I am 9 days post op of an L4/L5 decompression, cyst removal, and fusion. The surgeon reports that I have bones like iron, something he had never experienced, and really struggled getting the holes drilled for the pedicle screws. He managed to get one hole drilled and screw installed. During the drilling of the second, the tip of the drill broke off in my spine and there it remains. He says there is nothing to worry about as it is perfectly safe. I am not terribly worried at this point but am curious if anyone else has experienced this before and could provide information about how it impacted recovery etc.
Thanks in advance.