I just found this forum and have yet to get into it but thought an introduction might be a good start.
I am nearly 4 months out from fusion surgery for Scoliosis. I was fused T4 to pelvis in March this year. I was fortunate that it went well and apart from the usual hiccups of horrendous constipation whilst in hospital and, 6 weeks later, withdrawals from Oxycontin, I have had a good recovery.
At this point, I feel normal apart from flexibility issues e.g. can't put socks on or tie shoe laces but recently I managed to shave my legs for the first time.
I haven't had pain since I came home from hospital, initially it was covered by the Oxycontin, then when I came off it, I just didn't get the pain back. I have had none of the pain I used to have pre-op either, not that it was ever as bad as some cases I have read.
I am now 58 years old and thought the input of a "fossil" might give hope to any older members considering surgery. For me, it was most definitely the right thing to do. But I do realise every case is different and we must decide for ourselves.
I am now going to start reading this forum.