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  1. #1
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    Pregnancy Post Op

    Hi All!

    Today I am due with my first baby (I've been predicting she'd be late...). My surgery was 2 years, 4 months ago.

    I just want to say that even throughout pregnancy, I have had less back pain than pre surgery in general! I know that this result from surgery may not be what everyone experiences however, know that it is possible people!

    Warm Regards,
    Michelle
    Age 25 at time of correction
    Sergery March 6th, 2009
    T4 to L4

  2. #2
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    Sep 2010
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    Carlyle, IL
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    congrats!

    First of all congrats on the baby and a good pregnancy! Just out of curiosity, what did the docs say about epidurals? or is that something you are interested in?

    Thanks
    Heidi
    35 year old mother of 2 lil girls
    60 degree thoracic
    44 degree lumbar
    Oct. 11, 2010 surgery
    Dr. Lenke St. Louis
    1 year follow up: 15 degree thoracic, 22 lumbar
    fused T1 to L1


  3. #3
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    they are quite confident they can epi me if they have to. They looked at the OR reports before confirming but they think it will be fine!
    Age 25 at time of correction
    Sergery March 6th, 2009
    T4 to L4

  4. #4
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    Congratulations and wishing you a good delivery!! Did you have your scoli surgery in NS by any chance? My daughter goes to the IWK in Halifax.
    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

  5. #5
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    Indiana
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    How exciting! Let us know the details later! (Weight, etc., and how it all went...) Blessings for a smooth delivery.
    67 and plugging along...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

  6. #6
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    Congrats on this happy event! I hope the pregnancy and delivery are all smooth as can be! Best wishes. 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.

  7. #7
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    yay! congrats to you! thanks for posting this for us girls who are still hoping to get pregnant someday.

    I'm amazed your dr said they could do the epi, mine said absolutely no way =(

    Hope everything goes well with the delivery!

    Blessings!
    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/

  8. #8
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    Congrats on the baby! I'm too chicken to do it so we're adopting instead.
    Female, age 38
    4 years of bracing, concluded at 42*upper/38*lower
    currently 64*upper/40*lower
    Fused T3-L4 on Feb 23 2011
    now 32*upper/18* lower

  9. #9
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    Ukiah CA
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    congrats on the baby
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  10. #10
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    Congratulations!!! It's great news for those who are thinking on going for a baby after surgery... like me!

    I'll be 1 year from my T10-L5 fusion next month and I'll ask my surgeon about it. I'm not sure about the epidural though 'cos I've read it's done between L3 and L4. Do you guys know this for certain? It would mean I wouldn't be able to have it

    All the best for the big day!!!!

  11. #11
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    epidural

    My surgeon told me that it is usually inserted between L2 L3 level. HTH
    Heidi
    35 year old mother of 2 lil girls
    60 degree thoracic
    44 degree lumbar
    Oct. 11, 2010 surgery
    Dr. Lenke St. Louis
    1 year follow up: 15 degree thoracic, 22 lumbar
    fused T1 to L1


  12. #12
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    Thanks Heidi. In that case, I won't be able to have it since I've been fused T10-L5. :/

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