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I Had Back Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Mar 9, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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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    My doctor didn't catch my scoliosis till it was way to late in the past 2 years the pain caused me to go over bored, no one believed how bad it was getting. When I was in rehab I...
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    8 scars on my legs, 2 eight plates which I had in for 2 years before being taken out and removal of 4 bones :)
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F Oct 2

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    I live in China, but I'm a WASP from the US. I have fkn seizures sometimes. I fell down and shattered my Right Patella. I'm pretty alone here... didn't go to hospital for...
    diverdude7 diverdude7 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I've had back surgery twice, the second time I had an artificial disc implant. Chronic daily pain. Take opioids but it helps only much. Anyone else out there like me? I battle...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Sep 29

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    On thursday last week, I underwent a labiaplasty. The decision to go ahead came after years of thinking about it, then being too afraid, then thinking about it, then being too...
    itwasokay itwasokay 26-30, F Oct 13

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    I have just found this site and thought I would share my story here! I am in utter despair with my diabetes insipidus which I have had since 2000. I had head surgery to remove a...
    lorelli1973 lorelli1973 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Hey I'm 15 and I have scoliosis. At my last appointment/ checkup I was told my curve is now at 50 degrees and from there it's only going to get worse. I asked what my options were...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I had an abortion a few days ago and I'm struggling with it. After I had the surgery I was hoping to feel relief but I don't I feel so empty and upset. When I was at the clinic and...
    Melanieisabell Melanieisabell 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 8

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    A few years back I had a great fall while teaching Martial Arts. As a result of the fall there was some tissue damage just above my right shoulder blade. The tear was at first...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    I had an abortion after knowing the guy very little and learning he had Aspergers Syndrome, he didn't tell me, just thought he was shy, tells me after, we used condoms, didn't work...
    janedough334 janedough334 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Hello. I'd like to share my story and see if anyone has anything similar. A few months ago I've had this dull pain in my left abdomen and I decided to go to the doctor and get some...
    matt3368 matt3368 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    Myself and my partner have been very lucky and have 3 amazing kids, when we decided 2&a half years ago to try for another it was a very exciting moment for us all. But as time...
    shellB91 shellB91 22-25, F Sep 29

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    I had some dreams last night. the first one was something about my older and younger sister. that they had been in a spell of someone's magic. which was scared me out. I woke after...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    When I was a sophomore in highschool I had a neighbor who I was pretty close with. He was about 45 and married to a complete b itch. I would go over there about 3 times a week and...
    NataleF NataleF 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I used to have a best friend. Her name was Chelsea. She stabbed me in the back. I know I shouldn't be thinking about her at all with all the lies and sadness she caused me, but I...
    ChiMasta ChiMasta 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I really wonder... When MM starts feeling all guilty and Overwhelmed.. Is he? Is that what's really happening? Whenever we're getting to close.. When he feels...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F 12 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Three times in my life.The first was my totally unnecessary circumcision when i was a few days old. The second was the removed of my gall bladder by non invasive surgery and this...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Oct 8

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    Hi. My name is Ashton and I'm 17 years old. This is my story. It was my freshmen year of high school; a new school and new adventures with new friends. I was ready for the best...
    fairywarrior211 fairywarrior211 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I was well aware that I was sleeping. but, I was able to concentrate enough to put myself into a past memory of my friends from my sophomore year. I looked at my then best friend...
    TheEdgeOfEarth TheEdgeOfEarth 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Surgery that repairs or reconstructs a body part. Plastic surgery is used to correct physical defects and to rebuild parts of the body that have been damaged by trauma or disease...
    jack69506 jack69506 31-35, M Sep 29

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    I know I need spinal surgery and I know it's gonna be now or never once the doctor says its time and it scares the living hell out of me. The surgery wouldn't be so complicated if...
    TryingMyBestToSmile TryingMyBestToSmile 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I also had open heart surgery shortly after I was born but the doctors just told my parents to leave me there, forget about me, and try again because there was no way I was going...
    EnigmaticYoshi EnigmaticYoshi 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I had to put my cat to sleep this morning. I feel like I did something terrible and I am so brokenhearted. She has been sick for a while with a weeping eye and bloody nose...
    trust2love trust2love 26-30, F Oct 8

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    Hi there, my name is Karen. My docs last week after observing my ultrasound said they fear I'm developing placenta increta or accreta. The most likely reason is because of where my...
    kbev81 kbev81 31-35, F Oct 8

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    I am at about 4 weeks out post RC surgery still immobilized and started physical therapy two weeks ago. (passive range of motion only). I currently have a concern dealing with...
    LorC LorC 51-55, F Oct 13

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    and he texted me, I ran into him earlier in the day and later he texted "it was nice to see you, sorry if you don't want to hear from me" you know? I won't let him pull me back in
    mntmama mntmama 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I wanted to have laser eye surgery since I knew it was possible, and I finally did it just this February. $3000 Some people have said that's expensive, but to never have to worry...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Sep 26

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    In the hospital cause I broke my ankle for what the 3rd time ?! Basically I was at school and it's been raining all day and everyone's been walking in and out if the hall so the...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29

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