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  1. #1
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    Graduating

    Hey everyone I'm going to be graduating in 1 week. I'm really excited about getting my really diploma.
    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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    Hi Kara,

    Congratulations! I know you have worked very hard for this.
    Gayle, age 50
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1


    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    2010 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    2017 curves stable/skeletely mature

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

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    Congratulations on this milestone, Kara!
    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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    Thanks jeniffer and gayle
    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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    Wow, I thought you dropped out of college. I guess I'm out of the loop. Congraduations! What program did you take?
    Be happy!
    We don't know what tomorrow brings,
    but we are alive today!

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    Congratulations Kara! Onward and upward!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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    great news, Kara...
    i hope you are proud of yourself...
    and i hope you celebrate whatever way you enjoy...
    congratulations!

    jess...and Sparky

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    Congrats! You hung in there and now you can celebrate!!
    age 48
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Broken rods 12/1/19; scheduled for revision fusion L1-L3-4 with Dr. Lenke 2/4/2020
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

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    I am very happy for you. Glad that everything is going well

    What are your plans after graduation?

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Melissa I don't no yet
    Kara
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    T4-L2
    Before 50T
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennedy View Post
    Melissa I don't no yet
    Well good luck in what ever you do

    When are you moving to Arkansas?

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    We might not move now to arknsas
    Kara
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    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Congratulations, Kara! It must feel good to have the school behind you.
    I am stronger than scoliosis, and won't let it rule my life!
    45 years old - diagnosed at age 7
    A/P surgery on March 5/7, 2013 - UCSF

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    Thank you really much
    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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    Great News!!!Good luck with everything you do!

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