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  1. #1
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    Post Surgery 9 Years

    Well I haven’t updated on my spine in a while. It’s been 9 years since I went under the knife for my scoliosis. I remember the day I had my surgery I was scared and excited at the same time. I was thinking geez after 7 year of dealing with this I’m finally getting it surgically corrected. I was taken to the OR around 9:45 am. The surgery took place at UC Davis Medical center it was preformed at the time Dr Gupta who since moved back to the Midwest. The 1st 5 days after surgery I don’t really remember. I pretty much only remember the last day the hospital. I was had standing x-ray films, I meet with Dr Gupta, had my last PT session. I had multiple follow up appointments my most recent was actually more of a emergency. I slipped in the bathtub and the fused area of my spine bent forward. Every thing checked out fine. Now my family probably found out what caused my Scoliosis.
    Kara
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    Boston Brace 4.15.05 to 5.25.06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3.10.10
    T4-L2

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    Kara

    Congratulations on 9 years.

    Do you have any pain at all? Any gripping or tightness? Just wondering....

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 63, the new 64...
    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

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    Hey Kara,

    Thanks for contributing to the forum. Your experience will help other people know what to expect.

    Sharon
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

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    Ed I still do pain yes but it’s became part of my everyday life so I don’t really really think to much about it.
    Thanks Sharon that means a lot to hear
    Kara
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    Boston Brace 4.15.05 to 5.25.06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3.10.10
    T4-L2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karagirly View Post
    Ed I still do pain yes but it’s became part of my everyday life so I don’t really really think to much about it.
    I know what you are saying....I think we get pretty good at adapting to scoliosis. You have done well.

    I went camping at the incredible Eastern Sierras south of Reno last week, (By Yosemite) and forgot my long shoe horn. I have been getting lazy these days by using my shoe horn and putting on my shoes without this tool took some extra effort (sigh).....but I did see a very large Bald Eagle at Twin Lakes, Ca which made the trip worth while.

    You cant help but notice these majestic birds with the white head and tail, they are so stunning.....perhaps they set many examples of freedom, hope, and strength etc that one thinks about....It was almost like he was sending me a message to stay strong and exercise resilience as I have been slacking lately. They will grasp a large fish they cannot lift out of a lake, and swim with their wings to get dinner to shore. Sound familiar? Almost like when we are in pain, we also find resolve, find a solution in coping with our afflictions.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 63, the new 64...
    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

  6. #6
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    Speaking of birds. I actually have pet birds.
    Kara
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    Boston Brace 4.15.05 to 5.25.06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3.10.10
    T4-L2

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