Both glad and bummed to be here! Glad there is a support network out there in the ether and bummed that I need it!
My name is Kevin. Live here in NYC. 54 year old fit, dad to two boys (13 & 7), husband, business owner, type A personality, active (climbed a volcano 6 months ago..post epidural)..
I've seen four of the world's top guys here in NY. Ortho-spinal, neuro-spinal..HSS and Columbia Presbyterian..They all say the same thing..3 level spinal fusion from L3-through S1. They have different approaches/multiple approaches..My legs are very weak, serious pain, electric shocks..drop foot..on my last legs..! I've had about 10 epidurals and man they were heaven for a while..last one bought me one day of pain free movement..
I am having a hard time finding other relatively young guys who have gone through this and are out there having a good time on the golf course. Everything I read says "beyond 2 level fusion...beware...."
I am hoping to find some stories I can relate to. Appreciate any and all feedback.
Kevin email@example.com ----------severe central canal stenosis, neural stenosis, spondylolisthesis, complete disc compression/protrusions, impinged nerve roots, substantial facet arthrosis, retrolisthesis, narrowing everywhere...