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Having artificial disc surgery in two weeks,very nervous about it. Wondering if anyone has any advice about having this surgery?After hearing the possible complication which my surgeon had to explain I'm really letting my brain run away from me. Any advice on what to expect would be great.
Im 43 have been suffering in chronic pain for 11years.I do not have never taken more than advil for pain. I some how injured myself as a child and did not know it as I was a gymnast and fell allot. many years later after having an emergency c-cection I came out of the hospital with a blown L-5 s-1, I was never the same. After almost 11years later and dealing w/ chronic pain over night my left leg went dead w/ sever pain in my back and leg. Since this happened, I can no longer stand or walk for more than 5 minutes.I had endoscopic surgery last Nov to repair nerve damage but still can not stand or walk,pain is severe. I will be having surgery SEP1st with an artificial disc. I have had a discogram which showed the disc to be as they (doctors) said " shredded". Any advice on this surgery??