Has anyone else had a similar surgery? I am extremely nervous as this is a MAJOR procedure. The medical jargon hasn't decoded itself yet, but basically I am having surgery through the front on day 1, and through the side on day 2.
My lower back has a 51 degree curvature. Five years ago it was only around 30 degrees, which is surprising because I am 35 yrs old. Anyway, back to the surgery: On day 1 they will remove any discs that need to be removed (also have Degenerative Disc Disease), straighten me out, and fuse me up. Day 2, the doc goes in from the side-ish and puts in the titanium rods.
My neurosurgeon says, "I'm not going to lie, it’s going to hurt...a lot!" And on day 1 he will be assisted by a cardiovascular surgeon because they need to work around my aorta. I'm really starting to freak out. Actually, just typing the details is making my hands sweat!!
Anyone else have a similar surgery? Several people I know have had back surgery, but not for scoliosis, so there is no one I can relate to.