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DianeR01

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
I had back problems on and off for many years when one morning in April 2007 I woke up with a familiar pain in my butt and after a few days the pain progressed to where I could not walk. An MRI revealed I had a massively herniated disk, a laminectomy and diskectomy L3-5 got me up and walking. Three months later I had ruptured 3 more disks and ended up having L3-S1 fused.

I struggled for the first year after the fusion with pain and mobility issues. It took almost a year before I really felt good again. I have since lost weight and have been exercising regularly. I can do just about anything I want and will usually go for it.

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Reply: I'll be signing off tonight
Thanks Deb for all of your thoughts and prayers. It means a lot. We all pray for your...More
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Reply: Orthofix Spinal Stim Issues
sorry for the confusion, I had a bone growth stimulator from medtronics which was a...More
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Reply: 1st I was MIA - now another break
My very or should I say BEARY best to you. July 10 is a good day for this as it is my...More
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Reply: Orthofix Spinal Stim Issues
Hi, I am wondering if you are having an allergic reaction to something in the stimulator...More
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Reply: 3 level 360 fusion
Hi Hawg1960, I had L3-S1 fused in 2007 I was 45 at the time, pretty active but not real...More
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Reply: I have been MIA
Thank you for posting Deb! My heart goes out to you and I am very grateful for your...More
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Reply: Hey TRS1960 - Are you still around???
Happy Birthday Tim! Glad to hear you are still putting one foot in front of the other....More
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Reply: hutin for certin
Hi Hurtin, Wow! Sounds like you have been through a lot. I am glad you are finding some...More
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Reply: Looks like I will be having surgery~~~
Hi Joy, I am sorry to hear this but maybe the surgery will help with some of the pain...More
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Reply: How far to walk with foot numbness
My numb feet are due to repeated and massively ruptured disks. My first surgery was a...More
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