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Getting ready for the fusion
I'm new to this group and welcome any support. I fell off a cliff while on vacation in France. Had a burst fracture of my L2 and a pilon fracture to my right ankle. That was in Sept 08. I've had 7 surgeries since. I had rods and screws put in right after my accident and a year later had the hardware removed due to pain. I've had ongoing pain been getting worse over the last 6 months. Had a CT done a month ago and my spine surgeon said I have no facet joints and my spine is not stable. We decided to do a fusion from L1toL3 with hardware thats in Nov. I'm so scared for this surgery! I live alone but have great friends and family for support.My ankle is doing great
since they have taken the hardware out. I recently got a job at a doctor's office part-time which helps with my depression, they have been very supportive with my limitations.
It's so wonderful to read all your stories and to know that I'm not alone in my suffering and fear.
Any support would be great,