Hi, my name is Susan. I have been reading your posts for some time. I have scoliosis and I'm 49. I know I should have surgery years ago but didn't feel as if I could just check out of my life long enough for surgery and recovery.
I am having an anterior fusion and then a week later a posterior fusion along with a discectomy. My surgeries aren't until Feb. 24th which is the first one. I had a little babysitting business which I had to close. My dr.
told me in Oct. my babysitting days were over as of that day and sent me to a surgeon. I filed for social security disability but realize it is very difficult to get. I have a good husband, a good surgeon, a good therapist - the mental health kind and an attorney. I have found a lot of encouragement from reading your posts. My Surgeon says he cannot totally correct my problem but even though I will always have some pain, it won't be anything like it is now. Thanks for listening, Susan