Hello everyone, first time poster here.
I had some questions in regards to a surgery I had.
A little background information about myself, I am a 24 year old male with no prior medical conditions, was in optimal health, avid gym rat and obsessive with nutrition. 5 days working out and 2 days off.
Recently I was admitted to the e.r/hospital due to what seemed was meningitis however it turned out I had a spinal avm disorder that was bleeding.
My question is that I had a triple laminectomy from T1 to L2 to remove/clip the avm/fistula.
Will I require a fusion later on in life? It seems like an awful void or empty space without bone to have on my spinal column... Will I potentially develop spinal instability?
My initial surgery for the laminectomy to remove the avm/fistula was on july 8th however they had to go in there again on july 14th(6 days later) because they discovered another one. Could this have agitated my nerves even more since the first surgery?
I have almost complete weakness in my legs, I cannot tippy toe..etc My right leg seems to be far weaker than my left as well. I have numbness in both left and right feet, my right thigh is numb as well. I have COMPLETE numbness in my right saddle area however my left saddle area is completely fine. My right testicle and right half of my penis is also numb as well. I've also never had any trouble holding in my bowel movements even if i had BAD diarrhea however a day or two after hospital discharge I had a few accidents related to loose stools, it has gotten better since then however sometimes I find myself clenching and manually squeezing my butt cheeks to prevent accidents until i can get to the toilet.
I am 5 weeks out since july 14th and have made progression in walking and such but still cannot tippy toe and have extreme weakness in my calves along with my right leg being weaker than my left...
Prior to even the day before leading up to surgery I had no issues with my legs. No pain down my legs, numbness, or anything remotely related to have laminectomy for conventional reasons other than the fact I had a spinal avm disorder and a bleed.
Thanks everyone. The reason I am posting here is because I am uninsured with no income and my resources are quite limited in terms of not having a primary physician and such...