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  1. #1
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    Surgery went well!

    My daughter had her surgery on May 16th. She was in for just over 7 hours. They had problems initially getting her pain under control but once it was, she was pretty good. We were discharged yesterday, this first night home was really tough, different bed, having to walk stairs, etc.

    I have updated my blog if anyone wants to view it, it's in my signature.
    Marlowe mom to Halle (age 11)
    Diagnosed January 11/08
    In Spinecor Brace for 2 1/2 years

    In the Cheneau Brace for 10 months
    Being treated at Sick Kids Hospital - Dr. Reinhard Zeller

    Surgery Scheduled at Sick Kids for May 16, 2011


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    Very good news!

    Onward and upward!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Glad to hear surgery is over and went well and that your daughter is on the road to recovery.

    Kids are so resilient and I will be hoping that she bounces back even quicker than you imagine!
    mariaf305@yahoo.com
    Mom to David, age 17, braced June 2000 to March 2004
    Vertebral Body Stapling 3/10/04 for 40 degree curve (currently mid 20's)

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    I was thinking of you last week! I am so happy it went so well...

    Mom to Maddy
    Maddy diagnosed July 2008 (age 8) at 38 degrees
    Dec 2009 - increased to 42/45 (age 9.5)
    July 2010 – increased to 54 degrees – surgery recommended in 1.5 to 2 yrs (age 10)
    March 2011 – 61 degrees 11 – surgery in Sept/Oct - waiting for a dateat Toronto Sick Kids

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    Congratulations on a successful surgery! The first night home was very rough for us too - pretty awful, but each day was better and easier than the next. Make sure to keep her walking as much as possible throughout each day. It's really great for pain control.
    Laurie

    Mother of Alexander & Zachary:
    Alex is 16 years old and in the 11th grade. He has congenital scoliosis due to a hemivertebrae at T10. Wore a TLSO brace for 3 1/2 years. Pre-op curves were T45 & L65; curves post-op are approx. T31 & L34. Had a posterior spinal fusion from T8 to L3 on 7/12/07 at age 12. Doing great now in so many ways, but still working on improving posture.
    Zach is 13 years old and very energetic.

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    Thank you!

    Did you all take them out for walks or do you just mean around the house? And if you went outside for walks, how long did they walk for?
    Marlowe mom to Halle (age 11)
    Diagnosed January 11/08
    In Spinecor Brace for 2 1/2 years

    In the Cheneau Brace for 10 months
    Being treated at Sick Kids Hospital - Dr. Reinhard Zeller

    Surgery Scheduled at Sick Kids for May 16, 2011


    http://hallesscoliosis.blogspot.com/

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    Alexander walked outside a little further every day - first to the end of our driveway, then to the corner, then a block, etc. He was walking like this (with me usually) a few times each day for about six weeks after his surgery, i.e. until school started. After he started back to school, we walked after school and/or if he felt sore or had any pain. It was better than taking tylenol for easing any discomfort.
    Laurie

    Mother of Alexander & Zachary:
    Alex is 16 years old and in the 11th grade. He has congenital scoliosis due to a hemivertebrae at T10. Wore a TLSO brace for 3 1/2 years. Pre-op curves were T45 & L65; curves post-op are approx. T31 & L34. Had a posterior spinal fusion from T8 to L3 on 7/12/07 at age 12. Doing great now in so many ways, but still working on improving posture.
    Zach is 13 years old and very energetic.

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    MJB,
    Just wondering how Halle is doing since her operation..... hope everything is going well and you are enjoying summer.
    CAmomof2

    July 07 - T 26*
    Aug 08 - curve now 22*
    Sept 08 - SpineCor Brace (in brace 17*) Ste. Justine
    March 09 - in brace 14*
    Aug 09 - in brace 14* / MRI normal
    Feb 10 - in brace 18* - had an oob xray - now 35*
    June 10 Considered VBS T 32*, L 27* , Stopped SpineCor brace
    Sept 10 T 38*, L 26*
    April 11 T 45*, L 31*
    July 11 T 51*, L 37*
    MIS SURGERY - NOV 28, 2011 / Age 12 / Fused T4 - T12

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