I'm just curious if any of you have had this procedure? My cord was damaged a few years back and I now have a tethered cord. Apparently scar tissue formed on the cord itself where it was damaged, and that tissue has attached to the wall of the dura, thus tethering the spinal cord down.
The surgery being offererd is very invasive, and I'm not too happy with the thoughts of doing it. Apparently they cut through the dura, scrape and peel the tissue off of the cord and then put a graft back over it to ensure that no further scar tissue growth happens in that area. Then it is a week laying flat on your back (not even up for potty). Another couple of weeks in the hospital and then a difficult few months after that once the patient gets home.
Have any of you had this procedure? If so, how did it go for you? Did it stop the progressive symptoms? Did you regain any of the strength or sensation that you had recently lost?
I'd just like real patient stories rather than just what the doctor tells me. I haven't seen this on these boards, so hopefully this will prompt a discussion and bring some out of the woodwork.
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!