I'm scheduled for surgery on March 4th for Dynesys Dynamic Stabil. Sys. I'm sure most of you know what this is. I started out with 2 ruptured disks over 20 yrs. ago & been dealing with that & just last yr. was diag. with Spinal stenosis, & my spine has slipped forward. I also have arthritis & fibromyalgia...
I tried phy. therapy many times, had the spinal epiduals. Have done most everything I can possibly do, I walk as much as I can weather permitting. I live way up north. So ice is a bad thing for me.
I found this site just tonight & decided to do some serious reading. I'm scared to death about having surgery but I have to. I can't go on like this anymore. I'm a 47 yr. old person who acks like an 80 yr. old most of the time.
I don't want to go anywhere anymore, in fear of hurting too much. I stay home way to much, mainly in the winter. I don't hurt as much in the summer & can get around much better in the warm summer months. OK so much for my into, I'll start reading some more now. Nice to meet everyone.
I also wanted to add that my upcoming surgery will be on L4 L5.