Quick history: l2-4 fusion in June 13. L4-5 right foraminotomy Jan 8, 14. 4 days ago I had all restrictions lifted and pulled up the sheet on our bed to make the bed. My thoracic and lumbar region went into huge spams that dropped me to my knees. Went to local hospital later that day (Sat night). Was admitted for pain control. Now been here 4 days. Have lost bowel control once and bladder control 6 times. Nobody knows what to do. My right leg is in immense pain and very weak including foot drop. MRI is inconclusive. Plan now is to send me home today and get me into see my surgeon 40 miles away asap. I'm currently unable to stand up straight and am using a walker to get around with help. I am on robaxin, 8 mg dilaudid every 4 hrs, 10 mg valium every 8 hrs, neurontin 300 mg daily, just got a lidocain patch, a steroid, torodol when I go home along with everything else plus ativan at night because I can't sleep. Yet I'm awake and alert and not a zombie. I need my surgeon. They have just now discharged me. Assuring me I can an appointment next week. Seriously? Next week! Argh!!! So I'm headed home, praying I don't soil myself to try to get in next week. I'm so xxxx and scared and yet they say that I don't have cauda equina syndrome according to my MRI so I guess they think I'm doing this for fun. I have no one to help me at home between 7:00 am And 3:45 pm. This ought to be fun. Whatever. I give up.
So frustrated and depressed.
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Severe DDD in S1-T12. 5 disc herniations. 5 compression fractures. Had a 2 level lumbar fusion/decompression on June 12, 2013. L4-5 foraminotomy on Jan 8, 2014, Right SI fusion in Oct 2014. Scheduled for L4-5 fusion to existing fusion on Sept 28, 2015