Well I had an MRI this week of my lumbar and thoracic. It's been 10 months now since my 2 level lumbar fusion. According to the nurse (didn't speak to the doc) my lumbar looks great, and I am fully fused, no other herniations or issues. Doesn't really explain why my back still hurts so much. I am thinking of starting massages or something. I feel like an 80 year old woman. Very stiff and painful virtually all the time.
As for the thoracic MRI, I have no herniations or anything, but she said I have a hemangioma on my spine, which I was told not to worry about because it's not serious, and I could schedule an appointment to talk to the doc about it if I wanted to. Of course I googled this only to be surprised by the info I found. Has anyone had this?
I have been having gastrointestinal issues since my surgery, as well as an aching under my sternum that wraps around to the upper middle of my back, making it feel a little difficult to breathe. I constantly have low level nausea. I never had any trouble with my stomach before the surgery.
I am glad I have no more herniations, but in some ways I feel worse than before the surgery. Has anyone experienced any of these issues. It is affecting every part of my life, and I am starting to question my decision to have ever had the surgery in the first place.