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life after 16 level scoliosis surgery with instrumentation

puppieloveppuppielove Posts: 2
edited 01/18/2015 - 3:17 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am 67 years old and on wednesday 1/21/15 I am having scoliosis surgery. T3 to S5 anchored in the pelvis. I am an aerialist and antigravity yoga instructor, and a former competitive gymnast. I have great flexibility which I know i will loos. If not for the constant severe pain for the past 20 years I would never consider giving all that I love and still can do despite the pain up. But all though I can still do the arial work and hanging upside down helps, walking and standing are out of my daily routine. I seem to have no choice and I exhausted all other forms of treatment for relief of pain. I am sad, depressed and terrified of what life after this surgery will be like for anyone my age. Any words of advice?


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