I'm having a discectomy/lami/foramenectomy on 30th July at l5-s1. This will be my 3rd op in that area in 3 years. The last 2 were l4-5 and l5-s1 but to the right of the spine, this bulge is on the left.
The surgeon says that the bulge is too big for anything other than surgery - I've seen it on the mri, it's not pretty. I also suffer from stenosis, so I guess he will be poking around sorting that out too.
My question is, how many times can they/will they do the above procedures in the same area before they go for fusion?
I was hoping my trips to the operating table were over, I'm trying to remain optimistic but I'm sure you can all understand why my smile is begining to slip.