I haven't had the ideal post-op course, since I had a couple hospital admissions for a hemothorax in the month after my original surgery (chest tubes HURT!) and then muddled through the non-union experience. . .but, I can honestly say, not once, not for one little nanosecond, did I ever question having had this surgery.
Even if I end up in the OR again, I still believe that I made the absolutely right decision.
Fused T-3 to L-3, Aug 25
Hardware removal surgery, Nov 2, 2010
Fused T-10 to L-2, osteotomy, Feb 22, 2011