Liz Parrish

First post: Mar 25, 2021 Latest post: 5 hours ago

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So what crazy stuff is going on with Liz now? I have traveled the path from "never ever will I have back surgery" to "Let's get this over with!" My spinal curve has significantly collapsed in the last few years so it is time for an intervention. Specifically: The procedure is a two stage procedure on two separate days. Stage 1) L4-S1 anterior lumbar interbody fusion; and Stage 2) T10 to pelvis posterior fusion (possible up to T5) with L2 pedicle subtraction osteotomy. Translation: Major big-ass complicated back surgery!



Stage 1 is scheduled for April 13, Stage 2 is the next day on April 14. Surgeries will be done at OHSU up in Portland, and I will be recovering up there for a few weeks before being discharged home for continued rehab. The totality of this journey will likely be 24 months, and a lifetime of improved health and quality of life. Bring it on!
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