Hi! I'm new here and posted about my surgery under Back and Neck surgery also. In Feb. I am having a 2-day, 2-stage surgery to correct a 51 degree curvature in my lower back. Has anyone else had this surgery? Any good news from it?
Five years ago my curve was only around 30 degrees. Standing more than a few min. is very painful. If the burning and pain doesn't get to me, the stiffness does. My hip constantly shifts out of place, too. It has been very depressing to be in pain all the time and not as active as I would like to be. I'm even selling my house because I can't do the repairs/maintenance necessary to keep it up. :<
Day 1- the doc is going through the front (my lower tummy) to remove any discs that need removed, straighten me out and fuse me up. Day 2- he goes in through the side and inserts the titanium rods. Day 1 scares me the most because he says a cardiovascular surgeon will be assisting since they have to work around my aorta. :jawdrop:
Has anyone had a similar surgery for scoliosis? I'm terrified.