Hi there.........My name is Michael , Im 33 years old. I had a car accident about 3 years ago. I have had 2 back operations, 1) Microdiscsectomy, 2) Fusion L4/5 S1, 3rd) Re Fusion L4/5 S1 within the next 2 weeks.
Has anyone had a re fusion...............I decided to get an Orthopedic surgeon to the the re fusion this time because i feel that I gave my neurosurgeon enough chances with my 2 back operations. Basically the neurosurgeon didn't have enough time to see me........he was too busy !
Im hoping that this surgery will actually work( bone to fuse) and that i don't have anymore complications during surgery.
I know what to expect ( after the operation , pain wise) but im still a little scared.
Since the car accident theses are my complications Sep 2006
Disc prolapsed into pieces , had microdiscetomy
Disc prolapsed again straight after surgery Dec 2006
Had fusion March 2007
Damage to Urethera from catherter during fusion surgery
Need to have surgery every 6 months to open up urethra, because of scare tissue. Don't have surgery wont be able to pee, kidneys shut down
Ulcers and stomach bleeding from antiimflamortory tablets
Damage to S1 nerve root when disc prolapsed , nerve was twisted and strechted .
Not to mention i have had 17 operations before car accident , from hernias, removal of cysts on epididimas , appendix, orchiddectomy x2 etc.
Im hoping my luck will change ........got to think positive .