Hi all :-) My name is Samantha and I am 35 years old. I am undergoing my third spinal fusion in one week. I currently have a "fusion" at T9-T11 that was done in 2009. I now have loose screws, a broken screw, a detached rod, non union at T10-T11 and the other two levels have compressed leaving no disc space however did fuse.....and now the whole fusion site has developed a 68 degree focal kyphosis. I am currently bed ridden due to the pain and leg weakness.
I am hoping I can get ANYONE who has had a multi level fusion comparable to mine to share their experience and recovery with me. I am also looking for any ideas on what I will need post op to deal with daily living. The neurosurgeon has said I will be in the hospital for approximately 4 nights after surgery and then I may need to go to an inpatient rehab facility once released. If anyone has any experience with a rehab facility I would immensely appreciate any clues as to what that entails, as I have never needed to go after surgery.