I finally got the news on friday that I will need a lamonectomy of the L3-4,L4-5,and L5-S1 area. Its suppose to be relatively easy surgery. For the surgeon anyway. Im just wondering what Im going to be going through. Can anyone tell me if they had this done and How long is recovery?
On another note, I had and ACDF C4-7 2 years ago. The spine surgeon that did the surgery told me that I was fusing at the C4-5 and C5-6 levels but not at the C6-7 level. then he just left it at that. I told him that i felt something in my throat like a lump that wont go away. He didnt do anything. Well here I am now with a new nero surgeon and he said that they really messed up my neck. It never fused at any level and I have a huge swollen lump in the soft tissue cause by the plate slipping. Also, the disc above the, so called fusion, is being pulled open from the slipped hardware. Man what a mess. He wants to do a posterior surgery to put rods in for stability, because the vertibrae within the fusion are busting up. Now Im looking at 2 surgeries within a few months of each other. Im very scared and upset. Dont know what to think or do. I knew there was something wrong but wow, what a mess im in. Can anyone help me through this and have any suggestions.
Thanks for letting me vent. You guys are great for support. You are the only ones that know what its like.
God Bless All of you