I had a fusion last spring. Things have progressively become worse for me since then.
At an appointment with my new neurosurgeon I found out my fusion never fused at the L4-5 so that is being redone and then the fusion is being extended down. I am also having an osteotomy because of my scoliosis.
Anyone that has had more than one fusion, how did your recovery differ the second time around? I was told this will be more painful than the first one but I'd love to hear from others that have had to do this. Did you need extra help or were things pretty similar?
I am tapering down on my pain meds so we can have better pain management after. I've also pushed through the pain and got myself back into shape. I think having a strong core will help too, or I am at least hoping it will. I just want to do everything I can over these next 8 weeks or so to get ready and be as prepared as I can.