I think I'm the only one of my kind on here with a fusion at L4-5, but they couldn't get a cage in at L5/S1.:) Went to the surgeon today and found out my 2 sacral screws are loose, and confirmed that there is no fusion at that level. He's now suspecting discogenic pain at L3-4 as well. So I get a back-front-back procedure. (basically a 360) I get 8 hrs on the table: back: opened by ortho and hardware removed-- flipped front:opened by general surgeon and spine opened wide and set straight (YAY!!!!) w/wedge shaped cage done by ortho and closed by general surgeon-- flipped to back: neurosurgeon cleans up nerves, hardware replaced in new position and closed by ortho. Whew! :SS Would wonder if I'll end up with hardware at L3-4 too. Trying really hard to find a loop hole to get insurance to pay for a tummy tuck. I GOTTA GET SOMETHING FUN OUT OF THIS!!
Looking at April/May (that's best for my schedule and will take all surgeons a while to converge on OR the same day) Anyone have one of these? If so....lay it on me! Ortho says hospital stay and recovery should be about the same as my PLIF???? HERE WE GO AGAIN!!! :S