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  1. #1
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    Today is the day

    Sitting in admitting right now for the big surgery. It feels totally unreal. I enjoyed a looooong shower this morning. Hopefully I have everything done and set up at home, but there's always time for that later. I have my best support team here-my mom and husband. I've asked my husband to post on here at the end of the day. Thank you for all of your support. It's been wonderful to have a community to turn to at a time like this. See you on the other side!

  2. #2
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    May 2013
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    Sending prayers for a successful surgery, recovery & healing!
    Peg
    61 yrs old
    75 degree lumbar curve with thoracic kyphosis
    T3 - S1 surgery with Dr. Buchowski in St. Louis, on 10/27/14
    Working on healing in Columbus, Ohio!

  3. #3
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    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ukiah CA
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    Good luck with the surgery
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  4. #4
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    Oct 2014
    Location
    Arizona
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    Sending prayers for a successful surgery. The wait is finally over!
    Before 39* lumbar at age 18, progressed to 74* lumbar and 22* thoracic age 55
    ALIF Jan 13, 2015, PLIF Jan 15, 2015 with Dr William Stevens, Honor Health
    Fused T-7 to S-1 with pelvic fixation

    After 38* lumbar

    Xrays
    Before: http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...7&d=1414268930

    After: http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...6&d=1424894360

  5. #5
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    illinois
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    Best wishes for a quick recovery. Hope all goes well.

  6. #6
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    ksmom...
    New Yorkers are tough...but this surgery is tough to go thru.
    so thoughts and prayers are going
    out for you....to have a successful operation and uneventful
    recovery, without any bumps or hick-ups whatsoever.

    jess...and Sparky

  7. #7
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    Jun 2013
    Location
    Muskoka, ON Canada
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    Hope everything goes well for you.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Marianne
    rotoscoliosis, subluxation and spinal stenosis
    Surgery April 15, 2015 at age 67
    T11-L5
    Decompression with multiple discectomies
    Concord cages @ L2-3, L3-4, L4-5
    Osteotomies and local bone grafting

  8. #8
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    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
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    Hope everything went perfectly. Best wishes for a smooth ride through recovery. That awful wait is over!
    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

  9. #9
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    Location
    Waterloo, IL
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    I'm sorry I didn't get on the forum to wish you the best with your surgery, so I will send positive thoughts and prayers for a smooth recovery.
    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/

  10. #10
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    Southern CA
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    Hope you have a smooth recovery

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  11. #11
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    Nov 2012
    Posts
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    Thoughts and prayers for your recovery. The surgery is tough but it's totally worth it.
    1973 Age 15 diagnosed with scoliosis but told too old for surgery.
    2001 age 43 told too old for surgery, did physical therapy & traction.
    2001 to 2008 Intermittent use of home traction machine and TENS unit.
    2009 traction no longer effective - physical therapy.
    2011 More physical therapy. 2012 Collapsing scoliosis - MRI before surgery
    At age 53, surgery on October 2nd, 2012 with Dr Hey
    Fusion with titanium rods and bolts from T1 to pelvis.
    Post op x-ray

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