I am really new at this so apologies if this post is duplicated. I has a spinal fusion on the 13/08/14. I had been under my consultant for nearly two years. He was very thorough and operated only when there didnt seem like we had any other option.
I should point out that I fully agreed to the fusion I was aware of the risks and am fully aware that things can go wrong I just never thought it would happen to me. I went in with bad pain in my back and have come out with the most horrendous nerve pain in my leg. The leg keeps giving way which has meant i have fallen over several times. Sometimes the foot is so hypersensitive that I can't have it under the shower or have bed covers touch it. Othertimes i can't feel it and the worst times are when the nerves misfire.
If there is anyone out there that has had the same pain after a fusion I would be so grateful for any help or advice. I am a mother of two young children currently reliant on my family for everything. I am beginning to feel like I made a huge mistake.
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