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Synovial Cyst removal with L2-L3 fusion

Hi there,

I'm a 67 yr young woman who lives to farm with 3 other women. We live in Beryl, UT. There's no real town and we have just under 10 acres to farm. In the past 8 years, we've personally built a chicken coop, three hoop houses (2 are 20 x 52' ea), several animal shelters, etc. We raise sheep (lambs for direct market), goats (for a new market item called Cajeta, a goat milk caramel sauce), Certified Organic produce, and eggs. We also have rabbits and ducks, along with cows for our own meat supply.

As you can see, I'm a very busy gal.

I've had back problems most of my life, and now that I'm finally on Medicare, I can afford to take care me.

In 2009 I was diagnosed with a deformed aortic valve and chronic atrial fibrillation. We took care of that with open heart surgery followed by a pacemaker in 2010. After about a year or so, I was really feeling like I could swing the world by it's tail again.

We've been working through the processes, conservative treatment, etc for the past 3 years. Now I finally have a diagnosis. If it weren't for the cyst, I would probably put off the rest of the issue (lots of degenerative disk issues) for a few more years.

I would love to hear from anyone else who's had the same condition.


After a well-lived action-filled life, the old back has screamed help. Nov 20,2013 undergoing removal of a synovial cyst at L2-L3 and fusion of the same instability. Surgery being done at St.Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City.


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    edited 11/11/2013 - 8:02 PM
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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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