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Back Problems board


Hello,

I am new to this board. I have been reading some of the posts, and found it is very informative and encouraging.

I am 67, and live alone in Ohio. I am having spinal fusion in one week, March 9th. I have tried all the non-surgical treatments, Pt which made me worse, anti-inflamatories, which didn't help and gave me stomach ulcers, epidurals no help. I have had x-rays mri,ct scan and a discogram. I have a herniated disc, and spondylolisthesis (instability) at l4 l5, I have been in horrible pain, back, buttocks. legs, feet, and from reading the posts, I am sure alot of you know what I am talking about. Right now I am living on vicodin, and stomach meds. Dr gave me 85% chance of success. After surgery, I am going to rehab center for a while.

At this point I feel I have no other choice, other than to live with this pain for the rest of my life, and I don't think so.

Well, I guess I just needed to vent.
Good luck to all of you