I had a CT scan yesterday and saw my surgeon today for my 9 month check up.
Last time I saw him 6 months it wasn't looking so good with only a little fusion showing at 3 months then it pretty well stopped between 3 & 6 months.
So of course I was apprehensive when I saw him today. I have been trying to be really positive and determined that I wouldn't need revision surgery.
Well the Dr looked at the CT and he was pretty happy and as relieved as I was. There is definitly more fusion growing and he expects that at the 12 month mark it will be complete.
He said that the BMP caused focal osteolysis (cysts) to grow in the fusion site but this has now become bone formation as he expected it would.
So I now have the go ahead to look for work - just have to work out what I can do now as previous jobs are off the list.
I also asked about the ankle and knee pain which I have been getting and he said they are mechanical and not related to the surgery.
The "burning feeling" I get in the back is nerve pain probably from scar tissue, but I can live with that.
All in all a good report- of course I would have loved to hear I was completely fused but I am well on the way.
Blessings Sara O:)