14 fusions 38 years ago
Hi...I was diagnosed with Scoliosis, after a severe appendicitis attack in 1973. A couple of months later, I had my S curve (46. 48 degrees) somewhat corrected by a fourteen level fusion and a long Harrington rod. About 7 years later, I had a failed fusion and more surgery, removing the old H rod and inserting two smaller ones, blah, blah, blah...etc. I have had multiple surgeries, including threenhip replacements. I am only 54. I can't turn my head fully to either side, and con only sleep on my sides.... Now, in addtion to the othen I er previous sources of chronic pain, my arms go numb when I sleep, and I can't get comfortable. I wake up with arm pain, leg pain, and neck pain. I feel like the only person in the world with all these problems! On top of all that I have Systemic Lupus. I am trying to find some resource that can advise me on special beds, and special excercise, possibly some kind of specially designed yoga.