Has anyone ever had problems with allergic reactions to the hardware placed during surgery? I have severe nickel sensitivity -- I've never been able to wear jewelry that isn't fine silver or gold, and I've gotten severe rashes on my face from titanium frame glasses. I'm assuming the stuff they use for surgery is the stuff that wouldn't cause any type of allergic reaction?
Am I worrying too much? :?? Yes, I'm a little freaked out about the surgery, but I figure it is something I have to do.
3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.