Hey everyone! I am a 40yr old Attack Helicopter Pilot in the Army. I have 21yrs of service and counting. A buddy of mine who had a wire strike in Iraq an crushed his L1 thru L5 in the accident turned me on to this sight. Anyways my last 2 tours in Iraq really messed my back up and as a result I am going into surgery this month to have my L-3 thru L5S1 fused and some hardware put in also. I was just wondering if there is anyone out there that could kinda let me know what I am up against as far as post-op pain and recovery. I mean I know it is going to be a tough ride and I doubt I will ever fly again but I like to go into to this with a little more knowledge than I have. Thanks
Mon, 01/12/2009 - 9:04am#1
(HELP!) L3 thru L5S1 fusion Surgery this month.