I had posted a while back. At that time I thought was pretty simple procedure. Fusion s1 to l5. I have been putting offf the surgery. My wife a school teacher and she likes her time off, to go places.
My back has increasing got worst, but I'm a little up tight abouth the whole surgery thing. I had a TKR Sept 3 2008 and the second one March 3 2009. I did really well, I had been riding my bike about 5o mi. a week post second surgery,I wanted to do some charity rides and I know I could have done it.I knew I had a stress fracture pre 1st knee surgery, I thought it was my hamstrings pulling on my back, I thought no big deal, and the Dr did not seem to concern. Well it has gotten progressively worst since August 2009. I'm shedule for surgery March 15 2010 this Monday.I'm going to have Lumbar Laminectomy Lumbar 4-5,Sacral 1, Posterior Lumbar Interbody fusion Lumbar 5- Sacral 1. L 5 fractured and dislocated. There gross narrowing where the nerves run through. I feel very fortunate I'm not having nerve pain runniing down my leg.
In 1971 I had severe pain in the rt leg all the way to my foot, the pain was intoleable I just wanted to die. I wore a couple of body casts,I could'nt really get any answers what was up. I was going to LA county hospital.
I started to ride a bike and beleve it or not it got better til now. I'm 57 been active all my life pending on my condition would always pick something else up that I could do. I guess I'm just venting to get it, out and really trying to keep a positive attitude.
I have read posts that really breaks my heart,and my prayers are out there for them. They put my situation in perspective of what I'm going through.I have alot of fear about the whole procedure I'm having done. I have not heard alot of positve things about Back surgery, but the people on these threads I'll be thinking of, I will post with the outcome and my rehab hopefully give someone hope as you have done for me and there not alone.
The other bad part about this I worked in the medical field for 32 yrs in dialysis,I know to to much and yet I know nothing. Thanks for let me rample on.
Take care all you.