Thanks Precious, I'm sorry for what you're going through. I had a fracture at T10 after my accident and it was very painful. I've had 3 second opinions now and all say much the same thing - although one of the surgeon's said that there's no way he'd do a repeat on a thoracic disc because it's just too dangerous. I do trust my neuro, he treats me like family and he's seen me through a lot - I wish he'd done my first thoracic fusion because maybe then I wouldn't be in this mess. i just can't cope with the flare ups and breathing problems since it's reherniated and I don't feel I have much choice. This is my 8th night with less than 2 hours sleep and I'm going to have to ring my GP to hopefully get my PM to admit me for some respite. My pain is so high that I just feel like curling up...but then I get uncomfortable 10 minutes later and have to walk around again. It's a never ending cycle. Sorry to sound so down, I'm not usually like this - I guess it's jus the stress of a dangerous surgery and not enough sleep to think things through rationally.
When will you get your T12 sorted? My fracture healed quite nicely (unlike the herniations) though I had to spend 6 weeks on bedrest which was frustrating. I hope that this time yours heals well too. Good luck and thanks for the response, it's hard to find anyone with thoracic issues so I thought I'd try all the boards