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    Discombobulated - Indestructible as ever

    "Indestructible as ever" was the subject of Michelle's brother's email that I received this morning. She had her surgery yesterday morning Austalian time and this is a c & p of what he said:

    Just a quick note to let you all know that Michelle’s operation went well. The surgery did not take as long as expected and she is in recovery at the moment. I’ll email you all when there’s more information available.

    Woohoo! I'm so happy for her that it's over. Now, for the recovery!

    I'll post news as it arrives.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Thanks for keeping us informed! Tell her there is a gentle hug from Geish in Big Bear
    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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    GREAT NEWS! Thanks for letting us know.

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    Thanks, Jennifer...

    That's great news. Thanks so much for the info-- relay on a hug from me too. Susie
    66 and still heartbroken...
    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°
    2014 DXd w/CMT (type 2)

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

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    I'm so thrilled!!
    __________________________________________
    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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    Great news!
    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

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    Wonderful!

    Please make sure to pass on our best wishes and that we are keeping
    Discombobulated in our thoughts and prayers!

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    Pass on my best wishes to Discombobulated. We're almost exactly a year apart in revision surgery! I hope all goes well for her in her recovery.
    1994 curve at age 13, 70 degrees, untreated
    2000 Anterior fusion with instrumentation T9-L2, corrected to 36 degrees, 14 degree angle between fused and un-fused thoracic spine.
    2007 26 degrees junctional scoliosis
    Revision surgery, 6th December 2007 T4 to L3, Posterior approach.
    msandham.blogspot.com

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    Thanks everyone! I will pass on your wishes via her brother. Hopefully, I'll get another email tonight with some more news.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Bless her heart. I wish her well too!!

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    Sadly, no news overnight. But it's Saturday here, so perhaps I'll get some news today.

    Thinking of you Michelle!
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Hi Jen,
    that's great news. Hope her recovery is unremarkable.
    Best wishes to her.

    Lisa

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    Michelle,
    Wishing you a speedy recovery with very little pain! Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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    No further news, but I'll be sure to post it when it arrives! I don't want to pester Michelle's brother because he's a very busy person, so I will just have to be patient. Hopefully I'll have some good news before the end of today (Sunday.)
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Those first few days after surgery can be pretty tough. Maybe she's just trying to hang in there and there's nothing much to report. Let's hope that 'no news is good news'.

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