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bkozakbbkozak Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in New Member Introductions
My name is Bill, age 57. I had a hemilaminectomy and fusion (L4-S1) in 2001. I have since redeveloped severe stenosis now at L2-L3, needless to say painful. I am scheduled (4/28) to have another fusion for L2-L4 which needs to be connected to the earlier fusion. They will have to remove the old rods and screws and install new hardware to make a L2-S1 fusion. Doctor is also installing a Globus Transition device at L1-L2 to remove the "load" off the disc and hopefully prevent further migration of stenosis. For what it is worth, I am (and want to continue to be) very active physically - hiking, canoeing, backpacking, sports, etc. Any advice?


  • Wow with all you have going on, you are still active! I so wish I could do what you are doing. Just want to welcome you to SH.

    Best wishes,

  • Welcome to Spine-Health. You'll find tons of information throughout the site including articles and videos, and the members of the forum are very friendly, knowledgeable and supportive,

    You certainly do have a lot going on and I'm sorry to hear about your problems. I had surgery three months ago partly for stenosis and I know how painful it is. Recovery isn't any piece of cake either.

    I don't have any advice for you and never even heard of the Globus Transition device, but I hope it does its job well and help you get back to being active.

    Take care and keep us posted.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am not famaliar with your problem but i do know about pain!! good luck with your new device! i hope it has you feeling better soon.remember to take your activities slow and always speak to your doctor or your pt about them before you get started.. Jenny :)
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