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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011

    Surgery is Tuesday

    Hi there

    Well, the long road is ending with surgery on Tuesday for DD15's spinal fusion. As you can read here, didn't think we'd end up here, but here we are. We are having it done at Lurie Children's in Chicago. Last check she was still sitting around 60 degrees thoracic and 30 lumbar, which puts her basically unchanged since end of March, but her back pain is much worse. She can hardly walk more than about twenty yards before she has to sit down. I'll be so glad when this is done, and as the surgeon said to us, we can get on with our lives.

    Prayers, good wishes, fingers cross, whatever you got, appreciated. Scary stuff for us all.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Your daughter can do this. You can do this.

    Both my daughters has curves near 60* and they both had fast recoveries and great outcomes, so much so that scoliosis is not an issue in our family. My girls have so completely moved on in their lives that it is as if it didn't happen. It is over six years ago for the one and almost five years ago for the other. It is a distant past memory.

    Your daughter and your family will get to that point also.

    Good luck.
    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."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern CA
    Hope all goes well for your daughter


    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    April 21, 2020- another broken rod surgery

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Yacolt, WA
    Wishing you and your daughter the best. After she comes home from the hospital, you will marvel at how strong both of you were.
    Sending good thoughts your way.
    Adult Onset Degen Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Sev 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 SCI T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Rev 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
    2021: Removal T1 screw & rod

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