would really like to hear from people - been almost a year, s1-L5... fusion...not great news, ended up with a lot of sympathetic nerve disorder issues- left leg / left foot numb/ painful, no ankle reflex, no calf muscle left. no balance!
multiple nerve blocks. ready to try hypnosis for the pain, (so expensive)
Tired of pain meds and muscle relaxers.. but.. nothing else works... being 'gently pushed' into the idea of a spine stimulator, and that is a NO -
My brain is still cloudy and I have simply, "changed" .... everyone else?? I often wonder, what is it going to be like to fly, (will the tsa freak out?) do I need a letter from my surgeon (who I am now no longer speaking with)
Do you think it's safe to go back to some of the things I want to do - like ride a horse? (no, I hope I don't fall...)
sad... I can no longer run, jump.... work out the way I want to... getting stronger, but it's NOT the same... did I have a choice? I was told NO.
curious about everyone else's experiences..