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Eard1421EEard1421 Posts: 1
edited 09/29/2015 - 10:55 AM in New Member Introductions
hi! i am 51 years old and have had 2 hips replaced. now i am scheduled for lumbar fusion on l4-5 and l5-6 due to bone on bone discs and pain and numbness in back and legs. it will be minimally invasive. right now i only take advil and they took me off it until surgery in 2 weeks. pain is getting pretty rough especially coz ir is raining out. thank god i started my disability. i tried to go to grocery store but was miserable. did it tho. i am concerned that many have said how painful the surgery is. would it be worse then hip replacement. while it was no walk in the park i managed it. the talk of excruciating pain is scaring me to death. i thought since i have had my hips replaced this would be similar. feeling very unsure.

i have had both shoulders and hips totally replaced with implants. in the scope of everything, the hip replacement was like a walk in the park. an easy recovery and the physical therapy was mild. about 6 weeks after each of those hip replacements, i was back working and doing what i did before. in comparison, it took over 24 months of painful recovery and therapy for my shoulders. lumbar fusion, depending where and how it is done is going to be more intense than your hip replacement. but lumbar fusion is such a common surgery today. just pay attention to your do's and dont's

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