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Fusion/synovial cyst L4-5 SURGERY Nov.20th- freaking out!!!
I too am having my 2nd fusion in 15 years. The last one was a nightmare, they used my own hip bone for the fusion.Still hurts all these years since. This time the Dr. swears he won't do that. I have such left leg pain from the cyst that I havent been mobile now for 10 days. I can't believe all the horror stories but that must be the reality. I'm in for it.I lierally count the days until the 20th- sick huh? Thats how much pain I'm in. Taking vicodin and that really doesnt cut the nerve pain one bit. The valium keeps me calm- if thats possible!!! Any ideas for nerve pain meds. I have no quality of life at all and I'm scared and depressed. Surgery originally was the 13th but got moved to the 20th. I wasn't thrilled with yet another 7 days of pain. I can see there have been suggestions of extreme laying flat and taking it very slow once the procedure and pain is done. What am I REALLY looking towards with regard to my recovery. TRUTH only! I have read they dont use "demerol" pumps anymore. What's the best I should request?? I just can't catch a break. I used to be a very young 56 yr old. Rock and roll, the Stones, partying.... now look at me! A LITTLE OLD LADY. HELP!!!!!