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  1. #1
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    Update

    Hi guys!
    Long time no talk!
    Sorry about that, school And extracurricular activities has kept me busy.
    I'm currently a year and almost 5 months post op! No back pain or anything(just a few annoyances every once in a while, like when I try to do that cobra stretch while watching a movie -_-), school is going great- I'm top 10% (and it will be lower[which is good. The closer to one the better!] once they update the class ranking. I'll let you know what percentage I am at later ) everything is going fantastic! I'm going to be volunteering at a hospital soon and will do medical research with a surgeon/professor/researcher at a local university next year's summer. Everything Is just going really well. I feel truly blessed looking back and I seriously think the whole surgery experience was fun and I would TOTALLY do it again!! Wow it feels like forever not being on here!
    Nice seeing everybody again!! I didn't know where to put this in so I just put the thread here :|
    "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."~Bob Marley

    “There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.”~Harry Crews

    3+ years post op
    Fused T4-L1
    Pre-op curve: 64*
    Now no more than 15*

  2. #2
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    Kat,
    It's so nice hearing from you! You sound like you are on your way to fulfilling your dream of working in the medical field! Are you still wanting to be a surgeon? It sounds like it from your post. Research is also a GREAT option. We DESPERATELY need more scoliosis researchers. Congrats on your class standing! That's no small accomplishment, especially having to deal with your painful brace, all of your appointments and surgery!

    Thanks for the update and I wish you continued success in your future (and current) endeavors!
    Be happy!
    We don't know what tomorrow brings,
    but we are alive today!

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    Kat, keep up the great work in school! Great grades and compassion are two important ingredients for success in whatever field you choose in the helping professions. Keep us posted on how you are doing.
    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. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat3573 View Post
    just a few annoyances every once in a while, like when I try to do that cobra stretch while watching a movie -_-
    You might try a different movie....(smiley face)

    Keep up the good work! Glad to see you doing well!

    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

  5. #5
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    Ed, I would have commented on the "cobra stretch" but I have no idea what it is. Anyway, it is probably not recommended for older ladies like me....even if I could do whatever it is!
    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

  6. #6
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    illinois
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    KAT, it sounds like you are doing great.

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