I just wanted to welcome you to the forum! There is lots of support here, and I hope that you will find that you are not left feeling so alone. I also had a revision and replacement of two of the screws from my first fusion that were backing out of the vertebrae and bent and broken apparently. My revision was done 17 months after my first one.
I developed Cauda Equina Syndrome after my first fusion, but was told for most of the 17 months, that it was "failed back surgery syndrome". I feel for you, I know what it's like to live in constant pain, as all of us do here.
Anyway, welcome to the forum!
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..