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Old 30-01-2016, 05:36 PM
Marsha Marsha is offline
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Default Re: Surgery decision

Hi Chloe,
I just saw your post and thought I'd reply. I don't check in very often these days but used to read and post a fair bit whilst I was getting my head around surgery
I had my T12-L3 anterior fusion over 2 years ago at the age of 35. My scar is long and visible, but I like it as it reminds me of being a survivor. My surgeon was amazing, surgery done in Sydney. It took me about 4 months to almost recover, and about 9 months to recover fully. I was able to run in a 9km fun run at around 10 months post-op.
Please feel free to send me a msg if you have any questions but do agree with Jules, if you have made a decision to go ahead with surgery, do not put it off. The wait is the worst and the hardest part of the whole ordeal. Recovery was much easier for me psychologically.
Good luck and hope it all goes well.
Marsha
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