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Old 07-03-2014, 12:26 AM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Stuart FL USA
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Re: 4 level lumbar fusion & reconstr-Failure

So sorry to hear your of your post-op complications. I know how disappointing it is to think that the operation will go as planned and that you can return to at least a modified resemblence of your life.
You are not alone. I didn't/dont have any abdominal complications but within 5 years of my fusion, I was qualified 100% disabled and on SSDI( at 35 years of age). Been in pain management for 14 years and just last August had a neurostimulator implanted. It has made a tremendous difference and my pain level is consistently a 3/4 down from 7/8 and pain medications reduced 75%.
I hope things improve for you. stay positive and I wish you well, bea

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