I had a CT scan yesterday and saw the surgeon today gfor the 24 week check up.
At 12 weeks I was fusing well and we were very hopeful for good recovery. However when he looked at the scans today he said that there is only a tiny bit more fusion then at 12 week. Certainly a lot less then he would have expected and hoped for. :SS
The fusion that is there seems to be in the centre rather then the edges, so even with the BMP it hasn't fused properly.
I am to have an MRI for to see what the canal is like as I have some (not a lot ) of numbness in my feet and he wants to make sure the canal is clear. He also said there is a loosening of one of the lower screws which can both cause and be a reason for the non-fusion of L5-S1.
So next step after the MRI is another scan in 3 months and if it hasn't fused by then he said it wont and he will have to go back in and re-fuse, put a new screw in and clear the canal (if necessary).
So I praying that the fusion speeds up between now and then!
I asked why and he said there is no reason, just some people dont, I stopped smoking & walked +++.
I keep thinking of things that have happened and could it have caused this but I'm sure it didn't and that I am probably wasting my time worrying.
Thanks for listening.
Blessings Sara. O:)
I'll go back to being positive now that I have this out of my system.