HI! New to this site, fairly new to the compter and typing too! I just typed all my suff in and I don't know where it went!!
:''( SO I will try again! I wish I had found this site sooner!! I basicly went through my pain and surgery without very much support or education!I have degenrative disk disease,arthritis and mineral spurs up and down my spine. I now know that I had a posterior lumbar interbody fusion. They removed the 5th lumbar disk and put in a metal cage, broke the facets to make room and 2 rods to hold the 5th and 4th vertabreas together and a bone graff from my hip stuck in there. 2yrs of pain, and all kinds of pills and spinal injections and almost the loss of use of my left leg,I had back surgery.It wasn't until the last injection when the poor Doc bumped the needle in my spine and said "Oh!I bet that felt like pins comming out your butt!" I said "Oh yes that did!" He was really sorry! That was enough!! and with bone on bone, IDecided to have surgery. That was about 3yrs ago. Almost no pain. All I'm taking right now is flexeril and acetaminophen and prozac for depression. All that did a number on my head!!! I now wonder when that awful lump of mental feeling in my back is going to go away, or will it aways feel that way?