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Board: Back Problems 01-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: Two-level MI TLIF Recovery

I had the same surgery 1/2/13. I was out of work for 12 weeks...the last 4 was for my own sanity! I could sit, but not for too long of periods. The first 4 weeks were hard. A lot of pain and...
Board: Back Problems 09-11-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: lower back pain

Then I would definitely start looking for other options starting with a NS or orthopedic specialist. Once you start seeing them, it seems like automatically you have a relevant issue that should not...
Board: Back Problems 06-13-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: Positive spinal fusion results

Good for you! I'm 6 months post op as well. Matter of fact, I go for my post op this afternoon! I'm feeling about 85% better. I'm so happy to be able to walk and dance....(well, I can't get down...
Board: Back Problems 05-31-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,192
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: Lumbar fusion - post surgery questions

I have to agree with workinmom572. I'm 6 months post op and I feel about 85% better. I still have my days and really for the most part its when to say enough is enough and I've pushed my limit. I...
Board: Back Problems 03-31-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: Screw removal

My doctor had told me that he would only take mine out if they had become loose or if they were really irritating me, once I was fused of course. I feel my, as I call "Titanium" every day,...
Board: Back Problems 02-02-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Bigmamaree
Cool Re: Upcoming TLIF

I had my TLIF on 1/2. Believe it or not, I was not nauseated but very constipated. 10 days to be exact!! As for the post op, I was in the hospital 4 days, I left earlier than I thought I should,...
Board: Back Problems 02-01-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,149
Posted By Bigmamaree
Smile Re: L5/S1 Recovery

I had the TLIF on 1/2 and recovery is coming along. I had very bad spasms for quite some time, I thought they were never gonna go away. PT had taught me techniques of calming the spasm and relaxing...
Board: Back Problems 12-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: any advice ?

I would definitely suggest to see your surgeon or find a new one asap. You shouldn't of waited so long with that type of pain.
Board: Back Problems 12-13-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: what medication to try

Definitely! I feel the same. Even though my husband is very supportive, he does not truly understand the pain that I am going through. For me, I have DDD. My surgeon told me two years ago that I...
Board: Back Problems 12-13-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: what medication to try

I'm sorry to hear the the RFA isn't giving you any relief. When I did mine, I was told that I wouldn't have any significant changes until 4-6 weeks and to be patient. So I waited and waited, and...
Board: Back Problems 12-13-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: what medication to try

I'm sorry to hear the the RFA isn't giving you any relief. When I did mine, I was told that I wouldn't have any significant changes until 4-6 weeks and to be patient. So I waited and waited, and...
Board: Back Problems 12-07-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: work suggestions post fusion please

I usually don't post, but I am in a similar situation. My honest thoughts are not to return back to those job duties because if you are not fully healed, you could injure yourself much more than you...
Board: Back Problems 12-07-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: work suggestions post fusion please

I usually don't post, but I am in a similar situation. My honest thoughts are not to return back to those job duties because if you are not fully healed, you could injure yourself much more than you...
Board: Back Problems 11-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: fusion vs micro-discectomy

Thank you for responding. No, I haven't seen the neurosurgeon yet, just the neurologist. My ortho did say though that before he performs any surgery, he would have me to also meet with their...
Board: Back Problems 11-23-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: fusion vs micro-discectomy

Thank you for responding. No, I haven't seen the neurosurgeon yet, just the neurologist. My ortho did say though that before he performs any surgery, he would have me to also meet with their...
Board: Back Problems 11-23-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Bigmamaree
fusion vs micro-discectomy

Hi all! I'm a bit frustrated about what my next option should be, so any advice will be greatly appreciated.

For starters, I herniated my L5S1 about two years ago. I went through PT, 6-8...
Board: Back Problems 10-08-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Bigmamaree
Re: Prolonged back pain

What is a TLIF? How does that work? Thx!
Board: Back Problems 10-08-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Bigmamaree
Thumbs up Re: Prolonged back pain

Thank you so much for your kind words. I finally got my dr notes and mri copies and will be seeking to get second and third opinions. I too feel that this RFA is not working. I know the dr said...
Board: Back Problems 10-05-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Bigmamaree
Unhappy Prolonged back pain

Hi all! I was diagnosed in 2008 with a herniated disc L1 S5. Since then, I've had numerous injections, and this year they decided to give me 2 block treatments and last month (Sept. 11) they...
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