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Need decompression at T9 to L1 Congenital Stenosis

spinal1980sspinal1980 Posts: 1
edited 06/08/2015 - 8:49 PM in Spinal Stenosis
In 2004 I had decompression and fusion using BMP l2 l5 for stenosis at 24 cause my right leg just started to give out on me and would fall over. I'm now 35 and just saw doc at Mayo clinic and he says I have DISH diease which causes my spine to grow bone fast increasing my small spinal canal. My right leg is getting weak and for the first time ever my left leg which I use to go up stairs and lift with. I can only walk about 5 to 10 mins with a cane or both legs go numb. I'm 6'5 and 350 football player type. He wants to decompress and fuse T9 to L2 using hardware this time. I have been losing weight, but know I will never be a string bean. Starting to get some bladder issues just not emptied out all the way and some dribbling theoughout the day. I'm a male by the way lol. I know I need the surgery just looking for some support cause this is going to be a xxxx of a recovery I know from first time round. Anyone else had lots of multiple level fusions? Here is the kicker I have never had pain at ALL always just start getting weakness which sounds great, but is terrifying cause oain lets you know you have a problem at least. God bless you all and give us strength, sure everyone on this board is in rough times


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