Re: post-op fears - advice please
I was 48 when I had surgery and I came out with a big lean to the left. I was horrified at first but I soon started to LOVE my daily walking which helped my levels of happy return (somewhat) and after about six months I could see my lean was lessening. Now, after almost three years, I am perfectly straight, if I hold myself correctly and not be a lazy slouch .
Your new body has to settle in. It is so very weird and super difficult, but bit by bit you will realise you are getting better.
Walking is the best, best recovery aid.
All the best and keep in touch with everyone here xxx
Lives in Hobart, Australia. Born 1962, developed Idiopathic Scoliosis at around 12 years of age. No bracing, just watch and wait. By 2010 thoracic curve had increased to about 50deg, lumbar to mid 30's. I have had two surgeries: Posterior fusion T4-L1 June 2011 and thoracoplasty (five ribs) July 2012. Still recovering but feeling good! Scoliosis is familial as my younger sister has scoliosis too and had surgery around 1980 with the Harrington technique.