Hi everyone, I know most of you have been through the same ringer I have, and most of you much worse. Therefore, I consider you the professionals.
In April of 08 I have a spinal fusion, L4,L5,S1. Prior to this I had two previous surgeries to repair the ruptures of L4 & L5. Before the fusion, on two occasions I had two minor incidences while sleeping, of bowel incontinence. Horrified to say the least, I was so embarrassed to tell my surgeon, but did so. He brushed it off as if it were nothing. Okay, it went away, never had the problem again. Had the surgery, things went well for the most part, and I've been living a pretty normal life. Until yesterday, for some reason, my back started hurting, and I noticed some sciatica pain in my right leg. I didn't have sciatica pain before this last surgery for some reason. Well it's been 1 year and 4 months to the day since I had the fusion. As I said, yesterday I started having back and leg pain, well last night, while I slept I had a minor accident of bowel incontinence again. Can anyone tell me if they've had this happen to them? This is very hard to talk about, but before this happened, I had noticed that it was becoming much, much harder to hold in the gas while in the presence of others. Like the sphincter muscle is suddenly weakened. Anyway, I'm feeling a little scared at this point.