I am looking to find out if anyone has had the above type of surgery. I would really like to know the out come, recovery period and improvement gained.
I am a 52 year old married Mum of 3 now adult children and carer for my disabled Mum.
I used to lead a very active life.I have a long history of back problems starting with a mild scoliosis as a child since then I have gone on to spondylosis, ddd, laminectomy and fusion surgery.
I had a lumber fusion using Harrington rods in 92 which served me well for about 12 years. Last year I had cervical ADR x 2 plus C4-C7 ACDF from which I have recovered well. I have now developed a 6cm positive sagittal imbalance for which my surgeon recommends a L2 Pedicle substraction osteotomy with posterior fusion L1 - S1.
As all of you with these chronic conditions know it is a daily battle to maintain mobility and achieve pain control.
I am hoping that surgery will at least maintain my present mobility (possibly improve on it although I am aware that the pain is likely to be ever present)At times I get very low and have difficulty coming to terms with my disabilities my main goal is to retain mobility for as long as possible. I would really like to hear from people who have experienced this surgery.