Had my 5 yearly check up with Mr F yesterday, he has recommended further surgery for my junctional kyphosis, he was telling me had attended a meeting of surgeons recently where they spent 2 days discussing complications in adult scoliosis/kyphosis patients. Although they did not come to any conclusions is great that these eminent surgeons are discussing adult surgery and spending such a long time at it.
They also spent some of the time discussing the problems of junctional issues which is also fantastic to hear as it shows they are talking about problems ocurring in adults post surgery
My family are 100 percent behind this decision
It could be a half hour op or it could be a 4 hour op, he won't know till he goes in but what he has said he will do is he will remove the offending hardware, screws and hooks at the top of the fusion anything after that is in the lap of kyphosis gods
Don't really know how i feel about this, I wanted further surgery a couple of years ago due to the pain issues but now its part of me and I am loathe to loose something that is part of me
Does that make any sense?
Anyway all I need to do is phone his sec and book myself in, his waiting lists for surgery for surgery is confusing and he couldn't even give me a ball park figure but I am working on around a three month wait
thanks for reading, take care