I am new to the site, not new to back pain. Been lurking as permitted on a few sites over the last year since my first surgery. It is time for me to get some support, learn more about this and move forward. I just last week had a second surgery and am looking forward to a third again lumbar 2-6, not sure what the goal will be.
I have gained weight, nearly 80 pounds, the last year has been rough. I have nerve damage from 1st surgery which leaves me with drop foot as inflammation increases during the day. July 2013 was First surgery was double hemi laminectomy and double discectomy on L4-L5. Drop foot continues and only really seems to be an issue last day if I am not paying attention to inflammation. Frequent falls, I walk with cane and A brace. Docs say additional surgery on L2 and L5 are needed.
Last week June 2014, I have cervical fusion C4-C7. I hurt my neck during recovery from above in a fall last October. I tried therapy, use TENS unit, etc, no relief. (Along with currently suffering from torment Achilles' tendon from sprained ankle during most recent fall last month) I just seem to be having. One bad luck after another.
I like my doctor, I go to edit Clinic. Not sure what else to say... But I have a lot to ask!
Post edited to remove name of specific hospitals. by Liz The Spine-Health Moderator Team