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Two years ago I had surgery to fix my scoliosis. About a year later, we discovered there was a broken screw. I had no pain so my surgeon decided to leave it alone.
Fast forward to a week ago.
I was having some pretty bad pain in my back, to the point i couldnt stand without my shoulder killing me. I went to get x-rays, because I was worried it was because of the broken screw (it wasnt! i just hurt my shoulder helping lift my grandmother up every day, as she needs help in/out of bed, etc.)
Upon looking at my xrays, my doctor noticed that although it wasnt the cause of my pain, I did have ANOTHER loose screw... plus the broken one.
He’s sending me out of state to see my surgeon again and im TERRIFIED hes gonna tell me i need more surgery! I have no pain at all, I’m just scared he might decide I need it anyways.
What do you think? I’m really hoping I dont need more surgery. It would literally RUIN my birthday, and pretty much the rest of my year. I dont wanna go through that surgery ever again, because the recovery was so embarrassing and painful for me. Opinions?