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Old 03-11-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
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"Casey5" Hardware ? for you


I am in VERY similar shape to where you were (7mo ago) - I DO hope things are STILL going well w/you

I saw your post where "everything appeared like a fusion had occurred."

My Neurosurgeon cannot definitively say that I have a non-union (fused L4/5, S1) but insists that I do, I also have severe instability & slippage of level above.

I THINK my fusion has failed - I also think (by appearance on film) that my top also did not attach/fuse @ L4/5.

He is awaiting new MRI to see if facets are also involved.

I am strongly considering the hardware block for I THINK I have loosening as well for I CAN FEEL IT wiggle and the pain is now at OMG levels.

My ?,

IF he is planning to do surgery anyway to stabilize things, should I bother with getting the hardware block? He says I can wait no longer than 30 (more) days to commit to the revision or I risk things becoming much more complicated.

I am so confused and sure that I am NOT fused

Bionic Witch

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