according to the paper today the governor of texas, perry, had MINOR fusion surgery and is recovering nicely. he is also wearing a back brace. ok, maybe i have been out to lunch the past couple of years, but i have never heard of minor fusion surgery with or without a back brace. with my experience, fusion is anything but minor. mine took 12 hours and i was in the hospital for 10 days and on a pain machine with morphine for 10 of those days. i also developed a blood clot in my calf and ran a temperature of 102. i also had to deal with the dr putting a hole in my spinal dura which had to be glued with a special glue. but like i said maybe they have developed a minor fusion surgery now, but i have not heard about it. i thought it was one of the more major types of surgery. i had surgeon, and a special dr who monitored my nerve impulses to make sure no nerves were damaged. my first one i wore a special back brace for 6 months. i had to wear it all the time. my co workers teased me totally, hay when did you get the girdle and where did you get it, fredricks of hollywood? ha ha. good thing i have a sense of humor. i did not have one my last fusion and me thinks this is why i have continual pain and other problems. if i had a brace, i think it might have helped. apparently according to the papers, he is walking and working with no problems. maybe martians came to earth and did his surgery. oh well, good for governor perry. i wish the martians did mine. anyone heard of MINOR fusion surgery? no lasers were used, it was basic fusion surgery. it did not say anything about his pain meds and if he was using any.
hello martians, get in touch with me pleeeeeze.
jon the martian
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.