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WTF? It's taken 9 years

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2017 at 5:31 AM
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It's taken doctors nine freaking years to diagnose me with degenerative disc disease. I knew I had back problems but we just thought it was hip dysplasia but nope according to X-ray's I had done Tuesday I have ddd in my L5/S1 which is where the spine and tail bone meet. I'm scared because the only real thing they can do is surgery but I have such a high risk of being paralyzed from it. I'm scared to death about it
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kiddycat73
by Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 5:34 AM
I had spinal fusion surgery in July. L4-S1. Best thing I ever did. Recovery was hell, but I no longer live in pain 24/7. The benefits FAR outweighed the risks for me. Do some research. The risk of being paralyzed is NOT high.
kittenangel21
by Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 5:39 AM
With me having other medical conditions there is a higher risk. I've also been told by specialists when I went about fluid on my spine that if I needed any surgery on my back there was about a 75% chance I'd be paralyzed because I already have nerve damage

Quoting kiddycat73: I had spinal fusion surgery in July. L4-S1. Best thing I ever did. Recovery was hell, but I no longer live in pain 24/7. The benefits FAR outweighed the risks for me. Do some research. The risk of being paralyzed is NOT high.
Valentina327
by Bronze Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 5:40 AM
Glad you finally got a diagnosis! Best of luck with whatever treatment option you choose!
kittenangel21
by Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 5:43 AM
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Thanks. I'll be seeing my doctor after my sons appointment to find out what we're going to do.

Quoting Valentina327: Glad you finally got a diagnosis! Best of luck with whatever treatment option you choose!
Glitch202
by Bronze Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 10:22 AM

hugsfeel better

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