After 2 operations a year apart to put pins in fractured femurs definitely a legacy of AA, I now have a vertebral fracture. The 1st was fantastic and I recovered quickly and successfully. The 2nd op was traumatic followed by dehydration , coffee ground vomiting (don't ask it is horrible) and a very painful lower back . So much so I am now reduced to using a wheel chair which I hate. My independence has gone. I see another orthopaedic surgeon in June and also a spinal specialist. But moral is very low. Why did the 2nd op have this effect? The only good news is that I can now weight bear on both legs but that is no consolation for the back pain.