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Repeat Surgery Went Well

StacyAnnSStacyAnn Posts: 50
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Spent 2 days in the hospital again, Wed-Fri. Left feeling much better than 2 weeks ago, with no leg weakness or leg pain, just some heaviness and tingling.

Surgeon said things had collapsed/shifted from last surgery. He had to take out a cage he put in becasue it was spilling BMP. He talked about spacers coming out and of cleaning up scar tissue and bone growths around the nerves, freeing them up.

Today I feel OK. Back hurts but nothing unbearable. I have to go back to MD Monday to have blood drawn. I was a wee bit down on the Hgb/Hct but didn't want blood for those levels. If the levels dropped more, I may reconsider. But I think I have a great excuse to be treated to steaks at least every other day for a few weeks, don't you agree?

Thanks again for all the well wishes and hugs. They really helped. I will write more another time.



  • That great news. Glad you are feeling better and things appear to be under control now.

  • Terrific that this second surgery went well.

    And yes, I agree about being treated to steak for the next few weeks !!

    I hope all will go well for you this time and do let us know how you're going.



    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
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  • Good to hear you're on your way to recovery.Best wishes for your healing and hope your blood values are up on Monday. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • The best example of a positive attitude is HUMOR!! Great to see it is there, and strong! Congrats on your operation being a success. Remember, rest and follow doctors orders to a "T"...:)


    Ps... I vote for the steak too!!! (G)
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I am glad that you are doing well! I hope that this surgery really helped you :)
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