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    Note from Joy's son.

    My mother gave me the user name and password to post on here how she was doing after her surgery so I just wanted to let everyone know what happened because she really enjoyed reading this board....
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    Update from Joyfull

    Hi all. I've had a very rocky road but finally connected enough to the world to write. The surgery took 12 hours and there were major complications such as a collapsed lung, brittle bones from...
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    5:30, waiting for my son to drive me to the...

    5:30, waiting for my son to drive me to the hospital. Used the wipes last night and had a horrible allergic reaction! I had to take 3 showers to stop the itching the I got about 2 hours sleep. Oh...
  4. Hi. I am having a minimally invasive thoracic...

    Hi. I am having a minimally invasive thoracic procedure done on Tuesday with Dr. Lonner at NYU/Joint Diseases. The "anterior" part is done with a small side incision and a fluoroscope to remove the...
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    Joy writing on Sunday morning. Surgery is also...

    Joy writing on Sunday morning. Surgery is also on Tuesday, same as Jen's, at NYU/Joint Diseases in New York. My doctor is Dr. Lonner. I am sitting here feeling perfectly fine, wondering if I am...
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    Joy here. Yes, I'm nervous, but curiously,...

    Joy here. Yes, I'm nervous, but curiously, worried about my "big" sons, 26 and 20, and how they are going to handle this. I've mentioned elsewhere that I'm going through a difficult divorce after a...
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    I've read these posts with great interest, even...

    I've read these posts with great interest, even though it's 1:05 AM and I have to work tomorrow! You all have made such good points. I am having my surgery in 5 days with Dr. Lonner.

    I have...
  8. Thread: More pain

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    Melissa, If it were me, I would definitely call...

    Melissa, If it were me, I would definitely call the surgeon's office as soon as you can. If anyone is on call, I would call today. If you've done nothing different, I would think you would want to...
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    I'm having surgery with Dr. Lonner on June 8th. ...

    I'm having surgery with Dr. Lonner on June 8th. I asked him about thoracoplasty and he said that most surgeons are moving away from that procedure due to the loss of lung function, but if I opted...
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    Hi Jen. My surgery is also June 8th, with Dr....

    Hi Jen. My surgery is also June 8th, with Dr. Lonner, and I was thinking of posting this same question, but you beat me to the punch! My fusion will be T2 to L4, and I'm wondering if I should bring...
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    Hi Anne. I'll be thinking of you on the 7th. I...

    Hi Anne. I'll be thinking of you on the 7th. I hope you have good news. Try to enjoy your trip to the city!
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    Ed, do you think the gallstones are related to...

    Ed, do you think the gallstones are related to the surgery? In what way? I don't remember that you had the type of feeding Karen mentioned. Linda, if you're reading this, have you heard of this...
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    What is BMP?

    What is BMP?
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    Lynette, I'm so glad you are turning the corner...

    Lynette, I'm so glad you are turning the corner with your leg and are feeling the recovery moving along. My thoughts are with you and your sons. May each day feel a little better. Joy
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    Hi Karen. I've heard that the recovery from the...

    Hi Karen. I've heard that the recovery from the thoracoplasty is very painful, and that the removal of a rib can cause other problems. I know that Dr. Boachie doesn't do it either, as far as I...
  16. Thread: Dr. Lonner

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    I don't have an HMO, but if you pay the travel...

    I don't have an HMO, but if you pay the travel and hotel expenses, perhaps they would consider paying for the surgery. This may be naive, but if Dr. Lonner or Lenke writes to them saying that you...
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    Lynette, I'm so sorry that you're struggling with...

    Lynette, I'm so sorry that you're struggling with this. There has to be something that will relieve the pain, an injection or some other procedure. I'm glad that Dr. Lenke responded so quickly to...
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    Karen, I'm interested in your comment about your...

    Karen, I'm interested in your comment about your mother, age 92, with scoliosis who is "quite twisted." It's really impressive that she attained that age; I wish her many more happy and healthy...
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    Janet, Would you still say that your back looks...

    Janet, Would you still say that your back looks better than before surgery?
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    Lori, Dr. Lonner told me he could get around 50%....

    Lori, Dr. Lonner told me he could get around 50%. I know I didn't want A and P with the collapsed lung. This approach causes less blood loss and and leads to an easier recovery.
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    Lori, I am 57 and saw Dr. Newirth, Dr. Boachie...

    Lori, I am 57 and saw Dr. Newirth, Dr. Boachie and Dr. Lonner for my 85 degree thoracic curve. At first, Dr. Boachie wanted to do A and P. On the next visit, he suggested a modified posterior only...
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    You may be right. My surgeon is doing a minimally invasive anterior release and then a posterior surgery, all while I lie on my stomach. Are you thinking of revision surgery?
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    My surgery is June 8th as well, so I guess we...

    My surgery is June 8th as well, so I guess we have a Jen, Jen, Jan and Joy!
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    On the topic of scars, Dr. Lonner suggested...

    On the topic of scars, Dr. Lonner suggested calling in a plastic surgeon at the end to "close." He said that he's sort of wiped out by then anyway. Has anyone else had this?
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    Naptown, Tell us who your new surgeon is! ...

    Naptown, Tell us who your new surgeon is! People should know if you had a great revision.
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