Hi everyone, i'm new to spine-health. I've looked at posts for a few years, and got a lot of good information on here and decided to join. I have had a total of nine spine surgeries, starting in 2000 when I got trampled by eight 300lb. hogs and ruptured my L5/S1. From then it's just been going back to work on my hog farm, doing more damage, and having another sugery. I am now fused from S1 to L2, and have another two herniated lumbar discs, along with three cervical herniations. My main problem, along with so many of you on here, is pain. I got a second opinion from a NS who thought he'd seen bone overgrowth from bmp used in prior surgeries, lumbar approach, that was pushing on my spinal cord, causing my legs to be quite weak and numb. He said he would have to do a myelogram to confirm this due to the metal artifact getting in the way on the MRI. When I went back for my second appt. with him, he acted like he did'nt know what I was talking about, and just said good luck and hope I could find some relief. My wife and I just sat there in disbelief! My regular NS is a really nice guy and I really like him, but I'm wondering if he's trying to cover up that he put to much bmp material in and now it's causing a problem! Sorry for venting so long, but all my PM doctor wants to do is give me more shots and more morphine, and my NS won't admit he made a mistake and correct it!! I would like to tell him I'm not going to sue you, just make me feel better! I had to sell my hog farm, which I had been doing since I could walk, and apply for disability, so now I'm dealing with being very deppressed also! I'm at the end of my rope and just needed some people like you guys to give me some help. If it wasn't for my wife and kids, I would probably be dead by now. By the way I'm 45, married for 25 years in two weeks, and have 3 kids, 2 boys in college, and my baby girl is a senior in high school this year. Very sorry for being so long, but needed to talk to some people who understand what I'm going through!! Thanks for reading this, if anybody does.
11 back surgeries, fused from L3/S1. Now have four herniated disc in neck from C3/C7. And two new herniated disc in lumbar at L1-2, L2-3. Passed 73 kidney stones, five surgeries on left ankle that now has seven screws in it and is fused. Both shoulders