I'm new here (20 minutes), and I haven't seen all the old posts yet, so I'm sorry if this is common.
I had a T8 vertebrectomy last year and just had my 1 year follow up MRI a couple days ago. My neurosurgeon (great doc/ good person) just nicely explained that the remainder of my tumor is alive and growing toward the spinal cord.
He was trying to stay upbeat, but already had a surgical plan in the event that it is still growing in April. Anyone have posterior work done after anterior work? Anyone with a total vertebrectomy? I'm just curious about what I'll be left with back there. The vertebral body is gone already, so what kind of options are there to protect the cord if they take the rest of the bone?
On the personal side, I was really hoping to sell my 3rd story walkup condo before another surgery. Not looking too good there. At least it won't be the middle of winter this time. Ice is scary post op...