[QUOTE=rlcowboy]I just came home from my second back surgery in 7 months, I had a spinal fusion (L5 to S1) 7 months ago, and this time I was cut open from the front in order to get to my spine in order to remove a very degenerated disc and my doctor put in a artificial one. Now I have to have surgery number 3 in three weeks so they can go back in from my back in order to extend my scews and rods so to hold the new disc in place. Since I have been taking pain meds since first surgery I have built up a tolerance so when I had this surgery it was so painful I cant even describe, I have about 40 metal staples in my stomach right now, so besides the awful back pain, I have lots of pain from being cut from the front side! I geuss because I have been taking pain meds every day I did not respond too well when I was in recovery, so I can tell yall Im not looking forward to this next surgery on the 22nd.[/QUOTE]
I have to say I agree with Lisa.Givin all you have already been through in such short time and your doctor dose'nt change something. My goodness with that much pain he could have at least done it all at once so you could (hopefully
) recover and get it over with.But no get you down, keep you down. huh? Well I sure do hope it all gose well for buddy and you let that doc know he might be cutting up your spine but your heart and hope are STRICKLY OFF LIMITS!!!