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I Had Back Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Mar 31, 2013

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    I'm hurting so bad my back

    and legs and arms hurt :(
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Apr 7

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Hi everyone! I'm sixteen and I have to have scoliosis surgery in the next 13 months. I just have a few inquiries since I'm a little worried. My curve is a thoracic-lumbar curve...
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    I'm now 9 weeks post op from a shoulder reconstruction and muscle reattachment. It was the worst experience of my life. I developed toxic shock after surgery and am still...
    Laceylee94 Laceylee94 18-21, F Nov 19

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    I injured my shoulder a couple of years ago, had a MRI and it showed several tears. Complete rotator cuff,bicep tendons tore away from bone,bone spurs,arthritis in AC joint,bone...
    leekhilliard52 leekhilliard52 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    It is very weird to have surgery but one thing I can say and most others who have had surgery is pain and there's lots of it everyone is different but at the same time everyone's...
    chewbaccadude chewbaccadude 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    My name is hailly im 21 and needed to have this surgery,now that I have im having problems,with not trying to eat what im not suppose to eat.I don't know what to do because I just...
    patnhailly patnhailly 18-21 4 days ago

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    I had sleeve surgery last year and have lost over 100 lbs :)
    deanslave666 deanslave666 31-35, F Nov 18

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    This is one of my most recent Russell Brand nightmares, I turned into him in the first one, specifically him as Arthur in the 2011 remake. There was a scene involving some potions...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Nov 4

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    I confess that there is some work I would like done, although purely out of vanity. On a plane once some prosperous looking lady told me that the trick with plastic surgery is to...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 30

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    Had surgery 11days ago, 3 anchors to pull 2 tendons back. Torn bicep, bore spurs and some cleaning up. Had a nerve block which helped with the pain after surgery was done. Started...
    romey12 romey12 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is my recent surgery; I should be a veteran to this group. I have had multiple extensive surgeries. I am better for the most part for it. My most recent surgery was for...
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    So I was forced to retire from the Govt. I was in it for 25 years. Unfort all the years of fighting cancer and all the radiation and chemo treatments, some of the affects are, I...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    So, early this morning I had to see an ear surgeon specialist. In 2 weeks I'm probably going to be needing my second surgery within a 5 week span (I had extensive sinus surgery 3...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M Oct 31

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    November 3, 2014 is a day I'll never forget. Got to the hospital early for a surgical appointment. I had a Sebaceous Cyst on my scapulae. I have had it for years but without pain...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M Nov 5

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     I read countless people's stories who put their beloved dog or cat to peace, as I'd like to say. Your own experiences have helped me get through. I too had to put my dog...
    Ceeceeexperiences Ceeceeexperiences 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Hi everyone I am 42yrs old female & have suffered from this for 20yrs on & off!! Let me tell u I do understand your pain very much. I choose to have surgery last yr because it got...
    Meliminx Meliminx 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    I had my right shoulder done in 2011. Post surgery due to bad pt shoulder and shoulder froze -no one wants this!!!!! Injury happened 4 years prior and was ignored by me. Now...
    rotatorcuffpain rotatorcuffpain 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I have had a couple near death experiences before. To be exact I have had at least 7 different times that I have nearly died. Half of them had to do with me almost drowning. I was...
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    Before I begin my long story I'm just asking for someone to really read this, and if you can relate please help! I am a hairstylist so I am always working around pregnant women...
    shelby0805 shelby0805 22-25, F Nov 5

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    Got taken from school to the hospital the other night. The night before I felt like I was dying so I was glad to go to get it checked out even if it was just a stomach cramp...
    JayParker99 JayParker99 16-17, M Nov 13

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    I love myself and my body for who I am. Things I may not like the most about myself j see nothing wrong with changing it. Personally I support cosmetic surgery nothing wrong with...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    In my room a few years back I was just listening to music about to go to sleep. I had the feeling like I was being watched.. All my windows were shut and the blinds were closed. So...
    Champagne77 Champagne77 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Today was the year 7 to 8 orientation. I was a transition leader and I found it a good experience because I got to work with younger people from different schools. One of my...
    InfiniteSpecks InfiniteSpecks 13-15, F 50 mins ago

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    I love cosmetic surgery. My eyes look like a doll's but my nose is holding me back. I need it to be a rounded point instead of flat on the end. I am very pale with extremely dark...
    Frankie97 Frankie97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I had surgery on my ankle. So sore now
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    Hi. I've never posted on anything like this before but I thought It would be nice to communicate with people who are going through the same thing. I just had lap band surgery last...
    ozzballzz ozzballzz 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 17

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    Had extensive sinus surgery five weeks ago and also thirteen months ago. Was seemingly healing ok except for a sealing issue. Yesterday I started having thick mucus build wayyyyyy...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well ill be on alot more now, sorry it's been so long, I had surgery I broke my fibula.. But i have my phone now so I'm back!! :). Hmu if u need me, I'm all ears :)
    ashworrell ashworrell 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    hehe Im 18 still waiting for ny first kiss :p I've have never ever had a boyfriend. Im not really attractive so I don't blame them. Sometimes I really feel lonely and embarrassed...
    JN96 JN96 18-21, F 3 Responses