PLEASE TELL ME YOU DIDN'T DO IT!!
I'm a female in my forties that received a Charite' implant a few years ago. I have suffered through 5 hospital stays and numerous ER visits over the past three years. I have spent a total of 48 days in the hospital; some of these in the ICU where I lost almost 1000mL of blood upon removal when a major vein was severed. I have had the implant put in. I was fused. I had the implant taken out. I am on a hefty amount of narcotics just to be able to get out of bed. My pain is exponentially higher than it was before electing to get the implant from my ill advised doctor. My life has been ruined. I cannot work. Most days I cannot even get out of bed or do so late in th afternoon. I suffer from mid back, lower back, hip, flank, leg, perineal, clitoral, bladder and rectal numbness, neuralgia and weakness. I cannot urinate freely. I have virtually no peristalsis. I now use a cane. Worst off all, I have no children..... AND, presently, 99.9%probability of never having the capacity to carry one. I have lost my job, my home, my friends, my savings, my hope, my joy of life. My time is spent in a bedroom where I lay in agony most of the time with my two wonderful cats that bring me comfort and support. There are times when I cannot get in the tub for four days at a time, I cannot comb my hair, get dressed, etc. I get out of the house maybe once or twice a month......If I did not have the wonderful husband that I have, I would be spending my time alone, helpless.... Thank God for him.
I'M SURE THIS ENOUGH TO MAKE A DECISION! AND IF I HAVE RECEACHED YOU TOO LATE...GOD BE WITH YOU!
PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED?
[QUOTE=jayboy557;2495715]I had my ADR in july 2005 for back pain. Positive discgram showed a tear at l4-l5. A year later I am experiencing increased back pain with pain shooting down both sides of my buttocks and into my legs. My pain was mainly in my back before the surgery.
I had another mri to find out if I had other problems going on in my back but it was negative.
My back feels very unstable and after sitting for a while, when i get up i can't straighten my spine up because of the pain and stiffness. i can't sit for long or stand. My pain has increased so much and the nerve pain is the worst. I can't help but believe that the information they left out in the FDA study with the charite ADR is true regarding only 57% success rate. Doctors are now saying that the disc should be recalled and talking about lawsuits. I just want to be out of pain. Of course, removal of the disc is life threatening because of the way it was built. that info was left out as well. Now I fear losing my job because of the debilitating pain.
I hope to hear from you or others who might have had complications due to the charite disc. My mri report shows a healthy back yet i have horrible pain. jayboy[/QUOTE]