsaw, MO
    Welcome! You will find a lot of support here and many, basically everyone will be praying. Good luck!

    Diagnosed at age 12 with a double major curve

    Braced till age 15

    SSBOB T12-L2 Anterior age 34. (October 22,2012) Dr. Robert Gaines Jr. ( Columbia, MO)

    Revision Surgery T2-Sacrum with Pelvic Fixation Prosterior age 35 (November 13,2013) Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, MO)

    Revision Surgery L4/L5 due to BMP Complication age 36 (November 20,2014) Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, Mo)

    Revision Surgery due to broken rod scheduled for October 19, 2016 with Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, MO)

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Hi Chrys, I read your post and I hope that you are on the road to recovery. I will say a prayer for you for I too have been there and done that. God bless you. Krysi

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Best wishes for a easy recovery! Jackie

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