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Old 08-05-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
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Arrow Newbie here - 2-time fusion-flunkie, I'm a chronic pain! hehehe

Hello - I just replied to someone else's post (about 'life after fusion'), so thought perhaps I should introduce myself. I'm looking forward to getting to know y'all soon. I am fused from sacrum up through L4 but still have constant pain requiring strong (opioid) pain meds 24/7. The next 2 discs (with DDD) above my fusions are now rather quickly working themselves out of a job (ouch) and I plan to procrastinate as long as humanly possible before giving in and seeing a surgeon again. (cuz we all know what happens THEN, don't we??!!!) I hope to both give and get support, help, and info here. Y'all seem like a nice bunch. I hope we can all find decent relief somehow, some day.

Audios, Amigos

Lauren J

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Old 08-06-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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Re: Newbie here - 2-time fusion-flunkie, I'm a chronic pain! hehehe

nice to "meet" you lauren. I am new here too, and just trying to figure out what is goin on. I will spare you my story since I think it is too long, but if you want to read it, I have two. I just wanted to drop in and say Hi

Old 08-06-2004, 06:32 AM   #3
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Re: Newbie here - 2-time fusion-flunkie, I'm a chronic pain! hehehe

Hi Lauren,
Welcome. This is a great place for support. I'm 2.5 weeks post-op from APLIF L4 - S1. Been doing great until yesterday, see "ahoh i think i reinjured post"

How long ago did you have your first fusion? Sorry to hear the discs above are going south on you. That must be very frustrating.

My meds are starting to kick in and I'm getting very fuzzy, so I'm going back to bed. Hope to catch up with you later.

good luck,

APLIF T4-S1 on july 19, 2004
Harrington rod T5 - T12 1982

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