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disk replacemnt... at 47

startersstarter Posts: 43
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in New Member Introductions
HI ,,call me starter.,
Im 47 year old mom,,,that has suffered spine problems for 7 years.
& years ago i had a neck fusion. About 5 days in th ehopsital,,wnt home and healed rather fast.,
ery little problems all theas3e years, I hae been moing furniture,,, pciking up heay things and had a baby.

Then out opf nowhere this last April it all came undone. I sarted to hae asewere pain in my neck after my daughter gae me a neck massage,
i ended up after monthes of waiting and wading through red tape needing to hae two new disks put in my back! My doctor who i hadfent seen in 7 years took one look at the MRI and wanted suregery ASP.,
He said somethign that he didnt explain,, that this is gettign dangerous.

I would like to be here to be wioth others that understand thgeintense pain one gopes thrpough and th elong healing process. my family is great but can be a little impatient ( parden the pun...
Its hard to explain to people whatgtyhis is like. the spasms ,,the fear,,,, and the frustratation of liminted mobility.
Hope i can learn from u all and hae peop[el to talk to that understand...


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. you have come to a great place full of understanding spineys!! please be sure and stop by the "Back and Neck surgery" forum for more input on your surgery.. please be sure and get more than one opinion if surgery is the answer.. the more confimation you have, the better for you!! good luck on a successful recovery.. remember, this is a chance to become pain free!! be sure and follow the doctor's orders!! Jenny
  • Thank u for your warm welcome. Its so nice to hae peopel to talk to that understand the pain and trauma that thease conditions can cause. Peopel just cant relat till they "walk" down this road.
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  • Please no worry. I can translate the above post,

    = hi i live in china and would like to know is it true what they say with man with big feet?
    I would like to come to america, 5 dollars me love you long long time,

    Git-ir-done. Ok sorry she not said that 1 that was me, she might have but i dont know how they say git-ir-done in chinese,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • is massive .be prepared for a long recovery and long surgey .its still relatively new {1980s} was the first but find a consultant that it top end to do the job ADR can't be done by just any old orthopaedic surgeon ,they need specialised training
    i have been down that road and i can't have ADR because i have too much diseased tissue so i am having ALIF surgey ..still big stuff but i had no option .good luck
    tony {UK}
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
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