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Hi everyone! I am going to suggest closing my scoliosis part 2because its getting long too...and i will continue posting here.
Today is 11 months post surgery. I have had an irritating time with an angry sciatic nerve the last 2 days. I guess we poked the bear with a sharp stick last week at physio and its still angry....we all (me, pt and surgeon) think its trapped behind glut med and or piriformis and because my pelvis is fused it is virtually impossible for me to stretch piriformis now. My pt worked a bit on it last time and it got a bit better until i reached into the bed of my truck and i guess stretched a wee bit too far. An hour in the pool later and then laying on my back in the "z" position-legs up on the chair, flat on the floor on my back i started getting a bit of relief. So gentle stretching today.....and i will not reach like that again. EVER lol
11 months. Almost a year. I can feel and move all the muscles of my left leg which wouldnt work before surgery. I am 3 inches taller. I can lift things without feeling like i am crushing under the weight. I can care for my animals again. And do all the chores-including carrying 2 50 pound bags of feed up 10 stairs to the barn loft yesterday!!! (Carefully).....i am swimming. Back to work full time. But still healing. Physio twice a week and doing the exercises at home is still vhallenging, and my balance still needs work. But. 11 months out and better than the time leading up to surgery by far!!!! Still looking ahead too.
I have come so far!!!!