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  1. #1
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    back to work

    I'm back to work tomorrow! Wish me luck I'm excited to be back in life!

    Always Smilin'
    Colleen

    1982 fused T2-L1
    pre op 45 - post op 33 (left thoracic)
    pre op 53 - post op 18 (right thoracic)

    recheck 2006
    right thoracic 57
    lower lumbar 34

    surgical revision April 28,2009
    revision T3-L1; new fusion L1-L4
    unsure of degrees at this point

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    Good for you! Hard work pays off.

    Good luck!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

  3. #3
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    Colleen, how are you, I've been wondering? Congratulations on getting to the stage you can return to work, that's wonderful. Life goes on!
    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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    Good luck Colleen,

    it will probably take some getting used to. It took me MONTHS before I felt almost normal as far as energy level. I still really try to rest up on the weekends to make up for the exhaustion during the week.
    __________________________________________
    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

  5. #5
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    Best wishes Colleen,
    Try not to work too hard and remember to keep a check on your health.
    Good Luck!
    Vali
    44 years young! now 45
    Surgery - June 1st, 2009
    Dr David Hall - Adelaide Spine Clinic
    St. Andrews Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
    Pre-op curve - 58 degree lumbar
    Post -op - 5 degrees
    T11 - S1 Posterior
    L4/5 - L5/S1 Anterior Fusion

  6. #6
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    Great news! There is nothing like a paycheck to make you feel valued.
    1966 fusion in Buffalo of 11 thoracic vertebrae, with Harrington rod

  7. #7
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    Day 1 was AWESOME It's great to be around kids. But today I am ABSOLUTELY WORE OUT! Oofta! It does feel good to be back in life...as tired as I am though! My legs feel wobbly...strange. My hubby has been SOOOO helpful and has given me space when I get home...he knows me. A little bit of quiet does a world of good.

    I'm glad I made the decision to go back as much as everyone around me told me not to...that it was too soon. I needed it for my own ego

    Always Smilin'
    Colleen

    1982 fused T2-L1
    pre op 45 - post op 33 (left thoracic)
    pre op 53 - post op 18 (right thoracic)

    recheck 2006
    right thoracic 57
    lower lumbar 34

    surgical revision April 28,2009
    revision T3-L1; new fusion L1-L4
    unsure of degrees at this point

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