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Hi Christine:

I am so sorry to hear your news. It can be very frustrating and depressing. I have had 3 surgeries and may be looking at another. I too don't want to go through it again, but if they tell me it has not fused and I need another fusion, I don't think there are other options. Take a deep breath and allow some time for the information to sink in. You will get through this. I replied to your post on the spinal board regarding the pseudoarthrosis. There also may be someone else here who can be more informative. Don't give up, you will be ok. Jo H.

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1979: Fell from scaffold onto gymnasium floor. Decompression Laminectomy L1-L3 w/Spinal Fusion and Harrington Rods Insertion.
1992: Harrington rod breakage and dislodging. Removal and refitted with smaller hardware and re fused.
2001: Pain Again. MRI inconclusive due to hardware
2001: Diskogram shows bulging and DDD at L4-S1 due to domino effect
2002 Feb: 10 hr. surgery. 360 fusion and hardware extended with "connector" to S1. 3 Titanium cages placed anteriorally. Fused from L1-S1.
2002 Sept: Pain worse than before surgery.
2002 Oct: EMG shows damage to L5 and S1
2002 Oct: CT Myelogram ordered.

Meds:
Duragesic Patch 25 mg
Morphine Sulf 15mg for bt pain
Wellbutrin
Relafen
Nitrofurantoin for UTI prevention
Ambien

Believing God will heal me!

[This message has been edited by joha (edited 10-30-2002).]