My son Jason went for his 10 week check-up yesterday and it was all good news! L5-S1 is fusing nicely. His surgeon’s PA is also a spiney! She has had her neck fused!
He has been complaining that he has a sore spot on his incision and had been covering it with a gauze bandage. When the PA looked at it she knew right away what was causing it. It was the 2 plastic plates that fit into his back brace! She took them out for him and he said the relief was immediate.
He also complained to her that he was having pain in the thoracic area and some bad headaches. According to the PA, the pain he is experiencing in the thoracic area is caused by his neck problems. We’ve known for some time that he has some issues with his neck but hopefully he can hold off on the surgery for that.
She has given him a script for PT (Physio) and also for weekly massages so he is a happy camper! Also because his back is fusing so nicely they aren’t going to do the posterior surgery so that was more good news.
He sounded so happy and very relieved to know he was fusing. And he is looking forward to the massages! He was actually laughing yesterday, first time I've heard him really belly laugh in years!