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Thread: HELP!!! Lost my sagittal balance.....did anyone find it?

  1. #76
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    Hi Susan,

    Glad you got your date! Is Dr Hart removing/replacing cages that are there from your original surgery?
    Gayle, age 49
    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)
    5/10 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    5/16 6 yrs post-op, 24*T/ 22* L, mild increase in curves, watching

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

  2. #77
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    Quote Originally Posted by susancook View Post
    Scary......
    Susan
    Itís a good date, I can vouch for that...(smiley face)

    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

  3. #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by leahdragonfly View Post
    Hi Susan,

    Glad you got your date! Is Dr Hart removing/replacing cages that are there from your original surgery?
    Yes, I believe that I have 2 cages from my first surgery.
    Susan
    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 in 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at 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 + prayer

  4. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by susancook View Post
    Yes, I believe that I have 2 cages from my first surgery.
    Susan
    You probably have cages or spacers at every ALIF and XLIF level.

    --Linda
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Dilbert
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    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation
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  5. #80
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    Good luck to you Susan as your surgery date approaches. Keep us posted.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

  6. #81
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    Thanks, Jackie. I just want to get past this next surgery and finish healing.
    Susan
    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 in 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at 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 + prayer

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    Good luck and i hope that all goes well
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  8. #83
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    Hi Susan! Thinking of you as your surgery date approaches. May you be blessed with a successful surgery and an awesome recovery!
    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!

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    Thanks Melissa and Peggy. I hope that I can walk up the 5-6 steps to get into my house after surgery. My spinal cord injury seems to make any rehab a slight setback. Dr. Hart felt confident that this was a fairly minor surgery compared to my previous surgeries and that I could go home afterwards and resume outpatient PT.

    I just want to get it done and get on with my life! ....like everyone else here on the forum, I suppose.

    Susan
    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 in 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at 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 + prayer

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    2 days and a wake up until my surgery. I met with the general surgeon who is responsible for moving vital organs and vessels so that the ortho spine surgeon can see what he/she needs to do and does not damage anything in the process. It was obvious that the general surgeon had not read my chart. I frequently think, "it's all about me", but the reality is that between 0530 and probably 1500 on my surgical day Friday , it will be and that's when I need him to be on my team. I was concerned about having previous scar tissue and not wanting to repeat a ventral hernia repair. My take away message from the general surgeon was that when he is "in the moment", that is doing my surgery, that he is slow and methodical and that with people with prev surgery, read scar tissue here, he wades in carefully. His grey hair was interpreted by me as "experience" and I went away satisfied that he would take good care of me.

    I asked the general surgeon what he plans to do and he replied, "I do whatever Dr. Hart asks me to do". Did these guys talk???? Do they meet and plan the surgery or just show up and wing it? Hmmmmm..........

    I am hoping that I can walk up the 6 steps to get into my house after surgery so that I do not need to go to a SNF after my brief hospital stay. Also hope that the burning neuro pain in my R leg goes away, but that is probably a pipe dream. This is my "final surgery" to brace up my back, so when Dr. Hart is done, like my brother says, " you've got what you've got". I will do PT and learn to live with whatever I have. To new people to the forum who are looking at all of the spinal surgery and problems that I have had, especially the spinal cord injury, I am glad that I had the original surgery in 2013. If not, I would be in a wheelchair now with progressive spine degeneration with aging and since I am 69 years old now, am gradually getting to the age when nobody would want to do my surgery.

    Susan
    Last edited by susancook; 01-27-2016 at 03:08 AM.
    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 in 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at 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 + prayer

  11. #86
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    Susan,
    I will be thinking of you and hoping for a successful surgery and smooth recovery. You certainly are overdue for things to go smoothly. You are strong and have a good attitude in spite of all you've been through. Best of luck!
    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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    Hope all goes well. I will be thinking of you.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

  13. #88
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    Susan, I will be thinking of you on Friday and wishing you must deserved succes.
    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

  14. #89
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    Susan

    I just remembered since we have the same surgery date. Will be thinking of you 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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    Hi, I have been wondering about Susan. Has anyone heard how this last surgery went. I guess Susan, if you see this, post and let us know how you are when you are up to it. Looking forward to hearing how you're doing dear , brave lady!!! Sincerely, 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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