I'm 42 wtih sever Degenerative Bone Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Arthritis and the list goes on and on. I've had 30 Epidurals, Cauterizations and injections as well as a diskectomy an L5-S1 Posterior Spinal Fusion with lots of hardware and now am going in for an Anterior Fusion......and they're going to take OUT that old hardware and put in new stuff - through the front now. All because of a NON Union... My spine is now cracked in 1/2.
I'm just wondering....and if you're on this site, I'm sure you've had surgeries too.....WHAT to expect from them going thru the front and removing then attaching new hardware. :-(
To make matters worse? A: Pain meds don't work on me. I've inherited some deficient gene from my father and when I have these things done...it's like going through them "cold" = Full - On Pain,