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Lumbar Fusions Input Needed
Bad Boy,
Thanks for your input. I do understand what you are saying. my very first back surgery I was told 14 years prior that I would eventually need the back surgery and that I would know it. Well, that was very true as I did continue on in my life and it was 14 years later I was begging for someone to get me out of the pain I was in. I did have the surgery and it gave me my life back. I re-injured it at work when I fell in 1999 and have had 3 more back surgeries since my first in in 1991. It has been downhill since. Thanks again and I can and will relate to what you advised. God bless and love ya.

Cajun Hugssssssssss,
Lumbar Laminectomy L5 - S1, Lumbar Disectomy L 4 -5, Cervical Microdisectomy C-4 -5, Cervical Anterior Fusion C 4 -5, Cervical Anterior Fusion C 5 - 6, Lumbar Disectomy, Laminectomy and Foraminotmy L 3 - 4, Cryo Surgery Lumbar. --Ongoing Problems.. Permanently Totally Disabled.
In responce if any one out their has had this surgery Yes I have! I had it in June of 2007. I want to say "Good Luck" I hope all goes well! The surgery was my second and more difficult than my first. I was in the hospital for four days. After surgery I went home to recover. For me it was'nt so easy. I could not bend for three months, and walking was difficult. My Dr. said" Walking was the best form of therapy. So I had to grind my teeth and deal with it! Thank God for true friends. You will need and good support system and help. I hope you are blessed with family and friends. Pain on the other hand was dealt with meds! Nerve Pain is still present and my back is still a issue. I tried all conservative treatment before opting for surgery. I suffered with the pain and could not walk or bare it, surgery was my last option. We are all different so hang in there and keep the faith!
Bad Boy Bad Boy Wrote:I have just only one thing to add.

Is you must measure out your quality of life. Then at that point, you and only you can say is surgery the answer.

I had done that with my knee replacement issue. It took 15 years before I finally begged a Ortho surgeon to do it. And I do mean I begged.

I had L4-S1 fused in 1998 was without pain or problem till reinjured at work in 2007 now am looking at more surgery do to L3 herniation and possble L4-L5 problems from accident. I would do my surgery all over again because I know that it helped my healing after first surgery seemed to be fast but I am one that does not like to sit home need to be on the go. I believed that is what helped the first time. So I hope you make a good decision it is yours and one you cut even when I had my first operation my Doc said nothing is ever garenteed. Good luck,hope all goes well.

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