I broke mine twice. Once by falling off some steps, landing on concrete. OUCH is all I can say! Then a few weeks later, I managed to go ice skating with my GS troop, and they convinced me to go on to the ice to help a few of them . I told them not to grab ahold of me, whatever they did. And sure enough, they did, coming around the ice rink and I managed to fall and break it in a second place. I couldn't sit, stand or lay for weeks for more than a few minutes for weeks. It took about 8 weeks before the intense pain subsided and then it was more of a sharp pain when I managed to sit wrong or stand too long, etc.
I sympathize with you, I know that pain and it is not good.
Someone said that their sister would have rather broken her arms and legs, and I agree with that. It was bad.
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.