Re: Upcoming Scoliosis Surgery (Jan. 26th)
I had one cannula put in while I was awake, I think, and a few more once I was asleep. It varies, though - you'll have to ask the anaesthetist when you get there!
I lost about 7lbs (I'm 5'8 and was 150lbs pre-surgery) - I didn't eat very much for the first couple of weeks, and did the minimum activity I thought I could get away with!
Maybe you should eat extra cake/chocolate over the next few days to prepare for any potential weight loss? I'd love to have a reason to eat more!
Midlands Youth Rep for SAUK
Anterior surgery in 2010 (age 16) for a 69 degree thoracolumbar curve at QMC - fused T10-L3.