I know the tightness. To me, it feels like I "have a board stapled to my butt". I wanted to be more eloquent when I described the tightness that I feel to my pain management MD, but that was my best description. I figure that I am on the 2 year recovery plan, so I am trying to just go with it and be patient.
Susan......as seen in one of my favorite cartoons of a buzzard on a branch who says, "patience my ass, I want to go out and kill something"
Dxed 8/2011: Degenerative Adult-Onset Scoliosis age 65
XRAY 1/2012: 25* T levoscoliosis/ 36* L dexroscoliosis w/ 4.1 cm coronal & 3.5 cm sagittal balance
XRAY: 12/2012: Scoliosis curve same, Coronal Balance increased to 11.2 cm. T kyphosis 90 degrees
Severe disc degeneration thoracic & lumbar, stenosis esp L4
Surgery: T3 to S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 in 2 surgeries,
19 & 22 March 2013, Dr. Serena Hu @ UCSF
Postop incisional hernia @ ALIF incision, repaired 3/2014