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Two years ago today



  • Terrific that you've had 6 good months so far. I remember your earlier posts and the pain and setbacks you went through, but you never gave up. =D>

    Keep enjoying life.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008

  • Linda,

    I remember reading your posts when you were still struggling with pain. :S

    It is so good to hear that, through perseverence, you have moved on to a happy outcome! Well done!! You deserve to have won your life back again. :D

    So helpful to others to come back and let us know how you are doing. Thank you. >:D<
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  • Thank you for posting!
    It's very helpful for me to hear of your successful journey. I am almost at the 3 month point, and have recently begun to utter the regret thoughts. I pray that I too can pop in & post something positive, as you have done. For now I take each day as it comes and praise my small progresses, like standing up out of a chair unassisted or taking a shower by myself.

    I hope you continue to stay well and I hope your stiffness eases up.

  • Thanks for your words of encouragement. I'm rather new in that I am almost 7 months post surgery. It is good to hear that one can continue to make progress. Has your right foot gotten better? My experience with my right leg/foot has been much like yours. How are you managing stairs these days? I would like to know for those two issues are two main ones for me. Please feel free to send a pm for you may have discussed all this before. Thanks.
  • HI Linda!

    so glad to hear you are doing well! I too remember all the difficult times you had. I was out dancing this weekend and just couldn't stop, feel like I had to make up for lost time! I read your post on my post and you can try zumba and you can modify to what you know you can do, just keep goovin!!! Lynette
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  • I'm just starting the  process you began over 10 years ago.  I had my first epidural last Monday and start pilates again tomorrow.  I have DDD and scoliosis as well although it doesn't sound like my pain is as bad as yours yet.  It feels like the epidural and the arcoxia (anti-inflam) are already not working that well.  Very confused about where this is headed, will I be able to somehow avoid L3 to S1 fusion or will I have to go ahead with it as well.  I was a very active mountain biker until I finally decided to do something about my back pain and see a specialist.  I'll see the spine surgeon again for a checkup in 5 weeks.  So much waiting and thinking while I go through the process.

  • reacho:  I also was very active. It got to the point over the last few years where the scoliosis and other spinal issues prevented me from doing much of anything.  I also didn't have a lot of pain- as long as I didn't move too much. I wanted to have a chance of resuming a more active lifestyle.

    After trying almost everything, I did opt for surgery. I had a L1-S1 fusion & TLIF in December. So far, so good~I'm recovering well. 

    I'm glad I did this now- (I'm 61) and that I had a skilled surgeon.

    Good luck!

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