I was wondering if this has happened to any body else. I had several surgeries and my most recent one was a cervical refusion posterior on July 9th 2009. As I was waking up from my fusion I had EXTREME pain very uncontrolable. This was my 9th surgery and I knew something was wrong. I had pain from fusion before that took lots of meds to ease the pain but this was so bad I could not catch my breath. They took me right back to the OR and took out the hardware on left side ( oh yeah the pain was located on left side only)_When I awoke after that I was ok.
I am wondering if this has happened to anybody else. Since this was the 2nd time I had experienced this. My second back surgery was a lumbar fusion and i gained a new and extermely bad pain after that surgery suffered 2 years with that then had a refusion that took the extreme pain away, but was still very painfull in lumber area. So 1 year after fusion and was sure to have a soild fusion I had all the posterior hardware removed. Well now I am almost pain free in low back. I was amazed at how much pain my hardware was producing. Having the lumbar hardware out was like night and day.
I know I am not the only one who have had this even thought the staff that was there for last surgery said they had never seen that happen and there is suppose to be a person monitoring your nerve function at all time during surgery.