Thoughts and prayers appreciated

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  1. 64 wildcat conv

    64 wildcat conv Silver Level contributor

    Monday morning I will be getting a 2 level lumbar spinal fusion. The procedure is called a DLIF to fuse the L1-L2-L3 lumbar vertebrae.

    Hopefully this will help the loss of leg strength and major pain I've had the last few years. I am almost to the point of needing a wheelchair and surgery is my only option.

    The hardest part for me is the 6 month recovery time where I'll have an extremely low activity level. If things go well I'll be able to work my desk job (automotive engineer) in 6 weeks. Otherwise it is no BLT (bending, lifting, turning) for at least 6 months.
     
  2. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    You have my thoughts and sympathy. Been through similar with a C-5-6-7 fusion and titanium plate install. That was 24 years ago and other than weakness in my left arm from the resulting nerve damage from the initial injury, I have been able to function normally.

    You will be more immobile than I was but I hear fusion surgery is quite a bit more advanced than when I had it done. Hopefully you’ll be up and feeling much better in a short time. What I was amazed at was when I came out of recovery, the pain I was having was gone. I wish the same for you.
     
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  3. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Good thoughts and Prayer being sent. Praying also that God will guide the surgeons that will do the surgery.

    "God Bless"
     
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  4. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    You have my family's thoughts and prayers as you go through this.
    As Korrie said also prayers for the Dr's guidance through the procedure.
    Please update us as soon as you are able .
    Rest easy my friend....
     
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  5. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Hope all will work out fine for you.Lots of luck in getting better fast,so that you can work on your job,car ,shop,house whenever you want.Bruno.
     
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  6. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Prayers for a successful procedure and speedy recovery
     
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  7. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    I'm pulling for you -- hope the surgery goes without a hitch!
     
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  8. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Prayers sent for you for a successful procedure. Keep us posted.
     
  9. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Praying all went well yesterday?
    Continued prayers for a smooth recovery and a great Christmas
     
  10. 64 wildcat conv

    64 wildcat conv Silver Level contributor

    Thanks to all. Surgery was a success! Leg pain is all gone. Strength will take a while but is better than expected. The only pain is near the incisions. Can't wait until the driving season in April.
     
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  11. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Great to hear.
    Have a Great Christmas
     
  12. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Woo Hoo that's great news. "Merry Christmas"
     
  13. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    So good to hear the pain is gone. That’s no minor surgery you went through. Best wishes for a full recovery.
     
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  14. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    I’m so happy to know the surgery went well!
    My prayers for you.
     
  15. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Prayers for you...

    Mikey
     

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