This is really off topic but I have to share some beyond terrific news with you all. Three years ago, my sister was diagnosed with the same type of Leukemia that killed our brother at 9 years of age.
Today, she got her final bone marrow results in and she is free and clear! There is no more signs of leukemia , she is finally done with radiation and chemo and she is free to live her life and celebrate it.
She also has a disabled son, who is the light of her life.....she was more scared for him, her husband and other son than she has been for herself and today I just want to celebrate!
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.