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I wanted to introduce myself.

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in New Member Introductions
My name is Eric, I'm in central Ohio and I have a Grade III Spondy with all the usual Stenosis, Foraminal Narrowing, Facet Syndrome and Degenerative Arthritis.

Of course, given that I trace this all back to a parachute accident; it could have obviously been FAR, FAR worse.

So that's about it.

Oh, I'm forty, er... something, and make my living as a nerd.


  • Hi Eric, and welcome to spine-health.com
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  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. well, i am glad you are here all in one piece!! :D sorry you are experiencing chronic pain. have a good look around and make yourself a home. good luck as you search for pain relief! :D Jenny :)
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  • Hi Eric,

    Welcome welcome :H , and delighted your in one piece! :D
    L4-L5 fusion 1998; ACDF C4-6 2008; DDD
  • Thank you all for your welcome.

    Actually, perhaps y'all can help me.

    You see, the problem with trying to get information from the internet is that's it's rather like trying to get a drink from a fire hydrant.

    Even here on this site I am having trouble finding specific info. Perhaps if I mentioned the specific things I'm trying to find, you can narrow it down for me and point me in the right direction?

    Here they are:

    1) What sort of risk do I potentially run if I don't get my spine fused? Can I, for instance; end up in a wheelchair?

    2) If I do get a fusion, ad given that I make my living sitting at a computer terminal, what is the realistic minimum amount of time befoe I can drive to work and sit at my desk?

    3) What is the newest, latest technique for fusion? Something that carries the smallest disruption to life.

    I thank you in advance for any information you can give me or point me towards.
  • Eric, hi!! :H i know you don't want to hear this but these are questions for your doctor!! please don't hesitate to contact him and get your questions answered.. :-C i know you want answers now and are having alot of apprehension! ~X( check out the "Good News" forum for a look at successful SH surgeries..... :D Jenny :)
  • We are a friendly bunch and even welcome nerds here.:-)
    Glad to have you aboard and look forward to seeing you around the forum.
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