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Thread: My Before and Afters!!

  1. #1
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    My Before and Afters!!

    Hi -wendy from Connecticut here. I saw my Dr yesterday for my 1st post surgery yesterday and he told me that he got my scoliosis to below a measureable curve. Initially he said it would be in the 20's. Needless to say my whole family is freaking out. I have a started this new thread and attached the pictures of before and after AGAIN. Please excuse my lack of humility and need for attention but this is one of those times I'm just going to go for it. 1-in the hope that there are those of you that might come and cunsult with my surgeon, Dr. David Bomback at Ct Neck & Back in Danbury...and 2. Realize that this surgery does not have to be a fear inducing nightmare.

    I have had a positive experience with the hospital (Danbury Hospital) and the Rehab (Bethel Rehab) and have only good things to report. If I weren't desperate to get home to my 5 year old I would stay here at rehab a few more days or even weeks because they are so great and I am getting so much better.

    wendy h
    surgery date oct 6th 2008
    lumbar curve 47 degrees to less than 3 degrees
    still in inpatient rehab, walking unassisted and getting better every day.

  2. #2
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    Aww Wendy! Your back looks great! Looks like your surgeon did a beautiful job. Congratulations! Stay strong and keep healing.
    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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    That is impressive! I'm glad to hear you are doing well!
    Chemist, 30

    1998- 18 degrees
    2003- 33 degrees
    2005- 37 degrees
    2006- 44 degrees
    May 2007- 47 degrees
    December 2007 - 50 degrees X-ray

    Surgery May 27, 2008
    Fused T1 to L2
    Curve corrected to 15 degrees X-ray

  4. #4
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    Location
    Tennessee
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    Wendy, that's great!! I'm so glad that you've had a positive experience and are recovering so well! Congrats to both you and your surgeon for the beautiful correction!!

  5. #5
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    woo hoo!

    Wendy-- no wonder you are so excited! Your x-rays are super! I'm so glad you are thrilled with your correction and hope that your recovery goes great! Keep up the hard work and positive attitude!
    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

  6. #6
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    Wendy

    Welcome to the forums and I'm so glad you got such wonderful results!

    Brad
    Surgeries July 26th & August 3rd 1983 (12 years old)
    Still have 57 degree curve
    2 Harrington rods
    Luque method used
    Dr David Bradford
    Twin Cities Scoliosis Center
    Preop xray (with brace on)
    Postop xray

  7. #7
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    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sydney
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    awesome pic! What a correction. I hope my surgeon is that good Have a fun recovery, do they give you heaps of icecream? I think icecream and morphine would be a REAL stress reliever

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
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    wendy,

    You do look great, congratulations.
    Patty 51 years old
    Surgery May 23, 2007(43 Birthday)
    Posterior T3- L4
    Pre surgery curves
    T-53degrees
    L-38degrees
    and a severe side shift to the right.
    Post surgery curves
    Less than 10 degrees
    Surgery April, 2006
    C4 - C6

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