Re: Kyphosis surgery for cosmetic reasons
Hello and Welcome, I am the resident fossil here being 57 years old. I so get what you are saying. I'll take all the pain if I could get mine to look even semi- human again. It's not going to happen for me AND my heart and lungs are now compromised to the point that I am on full time oxygen and sleep with a bipap machine on. I am not able to walk any distance at all without resting along the way and I am looking for a new mobility device to make walks a tad easier. I still think I would take all this stuff happily if I could look normal. I will encourage you to do your research and ask a lot of questions and insist on the best care. Then by all means get your surgery scheduled and do it while you are young! We are all here to support you no matter what you decide to do. I wish you luck and I hope you will keep us posted. I am always available to PM or email if you like.
I am 61 years old and the resident SSO fossil. I live in Oklahoma,USA with my husband Allen. We have one daughter Jae and she has three kids.Our grandkids are: Aidan is8. He's the one pictured in my current avatar. Jenna Jean is 7 and Ryan Allen is just 4 It's full time chaos here! I was diagnosed in 1965 at 14 years with Kyphoscoliosis and 2 curves measuring 68 and 63 degrees. My last measurements were in 2004 at 155, 88 and 55+ degrees. I have never had surgery or bracing so I now am on full time oxygen and use a Non Invasive Ventilator at night. at night.