Hi everyone, I am really glad to find tis sight! I have read some of the post and I feel I might actually find some comfort here. I am 30 year old female. I have a loving husband and 3 small children ages 9, 7, and 3. I worked fulltime at DollarGeneral until my doctor to me off a month ago. I have had back pain for as long as I can remember. I was born with spinal bifida but I was unaware if it until last year. I have dealt with the pain until woke up one morning and couldn't walk. So my husband carried me to the er in our town where they done an xray soon following an mri and off to the doctor I went. He told me I have the spinal bifida, D.D.D, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, bulging disc at L5-S1, and lumbar radiculopathy and\or sciatica( I'm no sue if that is the same thing or not) They tried a few things like pt and shots. Pt didn't last long the more I went he less I could walk. He done another mri last month and said my nerves were pinched in my L5 par? Which is apparently fractured. This is all gibersh to me. I am so lost but after that he took me out of work and to a neurosurgeon. He hasn't wasted any time!! I am scheduled for surgery on the 25th of this month(March). The surgery is gong to be a L5-S1 laminectomy, reduction of spondylolisthesis, and instrumented fusion. I am scared to death of what awaits me. The worst thing I have ever been through was getting my tubes tied and my tousles out when I was 7. My husband is just beside himself as bad as I am. He is disabled from the military s the stress we are under is growing by the day. Due to me being the only one working. He only brings in $750 a month. So we are super stressed and broke and worried beyond belief!!! Any thoughts or hearing from people that are going through that same kind of things would be so appreciated. My support system is my husband. He is all I have!
It is great t meet all of you. I hope to here from everyone soon!