Okay so most of you know I had a recent back surgery #5 the big one. Fusion L5 S1 and artificial disc L4-5. well my back seems to be 90% better except for the occasional wrong more and zowi... So during surgery my vein in my stomack got torn ripped cut whatever, and when the one doctor clamped it off to stitch it repair it it caused a blood clot 6-8 inches in my thigh/groin, now on blood thinners and my left leg is massive in size compared to the other and it turns nice colors red splotchy and purple..I have a hose I put on my left leg to help with blood flow and swelling but after I walk 5 blocks on the treadmill I have to takee it off then I cry in pain the rest of the day and that is on pain pills.. The next morning after going for a walk the day before i am in so much pain that you can't touch my leg so i can't put my hose on so no gym..
I have made my story short and just hit the important points. I need to know if anyone has dealt with this i am miserable and want to cut my leg off if that tells you anything.. I did find a new vascular doctor and he said no its not perm.. like the other doctor said but i have to wait for everything to heal before he can put a stint in.. So please please anyone if you have lived this or know someone that has please i will listen to anything..
feb 08 laminectomy
April 08 laminectomy discectomy
july 08 disectomy
October 08 Lamincetomy Discetomy
March 09 1 level fusion 1 disc replacement