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    November and December 2008 surgeries

    Here are the ones I know of so far. Remember, you can post them on the official calendar, but this is for those of us who like to see them lumped together at a glance... If you need help using the calendar, I explained it in this post: http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showp...6&postcount=11 If you still have questions, send me a PM.

    Post any other surgeries here, or PM me with the info.

    NOVEMBER
    10th - Jenlw - Hardware removal and exploration of fusion T4-L4, posterior spinal fusion with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion L3-L4.
    10th - Nancy Joy - anterior (2nd of two part surgery) --lower lumbars-S1 for extra stability
    11th - Geish (Alicia) - partial hardware removal
    11th - Jan 76 - @ Exeter Hospital, UK, w/ Mr. Daniel Chan, surgeon
    13th - Sidney (13) - son of WNCmom - spinal fusion w/ Dr. Cahill, Shriner's Hospital in Philadelphia
    17th - LisaMS - A/P surgeries, 8 levels w/ Dr. Doug Wong @ Lutheran Hospital in Denver.
    18th - Tahlia, daughter of Kitty (Lisa) in Australia
    24th - Danielle (14) (daughter of gillespie/Catherine) in Ontario, Canada


    DECEMBER

    8th -- Scolimich
    11th - discombobulated (Michelle) - removal of L3-pelvis instrumentation, 2-3 or more osteotomies, reinstrumentation w/ Dr. G Askin @ Mater Public in Brisbane.
    15th - Jesse (age 15), son of babachi (Bethany) - T2-T12 w/ Dr. Hresko @ Children's Hospital, Boston
    19th - Kate - revision a/p w/ cages/discs w/ Dr. Hostin @Baylor Hospital, Plano, TX
    24th - okpatton (Olivia) (age 15) - Dr Jenkins in Clackamas, Oregon @ Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Hospital
    31st - rgibbs1030 (Rachel) - w/ Dr. Fredrick Piehl
    Last edited by Susie*Bee; 12-12-2008 at 08:40 PM. Reason: Adding on...
    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

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    Susie,
    Mine's November 13th at St. Anthony Central in Denver.
    Thanks for posting this.
    Lisa MS
    age 46

    Braced 1976 - 1980, corrected to 19" then
    Spinal fusion, a/p, 8 vertebrae, 11/17/08
    Lumbar curve was 57 degrees, now 24 degrees
    Dr. Doug Wong, Panorama Ortho, Golden, Colo.

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    Just added a couple of surgeries-- gillespie's daughter (Danielle) and rgibbs1030 (Rachel)...
    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

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    I've tried to add my date and it didn't take. I will try again after this post. I am having partial hardware removal on November 11, my birthday! Same day surgery, going home that evening barring any complications.
    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

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    Hi Alicia! Yes, it will only let the original poster edit a post, so I have to add it to that thread. Anyone wanting to add/change dates and info can post it as an add-on and then I'll go back and put it in the original post. Or did you mean to the official calendar?

    That's my youngest daughter's birthday too. It must be a relatively easy surgery compared to our first ones, if they are planning to send you home the same day. Wow!
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie*Bee View Post
    Hi Alicia! Yes, it will only let the original poster edit a post, so I have to add it to that thread. Anyone wanting to add/change dates and info can post it as an add-on and then I'll go back and put it in the original post. Or did you mean to the official calendar?

    That's my youngest daughter's birthday too. It must be a relatively easy surgery compared to our first ones, if they are planning to send you home the same day. Wow!
    LOL I meant to the actual calendar. And just so you know, all the cool kids have a birthday on November 11! Tell your daughter Happy Birthday for me.
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geish View Post
    I've tried to add my date and it didn't take. I will try again after this post. I am having partial hardware removal on November 11, my birthday! Same day surgery, going home that evening barring any complications.

    Good for you Alicia, now that you have a date! Going home the same day....WOW!!
    __________________________________________
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by debbei View Post
    Good for you Alicia, now that you have a date! Going home the same day....WOW!!
    And look at you posting after a week! I am proud of you Debbe. Stay strong.
    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

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    Geish - I'm sorry to hear you have to do this. What part of the rod is being removed and are you having discomfort? Take care, Lynn
    1981 Surgery with Harrington Rod; fused from T2 to L3 - Dr.Keim (at 26 years old)
    2000 Partial Rod Removal
    2001 Right Scapular Resection
    12/07/2010 Surgical stabilization L3 through sacrum with revision harrington rod instrumentation, interbody fusion and pre-sacral fusion L5-S1 - Dr. Boachie (at 56 years old)
    06/11/14 - Posterior cervical fusion C3 - T3 (Mountaineer System) due to severely arthritic joints - Dr. Patrick O'Leary (at age 59)

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    Lynn,
    I'm having one of the cross pieces removed. It's right at the bra line and the center screw on it sticks out and is causing pain. I have a bump about the size of a small marble where that screw is. They will use the same incision line and only open me up about 4-6 inches this time. Basically they go in and expose the cross piece, unscrew it from the rods and my spine and close me back up. I know that is a simplified version, but this is nothing like the last one!
    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

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    Just adding Jan 76 to the list...
    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

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    My surgery was actually moved to Lutheran Hospital--that's why the date change. Insurance issues, of course. Sigh. Thanks for keeping us up to date--it really helps me to be able to think about and pray for those who are having surgery while they are actually in surgery. How wonderful to know that others will be doing the same for me!
    Lisa MS
    age 46

    Braced 1976 - 1980, corrected to 19" then
    Spinal fusion, a/p, 8 vertebrae, 11/17/08
    Lumbar curve was 57 degrees, now 24 degrees
    Dr. Doug Wong, Panorama Ortho, Golden, Colo.

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    Thanks for Remembering

    Hi Susie,

    Thanks for including us in your list. I do remember you saying you would do so when we first logged in to the forum some weeks ago now. I appreciate you doing so, as it's good to know that people are thinking of us.

    Our surgery was going to be delayed, but is now likely to go ahead, presuming our visit with the anaesthetist goes okay (see my new post about lung capacity) as we have had several setbacks with increased risks for surgery.

    I am not coping as well as i'd like i guess, but i think this is something we have to do.

    Lisa

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    Hi Olivia! I got you added. Are you having an anterior only procedure? Do you want me to add your surgery to the official calendar also? Or you can do it yourself, of course. There are some directions if you click the link at the beginning of the first post. If you have any questions, just ask-- someone will jump in and help. 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

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    Goodluck, Olivia! The 24th is about when I should be getting out of hospital, so I'll be thinking of you going in. I'm sure your sugery will go great.

    Take care

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