Hi I'm a 34yrs old I'm happily married and a mother of two. I have a very complicated back history.
In 1999 I had surgery in the L4-L5 region which then I developed major complications in the spine. I developed a staph infection and a massive CSF leak and was hospitalized for 3 month's.During that time I had 4 more spinal surgeries to try to stop the leak.
I did end up on going to Boston where then I was diagnose with meningitis. I had another operation to try to stop the leak which had failed then meningitis again,and again,and again! I eventually had to have a brain shunt which now is removed.There is so much I'm leaving out but all in all I had approximately 20 operations. I was told 9 years ago that I would need a fusion down the road because there is to much movement in my spine from all the Infections and surgery. The time has come I maybe having the fusion next month in the L4-L5 region due to a slipped vertebrae and crushed nerves.
I am very nervous on the operation and I do not know what to expect. I'm always in pain! I have tried PT,pain management and even the Chiropractor. This is my last option but completely nervous