2 years post surgery I am finally getting a life back.
My fusion length: T5 - T11
My instrumentation: 2 stainless steel rods 7 inches long, 3 hooks, and 9 pedicle screws.
I am doing, hiking, pleasure horseback riding, competing horseback riding (barrel racing, reining/cutting). Swimming (laps... latest time was 18 seconds for one long lap!) I do all kinds of stuff.. pretty much like normal.