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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)
... 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)
... 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)

... S1, was four years ago. I healed well, if somewhat slowly and am fused. ... (6 replies)
... with the surgeon. Yes he said 6 weeks recovery in the very beginning. ... (2 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)
... The interesting thing for me was the major difference in recovery from these two surgeries. ... (8 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... night stay in the hospital. Three level fusions are generally not advisable. ... (10 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)
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Oct 15, 2007
... My problems did not start off as troubling and disabling as they have become. At first I would have three good weeks and one bad week. For about four months now I have all bad days. ... (3 replies)
Dec 3, 2005
... I had a four level fusion in May. I was in a great deal of pain all summer. Some days now are even bad. I can tell you from experience NOT to clean the house. ... (6 replies)
... I'm a veteran of 8 spine surgeries, four fusions, with the last being 10 levels only 4 months ago. ... (20 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)
... he brain, as well as tumors or inflammation of the spine. Neurosurgeons use an MRI scan not only in defining brain anatomy but in evaluating the integrity of the spinal cord after trauma. It is also used when considering problems associated with the vertebrae or intervertebral discs of the spine. ... (10 replies)
... Have you ever checked out the spinal cord disorders board on this web site ? ... (7 replies)
... Doc didn't want to fuse four levels, unless it is really necessary. ... (1 replies)
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Jul 7, 2003
... An epidural blood patch is the injection of blood that was drawn from your arm, into your back, into the epidural space outside of the spinal canal. ... (3 replies)

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