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  1. #16
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    Good luck Melissa!! I'll be thinking of you.
    Chris
    A/P fusion on June 19, 2007 at age 52; T10-L5
    Pre-op thoracolumbar curve: 70 degrees
    Post-op curve: 12 degrees
    Dr. Boachie-adjei, HSS, New York

  2. #17
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    Thanks everyone for your good wishes. Less than 24 hours..can't wait

    Melissa

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    Oh, Melissa, I am so excited for you. You sound like you've got the right attitude to do so well. You GO GIRL!! Prayers and positive thoughts all day Monday for you. Janet

    Also I think I talked to the anesthesiologist about some of the phrases from the Huddleston book. I wrote them down and gave it to her. I was not pushy about it at all. Just said if it was possible. She seemed OK with it. Wouldn't have a clue if she did or not. It was just sort of comforting along with other thoughts for you to remember as you go in.
    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.

  4. #19
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    Less than 12 hours to go ! Can't wait

    melissa

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    It is now 11:41 pm CA time and I have nothing to do until 3am when we leave. I wish I could leave now

    Melissa

  6. #21
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    The ball's rolling!!!

    I'll be thinking of you today, and sending up little prayers that everything goes well in the OR, every step of the way!

    We look forward to your 1st post from the other side!!!!!
    Fused T-3 to L-3, Aug 25
    Hardware removal surgery, Nov 2, 2010
    Fused T-10 to L-2, osteotomy, Feb 22, 2011

  7. #22
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    Same here Melissa

    Post when you can
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 62, the new 63...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PSA T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

  8. #23
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    Wishing you the very best and hoping that you will finally be on the way to good health. I don't always surf this part of the forum so I had lost track of how you were doing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


    Anne in PA
    Age 58
    Diagnosed at age 14, untreated, no problem until age 50
    T4 to sacrum fusion
    63 thoracic now 35, 92 lumbar now 53
    Dr. Baron Lonner, 2/2/10
    Am pain-free, balanced, happy & an inch taller !

  9. #24
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    I hope all went well!!! Good luck with your recovery.
    daughter, 12, diagnosed 8/07 with 19T/13L
    -Braced in spinecor 10/07 - 8/12 with excellent in brace correction and stable/slightly decreased out of brace curves.
    -Introduced Providence brace as adjunct at night in 11/2011 in anticipation of growth spurt. Curves still stable.
    -Currently in Boston Brace. Growth spurt is here and curves (and rotation) have increased to 23T/17L

  10. #25
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    Thinking of you Melissa. (So happy you were feeling good about it just prior - it will help, I am sure!)
    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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