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I Had Back Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    Fighting The Possible.

    Approximately 2 years ago I went through a scoliosis surgery, a lumbar fusion of my spine. I was one of the worst cases my physician had seen and I remember he told me about the risk of becoming paralyzed by the surgery. But then, he also told me this was a loophole for me, a...
    violasofie violasofie 18-21, F Mar 31, 2013

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    Too Much Pain Still And Complications

    I inherited a form of scoliosis from my dad and my mid and lower back started really curving in my early fifties.  By my late fifties it had progressed a lot and it was causing me a lot of difficulties.  I had bad back spasms and could not lie on my back.  I...
    nunaka nunaka 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Boyfriend Post OP Almost 4 Weeks

    Hi there, My boyfriend is the one who is having the back problems.. and I am worried about him not just physically but the mental part. He was in snowboarding accident and broke his T7 vertebra and injured a few around it.. They had to put rods in his back and he is now...
    supportivegf supportivegf 22-25 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    I'm hurting so bad my back

    and legs and arms hurt :(
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 16-17, F Apr 7, 2014

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    Is This Ever Going To End?

    Hello. I was always the most active person you could know. 2 jobs, worked out, 4 grandchildren etc. i am only 58. when i was 20 the doctor told me i had degenerative disc disease and would someday be in a wheel chair. i'ved lived with back and leg pain my entire life. in 2010 a...
    fisher8 fisher8 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Any Feedback Appreciated

    I am 62 years old, and was very active.  In 2008, I had my first scoliosis surgery that pretty much encompassed my entire spine, except for the L4-L5 discs.  I knew the L5 was in bad shape, but I had heard such horror stories from other people who had their L5 fused, I decided...
    wascaly wascaly 56-60 Apr 30, 2012

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    A Successful Surgery!

    I had a great surgery that fixed a pinched, compressed sciatica nerve. It was a partial discectomy. Very easy, some pain after two days, still on meds, will not need p/t....!!!! I was in hell, my leg hurt so bad, and my toes and top of foot were numb, no it is all better.
    simonbirch simonbirch 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    2 Fusions In Two Years

    I have had one laminectomey in 2005 and that helped a little. But six months later the pain came back and at that point I went and saw a pain management doctor. He put me on medication and it helped while he was trying numerous injections, facet joint, nerve blocks, nerve burns...
    chris0013 chris0013 36-40 Jan 23, 2011

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    5 Weeks Post Op

    My name is Tabatha and i'm 19 years old. Around three years ago I was in a car accident that fractured my T-11 and T-12. What the doctors overlooked was a torn ligiment outside of the verterbrates. After two rounds of physcial therapy my back was still getting worse and what I...
    Tabatha1249 Tabatha1249 18-21 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Hoping The Pain Will Stop

    I had back surgery on December 6, 2010. The surgeon said he was going to go in and remove and replace 2 discs and graft a vertibrae back together, but after he opened me up he replaced 2 more discs. it has only been about a week but i spent 3 days in icu because my pulse was...
    tommydavis tommydavis 36-40 1 Response Dec 13, 2010

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    Will I Ever Be Pain Free?

    Following 4 minimally invasive surgeries, I was diagnosed with nerve damage. Then it was discovered by an extremely excellent hospital that 3 pedicles had been removed by the minimally invasive clinic, and my spine was collapsing, 18 degrees to the left in 1 year. This required...
    Spindeb Spindeb 56-60, F Aug 7, 2013

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    2 Level Anterior/Posterior Fusion L4-S1

    I am 3 weeks post op and am looking for anyone who has had something similar to the surgery above to share some info with. Thanks.
    rockypointer rockypointer 41-45 2 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    And It Was A Total Success

    I had severe sciatica starting in Jan. 2013. The doctor I saw said it was a muscle strain and put me on muscle relaxants. They didn't help and the pain eventually got so bad it would actually make me cry. Finally had an MRI in March and when I saw the images I knew right away I...
    hyperspaz hyperspaz 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    Should I Go For Back Surgery??

