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Hello Everyone, Newbie here

RosaVanderRRosaVander Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in New Member Introductions
I was diagnosed with Spondilylothesis in July 2011. My doctor said my spine was very unstabable. My xrays and MRI showed a 4-5mm slip.I just had lower back surgery on Sept. 8th, 2011. I had a decompression, bone graft, fusion of L5-S1 done. I wasn't expecting to have to have this kind of surgery at the age of 33.

This is the first time I had posted anything, so I am new to all of this.


  • Welcome to Spine Health. Sorry you have had to experience surgery at such a young age. Fortunately the younger we are the better we seem to heal from surgery. Take heed to the list of do's and dont's from your doctor's office. There's a wealth of information and knowledge on Spine Health, as well as a lot of experienced and caring individuals. Glad you found your way here.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. good luck on your recovery!! please be sure and follow the doctor's orders. this is so important during your recovery.stop by the forum as well, it can make a long day go by alot faster.enjoy your time on the forum! Jenny :)
  • let us know how you get on with your recovery
    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
  • Hi :wave: and welcome :)

    wow you are still in very early recovery time. Please keep us posted how you are doing.
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
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