Lola Coalfire wrote:I can only assume that heating season is drawing to a close, although we're still burning here on May 19! Before the next coal hauling season arrives, I am scheduled to have massive back surgery. I am told I need a total spine fusion, from the base of my neck to my tailbone. Although I am in considerable pain,I'm resistant to this concept. It violates every bone, vertebrae to be specific, in my body. Has any one had any experience with this maximally invasive surgery? Has any one had reconstructive surgery that did not involve fusion? Titanium cages implanted?
Although this post may not seem like it has anything to do with coal, it in fact does. I have to tote that barge an' lift that bale to feed my hand fired stove! I would very much appreciate any input you fellow coal haulers can provide...I'm scared.
My husband had Tatanium cages implanted last year. He is at work now but I'll have him log on and get in touch as soon as he gets home. From my view his surgery was extremely successful. His pain is gone and he has a heck of a lot more movement now that he didn't have before. Go figure, that's because while his movement is constrained, i.e. he can't squat or do toe touches, he can walk and sit pain free. He hadn't had that for a very long time. He'll be in touch. Have a great day, Lisa