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Hi I am new and happy to be here!

jayhawkjjayhawk Posts: 1,032
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi I am new here and so happy to have found this site! I have been here many times for educational info, but I just didn't stumble on the forums~until now and I am so happy to have the support. I have had 2 previous surgeries and will have the 3rd on the 2/26, unless there is a ccancelation! Which of course I am praying for. I had a L4-5 decompression in '05, L3-S1 decompression and laminectomies in'07 and will now have L4-5 posterior/anterior fusion with bone graph which was originally scheduled 12-23-09, delayed while waiting for BC/BS to process paperwork (regardless of what you are told, it seems no one works during the holidays), it was canceled the night before, rescheduled for 2-8, once again postponed only to have BC/BS approve it on 2-9!!!UGH!! Throughout all of this, I have realized I have pushed myself too hard, started falling and that caught my attention :( I have an awesome medical team and family, Ironically, I am a therapist and worked in rehab for years (which is probally why my back has so much wear and tear!) I am nervous! I know ther are no guarentees~pain wise. I look forward to meeting you all!


  • Sorry you're still having pain and best wishes on your upcoming surgery. Being a Therapist in Rehab is very physical work and I do hope you take some time to recover before considering going back to that same type of work. Lots of info and support here. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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