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Thread: My degree of curvature after surgery

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    Talking My degree of curvature after surgery

    I can't believe this. I went for a checkup today 3 weeks after my surgery. He says the incision is doing fine and all that, and he said he could estimate the curvature of my spine NOW. He says the top now looks like 15-20 degrees (It was 60 before surgery) and the bottom looks like 20-25 degrees (It was 64 before surgery) I can't believe this. My spine used to look like an S, it now looks like an almost completely straight I. I was so surprised and excited to hear the news. Sorry, I just had to tell all of you.
    Larari
    Two Curves
    One was in low 40's
    One in high 30's
    Braced for eight months
    Curves got worse
    The one in the 40's was now in the 60's
    The one in the 30's was now in the high 50's
    Surgery 8/25/04
    1 and 1/2 inches taller

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    Mary Lou Guest
    CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm happy to see that you got so much correction. I'm also happy to read that you are pleased with the correction. Best of luck with your continued recovery.

    Mary Lou
    Last edited by Mary Lou; 09-19-2004 at 08:31 AM.

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    This is awesome!!! I am so excited for you. I hope my daughter does as well as you!

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    May 2004
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    Congratulations on your pleasing result. It makes it the pain and worry worth it when you are happy with the outcome.
    You got a similar correction to my daughter. Wait until you see the next lot of x-rays they do. With all the instrumentation, Ask your doctor if you can take a photo of the before and after x-rays so that you can show people.
    I'm so happy for you.
    Best wishes.
    Cheryl.

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