Hi. I haven't been back here since 2011. I am having my 8th surgery on Nov. 7, 2014. Putting it off as I have too many family commitments. My last surgery was in January 2013. It was a revision surgery (PLIF & XLIF) @ L4/5. I had a decompression in April 2011. It was a failed fusion. My 2nd. I am now having a full decompression @ L3/4 with both PLIF & XLIF, better known as 360 degree fusion. It is the only way I will fuse. Six of the surgeries and the next one have been performed by one of the best spinal surgeons at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Not looking forward to this but it has been a way of life for me for the last 7 years.
I am not looking for any info as I am as learned about this subject as are many spinal surgeons.
Wish the best to all who suffer. We are the only ones who know the fate we all share!!