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cauda equina compression, anyone else?

Gee
I keep finding out more about what the surgeon found when he opened me up.

Its amazing i am able to walk at all.

Severe cauda equina compression?

Ayyyyyyyyy, thank God i kept my bladder and bowel control

I know this is a serious condition of the spine. Anyone else have the same diagnosis?
What was your treatment and what was your prognosis?

Thanks
SMILINROSE
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  • Hi Rose!

    I just had emerg surgery and am also looking for any guidance from others. It has been about 6 weeks post-surgery, and I can now make a few steps without a walking aid, and I can squeeze out my urine to empty my bladder. Things do seem to be getting better, but the weakness in my foot seems like it has a long way to go.

    How have you done in the past couple years??
  • Yes. I had the same. I was forwarded on to a urologist and was rx'd meds and bladder training exercises. On that aspect Im better.
    Im 6 years out and have permenant damage to my right leg. Residual weakness, neuropathy and foot drop.
    I can walk short distances but use a cane when out of my home.
    I was 38 at the time and have worked as an RN so it was a very humbling experience.
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