I saw my surgeon yesterday to review x-rays taken at 7 1/2 weeks.
Last time I saw him, he said we would be looking for signs of fusion.
Yesterday he said there was no fusion visible, but that it was too early. I knew that this might be the case, but I do feel very disappointed. :-(
What I also found strange is that he said he doesn't need to see me again until my 12 month check up (no 6 month check).
Now, I am feeling quite good and getting my mobility back but waiting til March to see him, not knowing if I am fusing or not sucks! I guess I'll just have to thinking positively and assume that I am fusing, unless I have any increase in pain. He did say I could make an appointment if I had problems.
Reading of others who are still not fusing at 6 months, and now trying to get their spine fusing, does make me think I should be doing as much as I can now. I did ask if he had any advice to help, but he said no. Hmmm!
I am a very proactive type of person, and feel like I should be DOING something!
I'll talk to my physio who is a great communicator and explains everything to me. Maybe he has some ideas.
Someone should devise a course for surgeons on good communication skills with their patients! They seem to find it strange that we want to know what is going on!
Hello! This is me, we're talking about. Lol! I suppose they can't be good at everything :-)
Any ideas on things I could add to my regime to help fusion to take place, will be gratefully received. I know you are not doctors and will decide for myself if I think it will help me.