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  1. #16
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    I have a new surgery date and a new doctor. New has got to be better.
    July 18 in my new state. Now to get thru packing and everything else I need to do.


    Melissa

  2. #17
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    That's great Melissa. Once again, there's light at the end of the tunnel. You have an end in sight. Good luck with your packing etc. and I hope the time flies.
    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

  3. #18
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    Melissa,
    I wish you all the best in your new state and new Doctor. I'm so sorry you have to deal with so much pain and then to have your daughter run away. My son ran away at age 17 also. If only they could understand the mental anguish they cause, then maybe they would think twice, but at that age, all they think about is themselves. My heart goes out to you and I will keep you in my prayers.
    Jennifer and Elisa have given you the very best advice.
    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.

  4. #19
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    Melissa--
    New doctor, new state, new start! Best wishes that all will go well for you...finally! 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.

  5. #20
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    Can someone explain to me in english what this means?

    Thanks

    You will need a revision fusion with extension up to C2, osteotomies from C7 to T3 and possibly a staged anterior surgery for correction of the lumbar nonunions.

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