View Full Version : One Year Post Surgery

12-22-2008, 10:46 PM
We recently took my daughter for her 1 year post surgery follow up and everything looks well. They do not want to see her again for another year. When I asked about the wrestling unit coming up in school, the surgeon advised against it - more as a precaution than anything else. Other than that and bungee jumping, she's ok to continue with all activities.

I still worry. Today she went toboganning with a friend and this is the first time she's done that in well over a year so I was a little anxious. But she came home and was happy and said it was a lot of fun. I am so relieved to see her back to normal.

To those of you either facing surgery or just recovering from surgery, stay positive and keep the faith - things will turn out alright and life will feel normal again soon.


12 y.o. daughter had surgery Nov 30 & Dec 5, 2007. Fused T4-L4. (I still can't believe she'll be 14 in 2 weeks)

12-23-2008, 08:57 AM
Thanks for that, Karen40. My son is 5+ weeks post-op and I feel myself going in and out of worry. It's good to know tobogganing is an option. I was concerned about that.

Mary Ellen

12-23-2008, 09:12 AM
Savannah went ice skating recently and I only had the tiniest pang of concern. And I admit the first question I asked was not, "Did you have fun?" but, "Did you fall?" :o

She did fall once but it was forward. Her sister was quick to point that out. :)

And she did have fun!

12-24-2008, 11:59 PM
Great news, Karen40.

Alexander has gone sledding a couple of times lately and I still worry too. He's 1.5 years post-op. He hasn't wanted to go skating since the surgery but he used to enjoy it. I'm trying to stop worrying about all these things but I'm not there yet.