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Thread: Pre-op tomorrow morning!

  1. #1
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    Pre-op tomorrow morning!

    I'm getting pretty nervous now. Got my pre-op tomorrow morning and will be confirming my surgery date of the 27th of next month. I have a page full of last minute questions too. Hope I can get some sleep now. Wish me luck

  2. #2
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    That's exciting (and nerve-wracking too!) that your pre-op is tomorrow. Let us know how it goes! Just like our surgeries, it seems like people's pre-ops are all a bit different. I'll be thinking of you! 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

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  3. #3
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    The pre-op went well and helped ease a lot of my fears about something going wrong in the surgery. I was also pleased to find out that I'm going to be fused to L3 instead of L4. (This was due to my forgetfullness in the previous appointment as I got mixed up between where my curvature ends and where I will be fused to. The curvature is from T11 to L4 but I will be fused from T12 to L3). The doctor said he thinks my curve should get down to 10-15 degrees after surgery (46 degrees now) which I'm pretty happy about since doctors generally give conservative estimates. Now I just need to concentrate on doing well on my end-of-term exams and then having surgery three days later! It's gong to be pretty hard not to get distracted but it needs to be done

  4. #4
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    Good luck on your surgery! I'm just starting to get nervous, Spring Break with the kids keep me busy planning and my mind off of it. Now that's over so full concentration is on the big day!
    ~Em

    Diagnosed at 13, Milw brace-didn't wear it like I should have.
    pre-surg 78* Thoracic,
    post-surg 22* Thoracic.
    Fusion from T2 to L2 scheduled for April 15, 09 in Tulsa, OK

  5. #5
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    Nov 2008
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    Thanks so much Em. All the best with yours too. Not too far away now

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