View Full Version : My Before and Afters!!

10-22-2008, 01:14 PM
Hi -wendy from Connecticut here. I saw my Dr yesterday for my 1st post surgery yesterday and he told me that he got my scoliosis to below a measureable curve. Initially he said it would be in the 20's. Needless to say my whole family is freaking out. I have a started this new thread and attached the pictures of before and after AGAIN. Please excuse my lack of humility and need for attention but this is one of those times I'm just going to go for it. 1-in the hope that there are those of you that might come and cunsult with my surgeon, Dr. David Bomback at Ct Neck & Back in Danbury...and 2. Realize that this surgery does not have to be a fear inducing nightmare.

I have had a positive experience with the hospital (Danbury Hospital) and the Rehab (Bethel Rehab) and have only good things to report. If I weren't desperate to get home to my 5 year old I would stay here at rehab a few more days or even weeks because they are so great and I am getting so much better.

wendy h
surgery date oct 6th 2008
lumbar curve 47 degrees to less than 3 degrees
still in inpatient rehab, walking unassisted and getting better every day.

10-22-2008, 01:20 PM
Aww Wendy! Your back looks great! Looks like your surgeon did a beautiful job. Congratulations! Stay strong and keep healing.:D

10-22-2008, 03:44 PM
That is impressive! I'm glad to hear you are doing well!

10-22-2008, 03:49 PM
Wendy, that's great!! I'm so glad that you've had a positive experience and are recovering so well! Congrats to both you and your surgeon for the beautiful correction!!

10-22-2008, 04:21 PM
Wendy-- no wonder you are so excited! Your x-rays are super! I'm so glad you are thrilled with your correction and hope that your recovery goes great! Keep up the hard work and positive attitude! ;)

10-22-2008, 05:55 PM

Welcome to the forums and I'm so glad you got such wonderful results! :D


10-23-2008, 01:29 AM
awesome pic! What a correction. I hope my surgeon is that good :) Have a fun recovery, do they give you heaps of icecream?:D I think icecream and morphine would be a REAL stress reliever

10-23-2008, 06:42 PM

You do look great, congratulations.