On August 2, 2011, I'm having spinal fusion of L3, L4, L5 and S1. After the CT scan and MRI, the doctor found more than expected.
Spinal stenosis, arthritis, degenerative disc, herniated disc, bone spurs, my L4 (I think it is) that shifts back and forth on it's own, S1 is calcified and a numb left leg eith severe nerve pain in the bottom of my left foot. I also will be needing the cervical spine surgery in about a year or two. I also have fibromyalgia.
I'll be using a walker and be in the hospital for almost a week.
When I get home I'll be climbing 3 stairs to get into the house and a flight and a half to get to my bedroom.
Has anyone else had problems at this level and it seems like stairs and going to the bathroom will be major issues. Also, I don't want sex to be a thing of the past.
4-6+ hour surgery is only part of my fears.
Anyone with a simlar surgery?
48 (3 days after surgery)
Work at Michaels Arts n Crafts and a traveling nail tech
Married mother of 2, 17 and 23