I have posted on new member and scoliosis forum too...I am just trying to get some input. :??
Well, I went to my appointment with the Spine Surgeon and he wants me to start physical therapy 3 times a week for 6 weeks for cervical spine and lumbar spine, and he wants me to see one of their neurologist for my migraines. I have to go back and see the spine surgeon in 8 weeks, and when I do he will do full length spine xrays because the ones I had done were not the full length of my spine. He also informed me that beings I have no hardware in my back (such as a rod) that my curvatures could actually progress...even though I have fusions on my thoracic spine. I was never told this at all, ever! WOW! The things they don't tell you. So, I don't know if he is thinking I should get a new rod put in. I will question him further when I return in 8 weeks. In the meantime, I am waiting to hear from the physical therapy place to set up times for me to go. It makes me wonder and worry :< if I will be able to become an R.N. What if they don't want me lifting? I am scared and worried. I have been working hard in college, and just passed the second English with an A, Anatomy and Physiology lab with an A, and lecture with a B. Maybe I can go to school for my Bachelor in Health Sciences for Supervision and Management instead. That way it may be more of an office job. Anyone have any suggestions?
Scoliosis for 30 years; Thoracic curve measures 50, Lumbar curve measures 38; DDD L1/L2, L2/L3