I am from Malaysia. Look this me yesterday at office.
I wore a shop closing down sales Japanese vintage fashion dress that I bought recently for just RM5. Do you think I look good on it? I could not wear such dress before.
I am 2+yrs scoliosis (curvature of the spine) surgery post ops. Before the surgery my spine curve is having the cobb degree of 64. My body was tilted to the right, my left torso get shorter and shorter. Not to mentioned back soreness, I also have mild short breath and my intestine trap with wind. My sleeping got deprive as my hands will turned blue and numb when I sleep on my left side.
In my 1st consultation surgery was indicated by my spine doctor. Yes I am also like many of you, I was scared and worry. Nevertheless I did not decline the scoliosis spinal fusion posterior surgery but instead I want the surgery to be done ASAP.
Looking back in fact I have no regret cause after the surgery I am more healthy, more joyful. There is hope and sunshine as I know that I no longer stepping nearer and nearer to the day where I would be disable.
My sincere advice to those who have severe curve and when surgery procedures is being indicated do not decline. Instead source for your best trusted, well experience spine surgeon. It is also important to have your scoliosis surgery done in a well equip hospital with certain tier of ISO certified Operating theater. It is very important also to find out the shortest operative hours for your case, fusion need to fuse to where. What brand and quality of implant will be install before you jump in for operation.
Correction can be achieve using today scoliosis surgery technology. From my experience scoliosis surgery is a life saving procedure. It is not all about pure cosmetic (I want to reduce my rib hump) but with today scoliosis surgery cosmetic tag along with it.
A well experience spine surgeon will fixed not only your curve but also your body balance of shoulder, neck, pelvic and median lines.
You need to aim for no error/ revision surgery, therefore takes good consideration of who is going to be your spine doctors.
Chor Mun Wong