View Full Version : 1 year post-op today!

12-06-2011, 01:05 PM
Exactly one year ago now... I was still in the OR for my first anterior surgery. Today is a very special and emotional day for me... I feel great with some pains and aches sometimes, but in general, I cannot complain. My back, cosmetically, is still not perfect. I still have a small rib hump but nothing compared to what I had before. I can wear cute dresses and clothing that had never fitted me propertly before. I have a bit of a belly from the lordosis created by surgeon, but again that is a small price to pay for having a healthier back. I am becoming more flexible with time and I can finally start excersicing on my own. Although, I have not seen my Doctor yet for my year appointment, I know he will give me the green light to start physical activity. I am thankfull for your support throughout those first 3 month that really were crucial for me. If any of you need information or have questions, please, do not hesitate to ask. Surgery was the right decision for me because I did have a 98 degree curvature. I defenitely don't regret my decision!
I read in another post about popping and cracking sounds... yes, I do have them as well, but I don't feel its harmfull.

12-06-2011, 02:13 PM
Congratulations Pilar. I haven't posted much on the forum but I definitely followed your posts before and after your surgery cos you had some large curves like me. It must feel good to be one year out.

I do have some questions and concerns that I think you might be able to relate with given the size of our curves pre op. I sent you a PM a few weeks ago. Please read and let me know your thoughts.

Thanks and look forward to hearing back.

12-06-2011, 02:26 PM
Congrats Pilar. It's especially good to hear how well you're doing, after such a rocky early recovery.

12-06-2011, 06:38 PM
Congratulations, Pilar. It is definitely a day to celebrate. It sounds like you are doing great. Be sure to post in the new thread that Linda started about being happy that you had the surgery.

12-06-2011, 07:44 PM

You were one who really needed surgery....its great that everything has worked out fine.

We are very happy for you!


12-07-2011, 06:42 AM
I had a costoplasty (thoraplasty) too and I can honestly say its the best thing I ever did!
To not have that hump getting in the way of sitting anymore feels wonderful and being able to wear what I want after years of covering up feels amazing everyday:-)

Its great your doing so well-long may it continue.X

12-07-2011, 03:06 PM
Congratulations Pilar,

I looked at your xrays. Wow, you were more curved than me and your surgeon got you straighter than mine did--but I guess some of my bones were already fused. I have the same output as you: I still have a bit of a rib hump and my stomach kind of sticks out more now.

Thanks for the update--I am a little over three months post surgery--and am looking forward to the six month mark. Everyone says that's a big milestone.

Thanks for sharing and best of luck as you start exercising.

12-08-2011, 02:00 PM
Congratulations, Pilar! You have had a challenging road to travel, and I am glad that you are celebrating your one year anniversary with no regrets about having the surgery. Celebrate with joy!

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12-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Congratulations Pilar. I am so happy for you. You have a great life ahead of you now.