Just had my one year check and doc is quite pleased - hardware in place w/ no shifting, bone growth good & it looks like I've fused. <:P YAHOO!!
He wants to follow me for another year or two before formally releasing me from his care. Assuming no issues/problems, I'm to call him in about 11 months time to schedule my next appointment. I can begin to slowly increase my weight limits and activities 'as tolerated'.
I wanted to share the news w/ my spiney friends, and to sincerely thank all of you for all the support over these months. It really helped over the long months of waiting to see if the surgery did what it was supposed to, I finally feel like I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.