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  1. #1
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    I'm scheduled

    Oct 15th with Dr. Neuwirth. I feel better just having a decision. I am sure that I will get more nervous as time goes by.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    That's wonderful-- and reason to celebrate! It seems like setting the date is one of the of the main hurdles...it takes you from that rather nebulous, hazy thought of "if" to a very definite, set "will" that has a time factor that you can work with. It all gets much more concrete after setting the date. Best wishes as you embark on the "getting ready" part of your scoli surgery journey!
    67 and plugging along...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

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    Debbe,

    It must be a relief just having made your mind up, good for you!
    Dolores A
    June 4, 2009 Anterior L3 - S1
    June 8, 2009 Posterior T4 - Pelvis
    Mark Agulnick, MD FAAOS
    NY Spine & Scoliosis Center

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    Debbe, wow, it must feel really good to know your schedule date. I think I'll get my schedule date tomorrow. I know there will be a lot of work to do to get ready, but I've refrained from gathering everything I need until the surgery is scheduled. For me, I just want to get to the "other side" asap so I can start healing and living a more full life. Best wishes during your preparation stage!

    Lisa
    Lisa, Portland, OR
    49 y.o.
    46 degree curve L1-L5, mild T curve
    L5-S1 healthy, thankfully
    Lumbar stenosis, osteoarthritis, lumbosacral sponsylosis
    T11-L5 fusion 7/3/08

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladare
    Debbe, wow, it must feel really good to know your schedule date. I think I'll get my schedule date tomorrow. I know there will be a lot of work to do to get ready, but I've refrained from gathering everything I need until the surgery is scheduled. For me, I just want to get to the "other side" asap so I can start healing and living a more full life. Best wishes during your preparation stage!

    Lisa
    Good for you Lisa, let me know when you get your date. Maybe we can be 'surgery-buddies' It does feel better in a way to know for sure.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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