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... o a colostomy bag if things would not have improved. The nurse also decided I no longer needed the Morphine drip I was receiving the night of my surgery. By the time the Doctor showed up the next morning I was in very bad shape. ... (8 replies)
... ing me is the graft pain, particularly at night when I'm laying on my pelvis. The surgeon put me on a month of Ambien and told me it wasn't unusual to have that level of pain from the graft and meds to sleep were a good thing. ... (13 replies)
... We are almost in the same boat as you are. My 16 year old daughter is having a two level fusion with decompression on June 10th. I know I'm just about as nervous as you are. ... (8 replies)

... with the surgeon. Yes he said 6 weeks recovery in the very beginning. ... (2 replies)
... I had a one level PLIF in 2008 which did not resolve my nerve pain. About four months ago I had a 3 level surgery, again an open surgery from the back. For some unknown reason, my recovery has been much faster and less painful than the first fusion. ... (52 replies)
... The interesting thing for me was the major difference in recovery from these two surgeries. ... (8 replies)
... night stay in the hospital. Three level fusions are generally not advisable. ... (10 replies)
... S1, was four years ago. I healed well, if somewhat slowly and am fused. ... (6 replies)
... With lower lumbar issues, there can be some involvement with the bladder or bowel, due to location of spinal nerves that control their function. ... (2 replies)
... I'm 3 yrs. older than you and have always been very active. I had a fusion in 2004. Four months after that fusion I was playing golf twice a week. I walked 4 miles a week. Had no problems for 5 yrs. Then my right leg started giving me all kinds of pain. ... (12 replies)
... removed to get the pressure off the spinal cord. He couldn't believe that a "specialist" had recommended to do a four or five level fusion. I did investigate the flexible artificial discs and read about the PCM cervical disc. ... (16 replies)
... Yes, I was told from day one that I needed a fusion ASAP, but due to my own fears, I chose to try all of the other treatments available first. ... (14 replies)
Hi L5S1 (Update)
May 14, 2003
... Seeing how I have two levels fused with cages, he is very worried about stability issues if we do the removal now, I would need to be further into the fusion process for him to feel confident in doing the removal. ... (87 replies)
... Christi is absolutely right. Fusion surgery is up there with open heart surgery. Think of the ricter scale of surgeries and fusees are up there! ... (134 replies)
... urgery are usually related to the hip grafting. My pelvic bone was used for grafting. If they did a hip graft, I have heard that area sometimes takes a very long time to heal. ... (12 replies)
... Mine was very painful, because I had to have it done on four levels, but some people seem to tolerate it quite well. ... (13 replies)
... Generally speaking, spine surgeons do not like having to fuse more than one or two levels, but, obviously, sometimes it is necessary. Multi level fusions are more unpredictable in their outcome and it takes longer to fuse. ... (5 replies)
... A laminectomy is effective to decrease pain and improve function for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a condition that primarily afflicts elderly patients, and is caused by degenerative changes that result in enlargement of the facet joints. ... (5 replies)
... I am one year post op on the removal of the screws and rods that held my back together during the "recovery" period following my second fusion in 3 months. immediately following the surgery, i was a new person. i came out of my brace, and it was as though i had never had the first of my six surgeries. ... (41 replies)
... I am one year post op on the removal of the screws and rods that held my back together during the "recovery" period following my second fusion in 3 months. immediately following the surgery, i was a new person. i came out of my brace, and it was as though i had never had the first of my six surgeries. ... (41 replies)


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