I was looking up a surgery for someone, and found this wonderful site for myself.
I had a Spinal Fusion almost 4 yers ago, and now I live with the most unbearable pain. The doctor also cit the L5S1 nerve so I have numbness in my back on the right side, buttocks, right side, right side leg wekness, and numbness in my , well below my wais area. I also ended up with neurogenic bladder/bowel. I was never given any medications after my surgery, and was abruptly taken of the heavy narcotics I had been on for over 2 years, so I not only had to go through severe withdrawls, I also had the most animaalist, barbaric, kind of pain one can ever imigaine after having gone througha 8 hour surgery.
I am in recovey, and had told them all this, and so my uess is that they thought I was just a drug addict. I was never given a bath, sheets were never changed. Oh it goes on.
I was not able to unrinate, and finally they had to catheriterize me, and my bladder was so full that they were alrmed even, They just wouldn't believe anything I told them
My story does not get any better as I could not walk for over a year. This has taken a part of me away it seems for ever. It has taken many passions away, like surfing, being a nurse. I will no longer see the rooms of the I.C.U. ever again. I will never work again.
I am doing better mentally. It is getting better on me, but
I still have the flashbacks. I use other support groups as
I am just really lad that I found this site. Will have to find a pic of me, the other just was fitting for today.