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I Had Back Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 hurting so bad my back

    and legs and arms hurt :(
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 16-17, F Apr 7, 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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    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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    I had a hysterectomy almost a year ago at the age of 34 due to fibroids and extreme bleeding. 7 months after the extreme bleeding started, I had my surgery. But here is the...
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    Wow! So today I had labiaplasty. I'm laying in bed recovering and I'm so happy. I also got an IUD insertion and that's really the only pain I'm having right now. It just feels like...
    kelizabethh kelizabethh 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I would go back to being 5 or 6 years old. my parents and I lived in the country... owned 5 acres of land. I had the best memories of my childhood there. I learned how to ride a...
    alackeret alackeret 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have experimented with Lucid Dreaming before. Last night I was attempting to go Lucid and ended up in sleep paralysis with terrifying hallucinations. While attempting to go Lucid...
    tbotset tbotset 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've actually had several surgeries, most pretty insignificant.  However, in 2011...at the ripe old age of 47, I had emergency double-bipass.  I had told a number of my...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 11

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    I had discectomy (L4)/ laminectomy (S1) in 1991. The disc was completely removed. Although I feel the surgery was tremendously successful, I still deal with lumbar pain from time...
    johnstlouis johnstlouis 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    i had 19 eardrum surgerys, 21 dental surgerys, adnoids removed, sinus surgery
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M Mar 22

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    Ummm hi I used to be on this but I deleted it a few months ago, Urgh yeah kinda going through bad time (excluded twice .-. and had massive argument with girl best friend) so ye sup...
    HazardCFC HazardCFC 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    I've never had surgery before. I've been lucky to go this long without. Now after 5 years of dealing with colon issues; I have to lose a section of mine and I'm freakin out. I hear...
    twilightbutterfly twilightbutterfly 31-35, F Mar 9

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    i had 19 eardrum surgerys, 21 dental surgerys, adnoids removed, sinus surgery
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M Mar 22

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    I had a really bad break up with my first true love. Ive known him for five years living together on and off for about 3 years. And now he breaks up with me bc of stupid fights...
    pinkrose97 pinkrose97 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I broke my knee one summer, and it needed surgery to be fixed. I'm also having surgery later this year to fix my weird jaw.
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    My dream is i'm wearing military clothing in a desert shooting at people as they run across the desert , in my dream i see camels and can feel the heat like i'm actually there and...
    Twinsdaddy Twinsdaddy 36-40 3 days ago

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    My mother suffered a major heart attack on April 20th, 2014. No trace of cardiac trouble prior. They were performing surgery for stints and she had another heart attack while they...
    melsteatime melsteatime 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    It was oral surgery. Both my adult k-9's are impacted in the gum so they had to attach anchors and from there they attach a chain from my braces chain to the anchors and they...
    TheSpectacularOne TheSpectacularOne 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Have Had Surgery...................
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Have Had Surgery and it sucks...................
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    yesterday was surgery day and ever thing went smoothly. I'm not going to give a history bc it all seems that we got it for the same reasons...being insecure and pain. I went to my...
    crazyred412 crazyred412 13-15, F Mar 20

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    Tomorrow i have to get a CT scan, so that the doctor can clarify if I do have a branchial cleft cyst on my neck. After, he didn't get a good reading from the ultrasound and asked...
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm on day 3 after labiaplasty with anal skin tag removal from a pregnancy, Believe me I read hours and hours of horror stories from both procedures I almost backed out I have...
    jennykitty jennykitty 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I relapsed. I replied back to my ex affair partner and we talked. I hate him slightly less now, but I don't want to talk to him often. We rehashed some memories and I got...
    broken418 broken418 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This was back in eighth grade. My science teacher was really mean. And I don't mean strict, I mean he was actually a complete jerk. If you didn't do exactly what he said, exactly...
    AngelGirlSwims AngelGirlSwims 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My account got revoked so i had to make a new one! Hello again guys!
    organicsalamiprincess organicsalamiprincess 18-21, F 1 Response