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L5-S1 Lamenectomy & Fusion

Posted 02-21-2012 at 09:09 AM by Navyman
Updated 02-21-2012 at 01:06 PM by Administrator

The procedure that was completed competed was a L-5 & S1 Lamenectomy & Spinal Fusion (2 rods & 4 screws) due to a herniated disk and PARS defect. It's only been 6 weeks since surgery and I've had no complications or problems.

I was up and walking the next day with a walker. I was discharged and have been recovering from home since. I've been amazed how well things have progressed and I"m now walking on a treadmill each day about 1.5 miles at a 2.5 mph pace...
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The Surgery

Posted 04-30-2011 at 09:37 AM by ssofalvi (Finding Passion For Life: My Back Surgery Recovery Blog)

It has been a bit since my last post. I have had a rough couple of days and I am trying not to write this from a place with overwhelming pain. I am trying to stay positive in this space, while still addressing the negative and when I am bad, I tend to see through black coloured glasses rather than rose. On to this post…

This post will bring me up to actually getting my spine fused, exactly one year and one week from my injury…

After making the decision to go for surgery,...
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The Beginning... Continued

Posted 04-30-2011 at 09:34 AM by ssofalvi (Finding Passion For Life: My Back Surgery Recovery Blog)

This post is going to focus on my steady decline after the most hellish night I have ever had. Read on…

Some night at the beginning of June I woke up drenched with sweat and shaking violently. I had an unavoidable need to vomit, but it hurt my head to just open my eyes. At this time, I had no idea what was wrong with me, but I felt more horrible than I ever had. It wasn’t just the nausea, my body ached, my head ached and my back pain was excruciating. Soon, I realized I hadn’t taken...
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The Beginning of the Story... Or Physio

Posted 04-30-2011 at 09:31 AM by ssofalvi (Finding Passion For Life: My Back Surgery Recovery Blog)

Hi again! This blog is going to try to chronicle the extremely turbulent time that followed my diagnosis. By this time, I had tons of questions and, if I am completely honest, I didn’t really understand what exactly was wrong with me those first few months. I started physio mid-March and slowly and painfully I learned the physiological and kinesthetic reasons for my pain.

I am going to try to go back about thirteen months to the beginning of my first ’recovery’, but first I thought...
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The Back Story

Posted 04-30-2011 at 09:26 AM by ssofalvi (Finding Passion For Life: My Back Surgery Recovery Blog)

Welcome to my Blog! Hopefully you enjoy your time here, it is definitely my goal to make my blog inspiring, rather than depressing, so I can start thinking about my life in inspiring, rather than depressing, terms. It may be an old and un-flashy method of growing, but I still think that I need to change my thoughts and perspective before I can change my life or lifestyle. Enough of that for now, I would like to introduce you to the last couple of years of my life and in turn parts of me.
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