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Old 04-26-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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I had no idea it would be like this

When I was told in June '02 I needed back surgery, I figured I'd have it done and never, ever, never have anymore back problems. I thought they'd go in and find all the damage, fix it all, and like waving a magic wand, I'd be fixed and never have to deal with anymore back problems. Instead, here I sit and not one, but three surgeries later I wonder if it will ever be done. I was told a few weeks ago I need a fourth procedure. I am in constant pain, hardly sleeping and just overall, miserable. I don't know who to trust. One doc says "you need this" while another says "don't you dare".
I've heard of rough patches in life but I always thought they lasted a few months at most...not years!
I know you all understand what I'm going through. Many of you have had numerous surgeries. To you I say, we will find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but please, I beg of you guys, can we hurry this along? I'm tired and really want a rest. I need the pot in my sights soon!

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Old 04-26-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: I had no idea it would be like this

I only wish that pot of gold would appear. After 4 lumbar surgeries and one cervical, I know that this is my life unless somebody comes up with some kind of miracle cure. Some people are fortunate enough to never need any surgery and others are cured with l surgery. The rest of us limp along, struggle to find caring doctors, and learn to cope as best we can.

If you do need another surgery, I wouldn't do it unless at least 2 doctors totally agree on what needs to be done. Maybe 3. I'm really sorry that your problems continue and hope that the next time is your "miracle."

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Old 04-26-2005, 07:31 PM   #3
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Re: I had no idea it would be like this

Thanks Carol! I wish you well also.....

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