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bsmoellerbbsmoeller Posts: 6
edited 06/12/2015 - 3:48 AM in Recovering from Surgery
on 4/8/15 I had L4 thru ilium fusion done. I had two herniated discs removed and spacers put in to hold the spacing open. Also had 2 cages put in and 3 support rods with 9 screws also. They said that my right siatic nerve had extensive damage and the nuro sergeon ended up rerouting it. Pain was okay then it comes and goes. Some days it is okay and other days I can't even move my leg cause of the nerve pain suppodly. Will this improve cause I'm only 31 years old and this pain is a killer. I'm still on nurotin and valium ro hwlp with the leg pain.

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  • I had L4-S1 fusion done on 4-8-15. They inserted 2 cages in my back 4 rods and 14 screws. Never felt right from day one at the hospital. As my leg felt like it was on fire. They kept me there for 4 days then released me. About 3 weeks into recovery I woke up one morning unable to move my right leg. The doctor's office said it was normal so they changed my meds and over powered the pain. At my 6 week check up they took new xrays and found that one of the cages slipped back and was resting on my nerves to my right leg. Doctor tried to put the blame on me as if I did something wrong or moved the wrong way. They scheduled me for surgery the next morning to remove bad cage and replace it with a new bigger cage. The 1st surgery took them 3 1/2 hours and the 2nd surgery took 2 hours. After the 2nd surgery I was only in the hospital over night and then released the next morning. 1st surgery they tried to do it all from back side and the 2nd surgery they came in on my right side just below my rib cage. The 2nd surgery was Alot worse due to location cause all my ribs started to bruise and ended up my right lung collapsed on me due to Atelectasis in my lungs cause I couldn't breath. Finally on the road to recovery this time. My leg and back pain I would say is 80% gone now and my bone is starting to grow. I have been wearing my bone stimulator non stop. Best of luck to ya
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