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Lots of Pain after second Spinal Fusion L5

Hi, I've never joined an online group before so please bare with me. I've been unable to find any support groups in my area for people who suffer from chronic pain. So here I am! My quality of life has changed drastically and I'm having a hard time accepting it. My family has heard enough. So any support would be greatly appreciated! Thank you

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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,518
    edited 08/07/2017 - 2:09 PM

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,587

    TonyaGB

    Tell us about yourself and you will get replies, when we have more information.
    There are a lot of discussion you can read and reply to from members going through the same thing, including myself.
    And that's what we do best here, support.

    Take care and hope to hear from you soon.


    Sandra
    Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
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  • Hello again:) Like I said in previous post I'm new at this so I guess it will take time to get comfortable. At 19yrs old I was dx with a bulging disc. Had one epidural injection and never had any problems until I was 34yrs old. Not even when I was pregnant with my son. And I weighed a lot! I've never played sports or been in a accident. I had a laminectomy around 2010. That lasted until 2012. Had first spinal fusion in August of 2012. I was told by my surgeon that it had fused. However I stayed in miserable pain constantly. Finally went to another dr and with all the MRI's testing etc it was not fused. So this month August 11th will be my one year anniversary of my second fusion L5. It has hands down ruined my life!! I'm miserable. My hips hurt so bad as well. I've also been dx with fibromyalgia now. I used to be a go getter! I'm 45 yrs old and hardly ever leave my house. It's caused so much depression. The pain Dr I see which was recommended by my surgeon has done numerous injections and ablations. I'm at a loss of how to accept this. The dr that did this last surgery gave me so much hope that I'd feel better. He put 4 screws plus some type of cage. This Thursday I'm having an MRI again of my back & my hips. I'm afraid if it comes back normal and this is just it!!! How my life is. And yes I know people have it much worse than I and sometimes I feel selfish or that I'm on my pity pot.... does anyone have suggestions of medications to try? Is thst ok to talk about. 

    Tonya

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,587

    Tonya

    I understand all the frustration plus being told you have Fibro is like a slap in the face. It makes the pain so much worse. I have had Fibro over 20 yrs. and the best thing the doctor put me on was Savella. We tried everything and for me this worked so much better.
    Are you on any meds for the pain? Pain needs to be addressed and managed by your pain management (PM) doctor.
    This is a great place for support and to vent if you have to, we all do. Sometimes just having someone who understands can be helpful.
    Take care and keep us posted.



    Sandra
    Spine-Health Moderator
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Please read my  Medical History
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