It has been a while since I've been here. I will not get into my past surgery's, infections ect. I had a 360 fusion in 2009 at L4-L5 and again a revision in October 2010 due to a failed fusion and loose hardware. Since then I have fused!!
But, for the past few months the pain is getting increasingly worse!!!
I'm back on my pain meds sometimes I actually have to double up on them!
Sitting, driving, walking, standing is an issue with my legs and back,Sleeping is horrible and intimacy with my husband is very painful, I have allot of pressure in my low back and legs sometimes well mostly all time I feel like I haven't had a bowel movement in weeks/months that's how much pressure I'm feeling. I get allot of muscle spasms you can actually see my thigh flinch...and allot of hip pain, and I feel like there is something crawling on my leg and I look there is nothing there...
I have been in touch with my Dr and I need to have another MRI to see what is going on and also was wondering if it could be the hardware!!!
Has anyone who has been through a fusion gone through this years later???? Has anyone every had hardware issues????
1999 back surgery
1999-2001 meningitis x5
Spinal Leak 1999-2001
Staph infection of the spine
Spinal fusion 2009
Spinal revision 2010