Multilevel spine fusion/scoliosis surgery
Hi, my name is Judy. I am 73 yrs old and getting to schedule a surgery date to repair very bad scoliosis and nerve pain that goes to my right leg from lower back. I havery had 2 prior Lumbar laminectomies; now have scar tissue. The Sciatica first was in my left leg for a couple months. By the time I got app for MRI, the pain was definitely in my right leg. I've had 3 or 4 epidural and several cortisone injections to different levels of my spine and also 4 hip joint injections. My pain now is excruciating at times and I can walk only from roomy to room at home...cannot go to grocery store. But with my hairdressers help, I go to the salon for color and cut. I'm going to have the multilevel (3) fusion surgery in about 3 or 4 weeks. My leg is swollen from knee to ankle and skin is very sensitive to touch. I am really afraid of the high risks of this type of surgery!!! I would like to hear from someone who has had this type of surgery...really need some encouragement! !