| | Having a tough time
Hi everyone, it has been awhile since I last posted. I had fusion surgey Aug 3rd with L4-S1 being fused with screws and rods, I had 100% slippage at L5. I saw the doctor last week, and he said since there was so little there to fuse with that everthing has now slipped back to where it was before and will as the L5 now having movment again, like it did before the sugery. He is not real sure where to go from here. He will be attending some spine socity (sp?) meeting at the end of this month hoping to get some feed back from other doctors, he said that there will be spine surgens there from all around the world there. He also told me he has never seen a back injury (slippage)? as bad as mine, that sorta made my day. I am having uncontrold pain at this time. Pain meds are 100mcg Duragesic patch, Lorcet, Flexerl and Elavil for nerve pain. 1 leg or both can have awful pain, pin and needles feeling, along with right foot now starting to drop. Some times I can't even make it the stairs to my house, all 4 of them with out help. The low back pain has come back with a vengance. The doctor is planning more surgery when he gets back from meeting, some time in early November. Yup I am getting depressed and I will be making a apt with a theripist(sp?) to help me work through all this. Oh ya, he says I am now disabled, with now chance of returning to work. Thanks for giving me a ear to bend.