Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's been a year!

It's hard to believe it's almost been a year since my surgeries to correct my scoliosis!  December 29th and 30th 2011 I had a spinal fusion (T11-L2) done at St. Mary's Hospital to correct my severe scoliosis!  Scoliosis is not uncommon but I did find out that only 10% of scoliosis cases end up needing surgery.  A year ago the degrees of my curves were in the 40s and 50s and causing my severe pain on almost a daily basis.  A year later I have almost no pain and I'm still able to do everything I'd like to.  Overall, I'm extremely happy with the results of my surgery.  The pain was well worth the result, and I'm happy to say that my degrees are now in the 20s!!  Did I mention I gained two inches from the surgery?  

December 2012 X-Rays 

Both my pediatric orthopedic surgeon and adult orthopedic surgeon are happy with the results and how my S curve has balanced out.  My shoulders are almost even and my rib hump is much less visible!  Couldn't be happier! Until next time!  Blessings to all and Happy Holidays!     

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