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    Monday -Diabetes Doctor

    Tomorrow morning at 11am I have an appointment with my Diabetes Doctor who will be saying yes or no as to whether or not I can have my surgery now. I feel fairly certain that he should be saying yes based on my numbers over the past two weeks but until I hear the words out of his mouth, I will not feel any thing is for certain.

    So if you pray, please keep me in your prayers

    Thanks

    Melissa

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    Melissa,

    Thank you for welcoming me. I will pray for your appointment tomorrow, as I have been praying for your outcome and outlook over these last few months. I think if you knew how many out there were worrying about you, and others on this forum- there are probably many out there who do not post, and yet are wishing you well...

    Amy
    Amy
    58 yrs old, diagnosed at 31, never braced
    Measured T-64, L-65 in 2009
    Measured T-57, L-56 in 2010, different doc
    2 lumbar levels spondylolisthesis
    Exercising to correct

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    Good luck, Melissa. Hope it's all going to work out in your favor this time!


    Anne in PA
    Age 58
    Diagnosed at age 14, untreated, no problem until age 50
    T4 to sacrum fusion
    63 thoracic now 35, 92 lumbar now 53
    Dr. Baron Lonner, 2/2/10
    Am pain-free, balanced, happy & an inch taller !

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    I will be praying for wisdom for your doctor and for you Melissa. Thanks for the privilege.
    Glenda
    Age 66 Georgia (63 at time of surgery)
    Bi-lateral laminectomy 2006
    Kyphoscoliosis, approx 38* lumbar scoliosis, stenosis, disk herniations, lower back and hip pain, w/radiating pain, stinging and numbness in legs.
    A/P fusion (T10-S2) 5/17/10 and 5/20/10
    Dr Yoon, Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, Atlanta, GA
    Pleased with outcome

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    Hey Melissa
    fingers crossed for you that this time will be the go ahead!

    jess

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    Drum Roll Please....

    I got a yes from my Diabetes Doctor. Now my surgeon's scheduling nurse is seeing what she can do for me soon.She said that she will call me in a couple of days. I hope that I hear from her before Easter.It would be a nice Easter present

    Thanks for all your encouragement and your prayers.

    They all helped

    Melissa

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    GREAT NEWS Melissa!!!
    Glenda
    Age 66 Georgia (63 at time of surgery)
    Bi-lateral laminectomy 2006
    Kyphoscoliosis, approx 38* lumbar scoliosis, stenosis, disk herniations, lower back and hip pain, w/radiating pain, stinging and numbness in legs.
    A/P fusion (T10-S2) 5/17/10 and 5/20/10
    Dr Yoon, Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, Atlanta, GA
    Pleased with outcome

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    Great news Melissa. That didn't take you long at all to take care of your sugar levels - good for you! Hope you get something organised very quickly so you can get your plans back on track.
    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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    Yahooooo! That's wonderful.
    Janet

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

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    Thanks everyone for supporting me

    You guys are the best

    Melissa

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    Absolutely FABULOUS news Melissa - YAY!!!
    Lynette - 44 years old.

    Pre-surgery thoracic 55 degrees
    Pre-surgery lumbar 85 degrees

    Post-surgery thoracic 19 degrees
    Post-surgery lumbar 27 degrees

    Surgery April 1st 2010.

    Posterior spinal fusion from T9 to sacrum.
    Dr. Cronen at University Community Hospital - Tampa, FL.

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    Terrific! hope the date you want comes through for you!

    jess

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    Great news Melissa!!
    __________________________________________
    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

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    Thanks again for all of your support!!!

    Melissa

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