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Completely fused from C3 to S1 and 5 inches shorter than before but still weigh the same--everything between neck and hips just squished together (from the waist down I think I look pretty good for an old lady---full disclosure I am 77!) I am very happy and feel so lucky to have been fixed but I do wish I looked better. I have a very healthy diet and do not eat much, but I am very limited in what I can do physically. I think I have had just about every sort of therapy, e.g. water, physical---also acupuncture , massage, pain meds and on and on. But my walking is dismal and I am not painfree. It has been several years since my last surgery and I know I have no right to complain about being short and fat but I think one way to say thank-you to my family and my surgeons would be to look as good as I possibly can and as good as I feel. I have thought about getting sucked out or getting "iced out" --sorry but I don't remember the correct terminology!--but I am open to all suggestions. Thanks so much for reading all this babble-----I really am not vain but I am happy with how good life has been to me and I want the world to know how happy and lucky I am!