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Old 03-08-2011, 09:49 PM
Johnny Johnny is offline
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Hi Lil,

I'm facing the same surgery but I have to luxury of choosing when to have it so no date set. I'm new to this forum too but it seems that everyone is helpful.

My lamenectomy last year had me thinking about the possibility of waking up on the table, but it's exactly like Christine says-I never even thought about it on the actual day, there's just too much other stuff going on!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:50 PM
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I should say that as nervous as I am about the concept of more surgery, and larger surgery, the stories on here about people post-op who feel straight, stronger and in less pain really has me excited.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:13 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm a 21 year old girl, and I was only diagnosed with scoliosis at the end of 2010. So too late for a brace for me . Apparently my curve is 48 degrees, and I'm on a waiting list.

I'll be glad to talk to some people who know what I'm going through
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:17 PM
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Hi Johnny and Skelegrow,

Yes, everyone on here is very positive and it's ressuring to know many people go through this and seem to come out of it straight and strong!! My surgery is this coming Monday. Feeling ok at the moment - not much to do other than wait it out. Knowing that I will be having around 2 months off work is keeping me busy as I try to get as much work done as possible before I leave. Won't believe it but over the weekend just gone, had a fall at home and smashed my right shoulder / arm into the concrete - hurt so much thought I may have dislocated at first ....but I think just internal bruising as has settled down quite a bit now....but last thing I needed!! Anyway, I will post as soon as I can after surgery and let you know hpow I went. Fingers crossed all goes well!!

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Lil
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:19 PM
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And to Christine....thanks for all the greay feedback and encouragement!!
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Old 14-08-2011, 08:50 PM
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Hi,
Great to find this forum. I am 54 yo and had my surgery in 1984. Two operations just nine days apart to correct a 76 degree Thoracic and 58 degree Lumbar curve. Had two children after the operations with no problems. 27 years this September and no problems to report. I live a very active life including motor bike riding with my husband. The Harrington Rod and spinal fusion has not affected my quality of life at all. Best thing I ever did.
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Old 15-08-2011, 09:22 PM
Rodverta Braefusion Rodverta Braefusion is offline
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Hi Tee and welcome to the forum. I look forward to your story (but not on this thread).
It is fantastic news to hear from someone that has been fused for as many years as you have, also to hear that you live a very active life. It is very inspirational to many of us that are 'young fusions'! Best wishes.
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Old 17-09-2011, 05:21 PM
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My name is Chris (female) and my son Dane has 55 degree thoratic curve and not sure of the curve down the bottom, quite pronounced rib rotation. It came on quickly and has surgery scheduled of 18th October. Being a boy the specialist also sent him for a full MRI to see if a shirinx (?) was the cause - a very minor one which he said wasn't a problem.

I was feeling very alone and scared in my decision making for surgery and the journey ahead. My friends and husband were sick of my constant searching for information and support - I couldn't talk with anyone about it cause they thought I went on about it too much being too indecisive always looking for more and more things to support or reject my choice to proceed with an operation.

Then I found this site thankyou it has really given me such a boost I now feel like I can do it and actually feel lucky that we have such a network of new friends and access to good Doctors.

I started my own business with a friend just over 3 years ago and being self employed means hard work, long hours and for me not a full wage - this has already been hard on the family but has also made it very difficult to get a loan to pay for this operation (they are not keen to lend me money when I am self employed and about to take a couple of months off to look after my boy). But I really like the specialist and so does Dane and I want to be sure we get the best possible treatment - so much to my husbands disgust I am still trying to get the money so we can proceed with the private hospital. Last try this week (I have been trying for 3 months)

I will continue to read the articles on this post and share my own experiences - let's hope they all turn out good
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Old 18-09-2011, 12:24 AM
Rodverta Braefusion Rodverta Braefusion is offline
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HI Chris. WElcome to the forum! As I have said to many newcomers, read as much as you can and ask as many questions as you need to. You will soon see that we are a lovely bunch of people and always willing to help. Best wishes with your loan. Seeya round on the forums!
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Old 25-09-2011, 04:41 PM
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Hi all! I live in Cambodia, and was recently diagnosed with scoliosis. Right now I have a Spinecor brace, which has a lot of straps and press-studs, but it's probably better for me than the Boston brace, which would be very hot in the tropics.
My family had to go to Singapore to get my brace. We'll have to go back there every three months. The brace is to stop my spine getting any worse, because it will probably not make it better.
So...welcome to all the other new members!
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