Not sure what to do My Surgeon called me tonight and he wants me to go on Prednisone!! I hate that med. weight gain,mood swings ect. I'm experiencing electric jolts in my back/hip down my leg. He said it could be inflammation around a nerve. If the Prednisone doesn't help then he would have me come in sooner for an XRAY to check the hardware to see if it shifted and is hitting a nerve.
I just had a PLIF 4 weeks ago because of a non-union and all the hardware shifted! Can't even think it happen again. My gut is to stick it out and wait for my next appointment for the Xray in 2 weeks!! Sorry for venting!!
spondylolisthesis at L4-5; stenosis,
Lumbar surgeries 1999 L4-L5
Lumbar staph infection 1999-2000"
Meningitis x5 in 1999-2001
Brain shunt 2000"
Brain shunt removed 20001"
ALIF/PLIF fusion 8/5/09
Failed fusion and Failed Hardware
PLIF Fusion scheduled for 10/29/10