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Thread: Soon to be 7 years post fusion

  1. #1
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    Mar 2005
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    Soon to be 7 years post fusion

    Hey everyone I haven't been on for so long. It just occurred to me the other day that I will be soon 7 years post Spinal Fusion. I still have a bit of pain but I don't let that stop from ruining my day.
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  2. #2
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    Location
    Waterloo, IL
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    Congratulations on your 7 year anniversary, Kara. You have a wonderful positive attitude.
    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/

  3. #3
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    Location
    Oregon
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    Hi Kara,

    Congratulations on your 7 year milestone! Your positive attitude is helpful to others here I know.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Gayle
    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ukiah CA
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    Thanks Karen and gayle
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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