I'm new to this but wanted to see if anyone out there has had spinal reconstructive surgery due to scoliosis and ddd. I am 5 months post op (60yrs old) waiting for the day to say the pain is dramatically better. There are times when I think I've turned the corner and can go a week or more and feel decent but then the pain gets worse again. I'm still on what I think are low dose pain killers so I'm not driving. I walk between a mile and 2 a day depending on my pain level. Haven't had pt yet and from what I'm being told that won't happen until they confirm the fusing has taken place. (t-9 to the pelvis) I'm told the recovery takes a year. Sound familiar to anyone?