I've been letting pain be my guide since day 1 since I was not given any advice at all. I found my information on this forum. But I haven't had any pain since before 3 months and admit I've probably overdone the bending. I never had a grabber. But now that my knees are starting to show signs of wear, I'm thinking of investing in a grabber. Going to have a look at them today.
My x-rays at 6 months showed new bone in the pelvic area but not anywhere else. My surgeon assured me that new bone in the thoracic area does not show on x-rays, which makes me wonder when I read about patients as early as 6 weeks showing bone growth on an x-ray. So, I'm confuddled! Any advice/info welcome!
Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
Osteotomies and Laminectomies
Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free