I finally saw the video. It was not so bad to watch because they were not really showing you the part where they make the incision and the whole surgery itself from the beginning to the end. I have seen one patient's story and surgery and post-op on iscoliosis.com and that was more emotionaly hard to watch than the surgery itself, atleast I felt that way.
I feel that it was harder for me to watch the patient's recovery and ost-op expirience than the surgery itself.
One other thing I want to say is that when they showed the powerpoint slides and how the pedicle screw is placed in to the bone and how close it gets to the spinal cord - now that was really amazing but scary at the same time. I felt that it is so close to the spinal cord and looked more riskier than it probably is.
Well, thanks Linda for letting us know about the surgery. I am glad they said that in the next ten years they are probably going to be using the BMP only and that is great because I was really excited in that too but my doctor said that it was not necesarry at the time I was considering having the surgery..
30 yrs, mom to two girls ages 9 and 7
8/9/04 - 18* thoracic and 42* lumbar
3/7/06 - 22* thoracic and 45* lumbar (38*kyphosis)
4/8/08 - 38* thoracic and 50-52* lumbar (54* kyphosis)
2007 - Scheduled surgery but cancelled due to no major health issues at the time.
2011 - Back pain, spasms, sciatica, difficulty doing any physical work/activities w/o following back pain and spasms. Revisiting surgery decision and soon to schedule a doctors appointment to determine the progression since 2008.