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bighelmutbbighelmut Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in New Member Introductions

Hello all, new here and wanted to say hello. I have read a lot of messages, posts and whatnot on here and finally joined so I could participate. As many of you know it is wonderful to have others that can relate to your issues as no one really can unless they have been there. Look forward to interacting with many of you in the near future!!!


L4-5, S-1 Fusion with hardware, lamanectomy of L4-5 that failed. Disco gram of those levels....OUCH ~X( ~X(

MS Contin 100mg twice daily, 15mg oxycodone 3x daily for breakthrough.


  • Wanted to welcome you here to SH.Great bunch of people here, supportive and informative.

    I see that you have had a two level fusion. How long ago did you have it, and what was your diagnosis leading up to it? Judging from your meds, it doesn't look like your issues have been resolved. :(

    Great to have you aboard, and since you have already been through surgery, your experiences will be helpful for others.

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. sorry to read you are suffering from a failed surgery.. you must be so disappointed. please have a good look around and make yourself at home..we are a very friendly group! stop by anytime! Jenny :)
  • Welcome to the forum, and yes, do join in where you can. :)))

    When did you have your fusion? With the pain meds that you're on, possibly not too long ago??


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • Welcome,cool to meet you & to hear your journey.Its a great place to share,learn ,listen,help & be helped.
    To me ,it feels like home,yet I'm new too,LOL.Its just cool being around others that know all this stuff is real & that we are not fakes looking for a free ride.ETC ETC---WELCOME.
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