spinal fluid leak after PLIF
Hi all. I am new here so I will tell you what has been going on.
In January of 2016 I had PLIF of L4-5. When I woke up from surgery I was numb from the waist down. Went home after 3 days. So much pain but doc said it would get better. Pain continued to get worse so after 6 weeks the doctor decided I had spinal fluid built up on my back and it needed to be aspirated. Still numb. Then 3 weeks later they put in a wound vac to drain fluid off. That was a month ago. My back was so alergic to the tape that now they have taken the wound vac out and now change daily with a wet/dry bandage. Pain is so severe I have trouble even brushing my teeth in the morning. Wound nurse told me today that it will be another 2-4 MONTHS before this wound is closed. (the wound was left open to drain).
Any one have any ideas????