Pre-op visits at the hospital

Today we had three appointments at the hospital to get ready for the surgery in just over two weeks. We met with the anesthesia department, had some x-rays taken, and then met with the surgeon. Here are some highlights:

  • The surgery will last about 5 hours
  • The rods will not go all the way down to her lumbar so she will have better mobility
  • The procedure is expected to correct about 60-70% of the curvature
  • She will be in the hospital for about 4-5 days
  • No additional surgeries are expected, unless something happens like an infection
  • She will most likely not require a back brace. The doctor has only had one patient in 7 years need one
  • The doctor said she can try playing soccer again after about 3 months

All in all I am pretty optimistic about her recovery. I'm hoping she is too.

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