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    Tomorrow I leave my home

    So tomorrow I say too-da-loo to my boys, and then my best buddy Paula will be picking me up, and taking me to stay at her house for the night. She lives right on the beach, so we're planning to take an evening stroll along the sand and watch the sunset. She is a very calming person, so hoping between being on the beach and being with her will give me more calm - before the storm so to speak. Then the next morning we have to be at the hospital at 6:30am, and then surgery is at 8:30am. Please keep me, Laura, and Melissa in your thoughts and prayers.
    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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    Lynette,
    I wish you the best of luck on your surgery. I cannot wait to hear about how you are doing afterwards. I am glad you are taking this time to enjoy and relax a bit, what a great idea! Sending nothing but positive thoughs your way.
    Janet
    36 year young cardiac RN
    old curve C 29, T 70, L 50
    new curve C 7, T 23, L 20
    Surgery June 11, UCH, Dr. Cronen T2-L5, posterior
    Revision December 20 L5-S1 with pelvic fixation
    and Osteotomy to L3 at Tampa General Hospital

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    Sounds like the 3 Musketeers - you, Melissa and Laura. You guys do not have a thing to worry about. Just go into this surgery with the idea that you can do this. It will just be a relief knowing it's over with. You might have to have someone keep telling you this. I had my hubby tell me. He told me as soon as he saw me after the surgery and that made my day!!!! For sure!!

    Best of luck to you three!!! Best of wishes being sent your way.

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    Best of luck LynetteG! It will all be over soon and you'll be on the road to recovery!

    Rich
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar 65 degrees
    A/P Fusion T10-Pelvis by Dr. Christopher Good
    Virginia Spine Institute, Reston, VA 3/17/10, 3/18/10
    Post-Surgery Lumbar 19 degrees, and 2" in height

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    Will look forward to hearing from the three of you.
    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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    Lynette ,

    Hope you have a pleasant relaxing evening tomorrow before your surgery just as I said. Then before you know you will be done and helping others over to the other side

    I have you in my prayers

    Melissa

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    The road to recovery is just round the corner girls. A new, healthier life is almost in reach.
    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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    Too bad we can't all have a party when we all get to "the other side"......now that would be fun.

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    That would be great!!!

    Melissa

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    Lynette-

    Best of luck to you on Thursday! I will be thinking of you and can't wait to hear from you when you recover. I am having surgery in about 9 weeks and like to read all of the positive stories! I am sure you will do just fine. We are all cheering for you!

    JenM
    Surgery date: June 8, 2010 with Dr. Boachie
    Thoracic curve: 55 degrees, corrected to 25 degrees
    Lumbar curve: 58 degrees, corrected to 27 degrees
    Posterior-only surgery, Levels T3-L3
    31 year old mother of 2 young kids

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    Lynette - i feel like I know you through all of this. Sounds like a peaceful way to spend your night. I agree with all the comments above. You will do great and just think you'll be on the healing side soon. I can't wait to hear how you progress. My day is getting closer....
    I will be thinking of you and Laura and Melissa!
    Blessings to you all.
    Shari - 55 years old
    Pre-Surgery 62 degree thorasic curve with shifting.
    Post op 13 degree curve.
    Successful surgery 4/15/10, T3-L2 fused.
    2nd surgery to reopen incision 10" to diagnose infection, 5/18/10
    Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI - the late Dr. Harry Herkowitz
    www.scoliosisthejourney.com

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    Good luck Lynette, we'll be thinking of you.
    __________________________________________
    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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    Blessings from me, as well. Love your sense of humor, even when things don't seem so funny right after the surgery. You'll laugh like hell a year from now!!!!

    All my best to you and yours,
    Shari---Sending you a cyberhug, hope you get it.

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    Good luck Lynette! Before you know it you'll be celebrating your first year anniversary--like me today. Just got back from dinner out with my husband. You'll do fine--all three of you. Janet
    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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    Happy One Year Anniversary, Janet! I'm glad you went out for dinner. It's something well worth celebrating. I hope you are fit and well, one year out.
    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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