David, I am sorry for your pain, but you will find everyone here very supportive and so nice. I am fairly new here myself and these people have saved my life and answered a lot of questions. I have had 4 back surgeries on the L4-5. they started with a microdisectomy and finally ended after 7 years of horrible pain with a titanium fusion, (by going through the stomach). all has never been the same since. that relief was good for some years, but now the scar tissue is so severe I can hardly get out of a chair. But my son had a back surgery where they did it almost like arthoscopy. he went home the next day and things are great for him..Technology has come a long way. anyhow David, welcome and I hope you find answers or support here. Patty
Degernative Joint disease, Depression,severe Hypertension, Ulcers, Nerve damage,OA, stroke & blindness in left eye
Prozac 80 mgs, Synthroid, Ultram, Metroprolol, Lipitor, Norvasc, Vicadin,
Bilaterla hip replacements, Bilateral knee replacements, Titanium Spine Fusion (L4-5)(4 spine surgeries)Oblation for SVT(supra ventricular tachycardia) Biopsy of left Optic Nerve, left shoulder surgery, revision of left hip
The hardest lesson in life to learn...Is which Bridge to cross and which ones to Burn.