My name is Kristie-Lynn, I am an 18 year old attending college. I had spodylolythesis but had surgery to correct it April 8, 2008, the doctors dont know how I got spondylolythesis I was never in an accident but I was and still am a very active person. I did hop hop, ballet, softball, swimming, volleyball,hula dance, track (hurtles)and cheerleading and was in 7 organizations in highschool. They told me that they have never delt with such a young active person like me so they told me I had to stop all those activites but that was extremely heart breaking to me a 15 year old. And like a teenager I didnt listen I kept doing cheer, but I realized a problem when I went back to cheering. I had lost 15 pounds so I was now 89 pounds and had lost all my muscles and flexibility so i worked even harder to get back to the cheerleader I use to be so when i realized that I still couldnt bend over and touch my toes, I couldnt do the splits or a heel stretch it was aggrivating thats basic cheer. So I asked my doctors to remove some of the screws that were drilled into my hips. They did I had surgery May 8, 2009. I am currently back cheering again and now in college cheering and have no major problems. Some nerve damage and aches here and there those are understandable. Now that I am in college I have to write about my biggest obsticle in life and I decided to write about my surgery, as I am doing the reasearch I noticed that a lot of people that had spondylolythesis have a ton of problems now that they are older, so my question is, was taking the screws out a mistake? what do I have to look foward to in the future? Should I continue to cheer? What do you think?