Adult Scoliosis and Kyphosis Surgeries. I just had three surgeries for scoliosis and Kyphosis. My scoliosis was found when I was about 20 but was not severe enough for surgery. I have been going to an orthopedic surgeon for years. Last year my degrees had changed quite a bit. My scoliosis was 45 but Kyphosis was 90+. I was very nervous about having the surgeries as an adult but it was affecting my breathing and felt that I did not have a choice. I am about three months post-op and still having so much pain. I was told that it would take me a year to recover but the pain is still bad enough that I am not driving and on quite a bit of pain medicine. They deflated one of my lungs and removed two ribs to do the thoracic part of the surgery. It is still very painful and some swelling. The left lung landed me back into the hospital after being in rehab for a month. I had over 2 liters of fluid on it. They removed 1 liter and told me that the other would absorb into the tissues. X-rays still show that I have some fluid around the lung so I am assuming that is why the pain is still there. The worse pain is when I lay down. I have a hospital bed and yet to fins a position that it does not feel like my chest is being squeezed to death. Very uncomfortable. Last week my internist put me on 21 predisone pills and it did help some but has gone back to the same horrible pain. I go back to the surgeon in about 4 weeks for my 12 weeks follow up. Any information that you could offer to me would be so appreciative. Thanks so much!
IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS HAD THESE SURGERIES AND OVER 40, PLEASE RESPOND AS I AM VERY CONCERNED!