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Old 12-19-2012, 02:45 PM
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Surgery pics. 17th December 2012.
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*Lee Anthony
*C5/C6 Prodisc C July 18, 2012
*Hypolordosis
*DJD Disease C3-C4, C4-C5, C6-C7
*Multilevel endplate herniation pits/Schmorl's nodes with evedence of minimal acute-on-chronic inflammation at T12-L1 level
*Disc Laminectomy 17th December 2012
*2 rods 8 screws " Well at least thats what I was told" (Check out the sweet during surgery Photos)

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:36 PM
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How are you feeling Lee?
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Surgery w/ Dr. Clavel, 3/18/13, M6.
Before surgery: severe spinal stenosis C5/C6 (cord "flattened" per stateside doc), + for Hoffman's & Babinsky's.
At time of surgery: 5 yrs MAX before ending up in wheelchair.
Clavel found L5-S1 partially fused. Had to cut it apart to put in M6.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:38 PM
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imho you suffered the fate of too many spine pts in the US - having a surgery the doc can do rather than what is best.

you may have needed multilevel surgery in the first place. i am not in the position to say you definitely should or should not have, but it seems to me a lot of "failed prodisc" patients did not have enough of their pain generators addressed by a 1 level prodisc surgery... whether it's the device or not i cannot say either, but i think there are definitely some significant confounders.

looks like they were unable to take out the prodisc? as long as you weren't having inflammation FROM it, shouldn't matter as the adjacent levels are now fused.

best of luck with your recovery, i hope this brings you the relief you need!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:01 AM
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The two rods run from C4-C7 with 8 screws. I was a little doped up when he talked to me but I could have swarn he said that Two of my vertabrea had already fused by themselfs. As far as the pain I seriously don't think that I have been in this much in my life and I've been through alot. It feels like all the muscles are ripping away from my bones and my stitches are pulling out of my skin. In the hospital before I was realeased i told them the the percocets and valium was not even touching the pain that I was feeling but he refused to give me anything stronger. Is there any way that anyone knows of to help get rid of some of this pain. Please add me to facebook. I just want any thing that would somewhat help make my first christmas with my family a somewhat normal one and me not laid up in bed. Thank you everyone and god bless.
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*Lee Anthony
*C5/C6 Prodisc C July 18, 2012
*Hypolordosis
*DJD Disease C3-C4, C4-C5, C6-C7
*Multilevel endplate herniation pits/Schmorl's nodes with evedence of minimal acute-on-chronic inflammation at T12-L1 level
*Disc Laminectomy 17th December 2012
*2 rods 8 screws " Well at least thats what I was told" (Check out the sweet during surgery Photos)

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:00 PM
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Lee, did the doctors test the surgical area for infection? Sample and test? As I suggested before (by phone to you and in this topic), this was (or still is) an important measure. It's possible too that it's causing inflammatory pain. If it was not done, a blood test using PCR (or better) might provide answers.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:23 PM
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I asked and they told me that they were doing blood test but would not let me know what they were testing for. And if they did tell me I was way to medicated to understand what they were saying.
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*Lee Anthony
*C5/C6 Prodisc C July 18, 2012
*Hypolordosis
*DJD Disease C3-C4, C4-C5, C6-C7
*Multilevel endplate herniation pits/Schmorl's nodes with evedence of minimal acute-on-chronic inflammation at T12-L1 level
*Disc Laminectomy 17th December 2012
*2 rods 8 screws " Well at least thats what I was told" (Check out the sweet during surgery Photos)

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:28 PM
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I know where you are with the pain. That posterior laceration and surgery as a whole back there is so painful isn't it? I am feeling for you Joker.

You just need to call all of your doctors and the surgeons and plead with them that you need more of the fast acting medicine, such as roxicodone. They should be able to call you in a higher dose of Roxicodone or a long acting like morphine. If they are not willing or give you grief, then you simply have to just go to the ER.

Doctor's should know better than to discharge you on a dose that does not completely dull your pain after a huge surgery like that.

Focus on getting in front of or calling the offices of whomever has you under their care (Doctor/Surgeon/Hospital)...whether this be your primary doctor, the surgeon or even the hospital where the procedure was done. Tell them that you are going insane and you cannot sleep and you are writhing in pain.

Fight Hard Joker and don't take no for an answer, you deserve to be able to recover in peace...besides enjoying Christmas.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:04 PM
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Sincere wishes for a pain free and Merry Christmas.

Good luck, Jeff
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:16 AM
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Joker,

Have you been able to get some stronger pain medication? That is a big surgery and since the surgeon went through the back of the neck, it will typically hurt more post surgery in contrast to an anterior approach. Like Harrison stated, are they sure you don't have an infection? That hurts like hell too. If you have to, go to the ER to get some pain relief. I hope you can have some pain relief over the holidays with your family. Sorry about your pain.

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July 17th 2013: L4/5 bone spur removal with Dr. Clavel
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:43 AM
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Here is what they gave me. 100mg of Colace, 20mg esomeprazole, 5mg Valium, and 325mg percocet. Oh and a neck brace. Right now I'm haveing my wife give the doses because if I got a hold of them I would be popping all of them to try to get rid of this pain.
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*C5/C6 Prodisc C July 18, 2012
*Hypolordosis
*DJD Disease C3-C4, C4-C5, C6-C7
*Multilevel endplate herniation pits/Schmorl's nodes with evedence of minimal acute-on-chronic inflammation at T12-L1 level
*Disc Laminectomy 17th December 2012
*2 rods 8 screws " Well at least thats what I was told" (Check out the sweet during surgery Photos)

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