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any support please

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all,
Any advise encouragement, anything. I know everyone is different.My last surgery there was so much scar tissue from my first surgery and the infection that sat in there for so long. It took 7 months of IV vancomyocin to cure it. It was a long road....I have been at this since I have been 35 that was 5 years ago. I feel like I skipped those years. I would like to get them back. What I don't get it this squeezing pain from my hips/groin all the way down my legs. It is like labor pains but worse. I can't sleep and I have no relief. I am not on any pain meds, just lyrica. Maybe I should be. Last night I would have given my first born for something. Actually, last night I would have given her period (ha ha). Teens ha, what are you going to do with them, right? Anyway back on track. Will this ever dissipate. I can't possible think of a life that will include pain like this. Anyone with hope that this goes away with time. At am at 7-8 weeks. I am getting so scared. Please any encouragement.Will there be any hope for my life. I was better off before this fusion and sticking to the EPI every couple months. Now I have no life at all. Hugs to all and pain free days.


L4-L5 lami staph infect turned to osteo 7 months vanco IV. RT hip labral tear surgery. Tailbone crushed-removed. 12-17-09 L4L5 L5-S1. Discogram. Mylogram. Fusion To many to count ESI 6 PT


  • Hi Lisa,

    i just posted to one of your postings in another forum... there is a link on the left called "view recent posts", alot of people on the site keep track over there, so you don't really need to post the same question several times.... I know some of the "forums" are busier... like back and neck surgery, and lower back... but its a pretty good crowd on the site and someone will find your post whereever it is and get back to you... It'll also make it easier if you're getting alot of responses as everyone is all following the same conversation, rather than 3 different ones... if it that makes sense????

    Take care :D
    L4-L5 fusion 1998; ACDF C4-6 2008; DDD
  • My first injury and surgery was in 1993.

    I try to stay positive but it is not always easy.

    I raised 2 girls 10 years apart. That alone almost killed me.

    Stay after your condition. I hope you get relief soon.


  • Thanks for the support and prayers. Sorry about rough road zach. I too send out all the support I can. We all could use positive thoughts. Harry as for raising two girls....I have one teen and that drama alone is enough for a life time so good luck. I sometimes think that's why my back weaken so...when I fell it broke so easily. ha Take care, Lisa
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