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1 Year Post Fusion & Decompression Surgery

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Good News

I just wanted to share with people that understand....my 1 Year Post Fusion & Decompression "Anniversary" was on 1st October! I am happy that no one (apart from my Mum) has mentioned my milestone....I must be doing a good impression of being normal! =D>

The past year has not been easy...it has been a real rollar coaster what with crashing my car (pre op thankfully!), the operation, splitting up with my partner, moving house, coming back to work and trying to fit exercise in. It has also been cycles of feeling great back and leg wise and then feeling awful again...my last real scare lasted 6 weeks when I got really bad leg pain like pre surgery, but thankfully I began on the journey up last week! I am currently feeling great!

My new home is lovely, I have managed to go on holiday, to rugby games, visit friends, I can walk, Swim, do Pilates and I am starting a new educational course via work...I am feeling happy. I don't know how long it will last, but I appreciate the way I feel today :)

I am glad I had my surgery - my back and legs are not perfect, but I can walk and that is the most important thing to me :)Things will never be perfect (I still suffer pain, exhaustion and have times when I feel like I can't cope any more), but there is hope...just ride out the bad times and hope that the good times are not far away.

Wishing everyone good times soon :)

Best Wishes

Anna B)

L4/L5 & L5/S1 Fusion and Decompression Surgery With Instrumentation 1st October 2007


  • well done and keep going. Honest words. >:D<
  • well done and keep going. Honest words. >:D<
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  • Hi,
    My fusion one year anniversary was on the 2nd. Congrats on your year anniversary Anna. It sounds like things are going well and I am glad your pain went away. That kind of thing brings up all kinds of fears and memories.
    Keep the positive attitude and good luck with everything.
  • Thanks itsalong walk.

    I have noticed the long list of ops you have been through - I hope that you have had your last procedure and your pain is managable <:P <br />
    Best Wishes

  • Hi Julie

    Thanks for your kind words :))) I hope that the constant pain in your foot is low grade - is it a result of your surgery? I hope it doesn't get you down, I know constant pain can be draining at whatever "level" it is.

    I am going to try not to overdo things now I am feeling a lot better - don't want to be back on the cycle of pain just yet! It is hard not to worry when it returns that something has gone wrong...gues it is a hazard of the surgery!

    Best Wishes

    Anna O:)
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