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Hi All;

I am new here, and most likely older than most as I will be 68 in March.
I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder.
As a teen, I had three spinal fusions of L4-L5. I don't remember much about the surgeries, but I do remember wearing a body cast to school and sitting between two boys for drivers ed. The worst.
I have had several surgeries including R total hip replacements x 3, L total hip replacements x 2, and many many more but I will stop there.
In November 2015, I had an eleven-hour surgery to correct my horrible scoliosis and flat back. There were a few complications but hey I was 66 years old.
Right after the surgery, I had nerve pain in my foot, the kind where you scream if the bedsheets touch it. Since then the nerve pain, numbness, and tingling have traveled up my leg into the outside of my hip.
I would really like to talk with someone who has experienced wide spread nerve problems after back surgery.
Thanks for listening. 


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,270
    hello mercyme !
    please do not give your age a second thought! :) 
    we have quite the age range here, and everyone has something to share or learn from each other.
    myself, i'm 62. :)

    wow! you certainly have been through it...three spinal surgeries as a teenager.
    not an easy age during the best of times.

    while you are waiting for responses from members with shared experiences, using search may be helpful to you, upper right on page.
    typing in your concerns may lead you to current or older discussions.
    you may be led to medical side with articles and videos. very informative!

    please click on link for helpful information!
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  • Thank you very much for the welcome. I really appreciate the information, and I am looking forward to finding my way around the site.It is just past midnight and past my bedtime. Thanks again
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