Ive not posted for a long time, I had surgery in August 08- L4-5 Fusion, L3-4 Adr (prodisc)
Unfortunately there have been alot of post op problems and to cut a long story short, my fusion has failed and is causing problems due to hypermobility, so Im resceduled to have a revision in April using the legacey system (rod and more screws), Unfortunately, on top of this it has also been discovered that a majority of my pain is coming from the ADr site, where it has just been discovered that I have facet joint problems, I had injections into the facets a couple of weeks ago which sadly didnt help.
I just feel really overwhelmed at the moment, and shocked that both aspects of my surgery are now problematic. Im positive that the fusion revision will help, but the facet joint problems do concern me as there is Adr is still a fairly new process,and revision surgery is very limited.
I really worry that I will never get back to my job, and its really difficult emotionally to be in a great deal more pain post op when I was expecting things to be better.
Sorry for moaning and thanks for listening.
kind regards to all