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Old 07-12-2009, 06:16 PM
Godiva Godiva is offline
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Hi all,

I had my surgery a week after my 21st birthday in 2005. I chose to wait after my growth finished to complete my tertiary studies and also the pain was not significant in my early teens. The pain is gone but occasional discomfort is part of it life I guess.

I have T4-T12 fused (posterior) to correct the 58 to about 25 degrees. The bottom curve sorted itself out somewhat but it was significant and a second fusion was likely at first. I was lucky to have not needed any hip/rib bone and the vertebrae bones were used.

My recovery wasn't all that fast but was smooth. I was fatigued for years and only recently was diagnosed as iron deficient. It is possible this occurred after the surgery as my blood was never tested afterwards.

Look forward to speaking to all of you.
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