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HI JuJu:

Sorry you have to be here, but welcome. You should find alot of others who have the same problem as you, not just the pain, but the fear and anxiety. It can be a comfort to share with others and be supported by those who know how you feel. Tell us how you got here.

Your discogram should be very revealing and informative. Fusions can be done posteriorally and anteriorally. I have had both. First two fusions back only and then this past Feb back and front. I had cages put in the front to reallign my spine. If you have any questions, just post. Hope you have a great day and keep us posted....Jo H.

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.

Duragesic Patch 50 mg
Morphine Sulf 15mg for bt pain
Nitrofurantoin for UTI prevention

Believing God will heal me!

[This message has been edited by joha (edited 11-18-2002).]