Every time I log on here and read some posts, it seems like I just get depressed and log off before I start crying. I am looking for someone who is happy with their decision to have surgery. My scoliosis was diagnosed at age 13 at 30%. I am now 56 year old woman with scoliosis @ 52%. I have been delaying having surgery for a few years now, waiting for a "miracle". I have also had 1 cervical fusion and now need 2 more cervical fusions. But the major surgery which is being recommended is 7 or 8 discs, with rod, pins, etc. As I told my husband, I'm afraid to have the surgery and afraid not to for fear of being completely disabled by age 70.
I know the recovery will be slow and painful..my doctor has been very honest with me that this surgery isn't going to remove all pain, but prevent future issues. Does anyone have any words of wisdom or words of encouragement to share? Thank you.