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Anyone with this much Fusion have a normal life?

MinnieMMinnie Posts: 5
edited 01/25/2014 - 6:28 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am 30 and this was a revision surgery and I was curious to hear from anyone who has had a large amount of there spine fused I am fused from T5 through L3 has anyone had any success meaning a normal pain free life with this much of your spine restricted from movement? I can't seem to find anyone with a scenario even remotely close to mine that I can talk to about it with. I still have pain this 2nd surgery just took my pain from the middle of my spine and moved it to my lumbar which I find it to be actually worse. This is what they consider a Failed surgery am I understanding this correctly and can anyone suggest my next move?
Minnie
Spinal fusion T5-L3 Revision was a Failed surgery on March of 2012
Kyphosis of the spine out of options.
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  • If anyone has had this big of a spinal fusion i would love to hear how your quality of life is i am all ears.:)
    Minnie
    Spinal fusion T5-L3 Revision was a Failed surgery on March of 2012
    Kyphosis of the spine out of options.
  • LizLiz Posts: 9,487
    edited 01/25/2014 - 7:31 PM
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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,487
    Please take the time to read this post and refer to it when you have questions

    I am sure that you will find your time on Spine-Health very rewarding. This site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and growing.
    Here are just some of the highlights that are available as tabs on the main Spine-Health menu bar

    Spine-Health Main Menu Tabs

    Conditions Detailed medical libraries of articles and videos that address almost every spinal condition.
    Treatment List of treatments to the conditions identified by Spine-Health.
    Wellness Section contains articles, tips and videos to help patients after surgery and also to help people avoid surgery.
    Spine-Health Forums These are the forums you will be using
    Find A Doctor This provides with a method to search for doctors in various locations.
    Doctor Advice Health Center The Resource tab, has many important features. You can browse various doctor advice on given spinal situations, you can browse clinical trials and view a comprehensive glossary..
    Health Videos Index to all Spine-Health Videos



    As a bonus, Spine-Health provides these patient forums. Here you can meet thousands of people who understand and can relate to your situation. You will soon become part of the Spiney family[/u] who provide comfort and the advantages of a support system. You are now part of this family that is approximately 27,00 international members and growing daily.

    IMPORTANT

    - It is very important to understand the Forum Rules to make sure all of your posts[u] do not violate any of the rules.[/u]

    - All new members must read our FAQ in order to understand the layout of the forums, how to navigate through the forums, helpful terms, how to make effective threads and posts, plus a link index to many of the important medical forums and key medical articles on Spine-Health Forum FAQ

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    dilauro

    tamtam

    Liz

    Sandi

    JellyHall




    ********************************************************************************************

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • LizLiz Posts: 9,487
    edited 01/25/2014 - 7:31 PM
    Please take the time to read this post and refer to it when you have questions

    I am sure that you will find your time on Spine-Health very rewarding. This site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and growing.
    Here are just some of the highlights that are available as tabs on the main Spine-Health menu bar

    Spine-Health Main Menu Tabs

    Conditions Detailed medical libraries of articles and videos that address almost every spinal condition.
    Treatment List of treatments to the conditions identified by Spine-Health.
    Wellness Section contains articles, tips and videos to help patients after surgery and also to help people avoid surgery.
    Spine-Health Forums These are the forums you will be using
    Find A Doctor This provides with a method to search for doctors in various locations.
    Doctor Advice Health Center The Resource tab, has many important features. You can browse various doctor advice on given spinal situations, you can browse clinical trials and view a comprehensive glossary..
    Health Videos Index to all Spine-Health Videos



    As a bonus, Spine-Health provides these patient forums. Here you can meet thousands of people who understand and can relate to your situation. You will soon become part of the Spiney family[/u] who provide comfort and the advantages of a support system. You are now part of this family that is approximately 27,00 international members and growing daily.

    IMPORTANT

    - It is very important to understand the Forum Rules to make sure all of your posts[u] do not violate any of the rules.[/u]

    - All new members must read our FAQ in order to understand the layout of the forums, how to navigate through the forums, helpful terms, how to make effective threads and posts, plus a link index to many of the important medical forums and key medical articles on Spine-Health Forum FAQ

    I am positive any member, new or old will find this Chroinc Pain - Step by Step thread very valuable.

    Here are some links that all new members need to review to create effective threads and more

    Read before you post
    Tips for Newcomers
    Understanding the rules

    All of this will help make your threads better and improve the times and quality of responses you will receive.

    You can also find Spine-Health on these Social Networks

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    If you have any questions or need assistance, you can use the private message facility to[u] contact any one of the Spine-Health Moderators

    dilauro

    tamtam

    Liz

    Sandi

    JellyHall




    ********************************************************************************************

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    5 on the cervical, if I remember correct I am fused from c3-c7 and then fused from L5-s1. I take medication on a daily basis and will the rest of my life, I work full time but am afraid i will be forced out due to my medications. I was recently sent for a drug screen and passed because i have legit prescriptions. That being said i was told I am no longer able to take meds while working. While i want to work and can if I take my meds it appears Ill be forced out sooner or later.
    Susan
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  • My fusion is about the same, I'm fused all the way to S1.... and I have very normal life... I'm a teacher and will spend all next week hiking in the woods with 12-14 year olds... now I'll be in pain by the time I go pick up my two children from school, but I made sure to have meals planned ahead for this coming week so I don't have to stand at the stove... so I feel like I have a very normal life. Am I pain free? No, but I'm able to manage my pain without narcotics, so it doesn't control my life. When was your surgery? I know it too me months... then I had to have more surgeries so really a full year to get back totally in the swing of my life. There are several people here that have long fusions. Also if you check other scoliosis sites you'll find tons of people with long fusions, lots that have had to have revisions etc. Best of luck to you. Feel free to inbox me any questions or concerns.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • It is a shame that if you can work while taking meds that due to liability they won't let you. That has been my fear when heading down the surgery path that eventually I won't be able to work. I have been investing and putting stuff aside to make sure I have something to fall back on if I can't work any more because I know disability doesn't go very far.
    laminectomy c4/c5 2008, ACDF c4-c7 Jan 20 2014 sched
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    I do not deal with any patient health care just an accountant and good at my job, I rank 2nd out of 79 offices. I wanted to retire from this job and it appears im going to just not the way i wanted
    Susan
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