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Hi Lori:

Sorry to hear about your pain...unfortunately it can be common in failed back surgery. I may have the same problem as you, have not gotten back my ct mylegram yet. I don't know either if I want to have another surgery, but if they can give me really good odds that it would relieve a lot of pain, I might consider it. You should ask your dr if they can use bone from a donor. I think it's called an allograft. Some dr's use it without first using patients own bone. It might work for you. Have you had a mylegram yet? Also have you asked for stronger meds? I do hope that you get relief soon. Keep us posted....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!