View Full Version : Happy Birthday to my back!

01-21-2016, 01:10 PM
It has been exactly one year since I was fused T3-sacrum. What a year! The first 6 months were really tough. I have come so far. Had to re-learn how to stand, walk, sit, shower, etc and now I am (mostly) able to keep up with my 2 kids (9 and 4). I still have pain, my shoulder blades continue to be a problem, but my back pain is less and my stamina is exponentially better. Can I say it was worth it? Yes and no. I still feel like I am in recovery mode. I really try to keep reminding myself that I couldn't even stand for 10 minutes before the surgery. I can even lift my 4 year old onto my lap and rock him to sleep now. I didn't know if I'd ever be able to do that again. For anyone thinking about doing this, it's scary and a long road. But the other side is much better!!

01-21-2016, 05:05 PM
I celebrate my spine's birthday each year. The moving and endurance continue to get better. Congrats on your first year.

01-22-2016, 12:44 AM
Congratulations and continue healing over the next year!

01-22-2016, 10:45 PM
Congrats Karine!

01-23-2016, 09:49 PM
It will continue to get even better

01-24-2016, 08:03 AM
Awesome! So happy for you!
I've heard healing continues through the 2nd year. I'm 15 months out & looking forward to even more improvement this year - sometimes I wonder how that could be when my back is SO much better than I anticipated.
Treasure those rocking chair moments - kids grow up way too fast!

01-24-2016, 10:12 PM
Congratulations! i know it feels good to have that first anniversary and to be doing well. Several aches that I had at a year ( tailbone, shoulder blades, ribs) decreased during year two to the point of being nonexistent.

01-26-2016, 09:22 PM
congrads on on your backs birthday