Posted by Steve
on November 15, 2000 at 18:14:07:
In Reply to: Hi Steve posted by Jill D on November 15, 2000 at 11:49:26:
: Hi Steve - I do understand why you're afraid of that complication - from what I've read, there is really a VERY small chance of that happening. Have you discussed it with your surgeon? That would be the first thing I would do. I don't think the chances of it happening are any greater than the chances that the doctor would hit any other MAJOR nerve and cause even greater damage. I guess you just have to weigh the risks and benefits. I knew going into my surgery that there was a very small chance that I could have any number of complications - like cauda equina syndrome (loss of bladder and bowel control!), nerve damage causing leg weakness or "drop foot", blood clots in the main blood vessels going to the leg, even reactions to the anesthesia and death! However, I trusted the surgeon because of his reputation for excellence, and, more than that, I trusted God to take care of me through it all. Wish I could help more, or even better, just make it all go away, but I can't, so I just have to wish you the best, and pray for God to give you wisdom.
: God bless your day!
I had a meeting today with my surgeon and we deciced to go through the back again ans see if we can't fix things that way. I thank again for all your help.