Re: The all official 'Good luck JayMoe' thread!
I'm glad you won't need tightening anymore Jay! They used to tighten my halo daily and I came to fear it even though it wasn't painful - it was because they used an actual spanner rather than a torque wrench and the doctor had to put one hand on my face to steady himself. URGH. The sensation of having bolts tightened wasn't pleasant!
Hope you are less sick by now, and that you aren't too bored and can get in a comfy position to read or watch the TV
[SIZE="1"]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.[/SIZE]