... s2, laminectomy L5, Fusion L5 and now a herinated disc at L4. ... (50 replies)
... I think the primary reason you have not received many responses is:
People that are doing well and one to two years out from their surgery -- don't visit this site. The same reason that people who are doing well -- don't run around saying I had back surgery. They are out busy living life to the fullest and making up for lost time.
I did not respond because I am not... (7 replies)
... laminectomy or laminectomy with fusion. We decided to go with the lessor of the two knowing that I might need further surgery for a fusion down the road. ... (10 replies)
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... CSF loculation, versus perineural cysts at the right S1 level. ... (40 replies)
... vertebra is partially lumbarized. The left S2 and left SI nerve root sleeves are partially conjoined, a normal variant. ... (3 replies)
Our stories are similar. I first had fusion s1/s2. 25 years later I had a laminectomy at L5/s1. Then a fusion L5/s1 then they removed the hardware on right side since it was laying on a nerve. Now the fusion appears to have fell apart and L4 has blown. Now they are talking about removing all hardware, adding bmp, then adding all new hardware from L4 to s1.
I... (4 replies)
... They are thinking about removing the remaining hardware. Going thru the stomach and back adding new hardware from L4 to S2 and anchoring everything down. ... (5 replies)
... Lisa, my heart goes out to you and I am sitting here torn about posting to you. I don't know what you know about my story but here is the condensed version of it.
Feb 1982 S1/S2 fusion without hardware
May 2006 L5/s1 Laminectomy
Feb 2007 L5/S1 fusion with Hardware
April 2007 L4 Herninated
Nov 2007 Hardware removed left side, Laminectomy L3 and L4, nerve... (9 replies)
... My surgery background includes:
1982 Feb Fusion w/o hardware s1/s2
2006 May Laminectomy L5
2007 Feb Fusion w/ hardware L5/S1
2007 Nov Revision Surgery L5, bmp, Removal Right Hardware, Laminectomy L4
So I am 4 months out from my recent surgery and unfortunately have been diagnosed with failed back syndrome. :( (21 replies)
... Your symptoms are so similiar to mine.
Fusion s1/s2 w/o hardware (Leg Pain) - 1982
Laminectomy L5 - (Leg Pain) - 2006
Fusion L5/S1 w/ hardware - (Leg and Back Pain) - Feb 2007
Revision L5/S1 w/ removal of right side of hardware
with Laminectomy of L5, L4, and L3 (Leg and Back Pain) - Nov 2007
To diagnose whether the Hardware was my problem, they did a mylegram and... (2 replies)
... s2, then L5 came along for the ride, then L4 herninated last year, and this past November they did a laminectomy on L3. ... (2 replies)
... S1, 2007 Hardware Removal and Laminectomy L3 and L4. My first surgery was for a defect and then I had the domino affect. ... (0 replies)
... It is probably easier for me to explain my history
1982 - s1/s2 fusion without hardware
1982 to 2004 Lived a pain free life
Sept 2004 I heard a pop when I was on the floor playing with the children - diagnosed with right leg sciatica, stenosis, degenerative disease, bone spurs on L5.
May 2006 - Laminectomy L5 - Never really got better
Feb 2007 - Spinal Fusion with... (6 replies)
... I have had other epidurals and had the temporary increase in pain but this completely different. It is hard to explain...the pain is incredible and it does not go away. I have had the pain since September. I can tell you exactly where the spot is and it becomes very crampy in my case and hurts like h*ll.
Here is my surgery info:
1982 Fusion without hardware s1/S2 for... (6 replies)
... Cindie, I wanted to respond to you. I have two beautiful adopted children from Korea. They are 10 and 12 and the love of my life. They are what keep me moving each day.
I too have had s1/s2 fused without hardware in 1982, L5/s1 Laminectomy May 2006, L5/s1 February 2007 fusion with hardware and now am facing a fusion for L4/L5 and possible hardware removal. I will now... (8 replies)
... Well, Well, Well.......today was interesting.
Quick History: s1/s2 fused 1982 without hardware, L5 Laminectomy May 2006, L5/s1 fusion February 2007, L4 diagnosis of herninated disc April 2007
My last appt. I felt my surgeon gave me the brush off.
My surgeon walks in and asked me how I was doing. I decided that this appt I was going to take a total different approach... (42 replies)
... Yes. My first surgery of s1/s2 was done in 1982 without hardware and I lived a pain free life until 2004. My second surgery was a laminectomy on L5/s1 in May 2006 and the last surgery was a fusion done on L5/S1 with hardware.
It sounds like the burning/pressure of going from standing to sitting my be a common link between Moldova, you and I. Very intersting.
Dub I am... (21 replies)
... I had a fusion in 1982 at s1/s2 and had no problems until 2004. Since 2004, I have had 2 additional surgeries: Laminectomy L5 followed by a L5/S1 fusion. I had spinal stenosis, my disc had slipped forward, and the disc blew out. All quite common after a fusion.
I would definitely follow up with a spinal surgeon/neurologist to have it checked out. Better safe then... (3 replies)
... I agree. This surgery recovery varies from person to person and there is no exact set time of recovery. I had surgery Feb 1st. and am 5 months out. It has been extremely slow healing and I am the type of person who is a go getter. I am slowly starting to feel better but there are days where I just want to scream at the top of my lungs and other days where I just want to... (7 replies)