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Okay - I hope this is not offensive, but I have to know

lstellerllsteller Posts: 1,428
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I'm assuming that, for the most part, we're all adults here. I don't want to offend anyone, but I'm about to have my last four vertebrae (discs at L3/4, L4/5, and L5/S1) fused. Now, this area is largely responsible for the motion involved in intercourse. Am I going to become someone who just lies there as stiff as a board? :?? There are certain capabilities one just does not want to lose. I suppose I have no choice, but can someone enlighten me as to how much restriction we have after we get fused? Moderators - if you think this is too risque, please delete it, but I kind of want to know.

Linda

3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
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  • no clue, but that sucks!
  • 8>
    lsteller said:
    I'm assuming that, for the most part, we're all adults here. I don't want to offend anyone, but I'm about to have my last four vertebrae (discs at L3/4, L4/5, and L5/S1) fused. Now, this area is largely responsible for the motion involved in intercourse. Am I going to become someone who just lies there as stiff as a board? :?? There are certain capabilities one just does not want to lose. I suppose I have no choice, but can someone enlighten me as to how much restriction we have after we get fused? Moderators - if you think this is too risque, please delete it, but I kind of want to know.

    Linda

    Hi Linda;
    I have a multilevel Fusion ffrom S1/L5 to L2 and I have had no problems after the Fusion was solid.You will not be 'as stiff as a Board",because a lot of the Movements comes from the Hips,as well.
    I certainly hope,this explain it and if you need more info,PM me.(And please stop worrying!!)
    Take Care
    Rosarian :)
  • Thanks - that really takes a load off my mind. I mean, I'm gettin' old, but I'm not dead yet!! B)

    Linda

    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
  • I had L4-s1 fused in June so one level less than you will have. For the most part I will say that I can move pretty good at this point in recovery. Even though things are still a little slower right now You don't have to just lay there and you are not stiff as a board. Best of luck on your upcoming surgery.
  • i moved great last year.
    alot of ppl think because of the hardware your going to be stiff as a board.
    NOPE :D
    i did all sorts of crazy moves :X :X
    of course when surgery is done your not going to have that vision in your head because you will feel like a stiff board.

    alot of surgeries these days are done with titanium verses your old metal that they used to use. which is lighter. so mabye that makes a difference. not sure on that one.

    we met a guy last yr who has a steel rod through his whole spine. he does everything. outdoors kinda guy. chopping wood you name it.. B)

    just remember after surgery give it time i was dancing at 6 months. and it felt fine.. <:P

    good luck to ya on surgery day. keep up with those meds and the drs post op instructions.
    we will get your through your journey >:D< >:D<
  • In fact, it's even better - you are pain free or close to it and can have a great time. But, we waited until just recently! :)))
  • In fact, it's even better - you are pain free or close to it and can have a great time. But, we waited until just recently! :)))
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