Right, so having now seen an X-ray taken of my spine today whilst sat in my wheelchair ( all previous ones were with me on my back ) it does explain a lot.
There’s a 36 degree curve in my spine.
Yes, THIRTY SIX degrees. That’s almost bloody diagonal.
It means that I’m ( laterally ) like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Being straightened will mean that everything I do will be easier. They would put screws and rods along the whole length of my spine ( in itself not good ) but the result will be symmetry at last.
Personally I can’t bloody wait to get it done, but for various reasons it may not be til August.
There are risks of course, but I couldn’t give a flying F about those, to be honest.
I’ll be a long time in surgery, then a spell in Intensive Care, then in hospital for 10 days, then 3-6 months in a brace without vigorous exercise ( in case the whole lot falls apart )
Oh, and he warned me that I’ll feel very rough for a while.