I am just curious, did anyone who had ACDF for a mylopothy prior to surgery have increased problems with their feet after surgery? What happened to me was immediately after surgery I was unable to move my rt foot, which was weak prior to surgery, I was kept in the hospital an extra night because of PT saying I wasn't ready to go home, and was sent home with a walker. In Oct I noticed other problems starting..which I am not sure if they started before, noticed them in Oct) including my bladder, and I called my surgeon, but to get his attention I had to have my GP call him, but that is besides the point. I went to his neurologist, who did an MRI of C spine and T spine and said all was ok, but that I had cord compression in my T spine. Prior to surgery I had a neurogenic bladder, whiich was since Lumbar surgery of 01, which I had because of incontinent or bladder and stools, since then I have had no feeling in bladder, but feeling all other places, and time voided, and had no bowel issues. Now I am numb in the saddle, and am bowel and urine incontinent. I'm having surgery to put my urinary spinkter in a sling and will have to straight cath from that point on, I went to a colon rectal surgeon, who wants me to have more tests, but said it is nerve damage, muscles not working at all, but wants me to have a sonogram, and EMG, which I will have after bladder surgery. I'm wondering if anyone else had a similar problem after C surgery, or if this is from my lumbar spine. I am starting to wonder if my.. surgeon messed up, and has caused all of the above problems, since my C surgery was last August, I have told the surgeon and all that I had a neurogenic bladder before surgery, and all doctors I have seen I have told things have changed drastically since Oct. I am looking for answers....I did also have slight foot drop since my lumbar surgery, but now it that too is worse, and I now have no Rt Knee reflex which is also new, and my left foot is beginning to drop. I am falling more often. My neck is a lot better, but still am wondering if something happened during surgery that caused all of the above, if it did I feel like sueing my surgeon, he is so pompus, and when I say anything to him, like my foot and leg not being able to move after surgery, he said it was weak before surgery, when I said it is weaker now, he said I was wrong, when I said I have bladder issues that are worse, he said from L spine, but never did a MRI. If I sue him, I have to do this before Aug, because of my state laws.....
Any information will be appreciate, I just thought of this from something I read this morning, till then I didn't think there could even be a connection,,,,