I had a fusion L4-5 3 years ago. I never got better. The pain clinic did every injection possible and drugged me up but not enough to stay out of pain.
I recently decided to see my surgeon and my new MRI is not looking good. The L4-5 has a large amount of scar tissue surrounding the decending left nerve root and abutting the thecal sac.
The L1-2 L3-4, L5-s1 all are bulging and abutting the thecal sac and the L5-S1 has caused resection of the thecal sac.
I am not me anymore. I feel like a thief came into my house and stole my life. I woke up one day with a back ache and that was the end. I am 50 years old and went to college and dropped out of having a four year degree and all I need is one course. I miss me, I was always so lively and we wanted to head out every winter with our camper to warmth. I feel like I am stuck. I need to stay here for the treatment of my back. I am thinking of the surgery to get the scar tissue out and just having all the discs fused. My hubby did and had some pain and got the implant that stimulates the nerves. I am on depression meds I cannot do much because I fall down, I thought I broke my arm last night.
To come to this site is a chore I have lists in my brain of things to do and nothing gets done. I hope you do not mind the rambling, I am just in so much pain I cannot think straight. Thanks for being here so people like me can have hope.