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Dealing with DDD

Suziq1969SSuziq1969 Posts: 2
edited 01/03/2016 - 9:30 PM in New Member Introductions
Hi All. Suzi here. I'm a Newbie to this site so
Please excuse my mistakes . So in a nutshell I'm 46 years YOUNG .. And been diagnosed with Degenarated Disc in L5 S1 as well as Sciatica in my right leg. This is a Old Injury I had that came back to haunt me. In 2008 I fell down a flight of stairs in a restaurant leading down to cellar. Never tended to my fall continued on with life. For22 years worked in a Testaurant/ Bar as a Server. Restaurant Mgr and bartender. So all my jobs consisted being long hours on feet and fast moving. So August 2015 I think Ike up one morning literally couldn't move my back felt like a knife was jabbing through me and my right leg completely gave out( pin and needles effect).. I tried Chiropractor ..Accupuncture.. 2 epidurals and let me say I gained 12 lbs from the damn steroids and No Relief and last had Nerve block which again no relief. Went to see a Spine Specialist and after him viewing my MRI my only type of surgery that would benefit my situation is a POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERIOR BODY FUSION. Guys I'm at my Wits End. Going crazy being so immobile and a Hermit in my Condo. Totally not my style. Can barely drive. Very depressed with entire situation. It seems like everyday pain gets worse and worse as months pass by. I'm living on pain pills which I'm not a fan of but have no choice if I want to get by a day with less pain. I'm scared and very nerveous to go through with this surgery but it seems like I'm I the I'm Damned if I Dio and I'm Damned if I Don't. Has anyone out there had this type of fusion L5 S1 ? If so can you please share your experiences. Pre surgery. After surgery? Anybody out there ever experienced any complications after their surgery.. Like bleeding or infection? How bad is the pain after surgery and when you come home? How do you sleep after surgery? How long does it take to start feels semi normal where you don't want to pull your head out of your head from the excruciating pain? IAny advice you can give after having this surgery? really hope I get some feedback. I really would appreciate any feedback. Thanks Suzi


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 01/03/2016 - 9:31 PM
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
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