View Full Version : Post op update

05-28-2009, 01:08 PM
My son had his fusion May 20th -everything went really well. He was discharged 5 days later and is doing great at home. He walks up our stairs very well ( with close supervision, of course) He has minor pain and is relieved with pain meds. He is doing much better than I could have imagined before the surgery. He and I are pleased with the results and he is now about 2 inches taller than before the surgery. ( His curve was 55 degree thoracic) We have a long way to go yet, but are very optomistic. If anyone is as nervous as I was before the surgery, please be encouraged by this thread.

05-28-2009, 03:09 PM
glad to hear things went well. It's such a relief to have it done and get back on track. As I'm sure many others on here agree that the anxiety and anticipation before the surgery is the worst!
Be well,

05-28-2009, 03:49 PM
Congratulations on what sounds like a very successful surgery. I hope your son continues to have a great recovery and that your "regular" life gets back on track quickly.

I know what a relief it is to have the surgery be over with finally.

05-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Great to hear your son is doing well. Onward and upward!

05-28-2009, 07:23 PM
Great to hear! I know I was as nervous as you were before surgery!

It definitely is nice to be on the other side of it. Things will continue to improve. You will be amazed how quickly it gets to the point that you wouldn't even know they had major surgery.

05-29-2009, 09:33 AM
Sounds like he's making a textbook recovery. Congratulations! I think you'll be amazed at how quickly he recovers. And thanks for posting. It always helps those who are waiting to hear good news about someone else who's been through it.

Mary Ellen

06-01-2009, 08:30 PM
I am glad to hear that your son is doing so well. I am sick with worry over my daughter's surgery coming up in a little over a month. Wow, 2 inches taller! My DD is 5' 8" already so I think she may be hoping she doesn't get too much taller;) I hope he continues to recover quickly:)

06-08-2009, 04:46 AM
My experience was very similar with my son. He gained 1 1/2 inches immediately after surgery and in the 8 months since he has gotten taller, and straighter. His recovery was amazing - he was out of hospital in a week, went bushwalking with one of his friends after 2 weeks and was off all pain meds within 3 weeks. Aside from the first few days in hospital he has had a dream run. Anyone who is reading this pre-op, you are in the toughest phase right now. As soon as the operation is over you are moving forward and before you know it, it's a distant memory and you can get on with your life without spending half of it staring at your child's back.

06-12-2009, 11:59 PM
congrats and hope your son has a speedy recovery.:)