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I Had Back Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 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 16-17, F Mar 31, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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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    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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    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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    I'm hurting so bad my back

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 had shoulder surgery in early September. I had half of it reconstructed, muscles reattached and the tendon sewn back together. I was doing really well until I fell over today and...
    Lasey94 Lasey94 18-21, F Dec 4

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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...
    Lasey94 Lasey94 18-21, F Nov 19

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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 Nov 23

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    More and more people are suffering from sore and aching back pains, and many do not know how to find relief. Fortunately, there are some sure means for alleviating pain in your...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Well I havent had the surgery yet, but I know I need it. Im just so scared. Im 35. I was hospitalized back in 2012 for hemiplegic migraines when a chest ct revealed nodules on my...
    mariaz79 mariaz79 31-35, F a week 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 Nov 23

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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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    I am 47 years old, and I had all four wisdom teeth removed last week without sedation. The upper two had erupted normally, but the bottom two were impacted with the bottom left...
    emtgardener emtgardener 46-50, M 6 days ago

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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 Nov 23

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    Since my surgery I have been feeling and acting like a monster. Almost 2 weeks since my achilles tendon surgery, and it has been terrible. Wore a cast until now and must wear a...
    valprewater valprewater 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    last year my appendix ruptured and I had no idea what was happening. it ruptured on Sunday, the pain was so mad I could not sleep. on Monday moring I went to see the doctor and he...
    Allotope Allotope 16-17, M Nov 30

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    Having problems with my phone and getting back to some my surgery went well just had to take the uterus out doing better than everyone excepted
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was diagnosed in 2002 right after graduating highschool. there had been a knot above my right knee since September 2001. I knew it was something bad. But I was determined to...
    ImJustJen ImJustJen 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I was electrocuted 21/2 years ago, fell and broke my spine in 3 places. I had to have a spinal fusion from t-9 to t-11 with a titanium cage. The cage shifted and the edge is...
    kidkilowatt kidkilowatt 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I am 7 1/2 weeks Post surgery and produce tears at physical manipulation by my therapist. Don't want to dread therapy twice a week. Is this normal or is my therapist pushing...
    babsie777 babsie777 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    the reason I want cosmetic surgery on my face shape and nose is because I don't really feel or think I'm attractive because of it. I've been told I look like a man, and I've...
    Babyblue95 Babyblue95 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I would add a pic but I don't want to identify myself but anyways I'm going to save for plastic surgery. From the front my face is kinda ok/plain but from the side my profile is...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Ok so I'm getting an operation soon (start of summer in 2015) and I am bloody terrified, it's to fix my disability that they are re diagnosing (been told I have anterior horncell...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F Dec 2

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    I was 30 years old when I started having very heavy painful periods. My DH and I wanted children so I did not go on birth control. When my cycles started effecting my job I had to...
    SaRai14 SaRai14 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Not necessarily, but if I have the courage, I will only get plastic surgery on my nose. It's too damn big!
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I really hate how much plastic surgery I want done, but I do want it!
    tayylah tayylah 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ok so I still want plastic surgery. I don't even know why it's considered plastic. Anyways I found out about procedure that can lift your lower lid and tighten your eyes. I want my...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am married with a 3 year old son and a 4 1/2 month old daughter. I had a hard pregnancy with my daughter (lots of unexplained bleeding) and I can't believe how careless we were...
    Mel1985 Mel1985 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    Hi all. I originally had the gastric sleeve but converted to gastric bypass on 17 November 2014. I live in Sydney, Australia and do not know anyone who has had this done. I am...
    Shazza49oz Shazza49oz 46-50 Nov 30

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    Had a mole removed off my nose today, was ok but now anesthetic has worn off it really really stings 😢
    jillybeanpie jillybeanpie 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I had my tonsils removed lol I got so scared I started crying and they gave me meds to keep me calm and I just started laughing for no reason
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F Nov 30

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    It was last Friday. I had woke up in an alley a few blocks away from my school, night had already set and only a thin wisp of sunset laid in the canvas of the night sky. I could...
    Zancrispy Zancrispy 26-30, F Nov 22

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    I met my child's father, Z at work. He was married and I I was engaged to H. It was a volatile relationship. I befriended Z. He was someone new to talk to. Something besides the...
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F Dec 5

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    I'm an affair success story. In a short period of time, my life took a direction that I never thought possible. I never saw it coming, did things I never thought I was ever capable...
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