Where to start..
Scoliosis, two spines and huge 9 HR surgery. If it were not for the technology used during surgery it would of been 15hrs.
I was fused C4 - C7 and T4 - S-2. Pelvis fixated so unable to twist or bend at waist. Feel like a robot at times. Had 22 levels of osteotomies, laminectomies with rods screws and cages. The cages were filled with stuff generated from my own stem cells instead of them digging out slivers from hips. I lost a lot of blood requiring several blood fusions too. Woke up with tube in throat in ICU. Hospital and rehab 5 weeks to relearn walking and using hands.
I am or will be post op 3 years in February. Hard to believe. PT is never ending it seems and told it will be part of the rest of my life on and off.
I am looking for anyone who had similar surgery and if you still have pain or have to go to PT. Are you able to work, drive and so forth. It just seems like I am the scarce few adults who had this much done.
Live, love, laugh, it could always be worse.