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    Jeezum .... my surgery photos ...

    The PPT file is 32 MB, but it you've got the time to download, it's absolutely AMAZING. I'll try to shrink it down later.

    Dr. Hanson put this together for me, BTW.
    Last edited by txmarinemom; 02-19-2008 at 09:14 PM.
    Fusion is NOT the end of the world.
    AIDS Walk Houston 2008 5K @ 33 days post op!


    41, dx'd JIS & Boston braced @ 10
    Pre-op 53, Post-op < 20
    Fused 2/5/08, T4-L1 ... Darrell S. Hanson, Houston


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    Wow!

    OMG Pam. I'm speechless. That brought lots of tears to my eyes to see what you, my son and everybody else on this board has endured. God bless each and every one of you. You are all heroes in my eyes.

    Big hugs,
    Lori

    Mom to Christopher, age 17, Mark, 13, Heather, 10 and Michael, 8
    Chris had surgery with Dr. John Flynn at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on December 12, 2007. He is fused T4 to L4.
    Dr. Flynn is an AMAZING surgeon!

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    It IS Absolutely Amazing!

    Pam,

    WOW! Thank you for sharing your surgical slide show! I have said it before, and I am going to say it again. How lucky are we to be able to benefit from the new and improved technology and methodology being practiced by such a talented, committed group of surgeons? As an extra bonus, my surgeon, Dr. Rand, was handsome, caring and a great communicator! You looked terrific, Pam, even in the unflattering light of the OR suite. Looking forward to seeing your next photo installment.

    Linda W.
    Linda
    Two-stage A/P fusion T6-S1 with lumbar implants June 12 & June 27, 2007 at age 57
    S curve 75+ degrees with kyphosis
    Now 45 degrees and standing 3 inches taller!
    Dr. Frank Rand, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston

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    Cool

    i know weve had our differences, but i wanna thank you for that...its enlightening....i will nevr not wear my brace again for more than i need to XP
    amazing tho, thanks
    Danielle
    14 Freshwoman
    December 1st got no head the boston brace
    Pre Brace Curves:18C 25T 30L
    In brace curves: (1/23/08) 16C 20T 22L
    In brace Curves: (5/21/08) 19C 19T 15L
    We're Bringing CURVY BACK

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    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! I had no idea how much you, I or any of us went through. That was absolutely amazing. I cried as I watch your spine straighten out. I am so glad that you shared this miracle with us.
    Thanks again, Pam.
    XO
    Alicia

    PS: Does your hip say Pamalicious? LOL Love the tattoo!
    Geish
    47 years old, dx at 13
    +30* to the right, +60* to the left, +30* to the right
    Surgery 12-13-07 - fusion from T4 to sacrum.


    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...tachmentid=267 Pre surgery
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...tachmentid=268 Post surgery
    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/DSC01091.jpg Xray from the side
    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...1089-1-1-1.jpg Xray from the back

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    The tat ...

    Um, yeah ... scavenger hunt souvenier - LOL!

    The nurses in the retirement home 50 years from now will get a huge kick out it, I'm sure, when it's located near the back of my knee.
    Fusion is NOT the end of the world.
    AIDS Walk Houston 2008 5K @ 33 days post op!


    41, dx'd JIS & Boston braced @ 10
    Pre-op 53, Post-op < 20
    Fused 2/5/08, T4-L1 ... Darrell S. Hanson, Houston


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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleBelleCurvz
    i know weve had our differences, but i wanna thank you for that...its enlightening....i will nevr not wear my brace again for more than i need to XP
    amazing tho, thanks
    Danielle,

    That's pretty much why I kept stressing to wear your brace as your doctor prescribes. I'd hate for you or anyone to have to go through that (and I did NOT wear mine like I should have ...)
    Fusion is NOT the end of the world.
    AIDS Walk Houston 2008 5K @ 33 days post op!


    41, dx'd JIS & Boston braced @ 10
    Pre-op 53, Post-op < 20
    Fused 2/5/08, T4-L1 ... Darrell S. Hanson, Houston


    VIEW MY X-RAYS
    EMAIL ME

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    wow...
    That's really cool they took all those pictures.

    I asked my surg. onc to take pictures but that surgery got cancelled so I haven't seen any inside view of me yet. I hope I can get pictures if I ever get fused.

    as a side note, I'm amused with the power point file cause... i had to learn PowerPoint just because doctors use it so much and I work in a field where we do interact with doctors...heh.
    30 something y.o.

    2003 - T45, L???
    2005 - T50, L31
    bunch of measurements between...

    2011 - T60, L32
    2013 - T68, L?

    Posterior Fusion Sept 2014 -- T3 - L3
    Post - op curve ~35



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    Soon, I hope...

    Me and my dial-up... I'll have to wait until I'm at my daughter's... or you shrink it some. (But don't feel like you need to for me... I'll get to see it sometime!) It sounds like a wonderful powerpoint though, and I'm looking forward to watching it! Thanks for posting!
    67 and plugging along...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

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    wow

    wow, that was amazing! Thank you so much for sharing that!!
    [[hailey]]

    16 years old
    Had spinal fusion surgery on Jan. 30th, 2008 with Dr. Howard King at St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise
    Pre surgery: 52 Lumbar curve and 25 Thoracic curve


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    ABSOLUTLY AMAZING!!!! Thanks so much for sharing that. That really says alot about what we have gone through....MAJOR...WOW.
    A/P Surgery Oct.15 and 18, 2007
    T2 to Sacrum
    Pre-surgery 56* T 60* L
    Post-surgery 28* T 30* L
    Dr. Pashman, Cedars-Sinai Hospital
    Bevery Hills, CA

    Debbie, age 51 at surgery.
    Now, 59 yrs young :-)

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    Hey Pam, love the PPT presentation. Thanks for sharing it with all. If you want to make a smaller file, maybe a PDF file might work. I love the detail and clarity of the photos, although I did miss the tattoo LOL. It looks from the photos, like you got a real good correction, congratulations.

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    Thanks, Pam

    I finally saw the slide show yesterday.
    I always thought that I might want pictures of my surgery, but now I think not.

    thanks.

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    Wow!

    I am impressed. Your spine looked a lot like mine, except for my added lumbar curve. I think I missed which doctor you used. Can you let me know? Thank you so much for sharing.

    Ann
    44 year old female
    Surgery on Nov. 1, 2010
    Dr. Darrell Hanson, Methodist Hospital
    Posterior Only, 9 hours
    Presurgical: T 61 Degrees, L 58 degrees, with 15 degrees of thoracolumbar rotation
    Postsurgical: T 26, L 25

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    Oh!!!

    Now I see! It was Dr. Hanson. Are you here in Houston? I consulted him. He seemed very good and very knowledgeable, but dismissed some of my concerns. He also seemed so busy that he didn't have time for me. However, I would definitely think he would do a good job! Are you happy?

    Ann
    44 year old female
    Surgery on Nov. 1, 2010
    Dr. Darrell Hanson, Methodist Hospital
    Posterior Only, 9 hours
    Presurgical: T 61 Degrees, L 58 degrees, with 15 degrees of thoracolumbar rotation
    Postsurgical: T 26, L 25

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