Well ...... As of March 08 I had a 38 degree Curvature in my Lumbar Spine, The Ortho Doc wants to do a Full Fusion ... Top to Bottom !!! It's a wicked surgery. He said I would lose about 45% of my mobility Plus The Spine would be obviously fused ( no more bending )Complete with rods and screws.
My Gosh !! This is just terrible. I am 57 years old with several back issues ( OA, plus 2 herniated Disc ) just simply a mess.
Is there anything I can do to slow this curving process down ? I can actually feel the spine as it is moving ribs etc out of it's way as it curves.
I'm just really upset about the whole deal.
Any suggestions ? Anyone else know of someone who has had a Full Fusion ??
Blessings to all