Unexpected surgery side effect

Unexpected surgery side effect

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Anonymous (not verified)
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Unexpected surgery side effect

About 6 months ago I went through back surgery on my lower back. The nerves were being compressed and causing me terrible pain and nueropothy. My diagnosis was Disistasia, Spinal Stenosis,Anular Tear, Significant bilateral cronic radicalopothy, Nueropothy. I know I misspelled a few of those words.
Well I am having a side effect I really dont want to talk to the doctor about so here I am posting.
To be tactfull I will try to describe this the best I can.
I was originaly started to be diagnosed with this about 12 years ago and it progressed to crippling me permenatly.
The side effect I am feeling is a return of my "manlyness"
Over the years the feelings were diminishing and I thought it was age related. But recently I feel although physically I still have many problems, the other part of it is EXTREME. Its like my "feelings" are waking up to a level I dont remember experiencing before. Is this normal? I feel like I am 16 again. But with a bad back. After the "moment" it takes me hours to calm down. Thats all I can say. Its not a bad side effect for sure. But the doctors never covered this. I feel sometimes it almost "to much"

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surgery guy (not verified)
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surgery guy wrote:About 6

surgery guy wrote:
About 6 months ago I went through back surgery on my lower back. The nerves were being compressed and causing me terrible pain and nueropothy. My diagnosis was Disistasia, Spinal Stenosis,Anular Tear, Significant bilateral cronic radicalopothy, Nueropothy. I know I misspelled a few of those words.
Well I am having a side effect I really dont want to talk to the doctor about so here I am posting.
To be tactfull I will try to describe this the best I can.
I was originaly started to be diagnosed with this about 12 years ago and it progressed to crippling me permenatly.
The side effect I am feeling is a return of my "manlyness"
Over the years the feelings were diminishing and I thought it was age related. But recently I feel although physically I still have many problems, the other part of it is EXTREME. Its like my "feelings" are waking up to a level I dont remember experiencing before. Is this normal? I feel like I am 16 again. But with a bad back. After the "moment" it takes me hours to calm down. Thats all I can say. Its not a bad side effect for sure. But the doctors never covered this. I feel sometimes it almost "to much"


I know that its a hard question to answer. But I think I am "rebounding" and those nerves are overreacting. I am just wondering if this is "normal" and if I would return to a normal 50 year old. Its sometimes to much.
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Wow

Surgery had just the opposite reaction with me. Everything was just fine before surgery, but afterwards, the "army" didn't show up for the "battle". Come to find out, up to 22% of men have this problem after 360 ALIF surgery. Hopefully, it will go back to normal, but for now I have to rely on the little blue pill.

Glad things are working out for you!

Keith

Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2

surgery guy (not verified)
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Side effects

EMS Guy wrote:
Surgery had just the opposite reaction with me. Everything was just fine before surgery, but afterwards, the "army" didn't show up for the "battle". Come to find out, up to 22% of men have this problem after 360 ALIF surgery. Hopefully, it will go back to normal, but for now I have to rely on the little blue pill.

Glad things are working out for you!

Keith


Well my problem wasnt that I couldnt get the troops to stand up and march, but there just wasnt much "feeling" to it. So no "reward"
So if I would of went the other way my troops would of lost the battle. I figure it will 'adjust" to normal sooner or later. Those nerves are letting me know there awake for sure. Thanks
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Old soldiers

Whats that line, "old soldiers never die, they just fade away". Glad to hear your death was premature. Like Keith, I too was fine before my back problems and then not so fine. However, since I stopped taking all pain meds and muscle relaxers, the troops have mounted a counterattack and winning the war again.

Dick (boy, my name seems dirty)

Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007.

surgery guy (not verified)
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Normalizing?

dbarbeau48 wrote:
Whats that line, "old soldiers never die, they just fade away". Glad to hear your death was premature. Like Keith, I too was fine before my back problems and then not so fine. However, since I stopped taking all pain meds and muscle relaxers, the troops have mounted a counterattack and winning the war again.

Dick (boy, my name seems dirty)


Ya maybe I am going back to normal. But for me normal has been years ago. Maybe I didnt realize what all I had lost. It was a slow progression.
emtlady (not verified)
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Hail to the troops!

Enjoy it! Rolling I know this post brought a smile to my day today = I am having a rough day pain-wise and feeling rather "peetered out". Thanks for the "hard" earned laugh, and bringing my mood "up!" Loser Liar Rolling Laughing Rolling

surgery guy (not verified)
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post op

This is hitting me like a ton of bricks. It feels like someone is pumping testosterone straight into my bloodstream. Like I want to go join the army and have them send me into Iraq. (just kidding about the army part)
Its like running around half way between the "reward" and nothing at all all the time. 4 times I rallyed the troops yestereday and it just became stronger after the medals. This is tiring. I have elevated breathing, pacing, probably elevated everything. You guys(or gals) would not want this 24/7 believe me. I had to talk to the doctor. This is not normal but they are going to see if I "normalize" Waves of this just keep hitting me.

bluebeegirl (not verified)
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Okay, so i haven't been

Okay, so i haven't been through this, but I was reading something a few weeks ago (the link is saved on my computer...and it died last week) about different parts of the spine having not-necessarily-nervous connections to body parts and functions. L4-S1 all connected to the reproductive organs/libido, etc. Now that there's no ... uhm... blockage... you're feelin' your wheaties again?

Good for you, though.

Um... buy some lotion?

surgery guy (not verified)
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Thank you. If you can find

Thank you. If you can find the link I would appreciate it. It was L4 and L5.