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Post XLIF op, feeling back pain because of bacteria infections as advised by doctor

Vincentong1987VVincentong1987 Posts: 4
edited 08/25/2015 - 9:36 PM in Lower Back Pain
Greetings everyone,

My father having an XLIF procedure on 20/5/2015, and after operation done, he is feeling great on the 1st and 2nd week. But started 3rd week, his pain is came back in another positions, which is the lower back pain, tie up to right thigh, he has to be in good positions on laying down the bed, else getting worst pain. He cannot walk totally, but just a little distance can go. Pain still go on, and started mid june, as co sulted from doctor, his body might be in bacteria infection, hence he has been admitted about 3 months till now, pain gone on and off, of course antibiodic is given twice a day everyday. CRP and ESR pathology monitoring once a week. MRI report done, but destruction nor degenerative of impants occurs, or any bad sign at implant side, everythings in good positions.

Having improvement right now, can walk a small distance, stand for a short time, but after a 10 minutes, pains come and need to lay down on the bed and straighten the leg to release the pain. We are very frustated, and vert tired. Unlike the very 1st time after operations, walking and sitting normal at all. Had just communicate with doctor, need another 3 weeks for further investigation....

Anybody having the same problem with my father?or it might be not virus infectioned, may be other causes? If so please share on your experience and knowledge to me, highly appreciated it!



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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I can certainly understand you are very frustrated with the complications and set backs and of course you as caregiver extremely tired. Your father, also, of course. I'm curious, how old is your father?
    Not sure if you are alone or anyone else in your home and also helping out.

    Do you have support people to assist you with...like preparing meals, shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, etc...?
    The hospital will,have social workers and maybe if you set up appointment to talk....often times this can be over phone, not always need face to face.....social worker may have many resources she could set you up with to help reduce the strain, re the caregiving aspects.

    You are not alone and you need to take care for yourself, also.

    For myself, when I saw social worker and she helped so much with resources I had no idea were available to me.
    For example, someone could come out for light housekeeping, or to drive and help me with groceries store.
    ...variety of services to help match your needs.

    I'm sorry, I can't speak to your father's medical issues. I haven't any personal experience there.
    Please keep us posted with how you and your father are doing!
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  • Hi Savage,

    Thanks for your caring, i have my wife, sister and mother help with these stuff, so still OK with these.

    The only concern is to best cure my father's case, we are still finding out the best way to overcome the problems, What i can only do right now is pray hard to GOD, Hope Gods will give me a chances, a coincidence.

    Thanks anyway dude.
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