I am 26 yrs old and have been reconsidering getting the surgery. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was about nine. I went from wearing the lift in my shoe to the brace. By age 12 the curve kept growing and I was told the surgery was the only thing that would help. But around the time I was planning to have the surgery an aunt of mine almost died due to a medicine mistake during a simple surgery she was having. So being only 12 years old, I got scared and turned down my surgery. Now at age 26, I still have problems with the spine have not seen the doctor since I was a teenager. But when I was a teenager my back had already curved beyond 90 degrees and had started to rotate. Now, every day 24/7 I have the stiffness of my back…just completely uncomfortable feeling all day every day. I lose lost of sleep from tossing and turning at night. Constantly got declined for disability…So recently got a job that I thought would not be affected by my back, but once again the pain has started back…the typical pins and needles feeling and cramping where it feels like my muscles pulls and I can’t move until the pulling is over.
So I’m now in consideration of the surgery. I know that bc of my age it may not be able to completely fix the curve but I was wondering do any of you think I should take the risk on the surgery? Especially since I have 3 small children and my youngest is 7 months old? Would recovery be a fast recovery or would I be left unable to care for my children? And also, is any of you with or previously with scoliosis have experience any of the symptoms I previous described? Is this normal?