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Hello hdthewise, I had a laminectomy L2-S1 with fusion, screws and hardware. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis with radiating leg pain. My surgery was in October 2010. I was having a real hard time before the surgery and struggled to keep active and working. After weighing my odds I went for the surgery to try to get relief to continue to do so. After 7 months, physical therapy, I am still needing pain meds and I have unresolved lower back and leg pain. I had a small improvement on my right side but increased pain on my left side. My neuro surgeon ordered MRI, CT scan, X ray etc. surgery healed no indications of problems on tests but I still have major issues with pain. To be honest it seems I traded a pain for another pain. Before surgery i had no pain in my hip and buttock regions which now have developed and make it difficult to lay on my side or sit without changing positions frequently. i used to ride but after I was scraped up the pavement in 1995 I gave it up. Here in Florida very dangerous with all the traffic. I had a Vulcan 800 and I loved it but now I have a hard time being a passenger in most cars due to comfort and pain issues. I have been told I should be back to work and functioning normally but after this last procedure I am no better and in fact worse. I know a goldenwing is a nice cruiser almost like a Cadillac so my simple advice is , if you are having trouble riding now, consider it may improve, stay the same, or turn for the worse. In my case I would not consider that mode of transportation again due to ongoing pain issues after my surgery. It is like driving a car with bad shocks if you get what I mean. Anyways be sure to get others advice, I just wanted to give my 2 cents worth.


Respectfully,

Chef dude
[QUOTE=chef dude;4764537]Hello hdthewise, I had a laminectomy L2-C1 with fusion, screws and hardware. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis with radiating leg pain. My surgery was in October 2011. I was having a real hard time before the surgery and struggled to keep active and working. After weighing my odds I went for the surgery to try to get relief to continue to do so. After 7 months, physical therapy, I am still needing pain meds and I have unresolved lower back and leg pain. I had a small improvement on my right side but increased pain on my left side. My neuro surgeon ordered MRI, CT scan, X ray etc. surgery healed no indications of problems on tests but I still have major issues with pain. To be honest it seems I traded a pain for another pain. Before surgery i had no pain in my hip and buttock regions which now have developed and make it difficult to lay on my side or sit without changing positions frequently. i used to ride but after I was scraped up the pavement in 1995 I gave it up. Here in Florida very dangerous with all the traffic. I had a Vulcan 800 and I loved it but now I have a hard time being a passenger in most cars due to comfort and pain issues. I have been told I should be back to work and functioning normally but after this last procedure I am no better and in fact worse. I know a goldenwing is a nice cruiser almost like a Cadillac so my simple advice is , if you are having trouble riding now, consider it may improve, stay the same, or turn for the worse. In my case I would not consider that mode of transportation again due to ongoing pain issues after my surgery. It is like driving a car with bad shocks if you get what I mean. Anyways be sure to get others advice, I just wanted to give my 2 cents worth.


Respectfully,

Chef dude[/QUOTE]

Dude that is massive surgery. C1 to L2 is the largest fusion I have ever read about. Can I ask you what happened that you needed all those levels fused.





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