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5 months

I hit 5 months Dec 18th. My 4th month was hell. I have developed severe pain, missed 6 days of work' took predisone, went to the er from the pain and got an epidural. Now, it looks like my l4 is the problem. One doc thinks I facet facet syndrome. My surgeon thinks it is the L4. I have my 6 month follow up in Jan.

I go for an mri tomorrow. I have fall down my steps 3 times since surgery. I am discouaged. I get sick of people at work asking if why the surgery didn't work and if i am going to sue my dr. I do not think it is my doc's fault.

I had a l5/s1 tlif july 18.
40 year old mom
Tlif July 18


  • I know how you feel about people asking and asking. I don't even talk about it anymore and most of the time I don't answer my phone. I've practically become a hermit.

    I'm sorry that you aren't doing well and wish you the best!
    Herniation of l5 S1 l4 , DDD , microdisectomy in June 2013 and re herniation in September
    Cervical herniation at C5-7 Jan 2014 with impingement of spinal cord. 2 level cervical fusion Feb. 2014 and 2 level lumbar fusion in April 2014
  • what is Facet Syndrome?
    L4-L5 microdiscectomy 4/2011

    L4-L5 Posterior lumbar interbody fusion 5/2013

    C5-C6,,C6-C-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion 4/2014
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