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I Had Back Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2014

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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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    At age 11 diagnosed with scoliosis back in 1980, got my brace at age 13, never wore it): please young girls wear your brace! My spine continued to curve, surgery was recommended...
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    In January 2014, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I had a 37 degree curve. By April, I had a whopping 60 degree curve. So I had to have spinal fusion surgery. It was done in October...
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    I just had a huge knee surgery last week. I think I am becoming depressed about it because I can't go out anywhere, I can't go to school, I can't see my friends ect. The whole...
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    Surgery May 2010, weighed 400 lbs, now I weigh 215 lbs. I am 64 y/o 😀
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    silkyslutpanties silkyslutpanties 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    After a failed back surgery, and 3 more to try to correct it, nerves were damaged and I'm in a lot more pain than before ever operating. I even have an implanted morphine pump...
    reallymessedup2 reallymessedup2 46-50, F 12 hrs ago

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    I had no idea what the pain was i was getting i went to the hosiptal and all they said was it was indigestion and gave me something that wasn't even safe for me while i was...
    penguinroxz1 penguinroxz1 26-30, F May 4

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    I hate this. I have rarely had back pain or issues. When I have, it's been connected to an incident like lifting a heavy object improperly or trying to breakdown part of our...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F May 15

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    So, a little over two years ago, i was hiking up a mountain ive hiked for years and i decided to rest when i got to the top. the week previous, i had gotten lost trying to use a...
    wayfarer771 wayfarer771 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Since I've graduated from college and I'm living with my parents and working a job that pays just over minimum wage and I don't really have any friends that I see very often these...
    DoctorOBlivion DoctorOBlivion 26-30, M 1 Response May 14

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    I had surgery April 18, 2015. I had 1 big tear and 1 sm. tear. I have 6 anchors. I started PT at 4 weeks only stretching for the 1st 2 weeks. as of May 18, I am 6 weeks in to this...
    shrea63 shrea63 51-55, F 18 hrs ago

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    Had a full U shaped cuff tear repaired on 5-1-15. All I can say is Holy Cow. What a rough road it's been since the pain block wore off. Awful pain for 2 weeks nonstop. Couldn't...
    Scooter411 Scooter411 51-55, M 10 hrs ago

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    For me it's not just one, I fell really ill in January and stopped attending school, ended up in hospital around 7 times, one time being a keyhole surgery. Was one of the worst...
    BlueBird26 BlueBird26 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    wal mart parking lot in a service van. i was off work wife was at work i answered an ad on craigslist met him in the back lot i got into his sevice van he already had it out. i...
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    This is my 4th relationship He is from Austria and I'm from HK We met in HK while he was visiting from Korea as exchange student This relationship of 6 months was full of joy...
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    I have had open heart surgery and had multiple complications and will be having more surgery this summer . I got a call from the doctors office asking me if I would talk to this...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is very raw... But long story short, my husband came home from a trip unexpectedly while my AP and I were spending time at my home. AP got out before my husband saw him, but...
    DemmieClem DemmieClem 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I've been in therapy and on meds since I was 9 years old. From 2009- 2012 my depression got very intense. I was admitted to a mental health facility, after leaving rehab. When I...
    M060110M M060110M 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Arm Repair-When I was about 11 I woke up in hospital with a high fever, my entire left arm from hand to shoulder wrapped with bandages,and no damn clue how I got there or what was...
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    Had sex with the wife twice this weekend (I'm counting Thursday night/Friday morning since that's when the weekend started back in college). I also started a fairly large project...
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