Well I am new here, so I guess I will give a little detail. Well I had a car accident 6 months after gradutating nursing school. I had a compression fx of the l4,l5,and s1. With dulge at all 3, I went immediately in pt and that actually made the fx worse and did more damage. I havent worked in alittle over 4 years and I have had pt, swim therapy (serval times) and I have had aroung 23 spinal injections of varies types I had a nuerotomy done with know success, I have had a emg that showed nothing, they say I have dengerative disk disease and spondylolisthesis.
I had spinal fusion done in march of 08 of the l5-s1 with hardware, at this piont i regret it!
I havent picked up my 4 year old in a year and i am in sooo much pain it never stops, I hate who I am becoming I dont enjoy much of any thing any more I am scared I will have to live this way for the rest of my life, my doc beleaves I am haven increased pain do to a reaction from the titanium hardware so he did a bone scan today and if the graft took he wants to remove the hardware, I had such a hard time after the first surgery I couldnt walk for two weeks I could darely pee for two weeks and the pain is sooo much worse now , and I am only 30.
has anyone experience a reaction to the hardware, I feel like I am truely alone even though I have the best family who is truely understanding.. advice please.
I know my spelling sucks
meds: vicoden 5/500 prn
neurotin 900mg daily
ultram er 200mg daily