Good day everyone,
On Jan. 2nd this year I had my secong surgery on my back. The first surgery was the fusion which was done on Sept. 25, 2008. The surgery was the reult of an accident at work. I fell through a floor fracturing my vertebrae and blowing out my lower disc. I could not move my left foot to any resistance and I was gradually loosing the feeling in my left leg. I felt I had no choice but have the fusion done. After the first surgery I went to therapy because I stilee had no strength in my left leg or foot and my foot was freezing all the time. Therapy only made matters worse and was advised to have a second surgery to clean up the area around the nerves. Now the first surgery was done through my stomach and the second through my back. Both recoveries different. I know it is still early, but I still loose feeling in my left leg and my foot is still freezing all the time. I am walking with pain and can not sit for any longer then 15 to 20 minutes at a time without standing up or lying down. I have not been back to work since the accident on sept. 19, 2008, but I am collecting workers comp so I guess I am lucky. I guess what I am asking does it get better.
I have been reading the forum and feel lucker tthan some of the others and see a lot of similarties with others. This is a good site and very informing. Good luck everyone and keep your chin up.