We went to our NS appt last week feeling very strongly that we would NOT consider a second surgery, but after looking at the MRI and CT scan with the surgeon, we decided that the best option was to have the nerve root decompression surgery.
The good news was that my L5-S1 fusion was a success and I am fully fused at 6 months, however because of the complications during the surgery, he couldn't make as much space for the nerve root as he had wanted to. We had been told that right away, but he was cautiously optimistic that the nerve root would be alright.
The plan is to go in through the old incision and use a stryker drill to open up the nerve root canal and we have been told that this surgery should be a piece of cake compared to the fusion.
I sure hope he is right and that this will finally fix my problems as the nerve problems have worsened much faster this time than before. But I will prepare for the worst and hope for the best and once again use all the good tips I get off these boards.