I am so happy for you buddy! This is good news, at least once you have the fusion done, and the bone heals, it should relieve the pain that you are in and at least some of the numbness and nerve pain.
I wish you only the best as you go forward with this. At least you are in some of the best hands around when it comes to dealing with spinal issues. God speed my friend. Make sure that you let us know when the surgery will be, and how long we will have to wait to hear from you afterward. Or maybe you can PM someone and give them your phone number at the hospital once you know the date. That way, one can check on you and let the rest of us worry warts know how you are fairing.....
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..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.