I had spinal fusion at Stanmore two weeks ago. I don't know exactly what was done because all I have been told is that the did more so the first stage and so don't need to do the second stage.
My problem is the back brace. I can't put it on or get it off by myself. I am 65, live alone and will not have anyone there to help me with it. The carers will come in for 6 weeks, but they won't be there at 4 in the morning when I need to get up to go to the loo. Everyone here at RNOH seems to think I just need practice, but it haven't the strength in my arms or the flexibility in my shoulders to put the thing on and tighten the straps. Has anyone else solved this problem?