About Me: Female, 47, Melbourne, Australia, member since Oct 2011
Anterior spinal fusion surgery @ Melbourne Private Hospital in march 2011. After almost 8 month I am in worst shape than before surgery, left leg wise.
Shutting pain, bu
[More]rning and numbness, sometimes I feel like walking on shattered glass, and it takes me 2 hours in the morning to put myself together for the day. Coclusion: poor surgery results, but a very good pain management specialist. We have tried many combinations and he is seeing me on a regular schedule. My daily ''cocktail'' : Endep 30mg, Valpro , oxicontine 40 mg, Endone max 20 mg, Xanax 8 mg and Avanza 45 mg spread through out the day. I think my pain levels are somewhat under control, but I have days when i feel the need to climb on walls or kill somebody. Last post op MRI shows disc bulging again at the surgery level l4 s1 which abbuts the sciatic nerve and also scar tissue pressing the nerve. My GP advise for second surgery, I do not want to do it, so I am seeing a second surgeon next month.
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