Re: Things you CAN do with a fused spine
That looks like wicked fun Cheski!
I actually think I might be OK flipping a kayak over, despite being fused to L4. I'm hypermobile and still have a lot of movement in my remaining lumbar spine and hips. I'll definitely ask my friends to take me out sometime, I'm confident they won't let me drown
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.