ok! back surgery tomorrow ,been waiting 90 days now. could be why I have been such a grump. I will try to do better!!!!!! charley
I have had three,and they usually arn't that bad. Hang in there,and do what they tell you. Good luck.
good luck. you will be crawling around under that T in no time.
Good luck Charlie....
I had mine a few years ago they've came a long way in the way they do the procedure sense then. I have a scar about 12" long two titanium rods and 6 deck screws ! Or at least that's what they look like is deck screws.... I thought I was done for just after the surgery, but I made it I'm sure you will too.
Just do what your supposed to and not what you want to that's key. After 12 months I got to feeling more back to normal, it will take some time to snap back.
Good luck Charley and use the spare time to learn and resize photos
And don't trip on those hoops.
I've had three. It's easier than having a knee replaced. Way easier.
Listen to Jack Daron. My wife has had two back surgeries. The last one was a total disc replacement.
Do exactly what they tell you and you'll be better off for it.
Good luck and don't be nervous. I just had mine six weeks ago after waiting for two years with terrible sciatic pain. Woke up in perfect shape at the hospital. Just started driving the T again this week.
What do you have to get done? I had a microdiscetomy at L5/S1 for severe disc herniation. Lost 25% of the disc.
Be so careful in recovery, good luck!
brain! they are going to fuses one of the disks. it should be a piece of cake ha, ha. don't push it Steve!!!!!!!charley .buy the way the password worked this morning just out of the blue. but now I have to type it in!!!opps here I go again sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charley good luck, My prayers are w/you and your family your old friend firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie, My good wishes to you, also. I recently had a CT scan of my back and found I have two discs that are compressed and bulging; pinching on my sciatic nerve. That's what has been giving me a pain in the butt and legs for years. I see my orthopedic surgeon the last Wednesday of this month and will find out how to proceed from there. I've already had two back surgeries in the last 15 years. Hopefully, the third time will be the charm.
Good luck to you Charley, my prayers are with you. I'm still babying my herniated disc between L4-L5 that has been that way for over 35 years. Starting to bother me more now with less "trying", can't hardly ride in a car more than 2 hrs. or it starts to shoot down the legs. Just trying to hold off on the knife.
When I had sciatica a few years ago, I learned to just bend over at the waist, knees locked or not, and just relax and let my arms hang for about 30 seconds at a time.
L5-S1 pain started about the same time as ALS, and it's bone on bone. It's too painful to stand up straight, so I walk bent over. Surgery is not an option.
I wish you the best, Charlie.
R.D., My problems are at L4-L5 and L5-S1. I started having intermittent pain in 2000. Every year, it has gotten worse. For the last ten years, the only time I get relief is when I'm asleep; if I can get to sleep. I hope I don't have to live the rest of my life this way.
Charley, I'm praying for success and quick healing from your surgery. I've been the lucky recipient of 4 broken vertebrae and 5 surgeries to fix them and a few herniated/extruded discs. My first surgery was in 1989 and the last was 2008. I've known a few Orthopedic Surgeons and in a roundabout way paid for more then one college education. But when the work is done, the sciatica is gone and your able to walk without pain the surgeries are worth it. Although I walk slow with an abnormal gate and a bit slough-footed, the surgeries were worth it. Hang in there and we'll keep praying.
I am back!! but I will be grumpy for a while, sorry .charley
Had back surgery 2 years ago. I am amazed how quickly I recovered. Stopped pain pills a day and a half after surgery.
I still have issues but at least now I can walk and play with T's.
good glad you're back. Now just sit back and watch lots of TV
Before I had lower back surgery I couldn't stay on my feet more than a minute...too much pain.
The day after surgery I walked a mile!
Worked for me.
Fortunately my congenital spondylolisthesis has never given me enough back trouble to require surgery. At one point, though, it was definitely bothering me to the point where I was thinking of it. I tried shedding excess poundage and found that the problem faded when there was a lot less of me. Everybody's different, but for some who are lucky simply lightening the load helps.
Weight loss definitely helps fight back pain... for a great many folks but unfortunately not everyone. It helped me but I could lose a few more.
I have had back problems all my life, started seeing a doc in '74 about it, and have seen 3-4 others since. I was told I was born with deformed 2 bottom disk's. I finally got insurance again, and went to see a Back surgeon about it, two weeks ago. He said, if I can get up and walk, I'm ok!
I had to retire early because of my back pains got to be to much. And he say's I'm ok! 4 or 5 doctors say I have a problem, and put me through every type of therapy, and he say's I'm ok.
I have the pain. Hurt my back when I was 19 years old. My Dr. said when I think the pain is "too much" he would go in and take a bit of the bone out. I just might do that soon. I have two crushed disks.
My Dr. uses the less"invasive" technique.
My lower back problems started at age 13 and were hereditary. Granddad had surgery in the 1950's as he just couldn't cope with the pain anymore. He would have been in his mid 50's at that time. I think he had a couple of lower vertebrae fused together. Dad also suffered a bad back but he wouldn't go near a doctor or hospital with it and he paid an awful price enduring the pain. For him, the risk involved in surgery was just too high. My problems were constant but not as bad as dad's. Unfortunately, my cure came about when my wife became disabled and ended up permanently in a wheelchair. The constant lifting of her wheelchair in and out of a vehicle, sometimes dozens of times in a single day, over time built up my back muscles to where I now have no lower back problems at all. Now it's just pinched nerves in my neck ....
Getting old is for young people !!
Jack; How are u doing??
I was doing very good tell they took the morphine away, now a lot of pain when getting up and walking , but it will get better. thanks to everyone.charley
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow.
these discussions make me realize that most of us model T guys are old.
Where else do you find friends sharing their ailments except in the nursing home?
I wonder if the guys on the Honda forum talk about their ailments!
By the way - I think it is OK to share what is happening with your close friends
woops lost it for moment -- and pressed the wrong key
I hope everyone get's thru their medical problems with a minimum of trouble
I've had three spine operations. None were like tea with the queen, but neither were they as miserable as getting total knee replacement surgery. I thank God for good surgeons who make these life-changing repairs every day.
Hey "Charley" Glad your doing ok.... My typo on your name was due my automatic spell check. That's my story anyways... :-)