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Hi patandoscar:

Gosh I hate to be the bearer of pessimism, but to be totally honest, if it were my wedding and the dr said there would not be ANY problems with delaying, I would wait to have the surgery till after. How would you feel if you had a delayed recovery? How would it affect your big day? Some recoveries can be quick and simple without any complications, but some can be difficult and there could be minor setbacks that would not make it easy to be getting married. Just my opinion...please don't think I'm sending any bad thoughts your way...let us know what you decide...either way we all wish you the best...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 50 mg
Morphine Sulf 15mg for bt pain
Wellbutrin
Relafen
Nitrofurantoin for UTI prevention
Ambien

Believing God will heal me!