    Hey Everyone,  My name is Tabitha and i am 21. I was working one day and messed up my back. Its been a year that i have been having these problems. I been going to the dr wants me to go for surgery on my L5 and L6 because the disk is not there, and the bones are rubbing...
    tabs08 tabs08 18-21 3 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    I broke my spine and ankles in 2006

    after jumped off a motorway bridge and had surgery to fix it. My scar is my symbol for my strength.
    IsleofSophia IsleofSophia 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2014

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    I'm Afraid.

    I turned 18 at the end of december and had back surgery on Feb,16th/11.I haven't even been 18 for two months yet. I got a discectomy because I had been experiencing pain for the the whole 17th year of my life. I was young didn't want to be hooked on pain killers for the rest of...
    MissIncomplete MissIncomplete 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    Need Back Surgery And Advice

    i am going to be 21 years old in a few days, have a daughter whose almost 2,  and i have to get back surgery for scoliosis. doc said that i have to get 2 poles in my back and i am really scared and i wanted some opinions from people that had went through this already so i no...
    mandy91 mandy91 18-21 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    I Had Back Surgery

    i had back surgery on my back at l4l5s1  on 9/20/11 it 10/23/11 i doing soso
    joesmith2 joesmith2 46-50 Oct 23, 2011

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    Howdy! I was born in 1961 with several congenital defects, most corrected by surgery. Soon after birth, the medical staff saw immediately I had both a heart defect and a fistula...
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    Seriously?! You haven't had 15 seconds to text back "sorry, I'm busy" in this 8 hour time frame! FU!
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    as a teenager i used to frequently take girls up to headley heath car park and nail them on the back seat...loved it the car would smell of sex even in the morning!!
    jaydog80 jaydog80 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    Why Flu May Really Cause Back Pain and How to Prevent It? #HomeRemedies , (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4461) The most common question people want to know is why the flu...
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    I remember goin out to a strangers can that i met on craiglist and took him in the back of his car he was big and warm in me then he let loose filling me up xx
    jess153 jess153 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    This guy that works down the street from me asked me out. He always made me smile after many conversations, I decided to take up his offer. He was a half an hour late picking me...
    ladya333 ladya333 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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    I've had two children and breastfeed both of them. I've always had big breast. I'm a 44DD. My breast look good in a push up bra but once I take it off their not as perky as they...
    JupitersEye JupitersEye 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Wahoo I am one week post up from double jaw surgery and genioplasty to fix my class 2 overbite and I am already loving the results.
    askmemyname askmemyname 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I had just started 10th grade. Only a few weeks of school went past, and I got sent home early because of this bad pain in my side. The next day I couldn't even go to school, so my...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    hello everyone! I'm very excited to be here, and to have found support for gastric bypass. I am having surgery on 09/16/15 and I am SO scared! I only have two people who support my...
    cameoanne cameoanne 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was 16, I was at my cousins house, we had just decided to go for a bike ride, as it was midsummer - and what else is there to do when you're 16 living in a small town? I...
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It took me almost a year to find an oral surgeon due to my ****** insurance. Once I found one, they were able to get me in within a month. During that time, I scared myself reading...
    nwhite5866 nwhite5866 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had my surgery 6 days ago. It was the most painful thing I think I have ever gone through.My first back surgery was over half my life ago, so I don't really have too many good...
    bluepinky12 bluepinky12 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    It's so amazing to me to see all of these experiences that are so similar to mine. I have looked "different" for as long as I can remember. I'm too embarrassed to even ask if I was...
    girlie95 girlie95 18-21, F Aug 19

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    The first one was when I was a baby. I was born cross-eyed, so I had surgery to adjust my eyes. The second one was brain shunt surgery for hydrocephalus when I was 14. The third...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    T minus 7 days until i go in for surgery on my broken back! Anybody have any ideas or thoughts who have had back surgery! My biggest concern is the bone graft from my hip... thats...
    sweetiepee101 sweetiepee101 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I want a daddy to pay for my plastic surgery.
    milkjugss milkjugss 41-45, F Aug 16

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    Lately I've been doing a lot of research and I decided I wanted to do some surgery... But no one agrees with me everyone is always telling me these horror stories etc. I mean it is...
    XoxoJLN XoxoJLN 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    well, not technicall yet but i will be having spinal surgery on the 25th. i am getting screws and bone graft (from my hip) into the two fractures i have. i am wondering uf anyone...
    sweetiepee101 sweetiepee101 18-21, F Aug 15