View Full Version : UPDATE - 4 months post op

06-14-2007, 06:33 AM
First, I have to apologize for not posting sooner. To be honest I was a bit shocked by news we had just a couple of days before my op, and I avoided the forum for a while...
Although I didn't post too much before the op, I benefitted greatly from reading about the experience of others.
So what can I tell you? Basically, I'm extremely happy with the results and have absolutely no regrets about having it done. I went from 80 to 23 ( they estimated a 50% correction) and gained 5 cms (fusion T3 - L5). I followed my surgeon's instructions to the letter, which meant doing VERY LITTLE for the first 3 months. I wore a plastic moulded corset (when I was not lying down) for 2 mths after, mostly for protection. It's a long process, but worth it. I stopped taking painkillers systematically after about 6 weeks. I drove yesterday for the first time, to mark my 4 mths. I'm 48 now, as I had a birthday 2 days after my op ( which I don't think I'll count as I don't remember much about it!), and am looking forward to a straight-backed future. ..Don't hesitate if you have specific questions...

06-14-2007, 08:53 AM
Mouna...so happy to see your post. You had me worried. I'm thrilled for you that you had a successful surgery and great outcome. You are blessed. Best wishes for continued good healing and recovery.


06-14-2007, 08:59 AM
Thanks, Chris. Sorry it took so long!

06-14-2007, 11:27 AM
Congrats on a successful surgery! Welcome back!

06-16-2007, 02:02 AM
Hi Mouna,

Welcome back!!! First of all congtratulations on you great recovery so far, and keep up the good progress!!!

Second, never apoligize for silence. We all can understand your fears and concerns at the time. Sometime things are better unsaid!!!

Welcome back again,