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  1. #1
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    Jan 2009
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    Indianapolis, IN
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    Successful surgery

    I arrived home yesterday, one week post op. Boy, does it ever good to be home.

    Quite the invalid, of course. Letting my wonderful husband and mother help me out a lot.

    Pain is pretty much a constant although most of the time it is not too bad.

    Dr. Trammell told my family that when he got in there he found me even more flexible than the pre-op bending xrays had suggested so he got even better correction than he expected.

    Funny how little things wear me out. Just eating a small snack and writing this short note and I'm ready to go back to bed.

    I've been thinking of my forum friends. You have all helped me through this so much! Thanks for being there.

    Sheri
    At age 56 my curves measured: 48/60/30 with lots of rotation and getting worse
    Posterior fusion T5-L4 June 30, 2009
    Excellent correction

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
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    Indiana
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    Sheri-- That's wonderful that you are able to post already! You are doing super!!! Rest up, let your hubby and mother take care of you, and keep us posted about how you are doing when you get a chance and feel like it. Gentle hugs, 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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
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    You are doing wonderfully to be on the computer at this early stage. It's very normal for small things to wear you out, but it does gradually get better. Glad you're getting plenty of support and help.

    All the best for a smooth, unrushed and complete recovery!
    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

  4. #4
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    Mar 2009
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    USA
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    That is wonderful!!! Hope your recovery stays smooth!!! Being tired is normal...your body has been through a lot! Best of luck!
    Diagnosed in '06'
    Wore TLSO brace for 18 mo.
    Upper curve 40 degrees; lower 35 degrees
    Surgery in March '08' (T6 - T11)
    Rods for 7 vertabraes; 3 fused
    Still have lumbar curve (T12 - L4) of now, 33 degrees
    I have osteoarthritis, 3 bulging discs, stenosis, fast progressing lordosis, vertebrea twisting (vertebreas almost on side) all in lumbar spine. Will most likely have another surgery to extend rods and fusion. :'(

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