Hi Gilly, hope you are well? I want to ask you about your rods breaking at L3 as you mentioned in someone else's questions on here. I am not saying I think that my rods are broken as I didn't think they could, but I'm at week 12 post op and I still can't stand up straight. I am bent at the waist and leaning over completely - like a right angle. When I am lying down everything is horizontal. I can sit upright with a lot of effort. I just can't stand up straight and I walk with bent knees whilst leaning drastically to the left.
I though it was just that I had week tummy muscles, and the physio says my hip flexor muscles are too short to allow me to stand up, my GP keeps going on about "early days", and my friends think my big boobs are too heavy for me to hold the weight ;-)
I was just looking at all options, surely by 3 months post op I should be at least a little bit better than at week 1?
I am shorter now than I was before the surgery which was supposed to give me an extra 6cm in height. I am disappointed I'm not taller (being only 5 foot) but I can live with that.
Please can you tell me your story? Is there a section on here where we can post our individual stories, as sometimes when reading posts I'm not sure of people's back (LOL) stories and whether they have had surgery or not, and what surgery they have had. Anyway, I'm glad they finally discovered the broken rods and you got them fixed x