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  1. #16
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    So, Its 10:40 am, I'm in hospital and I already have made some check ups:

    - x-ray
    - blood
    - cardiogram and talk to my cardiology.

    I'm still waiting for my surgeon.
    Last edited by Spyros; 03-11-2013 at 05:58 AM. Reason: Spelling
    25 Years old male with thoracic 68 degrees and lumbar 34 degrees of scoliosis.

    Straight Position: Attachment 1432
    Bent to the Right: Attachment 1430
    Bent to the Left: Attachment 1429
    Side Position: Attachment 1431
    Pelvis: Attachment 1438

  2. #17
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    Anesthetist just examined me. And asked me how many "bottles" of blood i have given already.. He told me he may need 10 "bottles" just in case of bleeding.

    My surgeon and his assistant just came in and i'm waiting to see them in a min.

    Up to now all my examines are very good!
    25 Years old male with thoracic 68 degrees and lumbar 34 degrees of scoliosis.

    Straight Position: Attachment 1432
    Bent to the Right: Attachment 1430
    Bent to the Left: Attachment 1429
    Side Position: Attachment 1431
    Pelvis: Attachment 1438

  3. #18
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    Spyros,

    Good luck with everything. Many will be praying and rooting you on from a far. It can be a scarry and exciting time.

    Tamena
    Diagnosed at age 12 with a double major curve

    Braced till age 15

    SSBOB T12-L2 Anterior age 34. (October 22,2012) Dr. Robert Gaines Jr. ( Columbia, MO)

    Revision Surgery T2-Sacrum with Pelvic Fixation Prosterior age 35 (November 13,2013) Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, MO)

    Revision Surgery L4/L5 due to BMP Complication age 36 (November 20,2014) Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, Mo)

    Revision Surgery due to broken rod scheduled for October 19, 2016 with Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, MO)

  4. #19
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    Thank you for the updates. I'm keeping you in prayer, Spyros. You are very strong.
    1973 Age 15 diagnosed with scoliosis but told too old for surgery.
    2001 age 43 told too old for surgery, did physical therapy & traction.
    2001 to 2008 Intermittent use of home traction machine and TENS unit.
    2009 traction no longer effective - physical therapy.
    2011 More physical therapy. 2012 Collapsing scoliosis - MRI before surgery
    At age 53, surgery on October 2nd, 2012 with Dr Hey
    Fusion with titanium rods and bolts from T1 to pelvis.
    Post op x-ray

  5. #20
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    I agree, you are very strong. Thinking of you Spyros!
    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

  6. #21
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    Spyros--
    Very best of luck to you with your surgery. Many positive thoughts and prayers will go in with you to surgery! 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. #22
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    Good morning guys! Its 6:40 am and my nurses already gave me 2 sedative pills (1 last night and 1 now) they also put me in a natural serum.. They also gave me some "clothes" to put on before i m going in.. Damn i feel so g@y! Yesterday night i also mesured my height and weight. 1.81m and 63 kilos.

    In a half of hour I'm going in!!!! Yup. Thats all!
    25 Years old male with thoracic 68 degrees and lumbar 34 degrees of scoliosis.

    Straight Position: Attachment 1432
    Bent to the Right: Attachment 1430
    Bent to the Left: Attachment 1429
    Side Position: Attachment 1431
    Pelvis: Attachment 1438

  8. #23
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    spyros good luck
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  9. #24
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    <laughing here>

    You must take the record for posting so close to surgery, Spyros. Thinking of you and hoping everything's going perfectly.
    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

  10. #25
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    Hi its 4:00 am. The first day gone and I'm in a lot of pain the whole day.

    The surgery's duration was 6 and a half hours from T5 to L2 or L3 (I dont remember cause i was so drugged). I'll ask him tomorrow again.

    The surgery, as my surgeon said, has very good results.

    I didn't lost so much blood. I needed 3 "bottles" of blood and 1 "bottle" of plasma and some of my blood back.

    One of the bigest problem i have is that i don't have a button to free morfine into my body whenever i need. For pain killer they do vacum in my back hip or i have a smal serum. It sucks because i need a big period of time to retake them.

    After surgey i didn't have to go to a ICU room, and i got right away back on my normal room.

    And finaly i gain 5cm height.. Before surgery i was 1.80 and now 1.85!
    Last edited by Spyros; 03-12-2013 at 10:59 PM. Reason: Spelling
    25 Years old male with thoracic 68 degrees and lumbar 34 degrees of scoliosis.

    Straight Position: Attachment 1432
    Bent to the Right: Attachment 1430
    Bent to the Left: Attachment 1429
    Side Position: Attachment 1431
    Pelvis: Attachment 1438

  11. #26
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    Congratulations Spyros! Good work. Stay positive.

    Sharon
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

  12. #27
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    It's great to hear it's over and it was successful. Feel for you about the pain, that's horrible, and I hope they can get it under control quickly. Ask for a higher dose if it's not working, you need to get it under control. You will get through this and be so much better for it, Spyros! Again, I'm amazed at how quickly you're online. And not too much gibberish either! <grinning>
    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

  13. #28
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    spyros im really glad your doing well
    your fusion is almost the same levels as mine. mine is T4-L2
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  14. #29
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    An hour ago i made my first sitting and my first steps. It was really really painfull. I felt like i was carrying a bag with irons on my back.. After my first steps they change my cover and there while i was sitting, I felt really dizzy and vomiting. Then right away they lay me down on bed again.

    The whole situation was very strange and dificult for me.

    p.s. My operation was from T5 and to L2.
    Last edited by Spyros; 03-13-2013 at 06:29 AM.
    25 Years old male with thoracic 68 degrees and lumbar 34 degrees of scoliosis.

    Straight Position: Attachment 1432
    Bent to the Right: Attachment 1430
    Bent to the Left: Attachment 1429
    Side Position: Attachment 1431
    Pelvis: Attachment 1438

  15. #30
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    Spryos,

    I can not believe you are up and able to post. You are a strong patient. Keep up the good work! Everyday will hopefully get a little easier.

    Tamena
    Diagnosed at age 12 with a double major curve

    Braced till age 15

    SSBOB T12-L2 Anterior age 34. (October 22,2012) Dr. Robert Gaines Jr. ( Columbia, MO)

    Revision Surgery T2-Sacrum with Pelvic Fixation Prosterior age 35 (November 13,2013) Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, MO)

    Revision Surgery L4/L5 due to BMP Complication age 36 (November 20,2014) Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, Mo)

    Revision Surgery due to broken rod scheduled for October 19, 2016 with Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, MO)

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