Please. Help. On July 29, 2009 I had stage I anterior interbody fusion via lateral approach L1 to L5 using interbody spacers, and a threaded rod L5-S1. The surgery was 8 hours and I received two 22 modifiers because of the severity of the scoliosis and rotation, and the spondylolisthesis at L4/L5.
Surgeon now wants to do an L1 to T10 fusion in two weeks.
I am in so much pain still, but the worst is that I have lost almost all use of my right leg. A PT comes three times a week, and there has been definite improvement, but I cannot walk without the walker.
This week I went out for my first biz meeting requiring me to sit for two hours and I'm still recouping.
Does any of this seem extreme or severe to anyone out there? Anyone familiar with the two-surgery strategy of disc replacement (the spacers) followed by rod-and-screw fusion 8 weeks later?
I'm very upset and overdue for a pity party. I feel the tears welling as I write this. I'm so over the pain and being bed ridden.