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    21st birthday

    linda i no this might be in the wrong area.
    hey everyone today is my 21st birthday
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
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    Congratulations, Kara! Are you doing something special for your birthday?
    I am stronger than scoliosis, and won't let it rule my life!
    45 years old - diagnosed at age 7
    A/P surgery on March 5/7, 2013 - UCSF

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    i had a party
    Kara
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    T4-L2
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    Cool! With a legal drink? :-)
    I am stronger than scoliosis, and won't let it rule my life!
    45 years old - diagnosed at age 7
    A/P surgery on March 5/7, 2013 - UCSF

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    Congratulations Kara! I hope you had a wonderful day.
    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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    WOW! Happy Birthday!!!!!
    Susan
    Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal Spinal Cord Injury T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone
    2018: Removal L4,5 screw

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    Happy Birthday Kara!!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

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    Happy Birthday Girl! : )
    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

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    Happy birthday!!! Go get yourself a yummy fru-fru drink to celebrate! :-)
    age 48
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Broken rods 12/1/19; scheduled for revision fusion L1-L3-4 with Dr. Lenke 2/4/2020
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

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    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a good time at your party
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Happy Birthday to you!
    Tamena

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    Irina no not with legal drink we have soda
    Kara
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    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
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    congratulations Kara...
    may you enjoy your 20's with a pain free and happy life...
    wishing you many more happy birthdays to come...

    jess...& Sparky

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    Happy Birthday, Kara. I hope you had a good time at your party.
    Karen

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
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    Happy 21st birthday Kara. You will always remember where you were on your 21st birthday. It is a very special day for you.
    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
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    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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