Today I had my 3 month exam and X-rays. I got the distinct impression the doc doesn't think my bones are going to fuse. He looked at my X-rays and said I can see a little growth between your vertebrea but the sides look the same on the X-rays. I'm now scared stupid. Work didn't go well before Christmas like I hoped it would. I've gone from thinking I was doing great and felt better than I had in years to worrying about everything.
My Ortho wants me to come back in 3 months for more X-rays to check and see if I'm growing any bone. He also wants to keep an eye on the hardware in case I don't fuse. He said we would cross that bridge when and if we get to it, but a revision is the only thing to do for broken hardware.
How when I've felt so great can crude like this happen? If anyone has any experience with slow growth and no growth I'd appreciate hearing something positive about it.
On another note I'm done with PT and I can continue working as long as I don't have pain down my leg again.