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Successtory and budgrowth02,

I know it involves his lower vertebrae (lumbar, right)? I forget which numbers they are...

The operation was invasive (not laser). All I know is that the surgeon went in to release the nerve and discovered that two of the vertebrae were partially disintegrated, so he had to pin them.

Right now, my dad has so many painful episodes that he's finally given in and started taking Morphine (even though it makes him sleep all day--better that than so much horrible pain, right?).

Prior to the operation, the pain shot down his one leg, which I believe is still the case. Only now, the pain is a bazillion times worse than prior to his surgery.

I would appreciate any suggestions/ personal stories you may have to share. You can e-mail me directly at [removed].com

Thank you so much,


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