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Already had 2 operations. Scared I'll need a third?

XosabrinaxoxXXosabrinaxox Posts: 1
edited 11/07/2015 - 7:58 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi everyone,
I've been in pain for the past week and a half, but pain I haven't expirence in 2 years. This pain is unbarable and I have to take meds at least once or twice a day.
I got my first surgery for scolosis(55 degree) in 2011, it went well. I had very little pain, then I started to feel pain 2 years later in 2013. I never thought it would turn out to be a big problem but, I couldn't even lightly jog in gym class. So my mom called the hospital and next thing I know a month and a half later I'm on the operating table again for a revision. I had a little bit of a harder time recovering, but I rarely felt pain after a few months.
Now in 2015, not even 2 years after that surgery I'm in pain, awful, awful pain. I can't describe it. I have an appointment on Thursday to see what's happening.
I'm just wondering, is it possible to have a 2nd revision surgery?? Has this happened to anyone else? Please help, I'm scared and don't want to go through this a 3 Rd time in such a short peroid of time.


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  • You sound young if you were in gym class a few years ago. I can certainly understand that you would be scared. It is good that you are seeing the doctor this week. Please do not be afraid to seek a second or third opinion if you feel you need to. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you and you want the best surgeon to fix you up! Your youth will help with your healing. We "older folks" (and I speak only myself lol) take longer to heal and don't bounce back as quickly. Whatever happens....and I know it is hard...follow your surgeon's instructions to the letter with any treatment or recovery they give you. Do not overdo...that sets all of us back! It may turn out that your current pain is unrelated and can be addressed more easily. Just know you can come onto these forums anytime for support. We are not doctors but we have all been through some version of what you are going through. I hope you will update us after your doctor appt this week.
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