It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Back Problems Message Board

Total Lumbar Fusion L1-S1

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-25-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 38
Mobity HB User
Total Lumbar Fusion L1-S1

OK, so hubby has finally proclaimed that he would rather die than live with the pain he is going through and has scheduled surgery for Nov. 3.
We are using one of the leading neurosurgeons (pioneered artificial disks and is using his own inventions for stabiliation.) Our PMD and neurosurgeon agree that a scs or mp won't work because the path is completely blocked. Injections don't work because they can't get the needle in the right spot. The last milogram sent hubby into the atmosphere with pain. He had to be restrained. The neurosurgeon finally came down and finished it. When I got in to recovery I could hardly recognize hubby. His face was swollen and he was still crying even though sedated. The neurosurgeon told me he had given him enough to knock out an elephant. It's a long story and we've been dealing with this forever. Hubby's whole spine is a mess and we've been told he will have trouble for the rest of his life since he has severe dbd and ddd. His lumbar spine is so unstable that we fear spinal cord injury and paralysis. He has had two previous back surgeries.

Has anyone had L1 - S1 fusion and if so how did it go?

Answers are appreciated as are prayers and best wishes.

Last edited by Mobity; 10-25-2004 at 01:59 PM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-25-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 8
neil40 HB User
Re: Total Lumbar Fusion L1-S1

hi sorry to hear about your husband he needs to come to the vets with me and we can both be shot. i have suffered since 85 and in feb this year had major op part of it was s1 the other two a little higher i think i know how your hubby feels but please tell him to mull it over with you and anyone it will effect it may sound stupid but he needs to think of how he is now and what it may be like if things do not go well things may go great and i hope they do truly .I hate to say this because you do need to be positive but mine did not go to well but i think thats the chance you take talk to him make sure its what he realy wants
i will keep you in my prayers good luck neil

Last edited by neil40; 10-25-2004 at 04:37 PM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anyone with cervical & Lumbar problems both sammyo1 Back Problems 13 01-03-2011 12:45 PM
Forteo - lumbar fusion, no bone or fusion Flgram Osteoporosis 22 06-06-2010 06:21 AM
How does lumbar affect the legs/knees? sammyo1 Back Problems 6 07-15-2009 08:12 AM
Could this be caused by problems in lumbar area sammyo1 Back Problems 7 11-24-2008 03:39 AM
Feeling a bit unnerved right now... sunset56 Back Problems 3 04-24-2008 11:40 AM
Total Hip Replacement 3 months ago lynnaded Knee & Hip Problems 26 01-20-2008 07:30 AM
Lumbar Decompression with Fusion msmona Back Problems 13 12-17-2005 03:09 AM
Lumbar fusion L1-L5 ?? NYFUSED Spinal Cord Disorders 2 05-30-2005 04:18 PM
lumbar decompression L1-L5 NYFUSED Spinal Cord Disorders 5 01-12-2005 12:11 PM
Questions about lumbar fusion. tracy72 Spinal Cord Disorders 47 09-03-2004 10:22 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:23 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!