good Morning all, well i had my reconstructive surgery on 01/13/09 they decieded to go 2 levels higher the L-2 was going bad so i guess fix now or pay later and this is WC issue slip/fall in 2004 was in lite duty for 4 years any hoot, why did i have a revision if the first OP did everything right i had L-4 L-5 S-1 in Nov 2006!!
On every page i read it said THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY FUSION ECT,,, had 3 opinions!!All recommened a revision!!
Also Evidence of faled hardware!! Failed right S-1 screw!!Hardware was removed L-4 L-5 and S-1 was bilaterally with the finding of failed SCREW!!
the fusion was inspected and explored and there was evindence of complete PSEUDOARTHORSIS without any evendence of any FUSION MASS!! at L-4 L-5 and S-1 Bilaterally so doc did an L-2 L-3 revision of L-4 L-5 S-1!! and said the part of the procedure was challenging the screw would not move broken in half ohhh yes i have the rods and screws that were taken out souvioner ya know!! they needed a universal kit to remove that half of the screw welll the other was stuck in my BONE somewhere and the bones were bleeding oh thank goodness i went in on time who would know what would have happened !! all i know i was getting worse burning pain l/r butt aches!! I donot understand how can i have NO DEFINITE BONE FUSION??
Now i got the first Doctors Operative report which say he did everyhting right!! except did not notify me that i had a Blood transfusion i know i signed the waiver but it would have been nice if someone told me!! one thing i did read is that he tighten the screw then loosened it then tighten it again ohmigod the RODS are so un-even oh yes i have all the !! now i have 5 screws on each side i know i should not keep reading this BUT I WANT OT KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG MAYBE SOME ON U GUYS CAN HELP!! i ASKED THE DOCTORS IS IT SOMETHING I DID AND THEY ALL SAID NO I ASKED HOW CAN U TAKE THE DISC OUT AND LEAVE ME WITH A HOLE WITH NO BONE THEY SAID THEY DONT KNOW!!SCAREY HUH.. MAN I WISH I KNEW WHAT HAPPENED I JUST WANT TO GO ON WITH MY LIFE IT IS SO DEPRESSING, AND DIG THIS EVERYTIME I WENT BACK TO THE FIRST SURGEON HE SAID THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME HE ADVISED ME NOT TO SEE A PAIN SPECIALIST... AND GO AND SEE HIM IN 2 YEARS YEAH DUD U GOT PAYED ALREADY SO HE BASICLLY KICKED ME TO THE CURB IT SUXS GOING THROUGH THIS PAIN ALL OVER AGAIN CRYING EPISODES... NOT GETTING SLEEP I WALK WALK WALK UP AND DOWN IN MY APARTMENT!! I AM 4 WEEKS POST OPT.. I AM DOING WHAT I AM SUBPOSE TO WEARING THE BRACE 2 MORE MOTHS I SAY,, GUYS I AM SORRY THIS IS SOOOO LONG BUT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE MYSTERY THANK YOU , ALL FOR EVERYTHING.