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3rd operation needed on discs

Ive just been told i need further surgery on my discs in loweer spine , i dont know if i can go through it again but im in constant pain , i also have to self catherize my bladder as i dont empty my bladder properly no more


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Hi Claire sorry to hear what you are going through, I also have had 3 surgerys and self catherize. My surgerys were on C3/C4 C4/C5 C5/C5 C6/C7 , I had a fusion at each level. also promblems at L4/L5 L5/S1 . I suffer from chronic pain too, is you surgery at a new disc and is it some thing you had done before. I am sure the thought of more surgery is getting you down its happened to me before, this is a good place to read other peoples experances and ask other peoples input .Takecare
  • Hi tina ... Thanks for your reply , the surgeon has decided not to operate again now , im just having more nerve root blocks in back a d shoulder ....... You have been through a lot hun and i know what you are going through , my worst pain is in my right hip n right buttock, its a awful grinding pain that never goes away ..... I do have problems with c6-c7and c5-c6 , also l4-l5 , s1 discs .... Im waiting to have a hysterectomy on 23/5/13 as a large mass has shown on the mri scan :-/
  • Clair really sorry to here abaut your hysterectomy that is major surgery too, I hope you got a nice family too look after you through your recovey. You take it easy now and try and look after yorself as much as you can. Takecare
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