HI Sorry I am trouble trying to figure out how to post. I do not see a "SUBMIT? button anywhere , I hit SAVE so I would not loose it and then saw it had been posted. Dont know what i am doing.
I have had so much surgery and need two more rods added to my existing one from C2-T2 so my entire back will be solid rods. I have had so much metel put in my neck. Had a Lamnioplasty c-3-c7 had no fliud getting to my brain, stenosis was really bad. needed 7 screws and on both sides on bottom cuz it was closed off and hear thats not the norm they dont like to do that.
Then in between 2 surgeries to take out plate that had been put in and putting in the 7 level rod, they found my neck was broken in 2 places. So cage was put in. They had the rod in place but had not been anchored down to any thing, and they had to wait to get a cage I guess because the broken neck was so unexspected.
And I had been moving while under anesth trying to get off my back everytime they put me there because of so much pain i have in lower back, even under heavy anesthesia, i move. And I had pushed the rod against my trach and couldnt breath so they had to got back in to place the rod again.
After I had been told i would not have to have ANY brace this time(and I have had them ALL) I awoke from surgery to find myself in a Halo. I am Very clostraphobic, however it is spelled. So i went bonkers to say the least. But I am wondering if anyone has ever had rods from
lierally top to bottom? Do you think i will have ANY range of motion at all????? I dont see how.
I am dealing with lumbar issues also, 25 yrs now had fusion there also, they think it will help that too to have the rod.