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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Chaska, Minnesota

    Tomorrow is the big day

    Well, tomorrow is the big day. My surgery is scheduled to begin at 10:30am, arrival at 8am. My bag is packed, laundry and housework all done and freezer is full of meals. I am as ready as I'm going to be! I am hopeful that I will be able to sleep tonight, if not it will be a long night.

    The good part about scheduling a major surgery like this is that you can prepare yourself both logistically and mentally. I have packed a lot of fun into the last few weekends with the understanding that my summer kind of ends now....

    I will post as soon as I'm able with an update. I will see you all on the other side.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Wishing you all the best for tomorrow....

    Post when you can

    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

    My x-rays

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2014

    All the best for your day tomorrow. We are all here for you once you feel up to posting. Just think, next summer you will be feeling great, straight and balanced!

    Take care,
    Diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis at age 11
    Dr. Edgar Dawson of UCLA
    Braced and "stopped" below 50 degrees
    Age 25: 47 degrees, 48 degrees
    Age 38 (3 babies later): 60 degrees, 63 degrees and 2.5 inches shorter
    Age 41: 64 degrees, 70 degrees
    Dr. Gregory Mundis Jr. of Scripps Hospital, La Jolla CA
    June 2015-ALIF on L5-S1 for a slipped and degenerated disk
    June 14, 2016-T4-L4 spinal fusion with instrumentation
    Post-surgery: 16 degrees, 12 degrees and 2 inches taller

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    I pray all goes well.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16
    Broken neck 9/28/2018
    Emergency surgery posterior fusion C4- T3
    Repeated 11/2018 because rods pulled apart added T2 fusion
    Removal of partial right thoracic hardware 1/2020
    Removal and replacement of C4-T10 hardware with C7 and T 1

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Sioux City, Iowa
    Good luck Misty, I will be thinking of you today. I also had my surgery 5 weeks ago in the Twin Cities. At least the weather will be nice enough for you to do your walking outside.

    Warm wishes for a good recovery.

    Decompression surgery L4/L5
    April 3, 2015
    Twin Cities Spine Center - Dr. Joseph Perra
    Fused from T11 - Sacrum anterior/posterior
    June 24, 2016 - 55 years old at surgery
    Twin Cities Spine Center - Dr. Joseph Perra
    Before Surgery: 42 degrees lumbar, 28 degrees thoracic
    After Surgery: 10 degrees lumbar, ?? Thoracic
    2 inches taller

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Davie, FL

    Best of luck

    Sending you healing and tender waves for quick recovery... the first few days are rough but think there are better days ahead.
    39 years old, 2 children, suffering from scoliosis since the age of 12.
    Lumbar curve 55 degrees, 4 herniated disks and 2 small fractures - after surgery only 20 degree curve - Fusion T10-L4
    Surgery on 4/21/15 with Dr. Gjolaj @ (UM) Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern CA
    I pray that all goes well


    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Muskoka, ON Canada
    Hope everything went well today Misty, thinking of you.
    rotoscoliosis, subluxation and spinal stenosis
    Surgery April 15, 2015 at age 67
    Decompression with multiple discectomies
    Concord cages @ L2-3, L3-4, L4-5
    Osteotomies and local bone grafting
    Revision Feb.22, 2018
    Replaced rods
    Took out L5 disk to free up nerves
    Used BPM to help with fusing
    Fused T10-S1 with screws in pelvis

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