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Old 25th December 2013, 06:01 PM
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Default Surgery 20th dec. coming home tomorrow

Thanks to everyone for the lovely well wishes.
I got the go ahead to leave the hospital yesterday. I'm so excited.
The op went very well.
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Old 25th December 2013, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: Surgery 20th dec. coming home tomorrow

Great news Shaz, glad you could get out of hospital for Christmas
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37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.
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Old 26th December 2013, 03:49 AM
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Default Re: Surgery 20th dec. coming home tomorrow

Yay! Glad to hear you're being released from hospital and that the surgery went well. That's a pretty fab Christmas present.
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I was diagnosed with Scheuermann's Kyphosis at age 16. I had an 80-degree thoracolumbar kyphosis and mild scoliosis. My posterior fusion surgery was performed by Dr. Sethi in Seattle on Earth Day 2014. It reduced my kyphosis to 47 degrees and my scoliosis to about zero!
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Old 26th December 2013, 12:50 PM
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Wow, what brilliant news,
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Old 26th December 2013, 09:17 PM
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Yay!! Awesome news! Take it easy
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Old 27th December 2013, 11:22 AM
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Fantastic news!!!
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Old 27th December 2013, 12:48 PM
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That is great, hope you had a good christmas x
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Old 28th December 2013, 06:03 PM
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Congradulations!

As you were checking out of the hospital, My husband was actually checking IN. My husband is 46 and finally decided it was time to deal with his scoliosis. He has wanted to have the surgery for YEARS. But every spine specialist he saw said it was "beyond their capabilities". Finally my husband found the severe spine center in St louis and checked in to Barnes and started Halo Gravity traction On the day you were checking out.

Best of luck to you.
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