Well, my daughter is having revision surgery on Tuesday. I have to admit I an very nervous and want this to help her with her pain so much! She was fused by anterior surgery only from T-10 to L-2 on August 21,2006. Although the surgical pain went away, she was left with more pain immediately after the surgery and appeared "straight" the first few days after surgery and within a few weeks her hip was already out of alignment, unlevel and sticking out on one side. She was 16 at the time and the pain has affected her life for the worse in so many ways. She has been unable to sit, stand or walk for more than a few minutes at a time.
Tuesday she is having a posterior surgery done and they are going down one more level to L-3 as her doctor believes she wouldn't have had these problems if she was just fused one more level. He will also be fixing her trunk rotation that came back right after her first surgery.
The last surgery was so horrific, the way she ended up with the pain she has had for the past 7 years that she never in a million years thought she would be facing this again. She is having major anxiety attacks about having this surgery, but she has tried everything else to stop the pain and this is the only thing left. Need some encouragement and to hear that there are people that have had pain relief after surgery!