Good Morning Fusiongirl!
We would like to Welcome you to the Chronic Pain Forum!
You have found the perfect place to let out a rant or two about your pain issues! Rant alll you want!...were here to support and listen!
WOW!....you have what seems like some very serious health issues...and we understand the pain you are going through. All of us here understand! I also have had a fusion...and actually was a double lumbar fusion at the L4-L5, L5-S1....and the surgery is one that I will never forget...nor do I look forward to another...of which I will need one of these days at the Cervical area. I don't recognize the Oxycontin 25mg? is that a total daily amount or do you take it multiple times a day?...the same question on the Fentanyl? 75mg total a day?
I work with a gentleman here at work who also had a need for a multiple lumbar fusion....five of them all at the same time....and also needed a knee replacement. His Dr refused to fix the knee, until the back was repaired first. It sounds like your Dr is headed in the same direction.
I'm really sorry you have to endure all of these surgery's...but hopefully they will give you some pain relief in the end. I know,.. that most knee surgery's are usually pretty successful these days. I work with several men that have had them done...and all of them have turned out well.
Again!...Welcome to the CP forum...Enjoy...and I hope you visit us often. You will certianlly enjoy our members. They are a great group...and will warmly welcome you right in here!
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 4/20/2012 11:35:16 AM (GMT-6)