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  1. #1
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    My Turn Tomorrow!

    Hey everyone,

    I just thought I'd write that I'm off to St. Louis this afternoon and am scheduled to be at the hospital at 5:30 tomorrow morning for my 7:30 am surgery. I got my central line put in Friday so I am happy that I will have no IVs in my arms because of that. Wish me luck and I'll try to post later in the week when I am awake enough to. Thanks for all your support, I have learned a TON from this forum!

    Abbie
    aBbiE
    22 yr old F,KU college student
    Kyphoscoliosis...
    Scoliosis (25T, 23L) diagnosed @ 14 yrs old; curves June 08 were 45T, 32L with 18 degree rotation
    Kyphosis of 65 degrees...
    I am missing a lumbar vertebrae

    Surgery 6/30/2008 with Dr. Lawrence Lenke
    Fused T2-L2


    before/after pics
    all smiles!

  2. #2
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    Location
    Big Bear, CA
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    Abbie,
    Good luck tomorrow! I know everything will go just fine. Stay strong.
    Alicia
    Geish
    47 years old, dx at 13
    +30* to the right, +60* to the left, +30* to the right
    Surgery 12-13-07 - fusion from T4 to sacrum.


    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...tachmentid=267 Pre surgery
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...tachmentid=268 Post surgery
    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/DSC01091.jpg Xray from the side
    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...1089-1-1-1.jpg Xray from the back

  3. #3
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    Abbie-- I know it's both scary and exciting right now for you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it in your first post on "the other side"... You'll do great! Hugs, Susie
    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

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

  4. #4
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    I'll be pulling for you and wishing you well, Abbie. You're in good hands, and I'm sure you're going to be fine.

    Hang tough through the first few weeks and then get ready to enjoy your new life!

    Big hugs, kiddo !

    Pam
    Fusion is NOT the end of the world.
    AIDS Walk Houston 2008 5K @ 33 days post op!


    41, dx'd JIS & Boston braced @ 10
    Pre-op 53, Post-op < 20
    Fused 2/5/08, T4-L1 ... Darrell S. Hanson, Houston


    VIEW MY X-RAYS
    EMAIL ME

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    Good Luck!

    I wish you the best of luck, sweetie, but you won't need it. You are going to come through with flying colors! I remember the day before my surgery (3 weeks ago) and emotionally it was a rollercoaster. That's ok, just ride the coaster! You will be fine!

    I'll be looking forward to a wonderful update. Get some rest tonight and we'll see you on the other side!
    Becky, 46 years old
    Diagnosed at 13 with mild scoliosis
    Ignored until 448/07
    Left thoracic 49* T5-T11
    Right thorocolumbar 60* T11-L4
    Surgery Monday, June 9, 2008 Oklahoma Spine Hospital
    Fused T-10 to L-5
    14 titanium pedicle screws
    Corrected to approx. 10* YEA!!!
    Email

  6. #6
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    Hey Abbie, I don't know you yet, but I'm following close behind you. My surgery is 7/3. I will be praying that your expectations will be exceeded, and that your recovery go smoothly. Be strong and optimistic and very, very good to yourself. I look forward to encouraging each other through our recoveries. Blessings to you and your family and friends. 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

  7. #7
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    Best wishes Abbie! Can't wait to hear from you after surgery. Hang in there girl, it will be over before you know it!

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    Good luck Abbie - look forward to hearing how it all went - sending you positive vibes from the UK and really hoping it all goes smoothly. I like that skoshi314 - "ride the coaster" - I guess we will all have to learn to do that! All the best. Louisse

  9. #9
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    praying

    Abbie,

    I am praying for you right now as you go through the surgery. The Lord is with you.

    Scolimich
    age: 26

  10. #10
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    Abbie,

    You are in my thoughts!! I hope it is going well as I type this.
    __________________________________________
    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

  11. #11
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    Good luck, may your surgery be swift and effective

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