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    hello, again & so relieved all is done.....

    I'm back home now & all is sweet!!!!!!!
    recovery time is definitely much easier than the long anticipated wait for a surgery like this.......all my best to many of you facing it & hope I can provide help where needed.......Love ya, Lynne

    operated on Aug 1st---Dr. Boachie/Dr. Kim
    biggest curve-thorocolumbar at 95% reduced to 42%, lower curve was diminished & thoracic allowed to correct itself(which means they did not have to go to T-2)..hump seems to be totally gone & looks like I went from 5'4" before operation to at least 5'7"(hoping for 5'8" though-we will see at measuring time)

    my blog: http://lynnebackattack.blogspot.com

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    I am so glad to hear you are doing so well! Best of luck in a speedy recovery.. you sound like you are doing great! Keep it up and try to remember not to do too much too soon!!
    Angela
    29 y/o f w/76 degree curve.Surgery done on June 26th, A/P, rods, instumentaion, rib removal- now 18 degrees!!

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    Congratulations! So glad to hear your doing well. I almost cried when I read about all of your men visiting! (I have little guys too)
    Good luck in your continued recovery!
    jsully
    36 year young cardiac RN
    old curve C 29, T 70, L 50
    new curve C 7, T 23, L 20
    Surgery June 11, UCH, Dr. Cronen T2-L5, posterior
    Revision December 20 L5-S1 with pelvic fixation
    and Osteotomy to L3 at Tampa General Hospital

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    Lynne -

    You know I love ya...you rock, girl!

    Brandi
    Brandi
    Congenital Scoliosis, 58* lumbar curve
    Combined Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion w/Laminectomy May 22, 2006
    L1-S1
    Dr. William Lauerman
    Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
    Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy @ L3, Posterior Spinal Fusion L2-L4, rod removal with re-instrumentation T10-S1 and Laminectomy February 5, 2009 to correct flatback
    http://brandi816.wordpress.com/

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    Smile

    I am very happy for you too. You made it and you are OK that is the most important thing. I am going for my surgery on Sep 19 and I am nervous. I have two very young kids ages 2 and 31/2 ad I mostly think about them and what if something goes wrong. I know it will be ok and soon it will all be over. But for right now I am happy to know that all of you are so strong to do this and hope I can be like you.

    I wish you a speedy recovery and all the best to you!!!

    Thanks for sharing your post op story.

    mariya

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    You Go Girl !!!!!!

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    Must feel great to be home. I am so glad you came through okay. Here's to a speedy recovery.
    surgery 9/06
    Rothman institute

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    Lynne,
    Isn't coming home the best feeling in the World???? I'm so happy that things went well for you! Let us know if you have any questions or need a little lift in spirits every once in a while...we're all here for you!

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    Way to go! Congratulations - you are an inspiration to those of us waiting to go through it!
    "You must be the change you want to see in the world."

    Previously 55 degree thoracolumbar curve
    Surgery June 5, 2007 - Dr. Clifford Tribus, University of Wisconsin Hospital
    19 degrees post-op!

    http://abhbarry.blogspot.com

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    Lynne,

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Glad to hear you're back home now. Look forward to hearing about your progress.

    Chris

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    thk you all, as I tear up again...just want to hug my Dr's when I go in in first week of sept for standing x-rays.. recovery is all I expected, I thk I was well prepared by you guys! Not depressed yet/sure there will be times ahead but friends have reached out to take boys for days at a time so that my husband can get into work for a full day as needed. My mom will be brought up by my sister to stay with me a few days.. my family has been by my side as I need them. all makes me feel so good. My husband & young men(7&10) have been bringing me dinner & other meals in bed as back aches(low) play in when I'm jumping on the computer too long.... alrdy cut back a bit on the perkaset(sp?) meds last few days but today need them every 4 hrs/with oxycoton...maybe the rain affected me negatively as it came in tonight...ribs(think 3 removed )has been getting less numb but back up a bit today. constipation pains were the worse, as I had dreaded all along but probably a 'head' thg too since I was deathly afraid of pain in ribs & long anterior incision next to it to push & knocking my hardwarw lose... had to take off my brace to finally go(sorry so graphic) what a relief..................Ly

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    Welcome home! I'm so glad that you did well and are doing well so far. Keep us posted and take good care of yourself. It sounds as if you have just the right help around you! Tell your "guys" that my husband and daughter know how they feel...if they need to talk, just let us know! Roy said it was difficult knowing what/when to do things for me. Family is great! Be sure to let them know often how much you appreciate them! Linda

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    Glad to hear all is well. I totally agree with you that recovery is easier than dreading and anticipating surgery! It's done and you move forward each day.
    Jenn
    37 y/o female
    60 degree lumbar
    45 degree thoracic
    1st time anterior/posterior surgery May 8th and 10th 2006
    T 5 to S 1
    NYC

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    Rock on Lynne!!! Glad to see you back and doing well... best wishes for a speedy recovery! (And congrats on your newly gained height... that's awesome! )

    Jen
    Jen
    24/NY
    Harrington rod placement & fusions
    11/2/94
    60T, 35L

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    It is always good to hear from you. We have the same surgery and I follow you closely. I just got back from all my preliminary tests.....looks like my October 5 surgery is still on schedule! Congratulations of doing so well. There have been a lot of prayers said on your behalf also and I pray that you will continue to be pleased with each day of progress and patient with each setback. You are on the road to recovery!

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