I have only had 2 appts. with my Surgeon and I didn't understand when I was at my last appt. with him, I am having fusion surgery in 2 separate operations the first anterior with a discectomy also and then about 5 or 6 days later the posterior fusion. He told me that he couldn't correct my entire problem (scoliosis) and that I would always have some pain. He said that the only work I would be able to do would be with my hands and my mind. This is what I wished I would have asked - and won't see him again until February - after fusion surgery - and the fusion is complete - is there always a restriction on lifting? And bending? I didn't catch if you can't lift only right after surgery and during recovery or it it's a life time thing.
I know every situation would be different - but is there a common - like - lifetime restriction on lifting anything except very light amounts? Next time I go in for my pre op appt. I am taking a list of questions. I get so overwhelmed by the situation - I lose my train of thought. Thanks if anyone has an answer - Susie