Hi everyone...glad I have come across the boards and postings. It sure has helped me already to read what other people that experience the same health problems share here. Hopefully I can also help others by sharing my experience, strength and hope. So here it goes.....I was diagnosed with DDD in 2001.
First surgery was an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at C4-5 with instrumentation in 8/2001.
10/2004- Three level posterior 360 degree decompression with lumbar laminectomy with bilateral facetectomies from L3-4,L4-5 and L5-S1. Pedicle screw and rod titanium implant L3 to sacrum.
1/2006 Instrumentation removal and reinforcement with additional bone banked bone graft added.
6/2008 Decompression and posterior fusion of L2-3 level due to an annular bulge of the disc resulting in marked compression of the the thecal sac. Again with instrumentation.
2 weeks and 2 days into recovery from the last surgery. Doing OK but still have pain in the left leg. However I have faith that this too shall pass after reading these wonderful posts!!! Sure helps in explaining things that the Dr.'s don't!!
Thanks for being here!!!