It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ge
Posts: 285
Valley HB User
Question Surgery Scheduled

I have my surgery scheduled for Feb. 28, I told the nurse that I wanted to wait until after my birthday on the 14th, so the 28th was the next available date. The doctor is going to fuse two disc , L3 and L4 and put a rod and screws and a metal cage. Anybody had this done? Any advice. He said that it would be a 4 to 5 hour surgery and about 4 days in the hospital. Any problem going thru airport security?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-24-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 2,943
mel1977 HB User
Re: Surgery Scheduled

I want to wish you the best with your upcoming surgery. I am recovering from a two level fusion and am one month post op and doing well (more like five or six weeks). Are you planning on traveling soon? Be sure to talk to your dr about that-even at one month an airplane trip wouldn't be the best or best feeling thing in the world. I was told they use titanium now in us and that shouldn't tip off the metal detectors. If you end up with a bone growth stimulator, you get a special card for travel.
So, this is fast approaching! I am sure you will do great.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-24-2005, 03:15 PM   #3
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 90
stidw HB User
Re: Surgery Scheduled

hi,
i just had a one level fusion on thursday jan 20th , on L5-S1, No problems,I was in the hospital for three days. they took the disk out and replaced it with a spacer to restore disk height , and two titanium cages and sponges , with a materal called (infuse ) BMP, only have 2 screws and 1 rod. I was up and walking that night of surgery, So just do waht they say and you will be better in the end. Good luck.

 
Old 01-24-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ge
Posts: 285
Valley HB User
Smile Re: Surgery Scheduled

Thanks for responding, I think I will do good, and I plan on doing as I am told, I am so tired of this pain and not being able to do anything, shopping is impossible, even sitting in church is painful. Don't plan on traveling anytime soon, was just wondering if the screws and cage would cause the alarms to go off when I do travel.

 
Old 01-24-2005, 04:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ge
Posts: 285
Valley HB User
Smile Re: Surgery Scheduled

Thanks for responding, I think I will do good, and I plan on doing as I am told, I am so tired of this pain and not being able to do anything, shopping is impossible, even sitting in church is painful. Don't plan on traveling anytime soon, was just wondering if the screws and cage would cause the alarms to go off when I do travel.

 
Old 01-24-2005, 05:22 PM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ft. Worth
Posts: 521
myspine HB User
Re: Surgery Scheduled

The alarms should not go off
I have no set off any and my friend had the 360 in the Nov and just went all over Europe and never set off one. You will do great. Good luck
Ask any questions. We are all here for you.
shelley

 
Old 01-24-2005, 06:07 PM   #7
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 593
Jessie1 HB User
Re: Surgery Scheduled

Best of luck with your surgery! I had a 2 level fusioon on Jan. 5, and so far it's the best thing I ever did. If you have any questions, I'll be glad to answer whatever I can for you!

Jessie

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Surgery May 14th JT76 Foot & Ankle Problems 73 06-11-2010 05:30 PM
Postpone low back surgery??? Wymom94 Spinal Cord Disorders 9 05-07-2008 01:32 PM
stone in duct/gland-ENT wants to do surgery-HELP NY3email Ear, Nose & Throat 0 10-25-2007 02:38 PM
My Journey to Cervical Spine Surgery kerry edwards Spinal Cord Disorders 8 07-25-2007 11:42 AM
Scheduled for Surgery on Jan 8th.....have questions? wise_cookie Back Problems 14 02-06-2007 06:42 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:17 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!