Don't want to bore members here with an over long list of my ailments, but thought I would say 'hi' with a brief description.
Pain issues began for me in 1990 with a major herniated lumbar disc resulting in spinal stenosis and gradual loss of leg sensation and function. Apologies, as I cannot recall exactly which lumbar levels are involved. You'd think I would know by now !
-Diskectomy in 1994
-Surgery 5 days post-op for possible infection and leakage of cerebro-spinal fluid.
-Lumbar fusion in 2001; 4 vertebrae
-Laparyscopic surgery in 2012 to decompress nerves.
My surgical outcomes have been "relatively good". Essentially, I am left with minor sensory deficits in hips and legs along with chronic nerve and muscle pain at varying levels in hips and legs. I find that years of dealing with this tends to wear one down.
So--glad to be here and I am very thankful for a place where we can offer mutual support and information.