Hello my name is Sharon I am new and hope to find helpful information and others experiences with their recovery from spine reconstructive surgery my fusion will be c3 to L5 due to my scoliosis curves. I hope someone can share with me how was their recovery in the first 2 weeks after surgery. Was there difficulty going to the bathroom on your own, and the pain tolerance. I know I will have alot of pain meds for the control of my pain levels. And will work real hard towards pain management when all possible. I am focusing on being strong in mind and spirit before my surgery so I can be strong after surgery and get thru what lies ahead for me. I am older 61 and also hope to hear from anyone my age with their recovery as I have been told by my doctor and read the older we are the more risks we face. I appreciate any response.