Re: Chest tightness after surgery
Good news about your reduction of painkillers, it sounds like you're doing really well. I had scoliosis surgery rather than kyphosis but I could report the same feeling of chest tightness. All these shooting pains, and odd feelings were quite irritating while everything else had settled down.
All I can attribute it to, is the effects of such a huge surgery and a somewhat 'reconstruction' of your back. Hopefully they won't last for too long. My lung wasn't deflated, but that sounds about right too. Perhaps it's just a combination of everything?
Amber, 22 years old. Double major curve of approx 53° (thoracic) and 53° (lumbar).
Anterior fusion: 13th December '11 from L1-L4.
Posterior fusion: 20th December '11 from T2-L4 at the Clementine Churchill under Mr Harrison.