I had a major spinal fusion surgery six years ago and have recovered quite well, especially when I remember to exercise it
I've joined these forums to ask a question that's always been bugging me and that I've never remembered to ask my doctors about; how much does a spinal fusion actually weigh? See, I'm applying for a job that has a maximum BMI requirement, and I'm worried that the weight of the surgical titanium in my spine might push me into a higher category than my actual body fat would indicate.
So how heavy is a spinal fusion, and should I briefly explain that the weight of the spinal fusion shouldn't be counted towards my body weight for BMI purposes in my job application?
(P.S.: I know that the BMI is not an accurate measure of how healthy your weight is even when you don't have surgical metal in your spine, so please don't tell me about that. I didn't choose to use BMI).