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Back surgery again? Need advice.

GraybrandyGGraybrandy Posts: 1
edited 11/10/2014 - 12:15 PM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Last year my right leg went numb after a fall. I then learned that I had a herniated disc between L2 and L3. I had a laminectomy and disectomy in that area with no fusion of the bone or no padding spacer. Sorry not sure of the correct terminology. Since then I have been feeling a lot more pain almost like my bones are grinding. I have not been able to sleep a full night since the surgery and my pain is getting worse. Last week I slipped downs some stairs and went to the hospital and was told I have another herniated disc between L4 and L5 with severe deterioration of the spine. She said it was the worse case she had seen in a 38 year old women she had personally seen. She also told that if I didn't take care of this now I would not be walking. I am afraid of having surgery again but I am more afraid of not being mobile. I have a 3 year old son and he truly does suffer because of my pain which is not his fault. Can you please help?


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Hi & welcome. I've got young children. I know how hard it is. The guilt used to cripple me. My daughter is over 4 now & I can honestly tell you it does get easier! My kids are happy & well adjusted. All they've ever known is having a crippled Mum. We do lots of projects & games. We've just found ways of doing our own thing.
    Please don't get overly concerned by comments like 'worst I've ever seen' & 'won't be walking' so many of us have been told the same thing!! I've got the spine of an 80 year old...I hear that one so many times! Have you seen a spine specialist yet? It might not mean surgery, only a surgeon can tell you what your options are.

    Anyway... I just wanted to say hi. You're not alone! I look forward to seeing you on the forums. Please feel free to message me if you just want to scream & vent or just have a chat.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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