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  1. #1
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    Smile My Surgery is Tomorrow

    Hi Everyone, I've really appreciated this forum. Everyone is so positive and helpful, so thank you all. My surgery is tomorrow at New ENgland Baptist with Dr. Frank Rand. I"m being fused from S1 to T2. He is estimating the suregery will be about 10-12 hours in length. Wish me luck!!!!

    Best wishes, Paget
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    47 years old
    Milwaukee Brace 13-16 years old
    Degenerative spine disease
    Lumbar Curve pre-op: 72
    Thoracic Curve pre-op: 43
    Thoracic Curve post op: 0
    Lumbar Curve post op: 2

    Surgery date: January 11, 2011
    Dr. Frank Rand, New England Baptist, Boston

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    Hi Paget,

    You will be just fine....We'll be waiting to hear from you as soon as you can post.
    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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    blessings on your surgery tomorrow!!! may everything go smoothly, and your healing be quick and complete.

    i had my surgery 2 weeks ago today, and i can say it goes by slowly on rough days and quickly on good ones. I can't believe it's already been 2 weeks, and I'm seeing great improvement every day.
    Rebecca
    Age: 28
    Dx w/ scoli @ age 12 S curves T-40* L-42*
    wore night bending brace as teenager
    Curves changed to 50's plus or minus
    herniated disc L2-3, Discectomy October 2007
    fusion L2-3 November 2008
    Revision L2-3 Fusion, Removal of hardware August 2009
    Curves measuring 52 T&L September 2010
    Fused T4-L4, all posterior December 27th 2010
    gained almost two inches in height

    Before and After Exterior
    Before and After X-rays
    My blog: http://herscoliosisjourney.blogspot.com/

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    Best wishes, Paget! Post as soon as you can from "the other side"!

    Evelyn
    age 48
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Broken rods 12/1/19; scheduled for revision fusion L1-L3-4 with Dr. Lenke 2/4/2020
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

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    Paget--
    Very best wishes for a successful surgery. Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way! 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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    Best Wishes tomorrow, Paget! You will do fine! Hope that you experience a sense of calm from now until the surgery.

    Thinking of you...
    Kathy
    46 yrs at surgery, now 50
    71 degree thoracolumbar curve corrected to 34 degrees
    8/2/2010 surgery with Dr. Lenke

    posterior T9 to sacrum with pelvic fixation

    4 osteotomies and 1 cage
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/...athK_08022010/

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    Best wishes to you Paget! I'll be thinking of you.

    Please let us know how it goes. I hope to have my surgery with Dr. Rand this summer!

    Take care, Christina

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    Thanks

    Thanks everyone for all your good wishes. It's a little weird the night before... I'll post as soon as I can get access to a computer, and am feeling okay. My surgery is on 1/11/11! That has to be good luck!
    _________________
    47 years old
    Milwaukee Brace 13-16 years old
    Degenerative spine disease
    Lumbar Curve pre-op: 72
    Thoracic Curve pre-op: 43
    Thoracic Curve post op: 0
    Lumbar Curve post op: 2

    Surgery date: January 11, 2011
    Dr. Frank Rand, New England Baptist, Boston

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    Paget, I am now fused from T-4 to S-1 and feel good. You'll do fine. Just positive thoughts, listen to your body, take your meds and you'll be on your way. Wishing you an uneventful surgery and a wonderful correction! Lynn
    1981 Surgery with Harrington Rod; fused from T2 to L3 - Dr.Keim (at 26 years old)
    2000 Partial Rod Removal
    2001 Right Scapular Resection
    12/07/2010 Surgical stabilization L3 through sacrum with revision harrington rod instrumentation, interbody fusion and pre-sacral fusion L5-S1 - Dr. Boachie (at 56 years old)
    06/11/14 - Posterior cervical fusion C3 - T3 (Mountaineer System) due to severely arthritic joints - Dr. Patrick O'Leary (at age 59)

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    Pager- Good luck and best wishes tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you!
    Age 56
    Wore a Milwaukee Brace for 3 years in hs
    Fused L4-S1 for high grade spondylolisthesis Jan '09 in Indy
    Thoracic 68
    Surgery Aug 31, 2010 T3 to L1
    Dr Bridwell St Louis
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...1&d=1289881696

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    Paget, best wishes for a great outcome and a smooth road to recovery. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
    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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    Paget,

    Hope all goes well and that soon you will be on the other side

    Melissa

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    Thinking about you now and hope all goes well
    51 yo
    dx 13 never braced
    DJD and osteoporosis ,Fx ribs 10/09(from osteo) downhill since,vertebral slippage w/ nerve damage and rotation
    Surgery 08/09/10 T1-S1 decomp,fusion w/ instrumentaion
    Sacral/pelvic fixation + 4 osteotomies and dura repair
    C 20 degrees to 4 degrees
    T 57 degrees to 15 degrees
    L 38 degrees to 5 degrees

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    Paget,
    You are in good hands. I wish you a good correction and a speedy recovery with minimal pain.
    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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    Hope everything went well!
    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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