I have been to your site many times over the past year looking for answers and advice as I fought to get surgery for myself, and finally decided to join.
I have Severe Osteo and Degenerative Disc Disease which have caused three collapsed discs, sever stenosis, spondylothesis, scoliosis. And was showing signs of Cauda Equina Syndrome which is how I eventually received surgery. Being from Canada, we have some bad wait times for surgerys so I was so thankful for finally getting the diagnosis as I'd been almost bedridden before surgery and was starting to have some bowel and bladder troubles from my spinal cords compression.
On April 2nd, 2014 I had a laminectomy from L1 to S1 and Dynamic Stabilization from L2-5. My surgeon told me that he had found I have a naturally narrow spinal cord to begin with and that he had also found a hole in my spinal cord from a bone fragment and I had spinal fluid in the canal.
I am home now, recovering thru my 3rd week post surgery and I'm struggling with a lot of pain (obviously as it's a BIG surgery) but some I am really unsure of, which is why I joined this site. I will look thru the FAQs and see what I can find and look for others with my issues and perhaps the same surgery and what kind of advice I can find.
I look forward to talking with you all.
Laminectomy of L1-6,S1 and Dynamic Stabilization L2-5 done April 2nd,2014