View Full Version : Flu After Scoliosis Surgery

01-24-2015, 11:36 AM
Is it possible to get implants infected from a flu virus? I usually don't go to the doctors with trivial things like cold or flu, and this was the first time since the surgery that I fell very sick with type A flu. Went to a doctor, she prescribed tamiflu. My main concern was not the flu itself, but my implants. Is it possible to get implant infection from a flu? Should I always go to a doctor for antiviral drugs or it's not necessary?

01-24-2015, 01:45 PM
If it was possible, we'd almost certainly all have implant infections. :-)

Feel better soon!


01-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Thank you, Linda!

01-24-2015, 10:26 PM
Irina, I noticed that any time I have a virus, my back aches more. I've wondered if that's because a virus really needs a lot of white blood cells so the post op spine is working even harder to fight off infection. When I get a lot of vitamin C and take calcium and eat a lot of salads and fresh vegetables and lean protein, I seem to get better faster. Also, sugar suppresses the immune system so I don't eat any sugar when I'm sick to give my back the best environment. That seems to help a lot with the pain level too. I hope you feel better soon!