I had my fu visit with surgeon who said I was 100% fused, which I was thrilled about, but then said when I come back in Sept we will see if I have "fused the rest of the way", I take this to mean I am where I am suppose to be.
While there I told him about my visit to the urologisit, the results of my urodynmaics test, and the fact that my feet still become weak (foot drops at times). Tingling of feet and weakness in arms he assured me all is normal, and should go away in time.
When I told him the neurologist and urologist both think my bladder is a result of my spine, he assured me it wasn't from my C spine, but can be my Lumbar spine. Symptoms got worse right after surgery, but so did arms when I found thru MRI's I had cord compression and herniated discs in the thoracic spine. He then checked my reflexes in legs, feet and arms and said how they were completely healed, my neurolgist told me they aren't normal, but are better since surgery.
My bladder is my biggest problem, worse to me then any amount of pain or weakness. Does anyone else have trouble with their bladder? How do you handle it? How do you manage? The urologist gave me 4mg of valium to reduce the spasms in my pelvic floor, I find the valium is helping my neck and lower back, more then it is helping my bladder. I was told there is no surgery, that my bladder is neurogenic, which I new,and does not have any contractions. Does anyone else deal with this? Am I alone?
Thanks for listening,