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5th surgery

ScottySScotty Posts: 5
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I have just had my 5th surgery on my back. I am fused from S1 to T12. I have eleven screws, rods from S1 to T12, had to go in from the front and insert a wedge in my spine to keep me from "walking in the wind" and had to go thru my ribs to build a box around my spinal cord. All this a result from college football. My toes and sometimes feet are numb and pain around the waist is still present. I can tell the pain is not as bad, my balance is not very good and any hyperextenion of my back causes pain. It has been two months since my last surgery and it has been a slow process but hopefully my strength will improve over the next few months.


  • Wow thats a big surgery. Hope you will recover well, Why did it take 5 surgery to do all that? Did they try and do 1 level at a time?

    5 times is a lot of cuting, Best wishes,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • Three surgeries thru the back to fuse at different levels, add screws and rods, one surgery thru the front to insert wedge and screws and one surgery to build a box around the spinal cord. I'm thankful for barbed wire, duct tape and bailing twine for I am totally wired together.
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